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    ● Depths of Hell's 2016 Build Off ●● "Skopod GoQuad" ●

    I chose the quad.

    Custom extra long rear axle. It will support a base mounted engine. And may be altered so a tall lanky bastard like me can fit comfortably.



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    YES!!!!! That thing looks sick already!

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    Lookin clean!
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    looking forward to seeing how this progresses Nice start
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    Has anyone ever tried a different kind of tire on these things?

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    subscribed!

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    While haulin *** is very important, stopping is just as crucial. I intended on going a little more elaborate with this, but clean and simple just fell into place. Upset Chemist has come though yet again, using a front bothy fork brake tab I had in my stash. I may double the tab up, but this will suffice for the time being.





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    Very interesting place to put the tab. Looking good DOH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The ped hoarder View Post
    Very interesting place to put the tab. Looking good DOH!
    Indeed

    It may end up getting moved. The fact is the frame twists while cornering, so if the pads rub tremendously then it will get modified.
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    Busy day at Hell Fab, it was a good day. Spent some time on the mill in the morning, then migrated to the welder.

    With the extended axle in the rear and the wheels as narrow as can be. The final wheel base measurement from outside to outside of the tires is 32 inches. This is rather wide for a quad, but I'm not changing it. In fact, I hope it detours me from dualies.

    I decided to extend the front spindle mount tube by 4 inches, 2 inches on each side. The previous measurement was 25 inches, we're now at 29 inches. Proportionally it is more appealing, and should help with handling. Being wider, it looks to need some more support attaching to the chassis. Next time.....

    The weight from the solid rod should also help with handling, in theory. This is 6 inches of rod on each side, 1 inch in the spindle, 2 inch extension and 3 inches in the frantic axle tube. Solid













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    dammmm that is nastyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That will rip at the races!!!
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    Nice work DOH, subscribed.
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    There's a list? Wow that means Arick dodge was first and NIZ was second. Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niz View Post
    Nice work DOH, subscribed.
    Thank you much sir!

    I'm not particularly fond of the sloppy spindle set up, so adjustments need made. Bearings in the spindle will remedy that, allow for smooth tight tolerance operation.

    While I want to beef up the knuckles, I'm going to make these custom spindles fit the stock format. To make them the same I need to make a jig. And with a jig, it's easier to make more. See where I'm going with this?

    I did add some supports up front to help with flex. Thought they looked pretty good too.....







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    Long story short, I ditched the bearing idea for the spindles. Too much work for minimal gain, in the end it made more sense to adapt kart spindles and I'd rather not go that route.

    Instead I fixed collars at each end of the knuckles. This beefed them up and removed the slop in the knuckle from the bolt wobbling back and forth. Then I decided to ditch bolts, a 3/8" bolt generally measures .365" to allow for ease of fitment in standard applications. So in this case I used some 3/8" rod which measures .375", this took slop out of the spindle and fits the collars snug. During assembly I'll grease them up and a solid smooth front end will be achieved.

    Slowly pushing forward, I'll make some tie rods this week and the engine mount is the plan for this weekend.











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