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    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!
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fifty2 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronnn View Post
    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.
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    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.



    I started mounting the front shocks.







    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.
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    Got the rear shocks mounted. I ended up mounting them vertical.










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








    My jack-shaft mocked up.





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    I got the rear end all together with new chain and CV boots.



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

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    That is lookin' good! Really like that you went with a no plunge set up.
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    Thanks. I can't wait to get this thing on it's wheels.
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    This week I got the steering all together.







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




    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.








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





    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.
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