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[*] posted on 12-27-2019 at 07:48 PM


OK, it is everything advertised. How cool is that Crab Buggy???

After you are finished making final adjustments, are you planning on powder coating, chroming, or what? Time to start pimpin!

Also, curious if you have to apply a lot of pressure with your feet to keep from being pulled forward when lit up?




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[*] posted on 12-28-2019 at 12:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
OK, it is everything advertised. How cool is that Crab Buggy???

After you are finished making final adjustments, are you planning on powder coating, chroming, or what? Time to start pimpin!

Also, curious if you have to apply a lot of pressure with your feet to keep from being pulled forward when lit up?


i've tried a emergency stop @ 40km/h, braced myself against the board,
and nothing happend other than it stopped.
no OBE, and it brakes in a very short distance.

ofcourse the risk of eject is slightly higher than a normal bug.
that's why i choose a more layed-back position, a rollbar and made the footboard-support idiot-proof.

most important was handling of the steering. it did as i wanted too.
and it is mostley for fun. higer speeds and trowing and racing it around a corner will come.

the frame is gonna be painted black with Hammerite, that is a paint wich sticks better to iron when it is slightly rusted.
all the moving parts are gonna be red.

to be continued.... :cool::cool:




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[*] posted on 12-28-2019 at 06:48 AM


Very cool buggy. The video is very nicely done as well. Thanks for sharing your project with us.



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[*] posted on 12-28-2019 at 10:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
Very cool buggy. The video is very nicely done as well. Thanks for sharing your project with us.


Your welcome.

To be continued on monday the 30th (hopefully..)




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[*] posted on 12-30-2019 at 06:01 PM


and here are 2 more movie's:

one of the build in picture's and the other is the 2nd testrun om a beautiful day @ Maasvlaktebeach in the Netherlands


the build:


testrun II:


next job: disassemble and paint the Crab




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[*] posted on 12-30-2019 at 09:51 PM


Hows it compare to a regular buggy? Power holding and maneuverability? Also comfort? As a platform does it have to potential to outrun a standard buggy?



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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 01:04 AM
comfort is the same, handling good and won't be slower than a regular buggy






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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 01:36 AM


Wow, that looks very good, Jantje!
Whats the weight of the crab?
The beach at MV2 looks very hard! Hope to see you there soon!!!
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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 01:39 AM
for some reason i cannot reply in messageboard, only in subject. do others have the same issue?






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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 02:00 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
Wow, that looks very good, Jantje!
Whats the weight of the crab?
The beach at MV2 looks very hard! Hope to see you there soon!!!


and we're back online..

the Crab's weight is 62 kg, so it's a little of an obese-buggy... :D:D
but the moment it starts to roll it's light as a feather.
I've been very precisly with the allignment of the wheels and therefore it runs very smoothly




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[*] posted on 12-31-2019 at 12:14 PM


If posting here from an iPhone; the smart punctuation needs to be disabled. Certain non letters and numbers cause the post to be blank. The same setting can also be turned off on Apple computers.

Just pull up the settings and type the word smart in the search bar up top to find it since it's buried in the settings.





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Quote: Originally posted by rtz  
If posting here from an iPhone; the smart punctuation needs to be disabled. Certain non letters and numbers cause the post to be blank. The same setting can also be turned off on Apple computers.

Just pull up the settings and type the word smart in the search bar up top to find it since it's buried in the settings.



Thanks.

I'm using Android but on my laptop it was also a problem.
But it is fixed now...!!




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[*] posted on 1-3-2020 at 12:34 AM


Will you be at MV2 on saturday? The weather looks good...
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[*] posted on 1-3-2020 at 09:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
Will you be at MV2 on saturday? The weather looks good...


it was going to, but a good friend that I haven't seen in a long time wants to meet and buggy on Brouwersdam.

so i will meet you the next time Juan.
have a great saturday.

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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 03:18 PM


i had too much raw footage left over that i wanted to use,
so therefore a short extra testrun II movie :





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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 05:59 AM


:thumbup::thumbup:

Is that a camera on your wheel at about 38 seconds?





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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 09:42 AM


It's an old actioncam from which I lost the casing.
I managed to revive the battery and it's working okay...




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[*] posted on 1-17-2020 at 11:49 AM


made some progress this week:

painted the frame and used a better seat.
the old one was a Libre V-Max buggyseat and the fresh one is a Libre Fullrace.
it's bigger, newer and fits better and the old one wich was falling apart after 15 years...

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next week continue with a new footboard.

have a great weekend.!! :cool::cool:




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[*] posted on 1-17-2020 at 05:27 PM


Very nice looking. Surprising how much difference a little paint makes.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2020 at 05:56 PM


Beautiful work, jantie



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[*] posted on 1-18-2020 at 02:39 AM


Thanks for the positive comments.




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[*] posted on 1-21-2020 at 02:36 PM


started on the new footboard.
found a cool silouet of a Crab, cutted it out and drawed it
on hard 3-ply wood, then used a handsaw to cut it out.
glued it on the board, sanded it and the first layer of paint is a fact.
in reality you see the 3-D effect much more than the photo.

template
glued the cut-out wood on the board
the result so far
looks pretty nice...

now just 2-3 more layers of paint and 2 layers transparant to finish it off,
and then the skate-board at the front is next.

to be continued.

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[*] posted on 1-22-2020 at 06:59 AM


Nice looking 3-d crab!!



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[*] posted on 1-22-2020 at 10:02 AM


SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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[*] posted on 1-22-2020 at 10:53 AM


:thumbup::thumbup: love the crab, nice touch



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[*] posted on 1-30-2020 at 06:09 AM


the footboard is finished.
painted with several layers of black, red and transparent paint.
industrial anti-skid tape that sticks like gum and there you have it:

left front angle
close-up
other angle
rear total view
riders point of view

next week prepping the skate-board for also a crab-logo and text.




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[*] posted on 1-30-2020 at 06:22 AM


The floorboard, like the entire buggy, looks fabulous! Some impressive craftsmanship there!



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[*] posted on 1-30-2020 at 08:23 AM


thanks Randy,
you're up early...

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[*] posted on 1-30-2020 at 10:37 AM


Looks great, Jantje!!!:thumbup: Hope to see you soon!
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[*] posted on 1-30-2020 at 11:21 AM


Wow, very impressive. Looking better every time you post!



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