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    My 1980ís sand car build
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    I purchased this buggy about 1 year ago as a roller. I have a Kawasaki zx10r collecting dust in my garage so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something with it. I have been working on the chassis prior to installing the engine. Here is what I have done so far and some pictures to go with it.

    I had a new sprocket made from 4140HT. Itís a 70T 525 to match my stock front.
    I bought new aluminum hubs with steel inserts.
    I bought new wheels and paddles. 25.5x13.
    I had the broken axle stubbed with A2 and new splines cut.
    I have replaced all the wheel bearings and universal joints.
    I bought some lights and an aluminum radiator.
    I installed king coil overs in the rear.
    I disassembled the zx10 completely and suspended the engine for mock up.

    Next on the list will be to remove the existing engine mounts to make room for new. I may have some questions along the way so this site should come in handy.















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    Here are some pictures of the sprocket and axle getting worked. Also the old hub and why I chose to replace them.







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    That motor in such a light buggy!
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Food for thought: Since you’ll be redoing a lot of the rear of the chassis to fit in the engine you may as well redo the rear suspension to match the power you’re installing.

    It would be quite easy to make it into a three or five link and with a bit of work, dual a-arms.

    Power is fun but if you can’t put it to the ground it’s pretty pointless. Do it right and be doubly rewarded.

    Three link, like on a RZR, would be the easiest route.
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    Better picture of the hobber. I likes old machines.........
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    Had I started from scratch, a linked suspension would be the way I would go. I would also design much more travel in the front. This is not a forever build for me. I was honestly looking for something to drop my engine in and get the bike out of my way. When I build the next one, it will have more than one seat. This buggy had a cbr1000 in it with the previous owner. I watched some videos of it and it had plenty to the ground as is. I will most likely sell this buggy within 6 months of completion. Then itís on to the next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
    Better picture of the hobber. I likes old machines.........
    Itís a fairly small conventional hobber. However, the last company that I was with for 20 years, did build the largest cnc hobber in the states. It took us two years to build. It will cut a 40ft. gear with a 5 1/2ft. face. It hobs at a 2Ē depth, 100Ē per minute with only 30% spindle load. It has 47,000 ft. lbs. of torque at the cutter. They have yet to develop a cutter that can handle its power. We built it for Industrial Sprocket & Gears in Santa Fe Springs, Ca. (Also where I had my axle and sprocket done)

    Here it is with a little 20 footer on it.

    Last edited by Beau; 04-07-2018 at 02:41 AM. Reason: Added pic
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    Nice! That thing is a monster.

    And I thought these were big cutters.



    We are getting a WTO hob holder for the lathe at work. Time to make some axles.........
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    It was a fun day of mocking up the engine. Quite the struggle getting it where I could use the massive sprocket and not have to modify the existing frame rails. Once I was set on a location, I had to remove it, cut all of the old mounts and grind the frame back to size. The previous owner had butt welded flat bar to the rails. I decided to use a hole saw before cutting my mounts to get much more contact. Four of the six mounts are done and the engine stands alone. I will finish the front supports after the headers are in place to allow more working room.
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    Always good when things just work.

    Edit. I fact your got heaps or room back there. Wish I did.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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