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  1. TNThomas

    Full Suspension Big Block Mini-Buggy Build

    "Cone spacers" didn't even know these existed, and this is an exact issue I needed to solve in a few weeks. Thanks for the level of detail!
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Bumper went on a diet
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Yea, little by little. I'll get some photos up late tonight, but I got my front hubs in, along with the DOM tubing that i'll weld them to to make the front spindles. Its definitely overkill strength wise, but better safe than sorry I figure. My goal for this weekend is to get the Bumper on...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    It will be a while, probably May. But the day will come!
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Yup, vacuum hose snorkel, pvc air intake, up top is a shopping cart I pulled off of the highway. Extra fluids in the cart, along with a shovel and a mattock. Back is a pair of movie theatre seats I bolted in the back for my buddies who are brave enough to sit back there while offroad. Cut the...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Yea, good observation. I am sure I will make a few errors here and there, and I have noticed that there are scattered errors in the build plans themselves. I widened the box that the A-arms mount to by 2 inches each, and the actual a-arms are each an extra 2 inches or so long. So I should be...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    I like the logic behind air shocks, but while looking over offroad vehicles, the vast majority of offroad vehicles have coil-over shocks. The combination of Gas/springs adapt to a wider variety of forces, faster, than air shocks alone. Additionally, I plan on going to some pretty remote areas...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Sssshhhhaaaooowwwwwwwww!!!!!! We are moving baby!
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Oh no, I am still nutless at this point, haha.
  10. TNThomas

    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Little by little. Its going to have a wide stance, but that will allow 22" tall tires up ftont, and extra room ror the skis.... and from my big butt tipping over in the sand dunes. Im using 5/8" bolts on the front and rear suspension, and on the verticle spindle bolts. Realising I forgot to...
  11. TNThomas

    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Got the heims in the a-arms. 5/8" nut and heim hole. Spindles are the next step.
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    I got this 100ish year old pipe vice for $20. Its been really handy for cutting and welding.
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    I didn't get my welder settings dialed in till I was about halfway through the barrels. But good enough.
  14. TNThomas

    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    BMI Karts. https://www.bmikarts.com/8-x-7-Rim-4-on-4_p_1559.html They were about $23 per. Steel, and they definitely feel/look great. If you spend over $250 shipping is free. Im planning on having two seperate sets for the rear (dirt/paddle tires). I specifically got the 4 on 4" bolt...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Wheels are in:
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    I plan is to have this finished before June for offroading this summer, but if I can swing it, I am going to do a snow run out to our cabin in Idaho in the spring. I just got the skis in from Canada if I can finish before spring. Essentially they are 7" wide in the trough, and just under 10"...
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Bumper on the front is this guy.... im going to take a ton of the steel on the bottom and sidesb(to lighten it up), in addition to taking about a foot out of the tubing to shrink it to a narrower width.
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    Grand Daddy 3 Seater build

    Ok, after many hours of thinking, im staying with the plans to go big. 6 wheels, and the rear rwo axles will both have power. Im going to also do the triple seat setup with the elivated "gunner" seat centered in between the driver and passenger seats. I will definitely need additional...
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