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 Post subject: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:46 pm 
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i have had this frame for almost a year now and finally got a decent start on it. i have been waiting for my new garage to be built and it is done as of a few weeks ago. i had to move all my stuff in and get situated so i can start on the new buggy. here are a few pics of the garage and the build.....so far.


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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:22 pm 
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All Right Dave thats a nice shop u have ...Now get the build going on


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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
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That's a nice garage/workshop :wink: . Wish I had some land to build a garage. I built my buggy on my driveway, setting up, and cleaning up everynight :( , I'm sure I lost a month in that aspect. It would have been so nice =P~ to leave my fecal matter right where it was and pick up where I left off. Okay I'm done whining , congrats.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Nice! and congrats on the new man cave Dave. =D> 8)

Are you going to insulate it?

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Lookin good Dave.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
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Nice shop, but may I make a suggestion. Epoxy paint that floor before you get any oil on it. I did that to mine and it sure makes clean up so much easier and that stuff is tough. Gas, brake fluid or thinner doesn't seem to effect it.

Now get busy on that buggy build.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:53 pm 
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good idea on the epoxy rich. wouldn't want to stain that nice new concrete.....but i'm sure i will sooner or later :D

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nice congratulations on the new work space :) cant wait to see that Drakart come to life

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
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thanks guys. i'm looking forward to hopefully having it done this spring for riding. i'll use this as my build thread and post pics so if any of you have suggestions i will be happy to listen. i have built "karts" in the past but nothing at this level so i will be learning as i go.

i guess i will start at the top. as far as i know the frame is from a 2009 drakart tornado single seater. i bought it with front A-arms, seat, steering rack & all the body panels. the long travel A-arms were used as a flat track racer and had VW ball joints in them so they are sitting to the side & most of the body panels are dinged up pretty good. i am using honda TRX250R A-arms & spindles. i started with 250X arms but the 250R arms are about 2" longer and that helps me with my shock mounting. the steering rack i got with the frame is a nice one. it's the heavy-duty one they use on the VW set-ups. the seat is nothing fancy. just the regular plastic summit racing style seat. so far, i have the front suspension on except for the shocks. i ran out of radius tabs doing the A-arms and need to order more. i will include pics as i get things done.
onward and upward... :)

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Looking good Dave. Cant wait to see it come to life.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
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nice garage looks like they used a finish mean on the concrete,don't bust your butt :D
was concerned didn't see a couch, refrig or a stero
a guy has to have something to drink set or lay down and think about things while relaxing to tunes.


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kid4life wrote:
good idea on the epoxy rich. wouldn't want to stain that nice new concrete.....but i'm sure i will sooner or later :D


I did the epoxy on my garage floor. Pretty simple. The prep work is the most time-consuming. Got to make sure that sucka is clean. I washed and rinsed several times. THen you just mix the two parts, roll it on, and then throw the specs by hand. Easy and looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
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nice garage looks like they used a finish mean on the concrete,don't bust your butt :D
was concerned didn't see a couch, refrig or a stero
a guy has to have something to drink set or lay down and think about things while relaxing to tunes.


let the sparks fly


in the pic of the side view you will see the min-fridge. i have a stereo but it's up higher on the shelf with the speakers. as afar as the couch....haven't got that far yet.

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:51 am 
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couple pics of the front arms mounted. no steering linkage yet, that's next.
the $40 harbor freight tubing notcher does a pretty good job once you put a shim in behind the front plate to line things up.
right now it's sitting at just under 53" hub-to-hub up front. the pic has the wheels with the large offset (3") to the outside. i can always flip the wheels if i need to.


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nice shop needs a good work bench nice start on buggy have fun with the build

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Mornings like today when I have to go scrape the ice off my windows makes me totally envious of your man cave :evil: . Enough whining. I will be watching this new build of yours come to life. :D

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Good to hear some feedback on the hf notcher. I guess that's the jig only for 40? Have you tried their holesaws? I've tried the cheap ones with no luck, thought about trying the more expensive ones but was afraid to take the jump!

Build is looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: single seater build under way
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:09 pm 
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i wouldn't use the HF hole saws. i went to home depot and bought a Milwaukee bi-metal hole saw for $8.00. the whole set at HF was $14 but i have not read good reviews on them holding up.

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Shebug wrote:
Mornings like today when I have to go scrape the ice off my windows makes me totally envious of your man cave :evil: . Enough whining. I will be watching this new build of yours come to life. :D


just cold & rainy here but i still have to fire up the torpedo heater when i go to the new garage. i probably wouldn't care if i had no heat ...i would still be out there... :lol:

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