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Old July 14th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #201
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I figured it was close enough considering I have always said I would never build or own a jeep.... What should I call it?
a juggy

or the goofy truss build
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Old July 14th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #202
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how about the "it's going to make scooter built look silly" build?

I hate the term "juggy" and any variation of it.... besides, this is a full buggy/tube car so there is no merging of two vehicles.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #203
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I figured it was close enough considering I have always said I would never build or own a jeep.... What should I call it?
It's a tube buggy if I have ever seen one. Don't ruin it with that "J" word.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #204
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how about the "it's going to make scooter built look silly" build?

I hate the term "juggy" and any variation of it.... besides, this is a full buggy/tube car so there is no merging of two vehicles.
Who looks silly now, there is no 'C' In Skooter, lol.

Im only hating because you have far better build skills then I do, keep up the good work. As long as your happy with the final turnout, run it
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Old July 14th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #205
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Its not really that hard to make things turn out nice. Its taken me more hours of thinking and scratching things on paper than I have actually doing work on it. The main key is to take your time and think about EVERYTHING and anything that can be affected by what you're doing. Think of it like a chess game, you're always a few steps ahead mentally than where you are at physically. I make templates for everything if you guys havent caught on. it used to be poster board then cardboard and now I like MDF, it cuts nicely and it's rigid enough to hold it's shape. The thickness is nice because it represents what you'll be working with to within about 1/16" so it makes everything come together cleaner in the end. I'll cut a notch 8 times over again until it's perfect, 1/8" at a time. if you start out slow and careful the speed will come with time. I'm nowhere near fast but I can get things done pretty quickly while keeping it accurate. I think the most the chassis is out is about 1/4" and that's measured diagonally from one end to the other. it's not perfect but it's close enough for what it's going to be.

The only thing I can recommend is to make templates, make 5 for every part and pick the one you like the best. I havent used too many fancy tools. I had Tab cut out a lot of stuff that would take my hours but other than that I use a $200 4x6" horizontal/vertical band saw for 75% of everything. I notch most of the time with the band saw and then clean it up on the bench grinder, I rarely use the mill for notching and that could be replaced by a simple drill and holesaw notcher. Most importantly, take your time and think it through and it'll turn out like you'd hoped.

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Old July 14th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #206
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Cant forget the flapper disk, them things are the best when cleaning up stuff and making some finished pieces.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #207
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MDF rocks... I make it everyday at work.... Dusty bullshit though when working it...
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The biggest asset in building rigs is being willing to rebuild something no matter what stage you are with it. I have cut a lot of finished parts off because there were interference issues, or it just didn't flow right.

If your willing to just sack up and start over without being pissed, stuff will go a lot easier.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #209
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Its not really that hard to make things turn out nice. Its taken me more hours of thinking and scratching things on paper than I have actually doing work on it. The main key is to take your time and think about EVERYTHING and anything that can be affected by what you're doing. Think of it like a chess game, you're always a few steps ahead mentally than where you are at physically. I make templates for everything if you guys havent caught on. it used to be poster board then cardboard and now I like MDF, it cuts nicely and it's rigid enough to hold it's shape. The thickness is nice because it represents what you'll be working with to within about 1/16" so it makes everything come together cleaner in the end. I'll cut a notch 8 times over again until it's perfect, 1/8" at a time. if you start out slow and careful the speed will come with time. I'm nowhere near fast but I can get things done pretty quickly while keeping it accurate. I think the most the chassis is out is about 1/4" and that's measured diagonally from one end to the other. it's not perfect but it's close enough for what it's going to be.

The only thing I can recommend is to make templates, make 5 for every part and pick the one you like the best. I havent used too many fancy tools. I had Tab cut out a lot of stuff that would take my hours but other than that I use a $200 4x6" horizontal/vertical band saw for 75% of everything. I notch most of the time with the band saw and then clean it up on the bench grinder, I rarely use the mill for notching and that could be replaced by a simple drill and holesaw notcher. Most importantly, take your time and think it through and it'll turn out like you'd hoped.

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I like your advice, I don't have a bandsaw yet but my angle and die grinders are my best friends.
Great build by the way.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #210
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I'm gonna look for some jeep badges for it....it will go nicely with it.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #211
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The biggest asset in building rigs is being willing to rebuild something no matter what stage you are with it. I have cut a lot of finished parts off because there were interference issues, or it just didn't flow right.

If your willing to just sack up and start over without being pissed, stuff will go a lot easier.
This is great advice and oh so true. I have redone stuff that looked good to some people but I hated it and made it right. You also have to not be afraid to just try something else and cut it up.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #212
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ive been watching this build since he first posted it. last night i read through the last couple of pages and he has some ver good advice. awesome job and well throught out bryce.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #213
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can anyone tell where I got my inspiration from?!




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Old July 18th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #214
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Awesome.

I dig the upper support, FWIW (about nothing I figure).
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Old July 18th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #215
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Looks good. Can't say that the gf looks to excited though.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #216
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Looks good. Can't say that the gf looks to excited though.
that's what I was thinking.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #217
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This thing is SICK deff a good lookin project
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Old July 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #218
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Yeah I think it might be safe to say that lisa wasnt as pumped as you but, I know the feeling.. looks sweet.. man I need to get moving so I can beat you....
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Old July 18th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #219
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Congrats on getting it off the table.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #220
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Lookin great Bryce
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