Dueling buggies

Tfab

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Here are some shots of two buggies we are building . Bryan is building the newly designed Jeep 4 seater buggy and Taylor is building a classic 100 proof 2 seat cruiser buggy that we are modifying to fit 3 seats
 

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Tfab

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Looks Good. :thumbsup: The pictures don't do them justice. They are lookin' sweet in person.

Thanks Dan your rig is sweet too :thumbsup:

Here is a pic of the 4 seaters A/C unit :eek: I know right A/C in a buggy is gonna ROCK !
 

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Tfab

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The 4 seater is getting 2" upper Aluminum Links and 2.25" Aluminum lowers with 1.25" Heims Here is a pick of the batwing link mount
 

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Ampdraw

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I seen that 3 seater chassis on your web site just yesterday. I had started a post here somewhere thinking about attempting to build my own 3 seater just because I don't have the $80K most places want for these things fully built. No, I've never done it before, so it would of been a learning experience.

That price and design is exactly what I had in mind!

http://www.trentfabrication.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=111

I'm completely absorbed in trying to find a house at the moment, as soon as I get that out of the way I'll be down there talking to you guys. If you guys can build the chassis for that price, that's less than what I would end up investing in specialized tools and materials to try and do it myself, plus it will of been professionally designed and built. Can't go wrong there.

I'll be putting AC in mine as well, gotta have the AC.
 

Tfab

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I seen that 3 seater chassis on your web site just yesterday. I had started a post here somewhere thinking about attempting to build my own 3 seater just because I don't have the $80K most places want for these things fully built. No, I've never done it before, so it would of been a learning experience.

That price and design is exactly what I had in mind!

http://www.trentfabrication.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=111

I'm completely absorbed in trying to find a house at the moment, as soon as I get that out of the way I'll be down there talking to you guys. If you guys can build the chassis for that price, that's less than what I would end up investing in specialized tools and materials to try and do it myself, plus it will of been professionally designed and built. Can't go wrong there.

I'll be putting AC in mine as well, gotta have the AC.
That is an old school 100 proof cruiser chassis it takes us about 1 week to build one but I have two guys that build them and we are about 6 chassis out so I would say we can get started on it in about 3-4 weeks . Those chassis start at $4400 , The base chassis is 1.5" DOM and this chassis can be used as a 2-seater or a 3-seater . The chassis you sent us the link to is slightly different and would be $4900
-Lisa
 

Ampdraw

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Like I said, I'm in the process of looking for a house to buy at the moment so I can have enough garage space to begin a major project in. As soon as I get that out of the way I'll be down there to talk to you. Its already September now (where did the year go?), so I probably wouldn't be ready till the beginning of the new year to place my actual order.

Even then it wouldn't be a big rush on you to complete it, as once I get the chassis its still going to take me some time to get everything else together and complete it.
 

Tfab

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Here are some pics of the axle assemblies on each buggy
 

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Tfab

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Here are some pics of our link mounts , Motor mounts , Transfer case mounts , and a custom aluminum cargo tray
 

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yotapower

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Lisa you should really take some brake clean and clean up the drunk sharpie graffiti before posting pics! Some people might get the wrong idea!:D
 

Ampdraw

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Lisa you should really take some brake clean and clean up the drunk sharpie graffiti before posting pics! Some people might get the wrong idea!:D

I don't know, looks like some of that graffiti serves a practical purpose.




My project partner (4 year old son Rowen) and I are enjoying watching one of these get built up. We've seen your work often enough out at the CalROCs events to know you guys do great work. Really looking forward to getting our own project started with you guys.

Ok, gotta finish typing, he's setting on my lap wanting to see the pictures again.
 

Tfab

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Lisa you should really take some brake clean and clean up the drunk sharpie graffiti before posting pics! Some people might get the wrong idea!:D

LOL the reason we do that is so we all know there is no oil in the differential . We only wipe it off when there is oil in the differential , that way when the owner of the rig peels out we know his gears will be sufficiently lubricated :thumbsup:
 

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Some link and link mount pics
 

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Tfab

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anyone can



zzzzzzzzzz stop let cool ...............zzzzzzzzzzz stop let cool ............zzzzzzzzzzz stop let cool it's that easy to stitch weld

Oh please it is not that easy ... I have some of the best fabricators/welders in the area . They have been doing this all of their lives ...they are GOOD . Practice makes perfect and consistency is key . Anyone can weld like this ..... in due time . Easy zzzz zzzz is not how I would describe it though .
-Lisa
 

1SAWB

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oh please it is not that easy ... I have some of the best fabricators/welders in the area . They have been doing this all of their lives ...they are good . Practice makes perfect and consistency is key . Anyone can weld like this ..... In due time . Easy zzzz zzzz is not how i would describe it though .
-lisa

it is that easy

it's a basic stitch weld. Most professional welder's will not use this method because it is considered a cold weld becauseth eheat stop's and then start's so the penitration sux. Never said anything about the fabrication work at all just the weld and him wishing he could do it. It's all for looks and that's it :d

THE WAY YOU CAN TELL IT'S A STITCH WELD IS LOOK AT THE CENTER OF THE PUDDLE YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE TIT. IM GOING TO SAY THAT BRIAN WELDED THAT AND NOT TAYLOR
 

Tfab

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it is that easy

it's a basic stitch weld. Most professional welder's will not use this method because it is considered a cold weld becauseth eheat stop's and then start's so the penitration sux. Never said anything about the fabrication work at all just the weld and him wishing he could do it. It's all for looks and that's it :d

THE WAY YOU CAN TELL IT'S A STITCH WELD IS LOOK AT THE CENTER OF THE PUDDLE YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE TIT. IM GOING TO SAY THAT BRIAN WELDED THAT AND NOT TAYLOR

At a glance it dose look like a stich weld but it is not. It is Taylor's weld. It might look like a stich weld but a closer look will show that there are no starts and stops. Stich welds have a small dot in the middle and lots of spatter.
Derek Trent
 
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