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Offline seankriel

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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2016, 04:52:31 pm »
Oom Adie

Waar is daai foto's van die 2de pyp? rus daai enjin al op mounts... lol.. Ek jaag oom aan nou nę..

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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2016, 10:26:29 pm »
Ok,
Shutdown is getting closer and I need to get quite a few parts cut and bent. The target is to have a rolling chassis before shutdown.  A lot of work and I need to make a living too.  >:D

The engine mount points are fixed. Looks like a nice fit.  Motor will be easy to service and even removed (Lift out and not drop out as initially planned)  They will deliver the tubes to be used for bracing Saturday.  In the meantime the motor will mounted on a 'movable' sub frame.  This will allow us to move back and forth during final suspension layout to get the travel's right.

I must say it is so much easier to plan the layout and gusset position in 'real life'.  I can only visualize so much on the cad.  All gussets and bracing will now be effective but still easy to manufacture.  The drawings gets updated as I go along.

The Pics below is the basic engine mounting members.  The car will be available without rubber mounts for rally application by just changing the mounting brackets.

I must get the Gantry up first tomorrow so the rear end complete with motor can be lifted up so we can simulate full suspension travel and check the plunge of the CV joints as well as shockabsorber clearance.

Till next time

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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2016, 06:19:26 am »
Great!!  :sip:
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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2016, 05:45:00 pm »
A few pics of the progress this weekend.

I did the one side of the cage to check dimensions.  All seems to be OK.  ;D

Will be in Gauteng this week so not much will be done.

Adie
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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2016, 09:48:07 pm »
Had some time this weekend to do a few more tubes.

Most cabin dimensions are now validated and updated to (hopefully) ensure comfortable driving position etc etc.  The next step is to fabricate 'working' front and rear suspension for final travel and cornering checks.  Still needs to make a few decisions around the suspension travel to accommodate the standard CV joints at the rear and the position of the rack and pinion to get 'proper Ackerman principal' dimensions through the full travel and turning movements.

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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2016, 08:43:00 am »
Hy kom mooi aan!!
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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #86 on: November 14, 2016, 09:20:13 am »
Julle vorder baie goed  :thumleft:
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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #87 on: November 14, 2016, 09:40:10 am »
Thought of your project when I saw this video

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Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #88 on: November 24, 2016, 07:17:35 am »
HI oom Addie

Kyk bietjie na die:
http://buggynews.com/gs-moon-road-legal-buggy-converted-to-honda-cbr900-fireblade-t44538-20.html

n paar ideas met die pedals etc het hier aan die werk gespring...

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Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2016, 10:19:36 pm »
Ok, a bit of news.
the project will be on hold for a week or two as I will first do an engine transplant in a similar buggy.  This will be the second phase of the planning. - all the small items will be checked.

The original car is sold.  It served its purpose.  The money will go to the completion of the new car.

In the meantime you can follow the progress on the engine transplant here. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=201344.0

Adie
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Offline Allen

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2017, 08:36:07 pm »
Hello Adie.

Any further progress on this?
I was following with great interest!
 

Offline Weedkiller - Adie

Re: The Rockfox Amageza buggy project
« Reply #91 on: October 06, 2017, 12:29:25 am »
The project is a bit on ice,
mainly due to other 'more important' projects like the Rockfox Soft Luggage (That RF Welder give me all the grief in the world - maybe its like me - just too old to be consistent  :'( ) both the CRF250 and 650GS Rally rebuild, upgrade of our mandrel bender to be full CNC, design and manufacture our own PLC and Industrial controller with Raspberry Pi, upgrade our plant automation software, agricultural vehicle for vineyards, ok - I rather not think about the other projects that I still want to start or just complete.

Also, the fact that rallies in SA are now limited to the expensive Donaldson Series?? or WOMSA the possible market for the car as a "Rally" model is limited.  We did a slight re-design to make it more 'Public road' friendly for possible sales. (the plan is to register Rockfox as a "Chassis Builder" in order to get them road legal.)

So, the project will probably be re-started around June 2018.

Adie
So many projects, so little time.
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