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 Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress)

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PostSubject: Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress)   Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress) Icon_minitimeJanuary 28th 2021, 9:40 pm

Locked the rear differential by installing a solid 3ft axle and welding it (the best I could) to the bull gear. Also attached a few pictures to show a general idea of what it is hopefully going to end up looking like.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress)   Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress) Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2021, 1:52 pm

Cool, what's the plan for rear suspension? Are you planning on somehow hinging the transaxle or are you gonna have a separate axle and run drive chains? I figured by how far your axles are sticking out you were probably gonna put the wheels right on them. What's your plan for the front?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress)   Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress) Icon_minitimeJanuary 31st 2021, 11:17 am

I am planing on using the trans-axle as a pivot point for the separate rear axle connected by a swing arm. Where the wheels are sitting is about where they will end up being mounted. The front will be A-arms.

I just picked this blaster up yesterday, took the picture right before I left the sellers place. I am probably going to use it for parts if I determine its not worth restoring. There is a lot wrong with it and the whole bottom half is full of water, currently one solid chunk of ice inside it. Having this will make this build much easier.
I still have to make custom hubs, the wheels I have came off an UTV and I cant find hubs that will fit them that don't cost $200 a piece.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress)   Wheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress) Icon_minitimeJanuary 31st 2021, 8:23 pm

Some perspective. Won't actually be able to use this rear swing arm because it's not wide enough, I would need to use an idler sprocket and the drive sprocket isWheel horse B165 - Full Suspension (work in progress) Img_2016
not in the right position. of course all of that could be fabricated but it's more than I want to do and it would be easier just to use a different one that I have.
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Unfortunately my build has hit quite a pitfall, I don't think It will be able to recover from this.
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Wow, burned so hot the transaxle melted onto the vice. I hate it for your loss.

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sorry to see that, it really sucks when something like that happens, but as long as you're ok then it's just a set back not a project killer, i'd check over the frame and parts you have left, see what is salvageable, clean them up and start over, i know it seems like it's a total loss, but it can be saved as long as the frame is ok, i know you'll need a new transaxle and maybe an engine, but a mst will slip right in place of the 801
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That's awful, sorry bub.
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Man, that's BAD! I'm so sorry for you, my friend. So much work gone, so much to rebuild! Sad
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