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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on March 10, 2019, 04:12:55 PM »
I like it. All the hard stuff is already done.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 01:45:00 PM »
well l like the double wishbone suspension set up,  not big travel but probably enough for what I want,
they are easy to bolt into a frame   and they are so cheap over here due to them suffering from rust issues to the body shell, no one wants to weld them up or they arnt worth doing   you can buy one for a couple hunded pounds/dollars  and there are turbo and supercharged versions to be had,

I went with a base layer of 2"x2" box section











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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on March 10, 2019, 01:23:42 PM »
very interesting
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 10:16:04 AM »
I thought so too when I first saw them,  if you don't learn something new every day then you haven't been listening I was told many moons ago

Damon the guy building with the mx5 axles is well ahead of me






seems they use mx5 running gear for all sort of things

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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:59:05 AM »
thanks for the pics of the mx5......very interesting.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:58:26 AM »
hi dsrace

well if it was a road car I wouldn't entertain the idea buts as it will be bouncing around a field most of the time I came to the conclusion the vibrations wont matter or be very noticeable,   I have cut the tolerances so fine I don't really have the room for rubber bushes between the engine and the frame


nothing wrong with solid mount, all but one of mine have been.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »


well not that hard it seems

I got talking to a guy doing that over your side of the pond




well I couldn't resist so I hit ebay and found myself a pair of subframes to tinker with  ;D ;D ;D ;D

dident like all the bits dirty so off to the blasters they went




and so a parallel build started   at least I can pit a rear engine buggy against a front engine on lol
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:18:30 AM »
now here's the reason for the lack of progress, I got distracted as you do

I have started this buggy based on a vw for all the wrong reasons, its was free !!!

I should have done my homework better   5:

I came across a pic of a mazda mx5 with no clothes on   dam sexy I thought


 




so you get a front and rear subframe complete with double wishbone suspension all round  how difficult can it be to join these up with a tube frame


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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on March 10, 2019, 09:09:19 AM »
hi dsrace

well if it was a road car I wouldn't entertain the idea but as it will be bouncing around a field most of the time I came to the conclusion the vibrations wont matter or be very noticeable,   I have cut the tolerances so fine I don't really have the room for rubber bushes between the engine and the frame
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on March 10, 2019, 09:02:29 AM »
first off...nice job looks really good! solid mounting will send a lot of vibration but  that is how 95% of the offroad engines are mounted. i know there are a couple builders that use a poly or some kind of very slight dampening on the motor mounts then sold mount the trans. i tried this once and saw now vibration dampening compared to solid mount. so it's really up to you depending on your purpose.
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