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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:16 pm

Damn if I had that think I would use it as a daily driver.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:24 pm

Build is on hold for the next 3 weeks. I gotta get the shop cleaned up for a band gig. It is gonna look like this...



So I can do this...
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:45 pm

Excellent.  Be cool to be a fly on your garage wall. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:30 pm

I am back on this one. Took a weeks vacation to do a bunch of spring crap. The weather is more like February than April, so I am doing inside stuff. I recycled my old PWC cart to get this thing off the ground so I can work on it. Laying out the suspension and lift and I have a question for the guys that use the mini bike/ yardkart shocks. I have used automotive type coil over gas shocks for the swamp donkey, but they wont fit on this one. The YK shocks I have seen seem to be a too weak and little to no travel for a mud tractor suspension, but I really need them for a sway bar kind of thing. Both axles will flex and I need something to keep it upright and centered. Dont want to blow $150 on shocks that I dont think will work to start with.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:54 pm

I bought $50 worth of shocks that , after doing some simple math, I am not sure they will work without doing some serious European horizontal cantilevered F1 bullship. I dont have room for that. 2" of travel = centered +/- 1". My target was +/- 5" at the wheels and decreases the spring rate by 500%. This could get interesting and make for one ugly axx front end.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:26 am

So I'm completely lost on what you're building. I know you're using two hyrdos. How it your steering going to work? Are you going to have front and rear suspension?
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 am

actually it is 4 hyrdos and it will steer like a bobcat
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:50 pm

interesting. I am curious to see how it's gonna work out.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:02 am

That will be pretty cool!
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:47 pm

I got the shocks in and checked them out. Looks like they will work good. Ready to start burning some paint now.


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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Here is a link to the shocks if anyone needs some. they are not new, but new take offs.
https://www.surpluscenter.com/Truck-Trailer/Trailer-Components/Brakes-Shocks-Springs/Coilover-Shock-Absorber-Assembly-28-1907.axd
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:34 pm

Oh thanks, saved that link for when I go to buy shocks for the Belle.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:10 pm

I got the outboard pivot brackets done. The inboard stuff is gonna get tricky. I need to allow for belts and linkages. I am way behind for being 60+ days into the build, but it will go quicker once I get all the thinkin stuff done. (... and yes I am running the smoker in the shop. that forces me to be out there working on the build. Brisket flat and some homemade brats)


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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:13 am

!0-24 on the brisket!!
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:06 am

Looks good! Very intriguing setup there, excited to see how it develops.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:30 am

I like how those are real coil overs, they have oil in them and a spring too.  I'm buying two for mud rat.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:13 pm

This thing is so sick.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:58 pm

@tater195 wrote:
Here is a link to the shocks if anyone needs some. they are not new, but new take offs.
https://www.surpluscenter.com/Truck-Trailer/Trailer-Components/Brakes-Shocks-Springs/Coilover-Shock-Absorber-Assembly-28-1907.axd


Excellent.  Those appear to be about the same size I have.  Good link to have.

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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:22 pm

I am still alive. Have not had time to do much on the xxlt. Work, mowing, garden, random free repairs for "friends" and a 10 day out of town vacation are keeping me too busy to do much on the build.
I got the bushings I need to mount the drive motor carriers, just have not had time to drill the holes. After that I can start on the jackshaft and clutch
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:59 am

not much progress on the build. Several 14hour days at work has loaded up the parts money stash and I am ready to start buying the required stuff for the belt drive. axle carriers are mounted. time to flip it over and work on the upper shock mounts.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:23 pm

Sounds good, I'm curious to see how your suspension set up ends up working.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:29 am

So for steering are you using the brakes in the transmissions or the actual reversing actions of them? Or both?
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:17 pm

reverse. they have brakes but not really used for stopping or steering
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Ah yeah. I didn't think theyd be strong enough.
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PostSubject: Re: tater's Ford XXLT18 [2018 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:13 pm

Got it flipped over to do the top shock mounts. Got enough done to get a few measurements. It will be 39" to the seat and 44" to the top of the hood. After a good cleaning and fresh oil in the hydros, the 22" tires should get it into the 8-9 mph range.
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