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UTV/Buggy Fabrication For all those doing your own fabrication on the Yamaha Rhino and other UTV's

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Old 12-22-2015, 10:40 AM
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Well, sorry gents. I was really busy the past 5 months with work, and I have not updated in a while, so here we go.

So here is the assembled front suspension, showing full bump, to full droop


Here are the 2 ears to which the rear spool will be held with. The holes line up with the adjustment fork. The shaft collars clamp down onto the spool housing.







Here is the loosely assembled spool. Rotor on one side and the sprocket on the other side. The CV joints will go on the outside of the rotor and the sprocket.




And here is how tightly everything is packaged in the rear section of the car.



Now here is the mock up of the fuel cell. I will have a chain guard bolted to the bottom of the cell to protect the stainless fuel cell



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Old 12-22-2015, 10:48 AM
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Lets transfer that to stainless! I machined the bungs to bolt the cell in place, and welded them first, and then welded the cell together.







I actually haven't got any pictures of the cell welded up yet..I need to do that.

Next on the list is the floor. All 1/8" aluminum. I am using riv-nuts to hold everything in place. I used the floor pan to transfer all the holes into teh chassis.




While messing with aluminum, I did the side panels too. I didn't quite get the bonnet part done yet, but you get the idea.


I may split parts of the bonnet piece up to allow it to be installed easier. Maybe make 2 halves, and have them overlap up the middle and rivet it together in place.

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Old 12-22-2015, 10:50 AM
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While I was out of town, I had a delivery of the rear shocks....SWEEET!!!



I'm thinking I will put these here..


And the fronts.
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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Looking good!
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:22 AM
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While out of town, I also ordered up my seat, wheels, and a light bar.








And my little helper.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:06 PM
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Looks like you're getting pretty far along with it. I've recently started on an ar51 myself. We're actually building two of them. I really should start a build thread for mine shortly.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:49 PM
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Nice work so far. I want to see the finished product and how well it works.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:52 PM
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That is Mad Max awesome.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:18 PM
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Nice Mad Max reference!! It does kinda take that look on.

I ordered my tires last week, and they showed up Tuesday. Smoking deal on Amazon. 28x12x14, and 28x10x14 ITP mudlite XL's $410 shipped to my door!! Pictures later

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Old 02-03-2016, 09:27 PM
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amazing build! any new updates about it? hope you can post some photos with the new 4wheeler tires.

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Old 02-11-2016, 12:49 PM
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Well we have a roller!!



And now full bump







Time to start saving up for front shocks, axles, micro-stubs and an engine.

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Old 02-11-2016, 11:42 PM
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Coming along nicely. Will be looking for it at Silver Lake this summer.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:23 PM
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Well, I guess I should give my yearly update to my build. HAA Well, been really busy with work and family but there has been progress!

So, I went ahead and got my dash modeled up in "CAD" to fit my hood piece and added a little deflector if you will to the hood.


While I was at it, I ,made up a template for my exhaust heat shield.


And time to fit it all together with real metal. The dash piece has holes all set for the bike speedo and the ignition switch as well



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Old 04-20-2017, 12:26 PM
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And here is some fun... A wrecked 2003 GSXR 750 for a transplant! I even drove it around the block, and all seems to work!


These bikes come apart really quick!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:33 PM
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Somehow I didn't take many pictures while installing my engine, but here are some pics of the shifter, and the exhaust that I built.
A pretty straight forward set-up. and clutch, with a linkage to a bellcrank, and on down to the stock Suzuki shift arm.






Now for the header. I used most of the original parts, but had to buy some stainless tubing off of flea-bay to get it where I needed it to go. Turned out pretty decent.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:47 PM
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Awesome to see the drivetrain coming together. Do you have a target for getting it running?
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:26 AM
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Bandit, it is running now, just reeeeeealy really behind updating my build. shhhh. LOL

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:53 AM
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LOL. Cool! Looking forward to when you get it caught up.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:03 PM
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Here is my stack-o-parts ready for powdercoat.




And some parts after powder.


AAANNNDD prep for the chassis to be powdercoated!


Moar to come later!
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