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PostSubject: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:19 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=4EO-Vtz4H30

This is my new video, it's almost done.

I just need to put the hood back on and do some body work


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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:13 pm







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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:16 pm

i need help coming up with a design for the bumper


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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:19 pm

xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
i need help coming up with a design for the bumper the links above are pics

I fixed you up. All you needed were the image tags.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:21 pm

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xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
i need help coming up with a design for the bumper the links above are pics

I fixed you up. All you needed were the image tags.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:30 pm



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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:53 pm

Does your hood open toward the front? Will make having a bumper difficult unless you change how the hood oppens or make the bumper a quick disconnect.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:07 pm

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Does your hood open toward the front? Will make having a bumper difficult unless you change how the hood oppens or make the bumper a quick disconnect.

yeah it does, i think i will have it on like a pivot pull a pin and it drops, or the bumper leans forward
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:29 am

That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:27 pm

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That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvxDvaNdvas&feature=youtu.be

link to my new video, Thanks j* for the stickers
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:28 pm

xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
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That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic

Cracked how? You might be able to get some small, thin flat stock (like 1/2" wide stuff, ive used some for my one paintball gun handgaurd) and some pop rivets/ small hardware and reinforce the crack so you could use hinges.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:36 pm

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xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
Tractor Man Jeff wrote:
That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic

Cracked how? You might be able to get some small, thin flat stock (like 1/2" wide stuff, ive used some for my one paintball gun handgaurd) and some pop rivets/ small hardware and reinforce the crack so you could use hinges.

i think i'm gonna try some of that stuff my buddy neil used on his bike when it got layed over, its fiber glass body repair and you put some like steel mesh on it, but my hoods not fiberglass thought lol, i also put on ff's pull start today
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:55 pm

xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
Tractor Man Jeff wrote:
That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic

What kind of plastic?

First question when dealing with synthetic materials.

Usually plastic parts will have a small stamp identifying the material.

Its usually a small spot on the backside.

There are various ways to fix plastic parts. It all depends on the actual plastic being repaired.

Fiberglass parts can be repaired with standard polyester resin and fiberglass cloth.

ABS parts need certain solvent to ensure adhesion.
PVC has the same problem.
Thermosetting plastics can be welded.

The point is. use the proper material and a little work, and plastic can be repiared to look new.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:58 pm

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xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
Tractor Man Jeff wrote:
That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic

What kind of plastic?

First question when dealing with synthetic materials.

Usually plastic parts will have a small stamp identifying the material.

Its usually a small spot on the backside.

There are various ways to fix plastic parts. It all depends on the actual plastic being repaired.

Fiberglass parts can be repaired with standard polyester resin and fiberglass cloth.

ABS parts need certain solvent to ensure adhesion.
PVC has the same problem.
Thermosetting plastics can be welded.

The point is. use the proper material and a little work, and plastic can be repiared to look new.


A bit of rough sandpaper and some plastic epoxy would probably work great too.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:33 pm

yup
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:30 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
Chopperhed wrote:
xxXMowerdudeXxx wrote:
Tractor Man Jeff wrote:
That suckers fast. I put hinges on the top of my dash to make the hood open like a car hood.

My hoods cracked on the top though, it fell and its plastic

What kind of plastic?

First question when dealing with synthetic materials.

Usually plastic parts will have a small stamp identifying the material.

Its usually a small spot on the backside.

There are various ways to fix plastic parts. It all depends on the actual plastic being repaired.

Fiberglass parts can be repaired with standard polyester resin and fiberglass cloth.

ABS parts need certain solvent to ensure adhesion.
PVC has the same problem.
Thermosetting plastics can be welded.

The point is. use the proper material and a little work, and plastic can be repiared to look new.


A bit of rough sandpaper and some plastic epoxy would probably work great too.

I'll do that then
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:34 pm

I had to redo my clutch linkage, was to short and now it works better. I also found out that it can sort of pop whealys, lol, also it can do nice spins if there is some dirt on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Plastic epoxy isnt the greatest stuff - i used some of that to fix the grille on my murray ( cleaned and prepped it- even put some reinforcing plastic bits under it) - ended up cracking again a short time later - i shouldve drilled holes in the grille to lock it all together.

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:19 pm

What it looks like as of now

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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:25 pm

hey guys, i'm looking for a twin motor, max of 18hp
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:52 pm

LOL! so am I. Hey is that thing direct steering? If so, could ya post some pics of it? I'd like to see how ya did it.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:22 pm

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LOL! so am I. Hey is that thing direct steering? If so, could ya post some pics of it? I'd like to see how ya did it.

yeah it is, ill take some pics tomorrow for you. its probably not the best one out there but it works for what i do, its still got a little play which is fine when your only doing 30. if i were to buy some of those got kart ball joint things it would be golden. i know how to make it better but im lazy, lol
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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:36 pm

this is how i did my direct steer. i welded an extension onto the old steering rod, cut the old steering gear and welded it onto the shaft, the took a ball and joint bearing onto the old rod, cut it to length and flatted the rod at the end and drilled a hole in it.






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PostSubject: Re: "The Illuminator" My Rally   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:43 pm

Thats not too bad, as long as your ball joints dont wear out you should be fine. When my now parts Snapper was still used to mow with, the front tie rod had ball joints which wore out and the entire tie rod fell off! Not saying that will happen but still, they arent made like car ball joints.

Heim ends or whatever would be the best though. I plan on upgrading to them ASAP but they are expensive as all hell. Heres a link to a full set though if you need it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200626992221

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