Ditch that oem steering wheel. Get a larger D shaped removable one. Move leverage and comfort plus increased security when left unattendedNothing too crazy today... started thinking about my tunnel a little before my seat comes so I can get it mounted. The top piece in the back will come out with the lid as to provide easy access to my prop shaft should I need it. Still fiddling with my steering to kill the angle on my steering shaft as well.. View attachment 264213 View attachment 264214
Ordered a quick attach deal and a wheel.. just waiting..trying to do all my welding around things I won't use again as not to char the hell out of things.Ditch that oem steering wheel. Get a larger D shaped removable one. Move leverage and comfort plus increased security when left unattended
The weight factor has crossed my mind... and my thoughts are maybe not the most efficient but here goes...I love it! I’ve toyed with the same idea, my biggest concern is the weight though. Those big thick plates look like 1/2 steel, they are heavy. I’ve looked at some 1-1/2 DOM .090 wall, (I think it’s DOM) and it seems so much heavier, perfect for strength but using the same engine will make it slower then the stock buggy. Looks like they used 0.070 for the frame, but it seems so light. I feel the like frame will be twice as heavy as the stock one. I want a stronger frame but I want my speed to 😁! You are definitely going to have to get a bigger turbo! Keep up the good work.
Being that's its a one seater I'm sure that and the factory plastics/ brackets ect probably a wash for weight Mind you. If your doing doors aluminum skins lights wiring beer cooler it add up quick.View attachment 264364
This is standing on its own. Keep in mind I've made no suspension adjustments. With the height it's sitting at I'm no longer worried about any weight issues as she's pretty perky.. ride height was actually figured to be quite a bit lower. All in all I'm satisfied I guess. Don't know enough to be disappointed yet so I'll keep plugging away. Looking at figuring out intercooler mount and some electrical and plumbing rough routing and trying to tie up some loose ends today...
Rock bouncer/hill killer. I see the guys down south (I'm from michigan) doing the southern rock racing series and the bounty hills and such... looks like a blast. I went to an event and checked it out last summer.. decided to at least build something that could take the beating... who knows maybe ill sack up and go try the real deal...Looks like a lot of work and engineering haha, something I'd start and abandon to the side of the shop later. Quick question, and maybe I glazed over it earlier, but why are you doing this? I mean, what is the end goal? Rock bouncer, hill climber, etc? Not to poo-poo on your parade, but seems like modifying the stock chassis would have been easier at this point and knowing the cost of steel - cheaper too.
I'll keep watching the build, keep up the good work! Looks way better than anything I'd ever dream up