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CheapThrillB2 November 16th, 2012 10:35 AM

Mr. Beefy's "not quite yet U4 buggy" build
 
Alright fine, I'll make a new build thread :finger: :sonicjay:

Bought a MandM offroad chassis from PJ, super good dude to deal with and super nice. HIGHLY recommend. http://mandmfab.com/id68.html
This is chassis #20

Order placed on Monday 11-5 at about noon..

Got this on 11-6.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../IMG952101.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../IMG954943.jpg

11-9
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...b2/Buggy/3.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../IMG958020.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...b2/Buggy/4.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...b2/Buggy/2.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...b2/Buggy/1.jpg

11-12
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...-09-12_522.jpg

11-13
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...-56-23_819.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...-13-36_307.jpg

CheapThrillB2 November 16th, 2012 10:41 AM

In the pic above its 108" wheel base. Not 100% sure where it will end up, and thats not ride hieght, just as high as those stands would lift.

Right now I am waiting...

artec front and rear truss's ordered with coil over tabs.
Ruffstuff bushings and sleeves for motor mounts and crossmember parts.
Northwest np205 clocking ring

Waiting to get started on the bushings so I can get the motor etc in place.

Right now..
96 351 roller motor (donor from eb)
c6 but might change it up or atleast get a long tailshaft c6 instead of short. (donor from eb)
np205 twinsticked
ford front 60 5.38's spicer 35 spline outers, drive flanges, spartan locker(donor from eb)
14 bolt shaved welded 5.38s disc converision(donor from eb)
single ended hyd steering (donor from eb)
4 link front and rear
eb grille/hood/fenders atleast and eb dash

CheapThrillB2 November 16th, 2012 10:44 AM

So question time.....plan is to use 1.25 hiems on the links, what is the ideal material for the links themselves.....think liv2mx style wheeling :sonicjay:.

Also with the front driveshaft...carrier style set-up in front of the tcase. Was looking at PJ's setup..http://mandmfab.com/id14.html
http://mandmfab.com/sitebuilderconte...g.w560h420.jpg
Thoughts?

beejers November 16th, 2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2 (Post 3219653)
So question time.....plan is to use 1.25 hiems on the links, what is the ideal material for the links themselves.....think liv2mx style wheeling :sonicjay:.

Also with the front driveshaft...carrier style set-up in front of the tcase. Was looking at PJ's setup..http://mandmfab.com/id14.html
http://mandmfab.com/sitebuilderconte...g.w560h420.jpg
Thoughts?

Funny. Im designing a similar setup in 1310,1410,1480

feva4u November 16th, 2012 01:16 PM

Have you asked Greg what he's running for links? I would wait until you have the drivetrain and suspension tacked in before you worry about carrier bearings and what not. :teehee:

SHARPMACHINE November 16th, 2012 02:36 PM

In. Looking forward to watching this build.

chevotass November 16th, 2012 02:51 PM

2.5" 7075 alluminium links.

trailrail302 November 16th, 2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chevotass (Post 3219857)
2.5" 7075 alluminium links.

Baller!!!!

bbaXJ November 16th, 2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chevotass (Post 3219857)
2.5" 7075 alluminium links.

Good choice. If weight isn't a concern and you just plain didn't think of aluminum back when you made your links 5 years ago, you could go with 2.25" OD .375" wall DOM like me. Beef.

CheapThrillB2 November 16th, 2012 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beejers (Post 3219777)
Funny. Im designing a similar setup in 1310,1410,1480

So about that diff retube quote :poke: :sonicjay:

Tacker November 16th, 2012 04:37 PM

Fawk yeah :woot:

tonka toy November 16th, 2012 04:54 PM

looks to be a good show I need some :popcorn:

feva4u November 16th, 2012 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2 (Post 3219904)
So about that diff retube quote :poke: :sonicjay:

Classic

GREASYHANDS November 16th, 2012 05:15 PM

[QUOTE=CheapThrillB2;3219653

Also with the front driveshaft...carrier style set-up in front of the tcase. Was looking at PJ's setup
Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

That seems like the simplest answaer right there. Or what about adapting a factory OEM style rear truck shaft, with a carrier bearing support?

CheapThrillB2 November 16th, 2012 05:45 PM

Problem with oe style is loads and stress of the operating angle diff side will see. the rubber will just get torn shit in five minutes.

GREASYHANDS November 16th, 2012 06:07 PM

Makes sense

Kyle M. November 16th, 2012 06:08 PM

Idk, but this will be bad ass.


I can build you cool stuff if you need something fancy...

chevotass November 16th, 2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CheapThrillB2 (Post 3219975)
Problem with oe style is loads and stress of the operating angle diff side will see. the rubber will just get torn shit in five minutes.

bones has been running an oem bushing style on his rear engine buggy and is very happy with it. ive run the standard carrier bearing from surplus center. seem to get about a year out of them before you need to replace them.

i like that design your looking at. i think branik also makes a custom carrier bearing like that. but again its all expensive.

I ran 2" 7075 alluminium links on my last buggy and loved them. but stepping up to 1.25 heims i would probably step up to 2 1/4 or 21/2 links.

my new cruiser is running 2" 1/4 wall dom. i know they will end up bending but it was cheaper than alluminium and worked with the weld in bungs i got with my ruff stuff heim kits.

jbsjunk November 16th, 2012 06:40 PM

Me likey. I assume someone makes EB body skins you can fit to it, really baller.

SANDVIPR November 16th, 2012 06:49 PM

Sexy!!!!!


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