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Author Topic: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...  (Read 1635 times)

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Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:58:59 AM »
Yes, I do all of my own stunts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ocLyg5sguM&feature=youtu.be

Why build a cage if you aren't going to test it!
« Last Edit: June 13, 2014, 01:02:43 AM by komelika »
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 05:24:44 AM »
DAMN!!!! Glad you walked away.

PS, wait til Sunday(fathers day) to tell other half you need to spend more money and time on car.  ;D
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 06:17:41 AM »
Damn nice carnage!  We won't ever say anything about you doing things only half way.  BREAK OUT THE WELDER !!!!

The picture from the rear end is AWESOME!   Yup those lower rear arms (per plan) have never been strong enough  ;D




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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 07:41:28 AM »
True, but it was a hell of wreck and something had to give. I'm just glad the cage held up pretty well. On the bright side... I have total confidence in my welding now! ;D
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 07:43:53 AM »
Yup, in my business that's called proof testing your welds.  Many times Scooter and I have stood around looking at the roll cages and talked about how strong they're built/designed.  Guess you proved it for us  ;D
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 08:06:11 AM »
So looking at the SIZE of the hill your buddy was parked on top of for the jump I gotta ask was that the first attempt at the jump? and if not I want to see the video of the jump!  It was a big hill!
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 08:46:38 AM »
I hit it two or three times (from this corner to the hill), but all the footage was on board. He was parked up there to get it on video. He says I was launching pretty good. I'm uploading the video leading up the crash and shows him hit it and my on board.
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 01:03:50 PM »
Wow that was a very intense roll.  Bad place to hit a mound.   Glad you walked away.  You did good on the build. Now do it again. 
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 03:40:40 PM »
All fricken ready ??? ???
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 04:41:35 PM »
All fricken ready ??? ???

You're telling me! Had fun on the way to buggy destiny though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4UXqFrDco&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 04:48:50 PM »
To add insult to injury, Big Brown just delivered the quick light base I ordered last week.  kick
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 05:30:25 PM »
Well, I finally got the nerve up to take some measurements and unless my tape measure is lying to me the rear looks square. The PIRCV adjustment plates are bent, but the housing seems square. I'll be able to tell more when I take it all apart, but so far it looks OK. I can rebuild the lower arms without too much trouble. I think I can get the left rear shock shaft replaced. Odds and ends and it might not be as bad as it looks.
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 05:49:42 PM »
Well, I finally got the nerve up to take some measurements and unless my tape measure is lying to me the rear looks square. The PIRCV adjustment plates are bent, but the housing seems square. I'll be able to tell more when I take it all apart, but so far it looks OK. I can rebuild the lower arms without too much trouble. I think I can get the left rear shock shaft replaced. Odds and ends and it might not be as bad as it looks.

That's the proper attitude :)  Not that I'm surprised :)
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 07:10:25 PM »
well the cage did do it's job and daaaaamn that does suck! glad to hear it's repairable. hard to tell from the video but that hump you hit looked to be about 16" to 24" tall?    looked like you guys were having a blast right before. glad you weren't hurt and you do have some work to do but it will be worth it.
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Re: Well the save, buy, build cycle continues...
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 08:23:31 PM »
Thanks fellers. The camera does not do that mound justice! It was definitely 2' if not more.

The more I look at the video I realize it was just bad driving. I corrected the drift too quickly, by instinct, instead of allowing the buggy to drift through the corner. I corrected it right into the mound. F'ing rookie mistake. Its been too long since I've been in the dirt and it was an expensive lesson in off-road driving. Well, if I can think of a silver lining it is that I have more respect for it before it was a 100 MPH mistake.

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