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Old 03-12-2007, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Project Lo-budget Pimpin

Here is a few pics of my single seat project.My intention is to build a buggy with really common parts(but still have four wheel steering)and keep my budget around 5k.

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1.5 dom chassis(built by me)
1991 honda civic d16 with auto trans(diff will be welded in the trans)
2) Toyota mini-truck steering axles(the rear housing flipped for offset drive line)5.29s welded
full hydro front and rear
4 14 inch Tony K airshocks.
still deciding 37 or 40inch tires!!!
This should weigh under 1700LBS(without me of coarse)
Here is a few chassis build up pics!




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Old 03-12-2007, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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dont you have pictures of the axles floating around?

Edit: it looks like im getting ahead of you

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dont you have pictures of the axles floating around?
I do,and there is a pic of it further along too.But I though instead of thread jackin my own question thread about longfields.....I would just show the build!!!
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The rear axle(with the ends cut and turned).



I will update this thread with more pics soon.
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Nice work. The Toy axle flip/cut+turn could be its own thread.

You cut out the center of the housing, spun it 180, welded it back on to protect the ring gear in its new orientation.

Cut & turned the knuckles 180 minus whatever you needed for caster

Redrilled 4 stud holes and plugged 4 old ones.

Anything else? Going to truss the new bottom?
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How budget?
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I do,and there is a pic of it further along too.But I though instead of thread jackin my own question thread about longfields.....I would just show the build!!!
Yea i thought i remembered seeing them somewhere, you should add them here.
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Here is a few pics of my single seat project.My intention is to build a buggy with really common parts(but still have four wheel steering)and keep my budget around 5k.
Read above.
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Nice work. The Toy axle flip/cut+turn could be its own thread.

You cut out the center of the housing, spun it 180, welded it back on to protect the ring gear in its new orientation.

Cut & turned the knuckles 180 minus whatever you needed for caster

Redrilled 4 stud holes and plugged 4 old ones.

Anything else? Going to truss the new bottom?
I cut the cover portion off of the housing 180'd it and welded it back on(or the third wouldnt go back in),the holes two top two bottom.....I just drilled the upper and lower hole slightly lager and it went right back on.(normal orientation,since the honda doesnt require reverse rotation of the diffs).

there is a pic with some info about axle strenghth here...

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=559333
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looks sick bro, I am wanting to do a similar buildup, using ford 9 and dana 44 stuff, keep us updated. and good luck at ttc.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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very cool, will be a killer light wheeler! What are you planning for the steer hydro's?
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very cool, will be a killer light wheeler! What are you planning for the steer hydro's?
I recently saw a six inch travel double ended ram on a buggy my buddy just bought and so if I can find out who makes it and it wont cost a arm & a leg then thats my plan.I am going to adapt a gm p-series pump to this engine(probably the only real trick piece for this built because I have to face the pump at the front of the engine since a honda spins backwards!!!)
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Grab an 8" and destroke it.. This was the best pricing I could find a while back:

http://surpluscenter.com/sort.asp?UI...c&keyword=HCP1

But honestly, if I was going to do it again I think I'd just go with a single ended ram for a lot less money, and easier to mount.

My 8" stroke on a Toy Axle:
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1138052481

Been very happy with the ram.

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Old 03-12-2007, 07:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My engine management(all in a battery box).I had a local import guy make it for me.


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That looks really cool Rock Ape. Love the idea
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I just wish I had half the fab skills you have. Keep the pics rolling.

Good luck on the TTC
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With front shock towers...


with all 4 shocks on it!!!!

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Looks pretty sweet Any thought on the shift linkage yet?

I got out of Honda's and into Jeep's thinking it would be cheaper....should have stuck to the 1320.
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Looks pretty sweet Any thought on the shift linkage yet?

I got out of Honda's and into Jeep's thinking it would be cheaper....should have stuck to the 1320.
I think I will just need to fab up a cable bracket and I should be able to use a pro-stick type shifter(with the detents cut out) with a standard cable.If it was a 5 speed then that would be a real challenge!!!

I figure if the d16 doesnt make enough power I can step up to the zc twin cam that will directly bolt in its place for $450 and another 40 hp gain!!!
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zc was my first engine swap and a damned good motor. never got to put the hks cams in though finally dragged the old chassis to the recycler saturday and got a whopping $57 for it kinda pissed me off when I thought of all the time I'd put into it, but that's the way it goes.

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cool set up. ive been thinking of the samething but front engine w/vtec

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Nah run Toda Vtec Killers Imagine 10k rpm and an ITB'ed B20 block in a buggy for the heavy right footed...Bet a K series would be nice, but too high dollar for putzing around with a fun theory at this point.
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cool set up. ive been thinking of the samething but front engine w/vtec
To do it front engine you would have to flip the diffs(since then the drive shafts would turn the wrong way!!!).Plus you are pretty much having to use the honda trans too,because of the counter clockwise engine rotation.

and unless you are gonna be in the 4000 rpm+ range all the time the v-tec might not be the best choice!!!!(since that is about where the v-tec comes on!!!!Some much higher!!!!)
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