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Old 05-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #351 (permalink)
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Picking up the new rim from powdercoat tonight, here's a better pic of the destroyed one. Think I'm going to make a patio table out of it.

Got new FK spherical bearings to do the yearly rebuild on the knuckles.

Sent the ORI's in, one of the rears locked up but it wasn't the typical issue. Mine was a lower cap o-ring not the main seal issue like many have had. All four are completely rebuilt and upgraded to the new seal style, and I had them add some more dampening to the rear 16" struts. They should be back tomorrow I think. Also have resi's to add to all four corners.

Built some fancy tool holders for a buddy, cut a few extra out, keeping one for myself.

Hopefully going to try to straighten the hood where the tree I hit broke off and landed on it. Luckily it hit the chassis tube, if it would have been back 2" my brand new radiator would be toast in that area.
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ouch, that poor wheel!!

I like the holder
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #353 (permalink)
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Figured I'd bump this with some pics from the trip to Golden Mountain last weekend. Was really impressed with the park, we were busy running trails for 2+ days straight and I think we still didn't see everything.

Buggy worked great, its finally to the point where the redo list is almost complete. Need to have a stronger front driveshaft made and rebuild the cv in the current one to keep as a backup. Fuel cell cracked on a corner seam too so have a new one coming, and I'll figure out what to do with the old one.

Entering in a local timed course comp nearby, called Pit Trash Shootout at Bundy Hill on August 23rd.

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looks fun, sorry I missed out. glad you guys had fun.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:12 PM   #355 (permalink)
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Well my neighbor just randomly stopped by with his scales. I always hoped it was under 4k and guessed 3500-3700.
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very nice. would love to weigh mine, but guessing in the 4300# range
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:15 PM   #357 (permalink)
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Looks good, 3800 lbs is a good weight for all the material in that chassis.

Would you be willing to share the cad file for the tire trays?
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:00 PM   #358 (permalink)
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Looks good, 3800 lbs is a good weight for all the material in that chassis.

Would you be willing to share the cad file for the tire trays?
The chassis is stout, I've got no worries about rolling it.

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:35 AM   #359 (permalink)
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Ran the Pit Trash Shootout at a local park called Bundy Hill in southern Michigan yesterday.

Had the 2nd fastest time for our class on the first lap, but discarded it to run again and missed a turn because the tape was down so got DQ'd. Had a blast, rig is working great, couldn't be happier.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:30 AM   #360 (permalink)
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Great driving. You were hauling.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:20 AM   #361 (permalink)
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Scuffed a curb at the mall, hate it when that happens.

But as usual, RCV rocks and new parts will be here ASAP.

Video from the weekend

The "clunk" that is heard is a piece of something loose inside the super duty driveshaft I'm using on the front, its hilarious. People are always wondering what it is. haha
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What were you doing when the bell in the rcv let loose? I couldn't tell by the video...just heard the driveshaft as you hammered up that mud hill.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:47 PM   #363 (permalink)
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What were you doing when the bell in the rcv let loose? I couldn't tell by the video...just heard the driveshaft as you hammered up that mud hill.
It didn't break in the video, that hole was around 11' deep. I went through it both ways and then backed through it. When it broke I had the right front at the deepest point and was trying to climb out and turn uphill to come out the side.

There has a clicking noise from the corner for awhile now so I think its been injured.

That bell is 4340 per RCV, warranty covered everything but I upgraded to 300m, so everything on the long side is now 300m but the inner shaft.
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where's that at? looks fun
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:53 PM   #366 (permalink)
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where's that at? looks fun
Its close to an acre of private land jam packed with obstacles in Benton, IN.

They call the yearly fall event Carnage Carnival. Great people and well setup.
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