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Old 12-21-2013, 07:37 PM
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Bracket, where are you in Oregon? we are out in Corvallis, would love to see this thing in person on the dunes when you are finished!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:25 AM
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Bracket, where are you in Oregon? we are out in Corvallis, would love to see this thing in person on the dunes when you are finished!
I'm in Eugene. I can't wait to see it finished and on the dunes either!!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:55 AM
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Lovely work mrbracket
Over here this suspension set up is actually common enough..it is considered stronger and to reduce stress on links,far easier to beef chassis end than axle and if you consider the amount of bracing needed for your conventional set up(with those fixed 3rd ye all have) you should have less unsprung weight,i do think you've gone a little ott with your top brackets but i dont see how it is not effective myself,apart from bushings and what looks like a huge amount of separation between link mounts,axle end..articulation might throw your axle left/right a lot because of this IMHO but it certainly wont be inclined to do it all by itself ..be more concerned about your front spindle pivot points..but guess your not finished..and what would i know anyway
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:43 PM
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In the picture above there is little locating the axle from swinging side to side actually pivoting around the Front SRE on the upper link. The only thing resisting this is the parallel lower links. I can see Josh's concern and if this was a Fullsize toy I would advise that the upper link be reversed however...
I think this is just an illusion. The relative motions for lateral location aren't different if you flip the upper link around. The side-to-side locating is the same. What has changed is the location of the roll center. If you have a side view of the suspension at right height, we could pinpoint the roll center and roll axis angle to get an idea of how your unconventional upper link has affected the suspension.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:20 PM
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I added some gussets to the ends of the A-Arms...



Here's a very special shot of the mini buggy, it's first time outside!! It's a ROLLER!!!!



Super excited!
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:09 PM
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Nice!
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:34 AM
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Must ask where are you going to mount the engine and what engine are you going to use?
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:24 PM
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A-arms look nice
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:11 PM
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I got the motor and seats mounted over the holidays...



Also got my son to sit in it and make some engine noises....

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Old 01-06-2014, 10:55 PM
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Wow, that thing really grows up when you put a person in it lol. How's the leg/foot room? Looks okay in the pics. Are you thinking about doors? Maybe a pickup bed?
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:58 AM
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I'm not really getting the TT vibe of this rather it is more of a ProStock
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:32 PM
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I'm not really getting the TT vibe of this rather it is more of a ProStock
hmm ProStock, that works too... The Trophy Truck reference just came from it being for offroad/desert and having a front engine and solid rear axle. It will actually sit a little higher, I don't have any pre-load on the springs right now, setting the engine in it really made it squat....

As long as it enables me to buzz around in the woods and dunes with a smile on my face, you can call it whatever you want
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:55 AM
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:00 PM
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It's not done yet, but I have made some progress...

















I wish I could say it was done......
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:02 PM
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Awesome! That tilt column is cool.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:20 PM
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Thanks Bandit! It turned out pretty good.

I made a little more progress...





Even got my steering brake handles mounted...



Little by little...
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:22 PM
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Which way does the shaft rotate in this photo? CW or CCW? Curious if your tensioner is on the loaded or loose side of the chain.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:07 PM
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Which way does the shaft rotate in this photo? CW or CCW? Curious if your tensioner is on the loaded or loose side of the chain.
In that picture the chain rotates counter clock wise. The engine pulls on the straight section of chain, opposite of the tensioner.
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As it should be. Carry on then!
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