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Old 10-08-2009, 07:25 AM
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off road buggy frame

thought you guys might be interested in this one,
this is a space frame i fabricated for a customer,
its a off road buggy, or dune buggy, theres a 1.3
corolla engine going into it, but the customer is
putting a glanza turbo engine in in the future.
its a full custom mandrell bent frame, made from
1 7/8th tubing, and 1 1/2 tubing. on this one im
only doing the frame, and all suspension mounting
the engine and fab work, should be a prety
cool little machine. its my first off road buggy so
i learned as i went, functionally its good, but there
are a few things id change if i was building another.

plus, this was built using car parts as the customer was on
a budget, so thats the reason for shit shocks, and
suspension goemetry.






















finished the rear shock turrets
made them out of 1 1/2 tube, and just triangulated
them back to the main frame. there very strong and
should hold up well in a roll.













rear wishbones, lca 4'' longer, and tube inside for strength










frame and front suspension, alot more support bars left to go in,
gusseting. but ya get the idea

















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Old 10-08-2009, 07:27 AM
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pretty much finished.




front turrets



weld shots














tube fitment,



and now the frame 95% complete.













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Old 10-08-2009, 07:29 AM
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completely striped the frame back down and painted in black enamel











and then re assembled,. This is as far as I go on
this project, the customer Wanted a full custom
rolling buggy frame, so now its FINNISHED















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Old 10-08-2009, 07:30 AM
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sorry ment to put this in utv and buggy fab! admin can change if they want.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:54 AM
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what is the front and rear suspension out of?

cool builds! welcome to OFN!
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:08 PM
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Nice budget type of a build. I'm lookin at buildin a mini with a KZ 1000 motor but have seen guys use car motors in mini frames. I like the concept you used. Got one question about the cage as I have seen it done both ways but the bar running diagonal on the cage behind the seat and the bar running side to side why didn't the 2 bars pas thru each other??

Dave
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:10 PM
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thanks dude ,the rear sus is the front sus out of a 1993 toyota corolla, and the front sus is
the front suspension and top mounts out of a 1992 civic with custom A arms.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:16 PM
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Nice budget type of a build. I'm lookin at buildin a mini with a KZ 1000 motor but have seen guys use car motors in mini frames. I like the concept you used. Got one question about the cage as I have seen it done both ways but the bar running diagonal on the cage behind the seat and the bar running side to side why didn't the 2 bars pas thru each other??

Dave
hey dave, no major reason other than its a little bit stronger this way as both bars are straight and uncut, i had the room to play with so just sat it forward a 1 1/2''. in race cars i usualy make them pass through each other as it looks a bit nicer and doesnt intrude into the driver space.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:54 AM
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the 86 in the background... is that an F20C I spy???
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:51 AM
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yeah ive built a few of them now. there nearly gettig comon over here.
we put one in our race car ae86 about 2 1/2 years ago, and since then
ive done four more. abd theres others i havent done. great engine tho.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:47 AM
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Coolest use for that motor I've seen so far is in a Bugeye Sprite. Used the S2k gauge panel and all.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:37 AM
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cool looking build I want to build one. but have to finish my other projects first.
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Hey, you did an amazing job on that buggy! i was just wondering if you have blueprints for the frame, or at least how you did it. I was thinking of making that kind of frame, but i dont know where to start.
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