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Offline Baloo

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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2018, 01:08:31 PM »
Won't that seating position be a bit,wellllll,uncomfortable off road.

I think your right it would be, but its not as serve as that in real life, I just sat in the frame and my legs are straight out not up hill, think it will be fine
the subframe mounting pionts  are almost finished





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« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2018, 07:18:15 PM »
How far back will you be reclined in the seat?
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« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2018, 10:15:18 AM »
How far back will you be reclined in the seat?

I seem to have more room than I thought, seats will be in the normal position I think


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« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2018, 11:02:00 AM »
Now I'm beginning to see what you are up to.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2018, 12:38:42 PM »
good, its getting there, the strut tops appear to be high think the seat may have to raise up a little
looking round the internet I don't see many buggy or sxs builds based on car components, yet to me it seems an obvious choice
the bits are really cheap really easy to find and robust yet not really used very much, anyone got any links to builds using car components ?
must be some out there

only thing I would change with this is I would prefer it to be auto instead of manual but that might happen yet

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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2018, 03:10:46 PM »
not sure of a sight. but a lot of guys have been using all wheel drive Subaru's.  Putting the engine and drive train  under VW bugs.  thy are  still rear engine but seem to work great.  love what your doing. But I'm thanking you need to pull your other build off the shelf and work on it. that build was really looking sweet.
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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2018, 08:56:45 AM »
not sure of a sight. but a lot of guys have been using all wheel drive Subaru's.  Putting the engine and drive train  under VW bugs.  thy are  still rear engine but seem to work great.  love what your doing. But I'm thanking you need to pull your other build off the shelf and work on it. that build was really looking sweet.

thank you,  I did toy with the idea of a subrau but thought its a bit long for mid mounting,   and I will get back on the beachbuggy project by christmas

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« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2018, 11:26:05 AM »
hello boys
had a bit of an enforced break but back on it again now

















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« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2018, 12:57:29 PM »
so that's an audi 20v turbo engine and box but I want to run an auto gearbox so that is coming back out and a V5 or V6 golf/rabbit engine with auto box is going back in
this is turning into a development hack as I have changed my mind on many things, like the subframes off the golf 

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« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2018, 04:53:38 PM »
Why the autobox?
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2018, 01:42:48 PM »
Why the autobox?


well 2 or 3 reasons really

1 I have always liked autos and like to drive with right foot on the gas pedal and the left on the brake,
I want to have 2 brake pedals next to each other one for the left and one for the right or both together for both sides, the only place I have to use this buggy is round a tight twisty track, pretty smooth grass but tight, being able to stamp on the left brake pedal ( or right ) and hitting the gas  when coming into a sharp corner causes it to pivot round the front wheel that's braking  and slide round the corner, well that's the theory anyway

but the deciding factor is I haven't left enough room to the right of the steering column to get a brake pedal in only the accelerator so that rules out a manual really as with a manual you have to brake with your right foot



picture dosent really show it well but I only have room for one size 13 boot to the right of the column 

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« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2018, 02:03:18 PM »
looks like a fun project. where will you run it?
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« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2018, 02:16:17 PM »
looks like a fun project. where will you run it?

hi dsrace

 I have a field that I planted loads of tress on then mowed a track around/through them,  I might have to loose a few trees as its a bit to tight really,
here's a vid of it  from 2012 6 years on its a full blown wood now and the track is 3 times as long as I have added bits in here and there
, was going to run something round it in the next couple of weeks and shoot some more video to see the difference




and I would like to talk sand rail design , but I need to get the engine and box out of the vw passat so we have some real world measurements to play with   


edit :  this one might show the track better even though it was a wet day, which is most days in the uk lol






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« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2018, 03:38:55 PM »
it appears you own a large section of ground!

looked like you were running some really good ground speeds through that trail including the swampy area. 30 to 40 mph? maybe 50 mph for a stregch or two. seemed to handle very well as i didnt see any fishtailing when you hit the marsh. i assume bonnet translates to hood lol.
 it would also appear that even all terrain vehicles have the steering wheel on the right side too lol i like the small detours from the track like slow moving lanes. the trail definately gets tight in spots. how wide was that buggy?

i have to ask, what is that pipe lating on the ground?
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« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2018, 03:40:22 PM »
definately the right place to ask sand rails questions.
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