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Old 12-07-2015, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MinEliminator Kid Buggy Build

I haven't done a build thread in quite a while but this one is a bit too exciting not to share.

We are building a 3/4 scale version of our Eliminator production chassis for a customer's son to match his fullsize buggy. These will be part of our lineup moving forward. Pricing to come soon...

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MinEliminator Chassis
Fourtrax 350 Engine/Trans with reverse.
Samurai Axles with flipped thirds
Samurai Tcase
Samurai manual steering box with EPS unit (electric power steering)
Fox 2.0 x 10" and 2.0 x 12" Air Shocks
30" tires on 15x7 steel wheels
42" Corbeau bench seat with 4 point harnesses

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Basic layout. Wheelbase will be 82.5", 3/4 scale of our typical 110".



Subframe assembly. This is all 1.5" x .120 tubing. Also 3/4 scale of the typical 2".



Coming together:













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Here's a shot of it next to one of our fullsize chassis being built for Rock Krawler Suspension to show scale.



And a shot of my Eliminator, Fred, along with our 1/4 scale 4 seater to show the overall look. We are using a Willys Flatfender hood and grill and will be putting an ATV winch in a 3/4 scale Eliminator winch bumper.



I will keep this updated as we go..
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Looks great Tim, now how are you going to get 3/4 the hp out of that engine? I am sure the kids will love it.
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If you need a 3/4-sized driver to test it out, let me know.
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Very cool.
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Looks Bad Ass. Can't wait to see more updates!!
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We're gonna need more details on that jeep parked on Fred!! It seems legit. HAHAHAHA
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HYDROSTAT BOBCAT COMER 6678761 890580 FRONT DRIVE STEERING AXLE

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Can't wait to see the finished product and where pricing will line up.
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I love it ! I've been planning mine and about to start gathering parts.

Was the flipped thirds due to the rotation of the fourtrax 350 ?
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So what class would this fall in for KOH?

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So what class would this fall in for KOH?
A class that's worth watching!!!
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So awesome! Thanks for sharing Tim!
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I love it ! I've been planning mine and about to start gathering parts.

Was the flipped thirds due to the rotation of the fourtrax 350 ?
Yes, the output runs backwards. Helps mounting the front engine though because it puts the pinion further to the passenger side. The mid shaft from trans to tcase is at a decent angle but it should work just fine.

With the exception of a tunnel for that mid shaft, the floor and firewall will be perfectly flat. The pedals and steering column will be on a sliding gantry to allow adults to push it all the way out but short kids to pull it all the way in. A booster seat will probably be needed for the little ones to see over the hood though.

Working on finishing up the Rock Krawler racecar this week and then we will jump back on this next week.
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Looks great Tim!
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Is the upper chassis be made from .120 wall tubing as well? seems like the buggy will be pretty heavy if that is the case.

What do you expect the total weight to be? Fourtrax 350's weren't exactly powerful for their own size and weight.
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Is the upper chassis be made from .120 wall tubing as well? seems like the buggy will be pretty heavy if that is the case.

What do you expect the total weight to be? Fourtrax 350's weren't exactly powerful for their own size and weight.
Yes, .120 wall everything. It shouldn't weigh more than around 1500 lbs.
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Some pics of the front clip. These are standard flatfender parts. They really make it come together.





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I'm curious what gears you are running in the transfer case and axles.
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I'm nearly ready to start a similar build but I'm using a Katana motor and a Roadster cycle reverse box instead. Mine will be a single seat adult version. I'll be watching your build closely.
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Any updates Tim? The hood and grill look awesome!
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