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Old 08-17-2006, 07:42 PM   #21
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Please forgive my ignorance, but why is the "cab" set to one side? Are my eyes that bad, or is there a Damn Good Reason for it?
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:58 PM   #22
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Nope I started welding and it fall over. So I just went with it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:00 PM   #23
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Just Kidding. Many new Moon Buggys are being built like this. They all Copied my Design.
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:01 PM   #24
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Please forgive my ignorance, but why is the "cab" set to one side? Are my eyes that bad, or is there a Damn Good Reason for it?
The real moon buggies are built that way, if you search the internet, you will find a lot of pics and information on them!
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:54 PM   #25
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looks good nice brazing job!!
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #26
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looks good nice brazing job!!
It's not brazed. MIG
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:30 PM   #27
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I figured you'd drawn inspiration from the full scale buggies, I just wondered why they are built that way? Driver comfort seems to be pretty easily ruled out. I must say that your MIG skills definately outweigh mine, I had to weld my "tuber" with solid rod instead of tube because I kept burning though it. I tried turning the welder down and different wire, just comes down to being better at it I guess.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #28
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Mabe around where the box shape is like the main panel spot. On the outside of that or along the low and high bar of that.
You should make a bisnuss.
What the hell is that supposed to say?
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:37 AM   #29
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Run2, what are you welding with? I know it's a mig welder, read that much already. I have a Lincoln that is about 15 years old and does fine for welding real car stuff; but getting the heat low enough for doing tubework is tough. I basically have to do a hundred little tack welds all over and rotate areas to spread heat/stop burn-through. Like someone else posted, maybe it's not the welder and you've just gotten to be that good at it?

The moonbuggy tuber looks great! If it were mine, I would add a brace under the downward pointed tube between the shock hoops. If it stays lightwieght you might not have trouble, but I'd be a bit worried about it bending in a good tumble.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:34 AM   #30
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I use a Snap On Mig Welder. I don't think they even make it any more. #y205b. It's 208/240v and the wire can be .023-.045...I have been using solid rod instead of tubing. It's cheaper, stronger and easier to work with. Of and I would beat money that Moon Buggy it's going to bend. We had 350lbs on top of it. And that's with out a skidplate on it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:07 AM   #31
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I've been using solid rod too, my rig has a few more "tubes" than yours but it still is not heavy by my standards. I burnt up enough brake line to make probably three or four chassis before I decided to switch to solid rod. I also tried to braze it, with very little luck. My joints just weren't strong enough. Now with the mig and solid rod, I can burn the weld in and I have all the confidence in the world in the joint. As for the rod bending, I agree with you 100 percent, it's tough to bend with it in a vice. Needless to say the triangular cells you have formed in your buggy will more than hold up to any abuse you can throw at them.

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Old 08-20-2006, 06:40 PM   #32
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any update you got me hooked on moon buggy's
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:28 PM   #33
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can't wait for it to be done.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:36 PM   #34
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I should have the chassis done this week. Hopefully Wednesday or Thursday. I'm thinking of seting the front with a four link and the rear with just 2 link with a track bar. Just like the 1:1's.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:48 PM   #35
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but Most 1:1 Moon buggy's like thta run a 2 link set up and a Track bar.

Nice buggy, but most run a 3 link and panhard.. 2 lowers/1 upper/1 panhard
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #36
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Nice buggy, but most run a 3 link and panhard.. 2 lowers/1 upper/1 panhard
You now what? The more I look at it. Now I can see that 3rd upper link mounted on top of the pumkin. 3 link and panard it is. Thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully I can build a close to scale Moon Buggy that work well.
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Thanks for the pic also. Thats helps.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:55 PM   #38
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I figured you'd drawn inspiration from the full scale buggies, I just wondered why they are built that way? Driver comfort seems to be pretty easily ruled out.
As I understand it, the driver sits right next to the tranny and xfer case to keep the CG as low as possible rather than sitting above it.

Why's that panhard not level with the axle?
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Thanks for the pic also. Thats helps.
No problem.. I have a higher resolution of that pic if you need it..

I got the pic from Jason when I was thinking of building a 3 link also
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Why's that panhard not level with the axle?
Them air shocks ain't got no air in 'em yet
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