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munki63
06-09-2016, 05:42 PM
Hey, I bought the prints yesterday and got some pricing on steel before I start buying anything/everything any advice? I priced out .065 tube, It was recommended in another thread.

Thanks,
(Doesn't seem to be a lot of traffic on the site, any other sites for more information?)

Jerm
06-09-2016, 11:12 PM
I have a great deal of .065" wall tube on my buggy, but I used some .100" wall on the suspension mounts and critical members.
With a properly designed cage you don't need the heavy wall stuff everywhere.

munki63
06-09-2016, 11:17 PM
With a properly designed cage...

Do you figure Badlands is a properly designed cage?

Jerm
06-10-2016, 11:12 AM
I do not know that design very well so I can't say for sure.
Basic principal is load paths. Connecting tubes from suspension points are one place to start. Another thing to consider is if in a roll-over, the roof tubes should also have a good load transfer down to the base frame.

munki63
06-10-2016, 04:30 PM
It's not a really a buggy its more of a go-kart, no suspension

The recommended motor size is 9-23hp, I've got an old two-stroke 200cc 21hp motor I'm going to try and use.

Also I have priced pretty much everything out on the prints, I'll post the final price with some what of a breakdown.

munki63
06-11-2016, 02:26 PM
So I've priced most everything out that is on the plans, I know a guy could get the price down but the total is $2,700.00 no motor

Steel = $673.00
Nuts & Bolts = $67.81
Princess Auto = $450.00
Mis = $1,427.50 (tires/rims/steering wheel)

I think Badlands had the price with out the motor coming in at $1,000-$3,500 so thats fairly accurate, not sure how you get it done for $1,000.00? Everything i priced was new and as per Badlands plans, So if i did some more research I could probably save $800.00? For example the tires got priced at $575.00 and I found rims/rubber for $200.00 used, so thats almost $400.00 knocked off.

Any idea what the other buggies cost?

tazmannusa
08-12-2016, 02:06 AM
I wouldn't use .065 for the roll cage on that one , plans call for 1-1/4" sch 40 pipe that is about 1-5/8 OD and a little over 1/8" thick

samsonjohn
10-17-2016, 01:22 AM
glad some one else pointed it out its pipe not tube in the plans.

i built the "pan" long time ago never got around to finishing it and was just kicking around the idea again.