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PostSubject: muddobber buggy build   9/11/2011, 9:59 pm

well here we go with a total from scratch build with a deadline of bug jam. thanks for all your help daryl and roddy for getting me to a rolling frame. big thank you to Mr. I R welder aka hellafast for the welding skills.a special thanks to brian for the assist with the notching. now lets get you up to speed on where i started and where i am now.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][IMG][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]20vw/001.jpg[/IMG][IMG][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]20vw/007.jpg[/IMG][IMG][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]20vw/008.jpg[/IMG][IMG][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/11/2011, 10:17 pm

Lookin good Smile Can't wait to see it painted occasion

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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/11/2011, 11:55 pm

Dang............You'll be jumpin' curbs in no time. That looks sweet, great job!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/12/2011, 7:05 pm

Man that thing is long. What's the wheelbase on it?

Any plans to take it off-road?
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/12/2011, 10:05 pm

yes it will go OFF ROAD!!! i earned my name and i will show you that i will keep it. i am normally the first one in a mud hole I AIN'T SCARED!!! funny thing no i haven't measured the wheel base yet but i will.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/12/2011, 10:09 pm

It's a great looking buggy man. The long buggies do awesome on the pipeline (wide long straight "road" in ocala, if you have the suspension for it, 100mph is cool). I was riding in a friends last weekend, it's 125" wheel base, and it was great on the open fast stuff. It was a bit tight on the very narrow trails you run into sometimes, but not impossible, just lots of 3 point turns.

I'll be done with the first round of school in December, and if I can get a job soon after that, I'll be ordering tubing to start on our 4 seater.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/13/2011, 9:13 am

Its impressive up close.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/13/2011, 9:56 am

UP CLOSE.........Sh!t, I'm in Venice and it's impressive from here.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/13/2011, 10:01 am

I'm not trying to tell you how to build your buggy, but I'd consider putting an "X" brace in front of the windshield in that big open area. With the speeds we're going these days, the tubing isn't quite as strong as you'd think.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/13/2011, 10:20 pm

let me try to answer some questions or comment on some of the ideas.first of all the frame is not complete or in other words ready for paint there are some braces and brackets still needed in areas that I want. this frame is set up for me and my OFF ROAD driving style and will be capable of speeds over 100 and be able to turn, maybe not all that great but that is why we use disc brakes and a turning brake. maybe in pictures the front end appears very open and in need of an X-brace. not the case so i opt not to put an X-brace in there. with the design and type of tubing that was used i will not have any problem having my family in it blasting down the road or trails. thanks for the input and concerns i do appreciate it. as i get more done i will post up. thanks kevin
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/14/2011, 12:45 am

Looking GOOD!!
Looks big enough for even me to fit into it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/14/2011, 10:07 pm

Tom there is pleanty of room up front even for you, maybe even in the back. i fit in the back comfortably!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/14/2011, 10:08 pm

Kevin what tubing did you use for the buggy?
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/15/2011, 9:57 pm

Very nice job Kevin! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/15/2011, 11:39 pm

thanks it is amazing what you can build with the parts that you have laying around lol
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/16/2011, 2:34 pm

its a real nice buggy kevin? looks great ! what color are you painting the rail i see your back tries are camber out at the top how did you get that tow out ? i put a exter bar for the pedels im useing a set of clusters from a 69 c10 clutch & brake pedels ? i was thinking be for i mount my sets and peddels can i have a right side stering rail is it ilgeal ?



you were right it stoped flooding runs good had a hard time ajucting the carb bent the screw driver like you said still tight
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/16/2011, 9:13 pm

i have sen a few right hand drive rails and i think they are bad azz! glad i could help you know i am just a phone call away. the rail will be painted Ruby Red. it is a bright red with a very fine gold flake.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/18/2011, 12:01 am

You are almost done......You are entering the final stages now...LOOKING STRONG.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/18/2011, 9:14 am

no still not read for paint yet. today i will have all the floor tabs in and try some ideas for the rear shock mounts. thanks for the motivation though.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/20/2011, 5:31 pm

I don't think mounting your pedals on plywood is a good idea Laughing

Looks great man! I look forward to experiencing your madman like driving.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   9/25/2011, 9:56 pm

ok jerm i have the pedals mounted now no more plywood. thanks for a fresh set of eyes brian, we have come up with a rear shock mount that i can live with. shift box,shift rod and shifter are now mounted. btw 126" wheel base very close to the number i was looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   10/1/2011, 9:54 pm

most of the floor tabs are welded in now along with the rear shock mount. things are coming along but not fast enough. i doubt that i will have it finished for bug jam.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   10/2/2011, 12:03 am

I think you will have it ready for Bug Jam Smile I'm rooting for ya

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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 9:36 am

just a quick up date. i am now under the cannon not gun to finish, bug jam is this weekend and i am in primer now and today i will be shooting paint wish me luck as i will only have 3 days to finish this build. off to through some color later!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 10:22 am

I have faith in ya! Now get to work!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 6:18 pm

You can do it Kevin!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 7:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 8:13 pm

Careful K1, he might like that.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 11:21 pm

the bottom of the frame has color on it now, will flip it in the morning to paint the rest. i have 2 heaters 2 flood lamps and shop lights on for heat. i can only work as fast as the paint dries lol
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/9/2011, 11:26 pm

the paint is very bright red and i think the paint supplier used silver flake instead of gold but that is ok i will get used to that. it is looking nice and shiny now, what a change form the dull surface rust color!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/10/2011, 9:53 am

The silver will look awesome! Don't post pics. You don't have time. Hell, you shouldn't even be posting updates right now! Your next update should read,"Bug Jam kicked ass. I'm glad I got my rail done!" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/19/2011, 8:57 am

well i didn't finish for the bug jam Crying or Very sad . but i will have it finished this weekend just in time to do some shake down runs and then polish up. i will be showing it at a car show on Dec 10 at gator ford.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/19/2011, 8:59 am

sorry no pics until then. but you will need sun glasses to look at it. consider yourself warned
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/19/2011, 10:43 am

What about Jingle Bugs Rock? That's the 4th. You still planning on hitting that?
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/20/2011, 9:47 am

yes sorry a thought jingle bugs was later than that.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/20/2011, 12:22 pm

PICS! PICS!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/23/2011, 7:53 am

sorry no pics until it is complete
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/25/2011, 8:42 am

the rail is finished and has been driven. totally pleased with the outcome and this thing really gets with it. no doubts about the motor even with 4 people in it i was able to get the front tires off the ground while in the ditch in front of my house. oh what a feeling Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/25/2011, 10:37 am

That is awesome !!!!! Congrats occasion Brig it over and I will show you the sand box Smile

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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/25/2011, 2:24 pm

I'll be up there Saturday.,,,,Maybe a ride?????
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/25/2011, 2:53 pm

Very cool! I'm glad you finished it!
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/26/2011, 8:56 am

we road in to town and had lunch when we arrived we noticed a lot of oil dripping got it home and found the problem. going to take it out for a nice long cruise today with a few folks to make sure we are ready for the ride to orlando for jingle bugs.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/27/2011, 1:40 am

What was the prob?
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/27/2011, 8:59 am

the oil cooler adaptor did not seal so i installed another and after a nice cruise with other buggies it started leaking there again so i will try with a different adaptor to see if this one works. other than that this thing is running VERY strong.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   11/29/2011, 9:07 am

You will get it. No doubt.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   1/29/2012, 12:24 pm

oil leak turned out to be a cracked case Sad . so we are down for a while until a new super case is in hand. will post pics as soon as i can find the camera again.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   1/29/2012, 12:26 pm

Sounds like a job for JB Weld! At least you finally found the prob.
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PostSubject: Re: muddobber buggy build   1/29/2012, 8:27 pm

Crack kills.... I'm sure you will have it in Rehab then it will be ok

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