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Old 02-26-2019, 01:41 PM
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Ya, nice buggy...But dang, your shop!! Call me jelly. But it looks good, nice job.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:12 AM
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Ya, nice buggy...But dang, your shop!! Call me jelly. But it looks good, nice job.

Hah thanks. I had to live without one for a few years before this was built working in my gravel driveway and tools in the spare bedroom

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Old 03-25-2019, 05:44 AM
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Got a lot done this weekend. Basically just the floor left and I can start painting.
Tied in the dash and put some more braces in.
Make bracket for caliper
Starting cutting up floor and broke all my cutoff wheels in the process. (12ga diamond plate)
I moved the shock brackets lower for the rear suspension but they are still too soft. Going to need to get some beefier shocks.









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Old 04-01-2019, 04:38 AM
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Consider to do the floor land in Aluminium, it will weigh a quarter of the amount.....
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:23 AM
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Consider to do the floor land in Aluminium, it will weigh a quarter of the amount.....
Too late lol. Its only about 25lbs. I also didnt want that shiny metal look that I would have to paint...

Engine stuff.

Gonna have to move it over a little bit to get the driven sprocket lined up, have to jack it up about an inch to get the TC plate to not interfere with the frame and I'll probably have to move that rear bar forward or notch it to clear the chain. Thoughts?.

I've got the motor sitting on rubber isolators to help with vibration to the cab (not because I have to but I thought it would be a nice touch). Definitely makes it feel more refined and less vibration in the steering.





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Old 04-04-2019, 07:27 AM
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Got the floor done. Really happy with these cut off wheels I got from Menards. Did all the cutting with one of them and it got caught a couple times and jerk the grinder real hard and it didn't crack or anything




Going to replace those hex bolts with countersunk screws and add some angle to the inside and a brace across the middle close to the seats. I cut it short there because I didn't want to make all the notches for the seat brackets / tool clearance






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Old 04-04-2019, 11:58 PM
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:02 AM
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Rubber mounting the engine never works out because you can't keep the proper tension on the chain. Looks good other wise.

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Old 04-08-2019, 08:27 AM
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Rubber mounting the engine never works out because you can't keep the proper tension on the chain. Looks good other wise.

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Yeah I abandoned the idea. Too much work lol.

Busted *** this weekend and mother in law is staying so should have the free time to finish! Should be driving it today.



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Old 04-11-2019, 05:26 AM
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Been working through some troubleshooting and finishing up. Ran it for about 30 minutes yesterday hauling the wife and kid around. Got lazy with the ignition and just moved the one bolted to the motor for now lol



Really happy with it though. The engine has gobs of torque, didn't even feel much of a difference between just myself and then my wife and kid riding. It just wants to pull stuff!







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I cant get the motor started even after its been warm, without using the choke. Any thoughts? Is there a low mixture adjustment somewhere?
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:25 AM
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Got to really get on it yesterday and I’m pretty happy how it turned out ��. Some minor issues up at front suspension otherwise great! Engine has gobs of torque and gets it sideways when you want to ����

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Old 04-17-2019, 08:57 AM
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oo having to redo the entire steering section after I bent the tie rod end. I knew it was going to happen but thought it might last a little longer lol

The rack for whatever dumb reason has 5/16 threads which are way tiny for the application. So redrilling to 1/2-20 and beefing up all of it big time.

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Old 04-21-2019, 07:06 AM
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1/4 20 still seems a bit small?


Buggy looks like a blast.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:18 AM
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1/4 20 still seems a bit small?


Buggy looks like a blast.
1/2-20*

Its substantial now lol
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Dude if i had a shop like yours i would never have money, but i would have karts and mini bikes.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:12 AM
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Dude if i had a shop like yours i would never have money, but i would have karts and mini bikes.
I dont have money either anymore
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:25 AM
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Much better






I plan on only using that inner position where the nut was welded so ignore the total lack of material left at the end of the spindle arm. It got a little bendy

Also learned throuhg this process having once side RH thread and the other LH makes adjustments ALOT easier lol
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