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Old 01-02-2009, 03:33 AM
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Badland Buggys ST3

Is there anyone building this buggy? If so you have any pics? Going to build one simialar to it but 4 wheel drive.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:54 AM
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Im building one!
The bottom frame is done. But first i got to get a good price on piping here in sweden! 1" sch40 cost 10$ per Meter!

And yesterday i bought a simple bender! So im gonna post some pics of my project soon!
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:11 AM
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Im building one!
The bottom frame is done. But first i got to get a good price on piping here in sweden! 1" sch40 cost 10$ per Meter!

And yesterday i bought a simple bender! So im gonna post some pics of my project soon!

MMM.. i got sometin simler in my shop stored for a friend..sounds fun.. but my question is why are you using sch40 pipe instead of ERW...


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Old 03-01-2009, 03:26 AM
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MMM.. i got sometin simler in my shop stored for a friend..sounds fun.. but my question is why are you using sch40 pipe instead of ERW...


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Old 03-01-2009, 04:31 AM
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What is ERW?
Oops.. made a typo.. accually its HREW=Hot Roll Electric Weld.

It is the type of tubeing that most of us here use for projects such as roll cages, buggy frames and such.

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:04 PM
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I might add that you can see where the seam was welded, and it doesn't have the coating that pipe typically does. And tubing is measured on the outside and pipe is measured on the inside. Tubing is a much better material to use for a critical component.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:17 PM
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x2 ^^^^ Well said Captainfab... thanx for adding that tid-bit... cheers
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:25 AM
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Hey just a quick question I bought the plans to the ST4 Badland buggy the main chassis plans call for 1 1/2 x1 1/2 x .065. Im have been looking around in souther california at different metal suppliers and everyone is telling me it 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 16 gauge is the equivalent. But when I mic out 16 gauge its really .060. does anyone think this will be a problem since 16 gauge is off by .0050 or should I just use 14 gauge?
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:45 AM
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Generaly speaking.. 065 and 060 is considered 16 gauge as a common size, and some suppliers will stock 065 as HR and 060 as CR .. Seems to be gettin kinda Hectic nowadays.. hehe.. 5 thou is not alot but is a bigger difference dealing with grade and process...

knowing what type of tube used will help.. typicly I would choose 060 CR over 065 HR if 16 gauge were specified... although knowing myself would go large and use 083 (14guage CR) depending on flex and design required for the the project or personal application... not to mention what my dies will min. bend...?

Other than that .. I can't comment more... Hope that helps abit....


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Old 11-28-2009, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for the reply its for the ST4 bad land buggy plans I calculated that the 14 gauge will add approximately 18 lbs. The only thing is the rest of the chassis is .083 (rollcage) and 3/16 plate steel. So I think Im going to go with the 14 gauge. So if I crash (or knowing me when I crash hehe) I like the idea of thicker material so 18 lbs is not to bad. Also if I put a hayabusa engine in it I think the extra wall thickness will help.

Thanks for your help..Luke
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im curious, do you feel that these plans were worth the money? I am wondering how well they're drawn, and how easy over all they are to understand.
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I bought the bad land plans, and I feel they are worth the money.
after I bought them I asked for all the tabs, brackets etc in cad format, and he sent it right over, no extra charge.
I have not built one, bought for research purposes
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