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SuzukiSteve
02-19-2015, 02:43 AM
This is probably gonna be a slow build but we'll see what happens. I used 1.5"x.095" wall DOM tubing for the upper frame and 1.5".100" wall sq. tubing for the lower frame. I used 1.25x.120" wall DOM tube for the A-arms. I'm staying pretty close to the plans. I have an idea for Dodge Caravan CV's in the back, but I'm not too far with that yet.

https://i.imgur.com/0iOEnJE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/I8M9t0A.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZmK2YL2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FGsSWuI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ePkQszP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Vleu4je.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/aSz4OuD.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MP747bJ.jpg

Jerm
02-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Wow that looks like a great start, lots of canadians on here lately :D

Project X
02-19-2015, 11:06 PM
Great Start!!!!!!!!

Keep Us Updated

Project X

Duane
02-20-2015, 01:35 AM
Nice work. I was able to view your Photobucket public folder and saw your race mower. Is there a thread on another forum you could link us?

SuzukiSteve
02-20-2015, 01:48 AM
Thanks. I got some of the rear suspension plates welded together today.

https://i.imgur.com/J72y8ld.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ARHbvJN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Plfhslh.jpg







I finished up the suspension bushings and got some bolts for the front A-arms. I'm still waiting for heim joints.

https://i.imgur.com/qrsfqCm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/F3peIPh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EpzaVBU.jpg





My plan for the rear axle is to machine two extra wheel hubs down so I have a tube with splines inside and then weld them into a 2" O.D. DOM tube. I've modified some driver side caravan axles to fit outer cv's on both ends and they'll just plug into the DOM with the splined tube welded inside.

https://i.imgur.com/2WvGRI8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vcun7Ss.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vvl1Hxt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nlRwTMM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/361WbXU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wwqOhYC.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/qGH8I26.jpg

SuzukiSteve
02-20-2015, 01:53 AM
Nice work. I was able to view your Photobucket public folder and saw your race mower. Is there a thread on another forum you could link us?

Thanks. This is actually my first time posting on a forum, but I've got a bunch of youtube videos under the user Wertheroriginal.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wertheroriginal/videos

SuzukiSteve
02-21-2015, 12:34 AM
Figured out the back is about 51.5" wide hub face to hub face. The front may be a bit wider but I figure I can even that out with tire and wheel selection.

cdnjaguar
02-21-2015, 02:07 AM
Awesome! Looking good so far.

Bullnerd
02-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Nice weld on the spool Steve!

SuzukiSteve
02-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Worked on the rear A-arms today.

This is how I notch the tubes.

https://i.imgur.com/Jp1dxe9.jpg



Bushings are a little tight but I figure they'll loosen up on their own.





https://i.imgur.com/7wnFjQp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MWEj0XB.jpg



It seems to swing through it's motion range nicely.

B-Fifty2
03-27-2015, 11:16 PM
Very nice twists on already great plans. Can I ask how you were able to fab the a-arm jigs? BLB doesn't offer DXF.

AGAIN, really neat work!

Byronnn
03-28-2015, 03:40 AM
Looks great Steve! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

How did you modify the CV shaft to fit 2 outer CVs? Did the splines match up or did you recut some?

Also, what modifications were required to the suspension geometry for the no-plunge setup with your specific CVs? Were the lengths alright?

SuzukiSteve
03-28-2015, 03:44 AM
Very nice twists on already great plans. Can I ask how you were able to fab the a-arm jigs? BLB doesn't offer DXF.

AGAIN, really neat work!

Thanks. I drew the DXF from the plans. For the past year, up until January when I quit, I ran the waterjet cutting table where I worked. So I cut the front A-arm jig and and the front spindle plates. I really miss having access to the waterjet. I haven't progressed much on the buggy for the past week, but I should be doing quite a bit on it this weekend. I got the shocks and some other parts now. I'm trying to mount the engine which is pretty tight. It's a Suzuki TL1000R.

SuzukiSteve
03-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Looks great Steve! I'm looking forward to seeing more.

How did you modify the CV shaft to fit 2 outer CVs? Did the splines match up or did you recut some?

Also, what modifications were required to the suspension geometry for the no-plunge setup with your specific CVs? Were the lengths alright?

The CV shaft splines were the same, all I had to do was cut a groove for a snap ring so it would click on there. I did some careful measuring and made sure the pivot points of the A-arms lined up exactly with the pivot point of the CV joint. The A-arms are actually an inch longer than the plans call for but the hub setup is more compact and the inner A-arm pivots are closer to the inside so it ends up being about the same as the plans width wise. I kinda wish I had tried to find a little longer axles but this will work ok.

SuzukiSteve
04-04-2015, 12:44 AM
I hung the engine in the chassis. The front mount unbolts from the chassis for removal. I'll tie into the third mount at the bottom when I get the jackshaft plates and add some more bracing to the others.

https://i.imgur.com/G1D78MC.jpg

I started mounting the front shocks.


https://i.imgur.com/81WP0UG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FA9aMQt.jpg


Because I used bigger tube everywhere it was pretty tight to fit the shocks. I also bought the 5.5" shocks instead of the 4.5" the plans call for.

SuzukiSteve
04-18-2015, 11:40 PM
Got the rear shocks mounted. I ended up mounting them vertical.



https://i.imgur.com/D4ma4B6.jpg






I got some hexagonal rings laser cut to weld on the A-arm pivots so the bolts won't turn in the brackets.

https://i.imgur.com/Rz0QZyC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZuEUdX6.jpg




My jack-shaft mocked up.

https://i.imgur.com/JsT8C2E.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TPxiFgx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ru6nLI0.jpg

SuzukiSteve
05-05-2015, 01:34 AM
I got the rear end all together with new chain and CV boots.

https://i.imgur.com/SQHny0R.jpg

Started on the steering. I got the tie rods done and the rack mount tacked in place.

https://i.imgur.com/wJVz1BZ.jpg

Calibuggy
05-06-2015, 01:39 PM
That is lookin' good! Really like that you went with a no plunge set up.

SuzukiSteve
05-06-2015, 11:53 PM
Thanks. I can't wait to get this thing on it's wheels.

SuzukiSteve
05-24-2015, 11:21 PM
This week I got the steering all together.

https://i.imgur.com/TNN6yGk.jpg





I ended up using one u-joint from a Geo Metro cause I didn't order enough of those weld in splined stubs.

https://i.imgur.com/OhHD67A.jpg


The wheel adapters I ordered for the rear were only 20mm thick instead of the 50mm I wanted, a little miscommunication I guess. So I had some spacers waterjet cut out of 1" aluminum. After machining they ended being 9/16" of an inch thick. It ends up being 2 inches narrower in the rear, which is ok.


https://i.imgur.com/KtJxNsN.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/IMrw1xt.jpg


Finally set this thing down on it's wheels. It looks pretty awesome I think.


https://i.imgur.com/MjOYZQz.jpg


When I went to ask about prices on tires at a local shop, I asked if he had any used tires and he gave me this set for free. 26x9-14 in front and 26x11-14 in the rear. They don't even seem to leak or anything.

ErwinBnl
05-28-2015, 10:37 AM
Wow! Great work! Your buggy looks awesome, smart thinking and good excellent fabrication of the parts. Did you really build this awesome machine in several months?! you got the whole set of rims with tires for free?! That's really awesome!

Now the small things like electrical and fluids. I keep you following!

SuzukiSteve
05-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Wow! Great work! Your buggy looks awesome, smart thinking and good excellent fabrication of the parts. Did you really build this awesome machine in several months?! you got the whole set of rims with tires for free?! That's really awesome!

Now the small things like electrical and fluids. I keep you following!


Thanks. No I paid $500 for the rims, but I got tires for free.

sotiris
06-03-2015, 10:21 AM
[smilie=wbounce.gif].................... this is school...!!!!!! nice work...........

inkson
06-17-2015, 01:27 AM
There is so much awesome in this build. I am taking a lot of tips from your pics. There are a lot of changes in doing to my st2 and you are helping a lot. Thank you

SuzukiSteve
06-17-2015, 01:40 AM
I'm kinda' bogged down with the wiring for now. I haven't progressed much since my last post.:o

inkson
06-17-2015, 11:01 PM
What year is that engine out of? I'm using a 1981 cb 750 and I couldn't believe the amount of wiring involved. So I got someone hacking it away for me. Over 3/4 of it was all signal light stuff.

SuzukiSteve
06-20-2015, 12:09 PM
It's a 1998 I believe. I've taken all the signal light stuff out too, but there's still a pretty good nest.

K-fab
06-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Be glad it's not a new bike with EFI and a computer. Talk about wire harness nightmares...

Calibuggy
06-20-2015, 10:12 PM
Yeah, mine had lots of un-needed wires too. Took me a couple hours to figure out what I could remove and what I had to keep.
I looked at your build pics again and man does it look killer.

SuzukiSteve
06-24-2015, 01:00 AM
I haven't progressed much over the last couple weeks, but here's what I got done. I mounted the rad. I bought a honda civic rad on ebay. $120 with fan, great deal I thought.



http://i.imgur.com/Hv8LYLx.jpg (https://imgur.com/Hv8LYLx)


I had to cut the upper hose fitting off the rad and weld it back on at an angle to clear the airbox.


https://i.imgur.com/bRDkUqE.jpg



Here's the nest of wires. I've already cut out the unnecessary wires I just have to extend some wires up to the dash and clean it up.



https://i.imgur.com/SmxfHeg.jpg




Made a firewall.



https://i.imgur.com/r1hM3yt.jpg



And this is the dash board.



https://i.imgur.com/yaaUj9D.jpg

sotiris
06-24-2015, 10:04 AM
nice work...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Calibuggy
06-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Radiator looks like it fits like a glove now.
......and man you have clean welds.

Hambam
06-25-2015, 08:40 AM
Great work! I'm looking at your centre spool and the adjustable shock mounts and wondering why no one thought of that before! Great work!

Bullnerd
06-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Awesome welds Steve!

SuzukiSteve
08-02-2015, 11:43 PM
Here's the ECM the regulator and the starter solenoid mounted on the firewall. I didn't want to cut the bike harness too much so they have to sit where they fit.


https://i.imgur.com/IxPSOcJ.jpg



Here's the fuel pump and battery tray.


https://i.imgur.com/7ltQfF7.jpg



Wiring tidied up.


https://i.imgur.com/eUtrPwF.jpg



And I got my exhaust tubing.


https://i.imgur.com/YaoSBNP.jpg

sotiris
08-03-2015, 04:49 PM
wiring......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [smilie=sweat.gif][smilie=sweat.gif][smilie=sweat.gif][smilie=sweat.gif]

SuzukiSteve
08-04-2015, 12:50 AM
Yeah. The wiring takes forever.

K-fab
08-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Wiring is so much fun!

NOT!!!

Your's looks good, though.

SuzukiSteve
08-04-2015, 08:40 PM
Thanks.

daaboots
08-05-2015, 03:21 PM
Your fab skills are impressive! Where are you located in Canada?

Bullnerd
08-05-2015, 06:12 PM
Your fab skills are impressive!

For some reason I read this like the grand master to the student! LOL!

daaboots
08-05-2015, 10:04 PM
For some reason I read this like the grand master to the student! LOL!

HAHA... thanks Bull! I do what I can [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

SuzukiSteve
08-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Radiator looks like it fits like a glove now.
......and man you have clean welds.

I got lucky with the radiator fitting like it does. I tend to not plan ahead sometimes.

SuzukiSteve
08-06-2015, 11:39 AM
Your fab skills are impressive! Where are you located in Canada?

Thanks, I'm just north of Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

SuzukiSteve
08-10-2015, 12:13 AM
I worked on my shifter and throttle this week. I used a five foot B&M heavy duty race shifter cable. It's only a 10-32 but it was readily available and I can always upgrade.

https://i.imgur.com/FFvlKRJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VFmjsFw.jpg


I made the shifter with 8mm ID ball bearings cause I had some laying around, it works very well with no slop.


https://i.imgur.com/njYcv1a.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/l4xtii0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/E3Vmws0.jpg



For the throttle I used a piece of 3/16" drill rod, threaded for a 10-32 rod end which goes back to a junction to pull the cable. Right now I'm using a bicycle brake cable for the throttle cable. The stroke on the pedal seems to be going just over center when the throttle is wide open, and my foot hits the frame cross bar behind the pedal at wide open throttle so I might not need a stop on the pedal.



https://i.imgur.com/S4TJ2O0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FHaHbZa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ksHWlcz.jpg


I bolted a temporary 1 gallon fuel tank on and some short header pipes to try it out today. Video to come soon.:D


https://i.imgur.com/qhCN4wq.jpg

sotiris
08-10-2015, 05:30 AM
good work as always...!!!!

I think that the gear lever is short and you will put thew when the engine is with load especially to the middle rmp......we will see !!!

SuzukiSteve
08-11-2015, 12:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PkWDc4zDCk

sotiris
08-11-2015, 03:51 AM
nice...!!!!!!!!
tell us if it worth the hard work you made so much time....!!!!!

Xbird
08-11-2015, 04:18 PM
[smilie=rockout3.gi:

Rat4020
08-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Congrats on a great first ride and it looked like ya even had brakes:cool:

SuzukiSteve
08-11-2015, 09:47 PM
It works so much better than I had expected. It handles nice and it doesn't seem to be twitchy. I think this is the first time I've had brakes for the maiden voyage of any project.[smilie=shocker.gif]

sotiris
08-12-2015, 07:57 AM
It works so much better than I had expected. It handles nice and it doesn't seem to be twitchy. I think this is the first time I've had brakes for the maiden voyage of any project.[smilie=shocker.gif]

I feel jealous...!!!!!!:D.. my project have to many work still.....[smilie=sweat.gif]

alex_buggy
08-12-2015, 08:42 AM
congrats dude!!!

daaboots
08-12-2015, 03:15 PM
Nice work!

Wheels
08-12-2015, 04:27 PM
congrat's! that is awesome... interesting exhaust note.

K-fab
08-12-2015, 05:38 PM
Great stuff! Congrats! [smilie=non_banana1:

SuzukiSteve
08-12-2015, 10:06 PM
congrat's! that is awesome... interesting exhaust note.

Yeah I couldn't wait to try it, so I just threw some short exhaust pipes on there. I've got a Yoshi RS3 muffler I'm gonna put on it.

SuzukiSteve
08-15-2015, 12:37 AM
I built half the exhaust today. I need another bend to finish mounting the muffler.

https://i.imgur.com/IwQCBqV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8fKwZdf.jpg

SuzukiSteve
08-15-2015, 11:36 PM
I finished mounting the muffler today. It's a Yoshimura RS1. It's got a pleasant rumble at idle and a nice bark when you rev it up.

https://i.imgur.com/YiKOQBS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qkTJ0ZU.jpg (https://imgur.com/qkTJ0ZU)

https://i.imgur.com/T0BTTp2.jpg

sotiris
08-16-2015, 04:18 AM
I will send you to make mine,......!!!! lol...lol....[smilie=lmao.gif][smilie=lmao.gif]

SuzukiSteve
08-16-2015, 10:59 AM
I wouldn't mind that.

SuzukiSteve
08-30-2015, 10:16 PM
Worked on a larger gas tank this weekend. I used 12 ga. 5052 aluminum. I made a cardboard mock up first.

https://i.imgur.com/Qi0MGO3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KrE9erR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/aRHrYSq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fxoUnqC.jpg


At first I was going to get the aluminum laser cut but I decided to cut it with a jigsaw, it worked pretty good. I broke the pieces with a Princess Auto 36"x 18 ga. sheet metal brake. Canada's version of harbor freight.

https://i.imgur.com/I9QyBfu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qMO7dCM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/23spHMm.jpg

I just need to make some mounts now and weld in some bungs.

SuzukiSteve
08-30-2015, 10:22 PM
Last weekend I took the buggy out to a nearby gravel pit and got it a little muddy, not that I wanted to but some puddles I couldn't avoid. Some where I ended up bending the jackshaft, not much but just enough that the chain goes tight and then slack. I'm ordering some 4140 HTSR to make a new jackshaft, hopefully that will be better.

Xbird
08-30-2015, 10:47 PM
Nice work.
Your front end has that "look" that's begging for a set of evil eyes ahead of the shocks and a snarling croc's mouth! Course, now you're also setting yourself up for the moniker "fireball" if you go tree hunting! :eek:

What jackshaft were you using, 1" axle stock?

sotiris
08-31-2015, 08:49 AM
LARGEEEE ΤΑΝΚ...... ......[smilie=sweat.gif]

nice work , nice place............. I think that I will steal your idea........ you do not care??.. :rolleyes:

Jerm
08-31-2015, 08:53 AM
Man that tank looks nice, I didnt think you could bend anything decent with that brake from princess. That gas cap, is it from one of those plastic boat tanks? Looks familiar.

SuzukiSteve
08-31-2015, 10:23 PM
Nice work.
Your front end has that "look" that's begging for a set of evil eyes ahead of the shocks and a snarling croc's mouth! Course, now you're also setting yourself up for the moniker "fireball" if you go tree hunting! :eek:

What jackshaft were you using, 1" axle stock?


lol, Hopefully it doesn't come to that. My jackshaft is 1-1/4" 1018 cold rolled. It didn't bend very much, just barely noticeable.

SuzukiSteve
08-31-2015, 10:27 PM
Man that tank looks nice, I didnt think you could bend anything decent with that brake from princess. That gas cap, is it from one of those plastic boat tanks? Looks familiar.


Thanks. I bought the gas cap and weld-in fitting from a local shop that specializes in aluminum fabrication. It is the same as those boat gas cans.

Bullnerd
08-31-2015, 11:25 PM
Nice job on the tank!

Looking at tigged aloo-mineum never gets old!

K-fab
09-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Nice job on the tank!

Looking tigged aloo-mineum never gets old!I hear ya on this one - those TIG lines are beautiful. [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

SuzukiSteve
11-07-2015, 07:39 PM
I jumped the sewer mound and found a weak spot. The tie-rod end sits pretty high above the spindle arm because of the misalignment spacer and it folded the spindle arm over. So I added a second arm above the tie-rod end to support it better. I didn't think to take a picture of it bent over.

Before.

https://i.imgur.com/OhHD67A.jpg

After.

https://i.imgur.com/rFl5ic8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UV7i2LK.jpg

I also mounted some aluminum side panels.

https://i.imgur.com/METclZ4.jpg

K-fab
11-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Box one side of those arms in and the strength will go way up. They can still flex like you have them.
Looks good, though.

SuzukiSteve
11-07-2015, 09:47 PM
Box one side of those arms in and the strength will go way up. They can still flex like you have them.
Looks good, though.

Thanks. I'll see what I can do there. The tie-rod end kinda sticks out past the edge a bit so I'd have to make the boxed side stick out around it.

sotiris
11-08-2015, 02:13 AM
this is better ...!!!!

I see you made one side panel...... this is nice.... [smilie=peace.gif]
I made 3 smaller side panels each side....... 1mm alumin thick with rubber around...
and 2 peaces 2mm alumin for floor

SuzukiSteve
11-08-2015, 05:43 AM
this is better ...!!!!

I see you made one side panel...... this is nice.... [smilie=peace.gif]
I made 3 smaller side panels each side....... 1mm alumin thick with rubber around...
and 2 peaces 2mm alumin for floor


Thanks. Did you get some kind of trim around the edge of the panels? It sure makes a difference in the way it looks, I'm trying to decide whether or not to close in above the steering column.

Xbird
11-08-2015, 06:24 AM
Thanks. Did you get some kind of trim around the edge of the panels? It sure makes a difference in the way it looks, I'm trying to decide whether or not to close in above the steering column.

I use this. Comes in 50-fot rolls.
Door-Edge-Guard-Chrome-Gold-Colors-Automotive-Car-Auto-Truck-Protective-Trim-Guards-Plastic-Extrusions-Trim-Gard-Trim-Guard (http://trim-gard.com/view_category.asp?categoryID=3)

And ditto K-fab, those are some long arms like mine. I bent several until I got them braced well enough. Beef 'em up!

sotiris
11-08-2015, 07:57 AM
I use this. Comes in 50-fot rolls.
Door-Edge-Guard-Chrome-Gold-Colors-Automotive-Car-Auto-Truck-Protective-Trim-Guards-Plastic-Extrusions-Trim-Gard-Trim-Guard (http://trim-gard.com/view_category.asp?categoryID=3)

And ditto K-fab, those are some long arms like mine. I bent several until I got them braced well enough. Beef 'em up!


me too....... I use this ,it have glue inside....

I will close and to the front ....all the cabin will be close

I have weld ears to the classis to screw the panels

SuzukiSteve
11-08-2015, 01:07 PM
Thanks xdird, that's perfect.

sotiris yes I welded ears on too, I didn't want to screw anything directly into the frame.

sotiris
11-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Thanks xdird, that's perfect.

sotiris yes I welded ears on too, I didn't want to screw anything directly into the frame.

The only directly screw I made to the frame is the alternator and some wire mounts...

K-fab
11-11-2015, 08:01 AM
Thanks. I'll see what I can do there. The tie-rod end kinda sticks out past the edge a bit so I'd have to make the boxed side stick out around it.You don't have to box all the entire way around the rod end; you can leave area out near the end open, as an inch or so of non-boxed area won't be an issue, but those long arms w/o any support won't last.

-----------------
[O] )XXXXXXXX
-----------------

the two dashed lines represent the upper and lower tabs
[O] would be the rod end, )XXXX would be the plate between the tabs - imagine the parenthesis being a clearance cut that goes around the rod end.

Somewhere in my old DezTaz build there's a shot of one of my spindles and it shows exactly what I'm talking about - This pic kinda shows it (click on pic for bigger one):

http://www.yellowdogracing.com/DeztazII/DSC01361t.JPG (http://www.yellowdogracing.com/DeztazII/DSC01361.JPG)

I realize that this example shows the outer boxing wrapping around the end of the steering arm, but it should get the idea across.

SuzukiSteve
11-11-2015, 09:51 AM
I see what you're saying. I'll do that, thanks.

sebjones92
11-13-2015, 11:19 AM
awesome build thread, nice welds [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

iflytii
11-13-2015, 11:58 AM
You have built yourself one fine buggy there! Outstanding fabrication work!

SuzukiSteve
11-13-2015, 12:53 PM
You have built yourself one fine buggy there! Outstanding fabrication work!


awesome build thread, nice welds [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

Thankyou. :)

SuzukiSteve
03-05-2016, 11:57 AM
Made a hood panel.

https://i.imgur.com/B9LK63o.jpg

Mounted some head lights.

https://i.imgur.com/QNEqHzW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/F6C4oP6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4OjBaKE.jpg

Round ones look better.

https://i.imgur.com/HgVNMNI.jpg

MASCMAN
03-05-2016, 02:32 PM
Build looks great!

Just doing some reading to get myself motivated to go work on mine!

sotiris
03-07-2016, 10:38 AM
the best of the best.............:cool:

daaboots
03-07-2016, 04:07 PM
Really nice welds!

SuzukiSteve
03-20-2016, 02:55 PM
I'm wondering if I should add a brace in here on both sides. It will go behind the exhaust. What do you guys think?

https://i.imgur.com/kAz3G2Y.jpg

Bullnerd
03-20-2016, 04:34 PM
Yeah, awesome welds!

Why is the harness muddy? You runnin' this without telling us?

SuzukiSteve
03-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Yeah, awesome welds!

Why is the harness muddy? You runnin' this without telling us?

I have been drivin' since the first run video there. Had to make sure it wasn't gonna break.

classic_iron
05-03-2016, 10:35 PM
This is sweet man and your welds are perfect!

tbwcurtis
05-04-2016, 12:55 AM
I'm wondering if I should add a brace in here on both sides. It will go behind the exhaust. What do you guys think?

http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p684/StevenDPeters/83.1_zpsnabnat3p.jpg (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/StevenDPeters/media/83.1_zpsnabnat3p.jpg.html)


Your machine looks awesome. I would say brace where you can. Looks like the rear is only sq tube on the bottom and 90 degree verticals at the rear. I think it also depends on your intended use. if you are going to smash it hard in competition the yes brace the hell out of it. I have only one concern and that is the placement of your fuel cell. Do you have a bladder in the tank? If you smash in tot a tree or boulder etc.. that tank is going to get pounded. the last thing you want is to get covered in fuel!!! Just IMO. I think your welds and fabrication skills are top notch. Awesome.

SuzukiSteve
05-04-2016, 03:00 AM
Thanks guys. I probably won't be thrashing it too hard plus I just dropped it off to get powder coated. So I guess it will stay like this for now.

SuzukiSteve
05-04-2016, 03:04 AM
I don't have a bladder in the fuel cell, but I'm going to have a skid plate that wraps up the front for a little more protection.

sotiris
05-04-2016, 09:47 AM
this is I made ........my engine is front and down

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu185/sotkork/st2%20buggy/12510652_10208346666885037_1496849497_o.jpg

<a href="http://s646.photobucket.com/user/sotkork/media/st2%20buggy/12510652_10208346666885037_1496849497_o.jpg.html" target="_blank">
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjDGnbOsHEo
(http://s646.photobucket.com/user/sotkork/media/st2%20buggy/12510652_10208346666885037_1496849497_o.jpg.html)

SuzukiSteve
05-05-2016, 02:35 AM
Very nice sotiris. I can't do exactly like that, but I think I should do something.

SuzukiSteve
05-20-2016, 01:20 AM
Picked up the buggy from the powder coat place yesterday. It turned out nice! The sample color they showed me looked darker, almost like John Deere green, but this is much nicer.


https://i.imgur.com/HW2wquB.jpg



I started working on it tonight. This is as far as I got.

https://i.imgur.com/0j9uf4k.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/GQKixqY.jpg

sotiris
05-20-2016, 10:47 AM
perfect.................... nice color my friend..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sotiris
05-20-2016, 10:52 AM
the arms color...??????????

iflytii
05-22-2016, 12:33 PM
The green looks really good IMO!

SuzukiSteve
05-22-2016, 01:21 PM
I did black A-arms.

SuzukiSteve
05-22-2016, 11:11 PM
Starting to look like a buggy again.


https://i.imgur.com/JianIN2.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/NYMolKB.jpg

iflytii
05-23-2016, 01:19 AM
I think you might need to change your name to KawasakiSteve... ;-P

Seriously though, that looks really nice!

SuzukiSteve
05-23-2016, 01:37 AM
https://i.imgur.com/aw7hXEn.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/ftCMgGd.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/HI6CWkh.jpg

SuzukiSteve
05-23-2016, 01:43 AM
I think you might need to change your name to KawasakiSteve... ;-P

Seriously though, that looks really nice!

Yeah, it is kinda Kawi colored. I like it though.

sotiris
05-23-2016, 05:00 AM
I did black A-arms.

very nice............[smilie=boogie.gif][smilie=boogie.gif][smilie=boogie.gif]
the color to the rear arms will go I walk after the first ride........lolol......

SuzukiSteve
05-24-2016, 03:14 AM
This is as far as I got today. I started it up and the gauge cluster started smoking. Now the tach doesn't work. I took it apart and there's a resistor in the board that's burnt. Does the gauge cluster ground through it's mounting points? I didn't think it did but, it seems too coincidental that it would burn out on the first start after paint when it wouldn't have a good connection to the frame.

https://i.imgur.com/jcukm2A.jpg

whitedragon64
05-24-2016, 09:58 AM
Looking good
No front brakes on her??

SuzukiSteve
05-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Maybe later.

SuzukiSteve
09-04-2016, 12:41 PM
Took it to my Uncles place to play in some hills in his pasture. Worked good till the cooling fan fell off and a stick punctured a CV boot.

https://youtu.be/YOV-kXltcLU

Bullnerd
09-04-2016, 01:19 PM
Congrats Steve!

Looks like a cool spot to play around!

sotiris
09-05-2016, 04:45 AM
very nice steve................................ find an open area and smoke it....lol

SuzukiSteve
09-05-2016, 02:11 PM
I had her up to 90 mph and the front tires grow quite a bit.

sotiris
09-06-2016, 04:10 PM
your new project........ front brakes.......;)

SuzukiSteve
10-29-2017, 02:08 PM
https://i.imgur.com/1Dm3UWC.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/hnpWtZO.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/zHc1T5F.jpg

classic_iron
11-02-2017, 03:42 PM
Steve,
Are the dodge caravan cv's holding up alright? Also, what kind of travel are you getting?

Deranged
11-03-2017, 09:08 AM
The car looks really cool Steve. I like the header too, looks like a ram horn. LOL

Justin

SuzukiSteve
11-03-2017, 09:41 AM
Steve,
Are the dodge caravan cv's holding up alright? Also, what kind of travel are you getting?

The CV's are holding up great. I think I need longer axles to use the full travel of the rear shocks. I'm looking into axles from a Chrysler Intrepid that might be a bit longer. I bottomed out the rear frame on the ground so, I'd like to get some taller tires too.