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Old 01-31-2011, 04:16 PM
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are you gonna insulate the fuel tank with it so close to the raddiator you might be getting to much heat for comfort
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:56 PM
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Fuel tank should be fine there, look at most production cars and the exhaust (which is far hotter) is as close or closer then that to the tank.

The more I see of this rig the more I like it. I have what's left of a 83 Toyota pickup that might just need to donate axles to a cause like this. Just what I need more stuff to do.

Nice work.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:28 AM
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Fuel tank should be fine there, look at most production cars and the exhaust (which is far hotter) is as close or closer then that to the tank.

The more I see of this rig the more I like it. I have what's left of a 83 Toyota pickup that might just need to donate axles to a cause like this. Just what I need more stuff to do.

Nice work.
Jaysin
Ditto on that!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:41 AM
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hello chaps

l did wonder about the wisdom of mounting the tank close to the rad but since the rad cooling fans will be hard wired to the ignition so they run all the time all the fuel tank should ever see is cool air being pulled across it and exhausted out the back of the rad as warm air ?

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:14 PM
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Cool build!
I like the way your 2 seater is coming out.

That one seater got me thinking..

You think it would be possible for the one seat buggy to turn into a mid engine type buggy by having a longer front driveshaft, move the seat forward, and move engine to the back of the seat . Would add substantially to the wheelbase.. Hmm just thinking out loud.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:27 PM
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Question about your "knobby" tires on the Subaru wheels..... What are they off of? Dirt bike? Quad/SxS"?

I would REALLY like to know so I could try and source some for a little buggy build for the future....

Thanks

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Old 02-06-2011, 04:03 AM
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Question about your "knobby" tires on the Subaru wheels..... What are they off of? Dirt bike? Quad/SxS"?

I would REALLY like to know so I could try and source some for a little buggy build for the future....

Thanks

Edit: - Oh yeah! Sweet build so far.....Subscribed!


the tyres are called aligators or maxi crosss, quite common over here for offroad use, good on soft or muddy ground wouldent be much use on rock or tarmac etc, l use them where ever l can
had some on my 2 wd buggy that later went on to Mark's motorbike engined buggy








http://www.youtube.com/user/andyhayc.../3/PJkDaZ861uU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwvxq...layer_embedded

you can get them from here
http://simmonites.com/offroad.htm

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Old 02-06-2011, 04:14 AM
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Cool build!
I like the way your 2 seater is coming out.

That one seater got me thinking..

You think it would be possible for the one seat buggy to turn into a mid engine type buggy by having a longer front driveshaft, move the seat forward, and move engine to the back of the seat . Would add substantially to the wheelbase.. Hmm just thinking out loud.

yes that would work but as you say it would mean a much longer wheel base, all depends on your terrain l supose but over here a lwb is a big disadvantage
any longer and she wouldent get round
http://www.youtube.com/user/andyhayc.../1/J1gAoNhee64

l am fighting a constant battle with the 2 seater, l have the seats rubbing up the gerabox and the back of the seat hard against the rear hoop and its still giving me an 86" wheelbase l would like another 6" in the cab but that would push the axles out too much for our terrain, but l see this as a prototype that l will finish and test and then design another using what l have learnt on sizes etc once l have got a better idea of what l want l will post up all the drawings and sizes in case anyone else wants to biuld one the same
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:22 PM
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very cool! i like the size of it! i would like to build a small crawler that i can fit in the bed of my pickup some day based off toyota axles and a geo powerplant. just somethin to dick around at camp or for the lil ones to mess with. of course thatll be years from now haha
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:14 PM
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This is a really cool project. I agree with everyone else about the foot room, but excited to see where you go with this. I like the idea a lot.

Your rear links, I know not finished, but they look pretty neutral. May want some more IC when you do the upper link mount on the axle.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:04 PM
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Looks like a cool project. I have seen some of your other projects on DTSFAB site.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:58 PM
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Wow! Need a face shield in that one pic.

Subscribed. Interested to see where this one goes.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:46 PM
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Did this ever turn out?
I'm really liking the subaru set up for a single seater
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Subscribing to this, cool build!
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