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I've been wanting to build a buggy for a few years now but haven't had the time. With the RONA these last few months its given me some time to focus on this project and a few more. I've had a good many of these parts for awhile so here's a list. I have a bunch of pictures on a couple phones so I'll get them uploaded as I can. As each part was delivered I drew it up in Solidworks.

6.0 Engine
TH350 Trans
Atlas 4 speed
Dana 60
Dana 70
Kings
Racelines with BFG's.

One of the first parts I drew up was my King Shocks. I made each part individually so I could move it in the assembly.
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The next part that UPS brought was my trans cooler. I will say this, during the rona shipping sucked. I waited several times for 30 to 45 days to get parts from FEDEX because it tracked being at the hub here but when I got there they couldn't find it.

I ordered this cooler Derale 15900: Electra-Cool Trans Cooler Kit Inlet Size: -8AN | JEGS

then took measurements and brought it into Solidworks. This is one of the only parts I added color to just because it was cool.
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The next part that came in the mail was from Wide Open Design and it was the winters shifter. Art Carr/Winters Shifter

Again, like a broken record I drew this in Solidworks. The main purpose for doing all of this is to save time as I do this will I'm on the couch watching TV with my wife.

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At this point, I'm tired of drawing and not making. So I drew these tube ends and then turned them on the lathe and put the holes on the mill.

I'm not a machinist but I think they turned out great. I went ahead and made 8 or 9 of them while I was at it. I don't plan on using all of them but who knows I may.

I'll post more tomorrow when I have time. I need to get some sleep.

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One more post, I ordered the 8 circuit wiring harness from Busted Knuckle. I really like the way its built. I ordered this one 8 circuits Weatherproof Relay/Fuse center

Again, I drew it in solidworks but I didn't add all the wires. I made sure I'm within .03125 of each part to make sure when I start adding all the parts that it fits.


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Just a few parts pictures. I got these Crane drive flanges. Also, the 7075 Aluminum link material that will go into the steel tube link materials.

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For this chassis design I will be laying the radiator down a good bit so I decided to make a new expansion tank and catch tank. It kind of hurts my feels to cut on the griffin radiator.

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I ordered king bump stops from Filthy Motor Sports. The same company I ordered my king coil overs from. Once they came in, which took a couple months, I got right to drawing it up.

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Nice work on the drawings. I'd be interested in a couple of the tube caps if you want to part with a few. Those turned out pretty slick.
 

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Nice work on the drawings. I'd be interested in a couple of the tube caps if you want to part with a few. Those turned out pretty slick.

The "rough" turned tube ends we did by hand. The really nice one is on our new CNC Lathe. I'll offer them for sale if anyone is interested. I have a couple other designs as well that I'll post up.
 

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More CAD work. Lots and lots of CAD work. I use the time watching TV with my wife to draw these parts so its a win win. Drew up the 1.25 Hiems so I can used these in the assemblies. If you have used Solidworks you can make each part and then make a sub assembly so you can move each part.

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I am not sure I will even use these but I bought some of the trail gear tube joints. Went ahead and modeled it, just in case.

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I ordered the disk break kits from lugs4x4. Nice kit, had everything i needed. I did spring for the upgraded stainless braided lines.

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Some pictures of the 6.0 we are freshening up.

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