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De Ranged last won the day on November 12 2016

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    Napier, New Zealand

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    LOL hmmm I'm a true petrol head if it has a motor its cool and it means I can improve it

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  1. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Finally back in my shop Anyway something caught my eye as not right.... where I'm building this is on an uneven piece of floor so the truck is on an angle and things just look wrong alot due to this lol well turns out this wasn't the case.... my cab width is 30mm narrower than a standard cab lol the windscreen was pushing the top of the sides out After contemplating things for a bit I decided to not make the cab wider.... I don't like compromise and the narrower the cab the better, even if it is only 30mm, I was planning on making a new rear cabin piece to lighten it up so modifying the windscreen was the only issue and its simple enough..... I did decide to keep the roof tho, as making a new lighter roof is way into the "why the F did I think this was a good idea...." zone lol so I'm taking some of the taper out of the top half of the cab 15mm out of each side, I'll keep the laminated glass as anyone who has gone poly will tell you glass is wonderfull when there is mud.... no scratches Not the easiest stuff to weld galv tin foil lol you need more heat to burn the galv off where you can't grind it off but the thickness of the material doesn't like the heat its all done and got a coat of cold galv on it now will cut the windscreens back tomorrow and glue them in. Had a bit more time so started sorting the rear tub (well what is going to hang there to look like one lol) once this is done you'll understand why I refer to Wills build as more of a tank style
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    kiwi series build

    Lol trust me compared to how a trials buggy is built that thing is a tank.... I'll use probably about half the amount of tube..... you'll laugh at this but I'm seriously considering building the windscreen, cab and roof out of alloy...... I want them because club runs we run in alot of thick forest This is an open good track on a sunny day lol you really want a cab on a bad day when everything is dripping! I might have just complicated things lol I just bought 4 of these
  3. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Thank you for that...... I'll read my way through that at night when I'm back at work, just glancing through there is alot of inspiration there...... he's gone more of a tank style than me, I want light weight, it does mean my body front and back is going to be softer but I'm hoping with the dovetails this will help protect it some
  4. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    I ran a bit of search for that name..... managed to find one pic on pin interest..... that looks like a very cool build you wouldn't have a link for the original build ?
  5. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Thank you, the original buggy had enough serious issues that by the time I'd fixed them I might as well have done what I've done Did a scrap run to get rid of the bits I'd cut off...... $5000 worth of buggy cut up is worth $70 of scrap lol Got the engine all mounted and the sides in place on temp outriggers, the main outriggers will be the leaf spring mounts, these will have to wait till I have the cage and the balk of the weight in as this will set the angle of the spring mounts. I've mounted these so I can mount the cab and sort the rear cage, our competition rules state that the cage must have a rear downward brace to the B pillar so I'm going to run the cage from the end of the chassis rails to the shock mounts out to the top rear corners of the dovetailed tub capping and then to the top of the B pillar.... still haven't worked out in my head yet how I'm going to do the triangulation for the recovery hook I the cab and body will be roughly a normal shorty length, but the WB is 100" I want the tyres out front and rear hows that for a flat bottom
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    kiwi series build

    Thank you..... I have to admit the shade of green was a pleasant surprise lol you never know with yellows and greens what your going to get
  7. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Got some of the engine mounts done This one was alot of fun lol Got the one on Drivers side to do.... its the worst as all the bolts I have to mount to are in one plane
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    kiwi series build

    Motor is sitting about right.... still got to finalize placement depending on if I can turn the intake manifold to face forward going to take a bit of time to strip all the carp off the top of it so I can see The whole truck and chassis will drop when I'm done Here is a shot from the back both of us are going to be sitting on a bit of an angle, and there wont be alot of foot room lol but its do-able Had one casualty transporting and moving the motor around its one of the egr valves so if the computer can play without it then I'll blank it off and run without
  9. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Had a bit of a day on it yesterday not much to show for all the hrs put in but I'm ready to sling the motor in and mount it Made some engine mounts And yes my travel speed was all over the show with these welds lol the welds are non critical and I'd been in the shed for 13hrs and wanted to go home so I cheated (wound up the voltage and wire feed and sprinted lol) I should have left one un-buffed they were a nice blue colour And here's what took so long Finished the rear lower link mounts, added a temp X member and removed the old gearbox one (was bent) then went over the chassis fixing previous dodgy repairs, gouge marks and a couple of cracks that resulted from these so now I'm ready to sling the motor in and mount that
  10. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    yep, still there, its on the list I just needed this done for my mate
  11. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Been thinking and since this is a trials style toy I want the tyres clear of the guards....... has anyone seen a dovetailed series landy lol, the back end with some skins to look similar to a shorty tub deck dovetailed I think would look really cool.... its the front guards I can't seem to get the look right in my head lol anyone seen it done or better yet got pic's surly I'm not the first to consider this.....
  12. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Time for the motor and box to go in so had to clean a bit of the carp that was in the way lol
  13. lol your asking how long a piece of string is...... for me you have some of the issues covered, you also have to consider HP/Torque (force), how different the mounting patterns are (leverage), auto or manual and how harsh and often the extreme loadings are going to be Based off the fact this is a 4wd site I'm guessing harsh usage so I'd look more towards the mild steel option.... if your concerned about weight cut some speed holes in it to reduce weight
  14. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Your both sort of right about the longer length With out going into a huge post on suspension dynamics, I'm guessing you both know about Triarged 4 link calculator..... I had a version that I've put alot of time into, one of the extras I'd added was graphs to show the different values at different travels and the rate of change in these values, I'm demonstrating to a client the reason why the common rules apply (you know, flatish bottom links, top link two third the bottom link etc) So I was adjusting the mounting points to extremes (shortened the top links and lengthened the bottom link by changing its mounting to behind the axle) the rear mounted bottom links was to counter pinion angle due to the now around 1/2 ratio top links and to extend the bottom link length to show my point ....... I had made my point and he understood, but I noticed the AS graph had reversed..... normally it is a linear rise as the suspension drops, this time it dropped as the suspension dropped! Now one of the issues with high AS for offroad is as you are using the AS for acceleration it extends and locks out the suspension so if we are on rough ground we loose traction because the wheels being carried over the bumps not tracking them...... I couldn't get my head around this changed graph the dynamics of it lol right AS is the jacking of the suspension under acceleration yes, so as the suspension pushes up (= and opposite reaction thing) so for the push up there is more down force on the tyres.... more grip ..... in a classic suspension as it extends it changes the link angles and you get more AS generating more down force etc This odd suspension lost AS as it extended, so...... accelerate, we have a high AS so the links push the body up, but as they push the body up they change there angle causing less AS.... do they now drop down? or stop and find a balance where they aren't pushing and locking the suspension out? I really couldn't work it out..... would it cause the back end to bounce (push up and drop down, push up and drop down) or would it extend and go stable So I built it on the old landy and its about to get reused here on this..... it worked on the old landy and I'm hopeing it works on here
  15. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    lol I'm working in Australia at the moment..... Got a bit more done..... started working through my plan to change a few things, this pic shows just how small the chassis is and how far the spring mount was (the one on the Left is cut off but the slaggy piece on the Right is the spring mount) I did a small flex up to check clearance for the extra holes on the Chassis Top Link mounts, this is with the 12" shocks I was planing, I do have a set of 16" procomps sitting there lol.... if I was to drop them in I'd set it up for extra drop.... dunno Might be a little delayed on this one as I need to do some engine work on the 40 series and I've got ALOT of paper work and research to do on a new project.... an airbaged 6 wheel toy hauler custom beaver tail truck with I'm guessing an old BMC truck cab (didn't really want to do it now but the cab kinda landed in my lap and I've always wanted a toy hauler lol)

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