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Old September 7th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Steming directly from this thread http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...daughter+wagon
I decided to build a wagon for my daughter. It should be completed within the next 3 months and ready for her 1st birthday in November.

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Old September 7th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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looks cool!
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mad flex yo

cool project!
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Old September 7th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #4
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You have way too much time on your hands.
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Old September 7th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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I'm trying not to be a debbie downer...but why?
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Old September 7th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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why not ?
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Old September 7th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #7
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i think that fuckers sweet. if i didnt have a job i think i would build one!
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Old September 7th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #8
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my reason for why not is simple...having soft enough suspension to flex means anything he puts in there will just flop out because the wagon will be too top heavy....if he stiffens the suspension to conteract the top heavy load he loses flex...so again why?
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my reason for why not is simple...having soft enough suspension to flex means anything he puts in there will just flop out because the wagon will be too top heavy....if he stiffens the suspension to conteract the top heavy load he loses flex...so again why?
get the spring rate right to where the kid is in it, it will flex right but it prob wont flex unloaded ??

maybe he's gona build anti rock sway bars so it cant flop to the side..
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get the spring rate right to where the kid is in it, it will flex right but it prob wont flex unloaded ??

maybe he's gona build anti rock sway bars so it cant flop to the side..
dial in spring rates? on a wagon? hahahahah!!!!
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dial in spring rates? on a wagon? hahahahah!!!!
you're right.. air shocks would be waaay easier
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my reason for why not is simple...having soft enough suspension to flex means anything he puts in there will just flop out because the wagon will be too top heavy....if he stiffens the suspension to conteract the top heavy load he loses flex...so again why?
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Old September 7th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #13
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Cool project! I've gotta ask though, why build a suspension for something like that and use a panhard instead of triangulated links? Not like there's a draglink to worry about matching.

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my reason for why not is simple...having soft enough suspension to flex means anything he puts in there will just flop out because the wagon will be too top heavy....if he stiffens the suspension to conteract the top heavy load he loses flex...so again why?
You wouldn't even need springs on something like that. Put some poly bumpstops as 'springs' just to soak up some bumps, then allow limited droop of the suspension to follow the terrain. Maybe some springs soft enough that they compress to the bumps when a load is in it but force the axles away on uneven terrain so it's not just unweighted droop.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #14
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have you ever tryed to pull a kid over a curb in a wagon flex is good
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #15
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Almost done.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #16
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coils eh? leafs are better

j/p, that is trick
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Old November 19th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #17
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how long till this is parted out?
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the day after you come out of the closet
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Have to watch this way cool!
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