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    New guy with questions
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    Hello I'm john from British Columba , I'm looking for info for my next project and am looking for ideas where to looks .
    I'm into rock biggies and I would like to build a small light weight 4x4 buggy.

    Any info and in site would be appreciated thanks.

    Here's a pic of a honda car engine buggy I just finished with a transaxle and toyota diffs.
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    Welcome to the site!

    That's one killer looking ride! How does it work?

    If you're capable of pulling that off, then you'll be fine building what ever it is that you're wanting to do here, now. Do you have any documentation of the build on the ride in your picture?

    The only comment/insight that I have for you is that you need at least another 6" above your head - one tippy over and that's gonna require Advil and probably stitches...

    Johny5 - do you by chance play guitar (amazingly well)?
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    Welcome John.

    Is this car documented on OFN? Looks familiar.

    So smaller and lighter than the one pictured?
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Nice Crawler!!

    Are you looking to stick with solid axles or go with independent suspension? Where do you plan on using the new buggy (terrain, speed, etc...)?

    Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Welcome John.

    Is this car documented on OFN? Looks familiar.

    So smaller and lighter than the one pictured?
    Thanks .Yes I'm thinking something small/lighter
    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Welcome to the site!

    That's one killer looking ride! How does it work?

    If you're capable of pulling that off, then you'll be fine building what ever it is that you're wanting to do here, now. Do you have any documentation of the build on the ride in your picture?

    The only comment/insight that I have for you is that you need at least another 6" above your head - one tippy over and that's gonna require Advil and probably stitches...

    Johny5 - do you by chance play guitar (amazingly well)?
    Thanks .The rig works pretty well for the few times I have had it out. Yes roof is a bit lower than ideal. I'm hoping the new seat compress a little.
    and no guitar for me.
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    Nice Crawler!!

    Are you looking to stick with solid axles or go with independent suspension? Where do you plan on using the new buggy (terrain, speed, etc...)?

    Welcome!
    Thanks . I'm hoping to build a 2 seat rear engine ( motorcycle or car engine ) independent suspension . Will be used in the rocks and trail riding. Moderate speed . Not really needing to be doing jumps or racing
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Welcome
    Johny5 - do you by chance play guitar (amazingly well)?
    Ha that was the first thing i thought of when i saw the name .

    Nice rig jonny ,,,more pics ?
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    Wherabouts in BC are you? I've near Vancouver.

    Sounds like a cool build you have planned, I think the best way would be something like a Samurai T-case going to 2 identical small-car differentials connected to S10 (Blazer) CVs and hubs. You can get around 10 inches of travel with those CVs and they're pretty cheap. Fox air shocks or coilovers would work well.

    What kind of budget are you planning on? Some guy's have made good buggies for a few thousand, all the way up to 20k+

    I'm in the planning stages of a rear wheel chain driven buggy, still debating whether it's worth the extra cost and planning for 4WD.
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    Been looking at a lot of builds getting ideas . Still don't have a direction yet but I have a few projects to wrap up before I need to make up my mind .


    Im in Langley . And if any one local that has a buggy I could check out that would be sweet.

    This is a link on OFN to the transaxle buggy build .
    honda rock buggy build - OFN Forums
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