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Crawler.. bike buggy..2 seater flat 4 variable diff pro warp
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Blue dragon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Micro light 4x4 Reply with quote

Hi Lee

No not really a rockcrawler, more a 4x4 racer. I'll post the CAD pic soon. Looking forward to chasing your machine.

Mark

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Mark for having me today..

Your creation really is something else.. NOTHING would stop it today.. even in the rock hard frozen holes..

WOW

Allan

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yer cheers mark and baloo letting us come up... fair play and there aint alot that will beat that mate Smile ....... ps hurry up allan we need one now....... forget about jeeps.... crawlers are the future Very Happy

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baloo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry l was a bit slow with the pics boys Smile



















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baloo
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baloo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the movey picture ones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8ucq60Vcu0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUgveGw7Fio
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can kinda see in the video and the pics how capable it is.. but as you said at the time Baloo.. the photos and videos dont do it justice..

The ground was so hard and smooth due to the ice its a wonder it got any grip at all.. yet it still went over anything you pointed it at..

Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOooo, you get an idea of the capability when scrolling down through the pictures......didn't half make my eyes hurt though!!! Shocked

Brilliant build, love the vehicle, and thanks for posting the photos. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet alan needed a chande of pants when the back wheels came off the ground going in to that hole Laughing
Mark There are some comp safari events on mid to late march will you be ready for then? Smile Also Mark I know you have many good contacts do you know any one who can get new spec helmets for msa events without paying extortionate amounts of money?
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baloo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you still dribbling then Alan ?

no problem posting the pics DD l still have some more to do yet but fingers dident thaw out till half way through the night Laughing

Lee l think Alans quick entry into the hole had something to do with being in 3rd instead of first Laughing but never mind it gave us a chuckle

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still dribbling?? I had a wet dream Shocked

All the way home Nathan was planning a build lol


The gear box is rotated through 90 degrees so takes some thinkin about.. I thought I was in 1st.. but obviously not Laughing

Mind shows how capable it is as it climbed the slope in tird..

Sorry about the stain on the seat Mark Twisted Evil

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baloo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote






















there was over 900 pics on the camera Shocked l will go through and find just a few more, l wont bore you with them all Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as many close ups as poss please Andy....
going to have a real good look round this next time at wagtail.
i still want to bld one!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Rick
l will see what l have in the way of close ups, but if you want to have a look at it l will ask Mark, we could probally go to his one saturday morning,

l want to biuld one as well but l want a 2 seater and the transverse engine turned through 90* dosent lend its self to that too well, l am still playing around with suzuki bits in the garage but l think l have a plan, be nice if there was half a dozen people who wanted to biuld one the same then we could post the plans/drawings and the dxf files for the lazer cutters etc,

Andy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...yes please Andy, any time thats convenient
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its funny.. when you first look at it.. you think.. oh thats just a pair of SJ axles, a body tub and four air shocks..

But the more you look, the more you discover..

Its a real masterpeice of engineering.. the axle being widened.. shaft made.. caliper mounts built.. steering adapted..

All of it working in perfect harmony...

Its a very clever build.. a lot of thought and man hours gone into what is a very capable machine..

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats just sooooooo cool
its got to be the best home built 4x4 in this country
ive got to sell the mog i want one Laughing

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Rich.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is awesom !

What are you using for the Hydrosteer? I need to sort mine out soon for the front and rear steering on my project, but PSC kits are $1300 +Shipping and trail toughs are $1100 + shipping, which seems abit steep for a pump and a hydraulic ram!

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Blue dragon
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Steering Reply with quote

Hi Rich

I bought a Raufoss orbital valve of a Canadian garden tractor on eBay for £70. 3.5 turns lock to lock, 1/4"BSP hose connections. As these go this one is tiny. It says Made in Poland but it came from the US.

I have used the standard Citroen hydraulic pump (presumeably high capacity as it is used for suspension, brakes and steering on the donor car).

I then bought 2 new general purpose rams off eBay for about £45 each. I machined the end off one and made a 2 way out off the 2. (They must exist but I couldn't find one this small). I used a reservoir off a Skoda.

Hoses cost £30 ... so all told, £200 about did it. Pics to follow

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatsounds much more like it Smile

How do you rate it? Im going to be turning 37" rubber with mine , and its got rear wheel steer, so i think im oing to have to go for a bigger pump so i can run front and rear rams at the same time, so i need some pretty beefy kit!

Rich

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark

That looks so much fun I'm sorry I missed it yesterdaybut weather too cold for me at the moment.

Your crawler looks really versatile and nimble.

Your amphibian build looks lots of fun to.

Really good builds your very clever

Excellent photography as usual Andy

Jane

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark

That looks so much fun I'm sorry I missed it yesterdaybut weather too cold for me at the moment.

Your crawler looks really versatile and nimble.

Your amphibian build looks lots of fun to.

Really good builds your very clever

Excellent photography as usual Andy

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sitting here with eyes out on stalks. What a machine! I bet Allan slept with a smile on his face like there was a coat hanger jammed in his mouth. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil.. how did you know

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you still got that coathanger in your mouth smiler ?
















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and l do fit in it at last

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last pic, Get out your to big, you will break it Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its kinda hard to not smile driving something which has such ability


Andy you still looked cramped in it.. But at least ya got a go in it at last lol

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