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Old 11-20-2016, 10:19 AM   #701 (permalink)
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Hi Rock Ape, Cheers for the reply.

No problem. I find it interesting how lifting the panhard rod vertically has made the car more stable. My front panhard is quite low and my rear quite high on my current truck. I see yours is just above the top of the rim on the rear. When you say torque up on side hills do you mean where the driveline is rotating the body over under power?
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:59 AM   #702 (permalink)
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Rockape, I think i have read every page of this build thread twice.... I ended up buying the buggy that Extreme 4x4 started and never finished. Hopefully, 8 years later since they started it, it might actually get finished. It still has all of the original 3 link and axles. I mainly just have to figure out the engine/transaxle/ driveshaft situation and finish up the wiring and plumbing. It will be getting a 36'' corbeau bench seat where i can drive it as a single seater or my kids can wheel it as a 2 seat kid buggy with adjustable pedals.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:54 PM   #703 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:38 PM   #704 (permalink)
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Subed, Sweet build. Chassis looks great
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:33 PM   #705 (permalink)
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Nice, and here I heard that they crushed all the old project vehicles and couldn't sell them
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:23 PM   #706 (permalink)
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Nice, and here I heard that they crushed all the old project vehicles and couldn't sell them
Yeah I heard that too...... Im expecting a check from Ian all of the sudden if he sold my design without getting permission from me first......

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Old 08-16-2017, 07:14 PM   #707 (permalink)
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Yeah I heard that too...... Im expecting a check from Ian all of the sudden if he sold my design without getting permission from me first......

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Pretty sure that finished buggy frame and parts had been sold resold around the southeast for a while now.

All of their builds are owned by someone, very common to see them on local forums or craiglist for sale if the original owner sells it.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:06 AM   #708 (permalink)
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Im pretty sure im at least the 3rd owner in the past 5 years and nothing has been done to it. Ive tried buying it every time it came up for sale.

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Old 08-21-2017, 08:46 AM   #711 (permalink)
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Pretty sure that finished buggy frame and parts had been sold resold around the southeast for a while now.

All of their builds are owned by someone, very common to see them on local forums or craiglist for sale if the original owner sells it.
I met a guy in decatur that had most of the diesel Nissan build that Ian did, which was a little cool.
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Cool to see this still around hopfully it gets finished . That seat looks like it will suck for more than 10 min wheeling , I highly recommend a proper seat that is centered with the pedals. I also recommend more engine . B18 b20 K series . I love transaxle buggys but anything less than 140hp will get old.
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"Cool to see this still around hopfully it gets finished . That seat looks like it will suck for more than 10 min wheeling , I highly recommend a proper seat that is centered with the pedals. I also recommend more engine . B18 b20 K series . I love transaxle buggys but anything less than 140hp will get old."

Pedals and steering will be moved to a comfortable right hand drive position where my boy can drive and i or my wife can ride and have easy access to the brake pedal. It is primarily for my son (almost 6 yrs old and out driving his rzr170) and my wife to take turns and still be comfortable. I agree the engine will probably be way low powered but effecient enough for my son to grow into and upgrade in the future.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:56 AM   #714 (permalink)
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I still never understood why that Canadian modified the design to look like that^ he literally had the only copy of the bend tech file I have ever sent anyone....maybe those angled notches were out of his range as a builder.....

Hopefully you'll get it up and going...... mine is still a great little rig that easily holds its own with rigs with a lot more $ spent building them.

I can say with the dropping it down to 37" maxxis treps it flat works that much better than it did on the 39" reds.....
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:24 PM   #715 (permalink)
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Time for an annual bump!

So awhile back I thought this design needed to be smoothed out and tidy up some unused space.....

So instead of having a B pillar hoop , I decided make it a bit more modern with an A to C pillar tube , eliminate the 150 degree bend in the back , slightly widen the rear belt line and narrow the roof 6"

What do ya think....? Im actually still sitting on a chassis and since the base is still exactly the same(as are the front shock hoops.... I may strip that chassis and redo the upper section like this......



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Old 09-26-2018, 10:35 PM   #716 (permalink)
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I think that's a good plan. I've never been a fan of one piece b pillars. In AZ, we have a lot of jagged rocks that hang out and catch them. A to C is where it's at. I cut my whole roof off and narrowed it too. Changed the whole look of the buggy.

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Still a huge fan of this buggy, too.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:47 PM   #718 (permalink)
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I think that's a good plan. I've never been a fan of one piece b pillars. In AZ, we have a lot of jagged rocks that hang out and catch them. A to C is where it's at. I cut my whole roof off and narrowed it too. Changed the whole look of the buggy.

You going to trail hero?

I think the original reason for the B-pillar hoop was simplicity to build and literally havent built another rig with one since....even my big gay truck has an A to D pillar type cage through the cab.

No plan for TH....
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Still a huge fan of this buggy, too.
Its a fun little rig

....though after having the chance to Drive Jesse's orange buggy UP B7 memorial weekend....I have been gathering Zuk and portal parts for a slightly stretched version of that....

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Old 09-27-2018, 08:15 AM   #720 (permalink)
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That redesign looks soooo much better!
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Its a fun little rig

....though after having the chance to Drive Jesse's orange buggy UP B7 memorial weekend....I have been gathering Zuk and portal parts for a slightly stretched version of that....

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As an "East Coast" (close enough) kind of guy, I can't even comprehend trying to drive that.
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As an "East Coast" (close enough) kind of guy, I can't even comprehend trying to drive that.
Up until portals have hit the scene that line was only got with lots of throttle and big balls....my lo-budget buggy just torque twists and lifts the LF wheel when trying to crawl it.
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Up until portals have hit the scene that line was only got with lots of throttle and big balls....my lo-budget buggy just torque twists and lifts the LF wheel when trying to crawl it.
What are you gaining with the portals that is changing it? ground clearance, deeper gearing?
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What are you gaining with the portals that is changing it? ground clearance, deeper gearing?
With portals you gain all of that ^ plus you get the added bonus(and huge advantage IMO...), because there are geared hubs at the end of the axle tubes....there isn't much if any induced chassis torque twist like there is with regular axle.
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How about the full on out of the box revision.... none of the original attachment points actually moved... I just cut the ends off the main rails and did straight tubes to attach the points in a different way.....




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