New project part2 with lots of picys plz have anova look!!!!!

  1. chuk

    chuk Member

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    My first project!!

    Ive re formated it under tile of first project part2............... after advice from ratty on how to get more feed back!!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2007
  2. Ratty

    Ratty Putting the She in Sheds

    hey chuk - good work and an impressive test drive (if somewhat wet!) but trying to look at your pics in the gallery confirms what I said in a post I made earlier today..it's not user friendly for project progress pics, all out of order and no visible explanations. If you can be bothered, try posting them in this thread along with some explanatory notes under each pic, it's a much easier way to view and you will probably get more feedback. I've only just learnt how to do this...taking them from the gallery into a post rather than uploading from your computer as attachments which doesn't allow you to caption each one in the same post... so if you're not sure how, drop me a pm and I'll explain (as best I can..let me know if you're on a PC or Mac cos it's a bit different).
     
  3. chuk

    chuk Member

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    Ok here goes, im gona try and post the pics in a thread rather than send you to my confuddled gallery.

    This is my fist project undertaken with my mate kitch. We got the plans from a company called the edge who sell lots of buggy plans. check out their website
    http://www.edge.au.com/.
    Off the top of my head heres the spec
    Yamaha xt 600 engine
    electric start
    dual motor bike shocks up front (had real trouble find man enogh shocks as you mite be able to see in the test drive vids)
    Motor bike shock on the back
    Go cart solid axle
    motor bike disc break on the axle
    bucket seat and harnes

    Heres how it started
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    "Roll cage" going on. This was made from gas weld bend as we didnt have a pipe bender.
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    It's first roll over!!!
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    This is the independant front suspention:laughing: :laughing: swing arms to you and me, i thought these were gona be hard to make but the jig was nice and simple and was a piece of P.

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    Rear swingarm on for the fist time, we had abit of trouble make this we got a little carryed away and it twisted out of square, so being such a crutial part and not wanting to go round in circuls all the tie we had to pretty much start from scratch.
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    continued on reply my me!!!!!
     
  4. chuk

    chuk Member

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    These are the front stub axles made from escort stub axles. These bad boys took some cutting up, didnt realise how tough they were.
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    Stub axles on swing arms with new trailer hubs and the infamous front shocks.
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    Peddals made from scrath.
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    Here she is with wheels and tyres on escort rack and pinion steering, bucket seat and yet another pair of front shocks:(
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    Pic of the front end looked pretty daunghting when we got the plans but we learn alot along the way and was more than cable when we got to it.
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    Engine in with gear linkage sorted
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    Back end with disc break on sprocket on chain tentioner sorted, fuel tank and bad\arse exhaust.
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    Since its 1st test and these pics were taken we've fitted a new engine with electric start;) We've made some cage cover thingys and fitted an additional par of gas shocks up front.

    Heres some test videos ive put on you tube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hb0aPrGgDI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQstWFw9co
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYanj_RcT8s
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdzCZ2DJhs

    Cant think of anything else right now but if you have any question ill be more than happy to answer. I honestly think this was a great 1st project and if you intrested in motorsport, carting id deff give it ago. However it cost just under £3000 to complete with paint etc etc. however i believe if done again we could do it for alot less, some money was wasted on the wrong parts mostly front shocks and consumables from expensive places. but you cant put a price on what we learn and the fun we had/gona have.

    chuk
     
  5. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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  6. chuk

    chuk Member

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    tobe honest ive never herd of it but after a quick lookie @ that link it looks like fun. woulder if i could take my buggy along:rolleyes:

    im deff gona keep reading on that link!!!


    chuk
     
  7. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Theres probably guidlines for the builds on that link somewhere!

    It can be reasonably cheap to do, but like my mate, some people spend well over £10k on one!

    Here it is, 2litre zetec, with high lift cams, etc etc... Purpose built 3 speed box. WS21
     
  8. chuk

    chuk Member

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    Nice!!

    I bet you can get carried away quite easily.

    :) Think of the posibilitys if i were single and living back @ home pay 30£ keep!:welder: :welder:

    Hope the missis dont read that!!:laughing:


    chuk
     
  9. Ratty

    Ratty Putting the She in Sheds

    New post is much better chuk, I'll look at it properly tmw, but at a glance..much easier to understand and appreciate your work...I see you didn't need any lessons on how to load your pics! just me then..took me b****y ages to work it out!! you must be very young or much more computer savvy than me!
     
  10. chuk

    chuk Member

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    cheers!

    chuk
     
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