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Protolite 2
05-17-2005, 09:53 AM
In the Fabrication & Design Process at this time

05-17-2005, 11:41 AM
I love the way that thing looks....very stealth...awesome job on it so far.

05-17-2005, 03:49 PM
That looks mean and fast just sitting there... What size tubing is that for the frame? Looks big.

I notice you went with vertical heims for the spindle. So did I but used hi-mis adabtors. With this setup my arms cycle 27" before the spindle makes contact with the heim. I could have massive travel up front... It will be limited to match the rear. I don't want a buggy with the Cal truck look....

Nice build you have there, I like the overall look of it very much.


Protolite 2
05-18-2005, 04:45 AM
The tubing is 1 1/2", These are our 2nd version of buggies, Our first ones are powered with a snowmobile motor with J arm front suspension & a swing arm rear. We are building these to race, & we lost with the first version due to handling problems & clutching issues. But our roll cage is pretty much the same. The cages have been tested several times the hard way & held up with no issues. Here is a picture of our 1st version.


05-18-2005, 04:29 PM
I would expect 1/5" tubing to hold up very well for a minibuggy. At least you know you will be safe.


sw bill
05-18-2005, 06:55 PM
Jody, I finnaly see some suspension mounted up,Sorry to say the first race at bobs is this sunday.Looks like the after race festivities (BEER) will be on you!
BTW that was busch leaded not light,lol.

05-19-2005, 11:16 AM
You are the winner of 1 case of Busch fully leaded. You should bring the winder and kids out sometime so I can pay up.
I just hope to get the cars together this summer to make a few of Bob's races.........and Silver lake for some flight testing. It going to be tough though, I am swamped with work thru July. Good luck at Bob's if you are racing.

05-19-2005, 05:31 PM
Maybe a racing section should be added?

05-20-2005, 07:41 AM
That sounds good, although it will be awhile before I can add anything to it.

12-07-2005, 05:03 PM
just curious as to what motor your running and what they are costing you to build, or do you sell them?