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Front A-Arms

From: "anthonymwindle" <anthonymwindle@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:38 pm
Subject: Front A-Arms anthonymwindle



I am just about to build the front a-arms, but don't want to spend the
money to buy the Badland Buggy Jig. Does anyone have any photos of how
they built theirs. Also, I am going to bring the A-arms closer (6"
instead of 9 and 3/4") togother and then lengthen them to try and get
more travel. Any pics/suggestions are welcome.

Anthony



#1824 From: "a121748" <Researchweb@AOL.COM>
Date: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:27 pm
Subject: Re: Front A-Arms a121748



--- In badlandbuggy@yahoogroups.com, "anthonymwindle"
<anthonymwindle@...> wrote:
>
> I am just about to build the front a-arms, but don't want to spend
the
> money to buy the Badland Buggy Jig. Does anyone have any photos of
how
> they built theirs. Also, I am going to bring the A-arms closer (6"
> instead of 9 and 3/4") togother and then lengthen them to try and get
> more travel. Any pics/suggestions are welcome.
>
> Anthony
>
Fresno, CA here - I have built front ends for this buggy and others I
have built before. I used tubing holders made from aluminium sheet and
made the base from either 3/4" plywood or aluminium. This allows the
maker to make any length A-arms they want.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at researchweb@aol.com
and my name is Bret.

I have also made a center drive section that is limited slip using
automotive differentials and installed a reverse gear using an
automotive starter to drive it.

Hope this helps!

Bret



#1826 From: Anthony Windle <anthonymwindle@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:12 pm
Subject: Re: Re: Front A-Arms anthonymwindle


Thanks for the tip.
I think I am going to buy a piece of 1" thick Stell that's 36"X36" so I can make J-arms... We shall see...


Anthony

a121748 <Researchweb@AOL.COM> wrote:

--- In badlandbuggy@yahoogroups.com, "anthonymwindle"
<anthonymwindle@...> wrote:
>
> I am just about to build the front a-arms, but don't want to spend
the
> money to buy the Badland Buggy Jig. Does anyone have any photos of
how
> they built theirs. Also, I am going to bring the A-arms closer (6"
> instead of 9 and 3/4") togother and then lengthen them to try and get
> more travel. Any pics/suggestions are welcome.
>
> Anthony
>
Fresno, CA here - I have built front ends for this buggy and others I
have built before. I used tubing holders made from aluminium sheet and
made the base from either 3/4" plywood or aluminium. This allows the
maker to make any length A-arms they want.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at researchweb@aol.com
and my name is Bret.

I have also made a center drive section that is limited slip using
automotive differentials and installed a reverse gear using an
automotive starter to drive it.

Hope this helps!

Bret




#1829 From: Ronald Sweere <steelworker19710@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:22 pm
Subject: Re: Re: Front A-Arms steelworker1...


Will that throw off the algnment of the rack and a arms? Possibly giving a toe in/out at each end of the wheel travel?

Ron Sweere
Oxnard CA

a121748 <Researchweb@AOL.COM> wrote:

--- In badlandbuggy@yahoogroups.com, "anthonymwindle"
<anthonymwindle@...> wrote:
>
> I am just about to build the front a-arms, but don't want to spend
the
> money to buy the Badland Buggy Jig. Does anyone have any photos of
how
> they built theirs. Also, I am going to bring the A-arms closer (6"
> instead of 9 and 3/4") togother and then lengthen them to try and get
> more travel. Any pics/suggestions are welcome.
>
> Anthony
>
Fresno, CA here - I have built front ends for this buggy and others I
have built before. I used tubing holders made from aluminium sheet and
made the base from either 3/4" plywood or aluminium. This allows the
maker to make any length A-arms they want.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at researchweb@aol.com
and my name is Bret.

I have also made a center drive section that is limited slip using
automotive differentials and installed a reverse gear using an
automotive starter to drive it.

Hope this helps!

Bret


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#1825 From: "paul cather" <pcather@cox.net>
Date: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:04 pm
Subject: Re: Re: Front A-Arms pcather23964


Hi Bret,
Have any pictures of your A-arm variable length jig? I'm at the point were I need to make the front and rear suspension for my ST2-long travel.
I'm using VW type II CV's, so I know the spacing for the rear suspension will probably have to change.
Thanks... Paul




----- Original Message -----
From: a121748
To: badlandbuggy@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 5:27 PM
Subject: [badlandbuggy] Re: Front A-Arms

--- In badlandbuggy@yahoogroups.com, "anthonymwindle"
<anthonymwindle@...> wrote:
>
> I am just about to build the front a-arms, but don't want to spend
the
> money to buy the Badland Buggy Jig. Does anyone have any photos of
how
> they built theirs. Also, I am going to bring the A-arms closer (6"
> instead of 9 and 3/4") togother and then lengthen them to try and get
> more travel. Any pics/suggestions are welcome.
>
> Anthony
>
Fresno, CA here - I have built front ends for this buggy and others I
have built before. I used tubing holders made from aluminium sheet and
made the base from either 3/4" plywood or aluminium. This allows the
maker to make any length A-arms they want.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at researchweb@aol.com
and my name is Bret.

I have also made a center drive section that is limited slip using
automotive differentials and installed a reverse gear using an
automotive starter to drive it.

Hope this helps!

Bret



#1830 From: Researchweb@AOL.COM
Date: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: Re: Front A-Arms a121748


not really - just have to adjust the length of the tie-rods to the correct length.

If not, you might get a lot of bump steer

Bret



#1831 From: Researchweb@AOL.COM
Date: Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:19 pm
Subject: Re: Re: Front A-Arms a121748


well work but is a lot for just a jig.

Remember, all you want to do on the jig is to tack weld the arms well and then weld them separate from the jig. The jig is just for alignment tacking.

Bret


#1851 From: "jaco_d" <jaco_d@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:29 am
Subject: Re: Front A-Arms jaco_d



Hi Anthony

Have you sorted out that jig?If you havent, you can send me the
drawings of the a arm and the sizes of tube your gonna use.Then I'll
draw a jig for you that you can lazercut or waterjet.

Jaco
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