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[*] posted on 8-9-2022 at 08:40 PM
The 5 piece buggy


Yep. That's all it ever was. Just 5 pieces.

Have you ever wanted to build one and haven't? If you can weld; you can build it. If you can't weld; you can learn. Buy a machine and watch some YouTube videos. It's something you learn by doing.

And bending up the side rails is a non issue. Just watch Popeyes videos.

The back axle could even be made a 2 piece for transportation reasons.

I still think a 100% bolt together one can be made. That opens up building one from more exotic materials that present welding challenges. Chromoly, aluminum, titanium.

A wood one wrapped in fiberglass would be interesting too. Or one made with thin or weak metal and then wrapped in fiberglass for it's real strength.






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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 04:26 AM


Bikes can be made from bamboo and carbon fiber cloth, so I don't see why a kite buggy couldn't be made that way as well.



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[*] posted on 8-10-2022 at 03:51 PM


Nice job :thumbup:. Don't forget to post some pics when she's all finished up!
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[*] posted on 9-18-2022 at 03:50 PM


It was a hot summer. Finally had it out today on the lakebed.









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[*] posted on 9-18-2022 at 04:14 PM


Nice work! Your lake bed looks like a fun place to ride. I ride on a "beach" which looks a bit like that when my local lake drops enough to get a good ride. My best local spot.



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[*] posted on 9-18-2022 at 04:26 PM


Nice! Any recommendations for an inexpensive welder? I'm looking to learn...



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[*] posted on 9-18-2022 at 05:09 PM


Looks great! Two thumbs up :thumbup::thumbup:. I especially like how you mounted the rear axle with rubber mounts. Just enough to take out the harshness of bumps but not too much to cause unwanted deflection. Very nice! Simple and effective. Well done :cool::thumbup:
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[*] posted on 9-18-2022 at 06:59 PM


My other front fork has the rubber suspension too. The front makes way more difference then the back.

The new welders from Harbor Freight are just fine along with the Lincoln and Hobart stuff from a hardware or tractor store or even get something used. Once you can weld; you can make do and get by with any machine.

Check out this map of the lakebed. Out to the 10' mark and to 15'. The NE corner of the lake we ride and also the south end.

https://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-...




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[*] posted on 9-26-2022 at 07:10 AM


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