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Old 09-20-2012, 10:17 PM
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It's been pretty cheap so far

I'm not sure but hoping to be around 8-10k tires and gears/lockers are going to
to be the big ticket item.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM
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Did a little work the last few days, got the shifter mounted , it was a bit tricky
because the shifter used to be behind the engine , now its in front.
I added the extension on the bottom of the shifter therefor reverencing how the shifter works. (the cable used to come from the other direction )
I wanted to re use the stock shifter because I had it and because the of wiring in has in it.






Also mounted the winch , Its an old winch I had , narrowed it 4 inches.
need the winch mounted so I can start the floors.
hoping to rotate the winch free spool so I can put an extension on it and work it from the dash





Also mocked up the skid under the seat . It will be 3/16 AR plate
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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More nice work Johny,thanks for posting
Just wondering why your spending on gears?you don't have any or you dont think ratios will suit?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:33 AM
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thanks , the stock gearing is pretty high ratios 3.73 stock . I have some 5.29s on there way.
I like low gears . hopefully its not too low of gearing though

Here's a short video of my other buggy on Vancouver Island. Its not normally this dry over here but it was sure nice for rock crawlin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUzUT...=youtu.be&hd=1
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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Nice thanks for posting,i would have thought gearing would be ok but 3.73 is fairly high
Any idea of trans final drive ratio?sorry if you already mentioned
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:09 AM
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any progress?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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pretty awesome!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:31 PM
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Thanks , I have been busy working on a customers buggy , hoping to have that out of the shop soon , then it's back to the single seater
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:08 AM
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Looking great man!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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Thanks
Not too much new to report been collecting parts , got a good deal on a rear suck down winch at a black Friday sale.

Starting full time job on top of my part time business in the next few weeks so my shop time is going to be even less, but if all goes well I'll have a pension one day

I did do a rough brake down of money I have spent ,just over 7K
I have most every thing now but Im sure there still will be another $1000
Sill a lot cheaper than my V8 buggy
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:16 AM
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Congrats on the full time job,hard come by over here these days.
Hope to see more of the buggy soon.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:03 AM
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Thanks , I got the weekend off so it gave me a chance work on the buggy.

striped the wiring,mounted the computers for the engine and transmission
also made up some interior panels.

played around with the fuel cell as well (my buddy is building it for me ,I just need to rough fit it)








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Old 12-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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Nice
cant handle auto elec's at all myself
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:06 PM
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It's crazy how much wiring is involved with this little rig , with the auto it adds a lot of extra wiring
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:50 PM
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Are you planning to use the stock honda intermediate shaft as part of the rear driveline? If you have room,it seems like it would make a great place to do a rear driveline disconnect.

You may want to rubber mount your ECU.... I recently had my socketed one go bad on me.Im pretty sure it was from being solid mounted. Also do your best to keep it dry,honda ecu's arent even slightly sealed for weather exposure and cook pretty easily....

Build looks good.....if you have any of those knuckle balls laying around send them my way!!! :-P
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:34 PM
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Are you planning to use the stock honda intermediate shaft as part of the rear driveline? If you have room,it seems like it would make a great place to do a rear driveline disconnect.

You may want to rubber mount your ECU.... I recently had my socketed one go bad on me.Im pretty sure it was from being solid mounted. Also do your best to keep it dry,honda ecu's arent even slightly sealed for weather exposure and cook pretty easily....

Build looks good.....if you have any of those knuckle balls laying around send them my way!!! :-P
Thanks . The knuckle balls are stock that I spun up in the lathe .
I will try and isolate the the computers and keep them dry , I don't think I'll be able to use the intermediate shaft . I do have a pair of ARB,s so I'm hoping that and cutting brakes will do the trick

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:00 AM
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did a little more in the last few days




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Old 01-05-2013, 12:52 PM
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Nice work dude!!!! Love all the fab work, it's very impressive. I'm looking forward to future updates.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:31 PM
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Thanks , gears and lockers are being set up next week and I'm working on the wiring right now , also have more aluminum coming to do more panels

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:14 PM
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Wow! Nice job. You're quite the fabricator.
Is that a common size tubing?
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