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05-01-2019 08:08 AM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet View Post
10 years later, I finally snagged one of these. Unfortunately it hasn't had the easiest life, so I'm cleaning up a few things and making it more service friendly. I can't wait to see how it compares to my other two rear steer cars.

Used and abused!

Im surprised you took off all those sweet accessories...... It probably weighs closer to mine now!
04-30-2019 08:22 PM
sleepsontoilet
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Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
10 years later, I finally snagged one of these. Unfortunately it hasn't had the easiest life, so I'm cleaning up a few things and making it more service friendly. I can't wait to see how it compares to my other two rear steer cars.

03-28-2019 10:28 PM
KhaleesiCrawler
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Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
Im pretty sure the chassis size is somewhere in this thread but its length 99" width 39" height 42-46" Ill have to measure link lengths.
Do you sell any style of plans or plans for bend tech? Very interested! Thanks for the details
03-19-2019 09:17 AM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by KhaleesiCrawler View Post
Love your build Rock Ape! Could i ask how L x W X H of your chassis? Also curious how long your lower links are ? Thanks for the great build thread !!
Im pretty sure the chassis size is somewhere in this thread but its length 99" width 39" height 42-46" Ill have to measure link lengths.
03-14-2019 09:29 PM
KhaleesiCrawler
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Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
A lot of the good builders have left to never return around here.... the softer gentle pirate4x4 doesn’t get the traffic it used to for sure!

Hopefully some new builds make a comeback around here..... maybe stuff like this gets ya building something new too!
Love your build Rock Ape! Could i ask how L x W X H of your chassis? Also curious how long your lower links are ? Thanks for the great build thread !!
09-29-2018 04:20 PM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by midwestracer View Post
was good chatting with you on fb the other night glad to see the stuff on pirate to i love this place and hate seeing it not as alive as it once was
A lot of the good builders have left to never return around here.... the softer gentle pirate4x4 doesn’t get the traffic it used to for sure!

Hopefully some new builds make a comeback around here..... maybe stuff like this gets ya building something new too!
09-29-2018 06:33 AM
midwestracer was good chatting with you on fb the other night glad to see the stuff on pirate to i love this place and hate seeing it not as alive as it once was
09-28-2018 05:39 PM
sleepsontoilet Always loved these simple little buggies.
09-27-2018 09:58 PM
Rock Ape 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.....




09-27-2018 02:46 PM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by paradisePWoffrd View Post
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.
09-27-2018 11:50 AM
paradisePWoffrd
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Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
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?
09-27-2018 10:46 AM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by Kunker View Post
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.
09-27-2018 10:11 AM
Kunker
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Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
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....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO_1RHdiRR0
As an "East Coast" (close enough) kind of guy, I can't even comprehend trying to drive that.
09-27-2018 09:15 AM
pennsylvaniaboy That redesign looks soooo much better!
09-26-2018 11:52 PM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by adamwende View Post
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....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO_1RHdiRR0
09-26-2018 11:47 PM
Rock Ape
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Originally Posted by adamwende View Post
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....
09-26-2018 11:36 PM
adamwende Still a huge fan of this buggy, too.
09-26-2018 11:35 PM
adamwende 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?
09-26-2018 11:24 PM
Rock Ape 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......



09-06-2017 12:56 PM
Rock Ape 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.....
08-22-2017 08:25 AM
zayne2427 "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.
08-22-2017 07:45 AM
johny5.0
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Originally Posted by zayne2427 View Post
36" bench seat

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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.
08-21-2017 09:46 AM
robi615
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Originally Posted by eat.sleep.wheel View Post
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.
08-17-2017 08:23 AM
zayne2427 36" bench seat

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08-17-2017 08:12 AM
zayne2427 IMG_20170816_160240917 by Zayne Smith, on Flickr
IMG_20170816_110426854 by Zayne Smith, on Flickr
IMG_20170816_110417087 by Zayne Smith, on Flickr
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