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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2023, 05:57:22 PM »
engine alone weighed in at 300lbs

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2023, 07:53:38 PM »
worked on some output ideas today

Ford8.8 pinion
cobalt CV flange cut down
1.5" 4 bolt flange bearing (not shown)
Ford 8.8 flange
should be able to use ujoints or Superduty 1350 cv shafts

some lathe work, press work, welded. 

need another pinion and would like a 3rd to make a spare


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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2023, 08:02:23 PM »
like the 8.8 flange idea.   8)

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2023, 08:07:17 PM »
from the reading i did, looks like pulling out cv shafts is the biggest down fall of using the trans axle.


these arent really rated as a thrust bearing, but i think they will be fine.  two 1.5" showed up today.  need to make some mounting plates and then start building an engine cradle, sub frame. 

link material and heims here next week. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2023, 01:59:40 PM »
picked up a pair of air shocks from troy today and also 2 more 30 spline pinions to make transaxle outputs for free, guy reached out in gates thats part of a gear setup FB group when i posted up looking for some. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2023, 06:02:10 PM »
2nd failed attempt at sealing the trans pan, i guess i need a new pan and an oem gasket.  bah!


front 60 hubs and rotors broke down, rotors turned, wheel adaptors and 39s mounted.

lathe set up and 1 link done

need to dig my chassis table out from the back of the other side of barn.  that was PPP. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2023, 02:48:13 PM »
subframe/skid/HDPE done today

2 of 3 motor motor/trans mounts done

links and lots of measurements firmed up to start burning tabs and running tube soon. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2023, 09:45:36 PM »
lower links mounted to chassis sub

picking up rear stear axle tomorrow morning!

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2023, 01:46:27 PM »
when did you get the plasma table?

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2023, 07:05:10 PM »
this little one has been passed around a few guys in the club.  mikemike ended up with it, and hadent got it up and running yet so i grabbed it to get it going and its on loan.  i had been looking for one for a while, and the learning and process will transfer to when i find a  deal on a bigger one.


just picked it up friday, only have a day into it so far. 

2nd superduty 60 axle picked up and another 1350 front CV drive shaft

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2023, 07:14:13 PM »
2nd steer axle de bracketed today


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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2023, 06:36:30 PM »
decisions were made today first stick of tube down

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2023, 03:37:27 PM »
picked up some hardware and 2 hydro rams at Runnings today.  Joe bringing me home more air shocks and an orbital from Ohio Market place finds while we was on a work training trip this week.

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2023, 10:02:06 PM »
need to make some decisions for the shape of this thing pretty soon. 

anyone have some input feel free to MS paint away for some ideas lol 

the 4 vertical chassis bars are kinda set where they need to be for link mounts and head room up front.  dont really plan to have tube past the shock mounts that will be over the axles and tipped in both ways towards center of car a bit. 

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Re: new buggy build
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2023, 10:54:17 PM »
With your long legs aren't your feet gonna be out past the front tires or your knees up high?