Ben's Piranha build.

Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby brendon18 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:01 pm

Any more progress on the piranha? been liking all the piranha builds on here really convincing me to start one
haven't even finished my first custom build yet. :)
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:07 pm

Thanks Brendon.

Will try for more updated photos tomorrow.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:44 pm

Hey Brendon.

Here are some updates as promised.

Got the radiator mounts done.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:45 pm

Motor mounts done today,

Trying to work out how to brace it more.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:46 pm

Right hand nerf bar done.

Pedal boxes mounted up

Long day, but happy with what i managed to get done!!
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun May 05, 2013 8:32 pm

Hey does anyone one know where i can get one of these stainless steel or aluminium boxes for the electrical?

How much? Or do i have to make it myself??

Thanks
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby brendon18 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:18 pm

Who's build are the photos off ? Have you tried somewhere like Rovert lighting or a electrical wholesaler ?
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby DeRat » Mon May 06, 2013 7:26 pm

Hi Guys,

We Use PLASTIC IP rated Electrical Junction Boxes, that you buy from any electrical wholesaler... I wouldn't use Steel.. it conducts, bad choice.

I just had an electrical fire, with my 'Cuda Loaded into the transporter. The ONLY thing that saved the Buggy & transporter from burning to the ground, literally, was the plastic Junction box. The fire burnt itself out, due to a lack of oxygen... So I'm now a big fan of:

1. Plastic, non conducting Junction Box to house all the electrics.

2. Sealable IP Rated (ip65 Preferably) Boxes.

Here's a Very Quick eBay Search, plenty out there & really Cheap. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html/_W0QQ ... m270.l1313
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm

I got the photo of someone elses build on another site year ago and stored the photo as an idea for my build, now coming to it i cannot remember whos or where or what site the build was on! :roll:

I have found one on ebay for $95, but think its a little too small.

Will keep looking and if no luck, will be another to do job! as i have to make a battery box too.

Cheers
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon May 06, 2013 7:32 pm

Ouch! You got in before me Derat.

RIght. I will learn from that.

Will get a plastic one!

Thanks Derat, and hope you get your beast sorted after that sad news!!

By the way just last sat I was at Repco and saw their fire extingishers on special, thought i was a Dick buying one for the buggy for looks! Now i am not!! 8)

Cheers for now!
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby itchyback » Mon May 06, 2013 8:04 pm

I made a steel one, quite a stuff around, i like the plastic idea better. I saw someone with a air tight one with the four blue clips, i see them at the supermarket all the time. Cheaper, easier, same result just not same looks. Maybe consider spray painting it, its a smooth surface, some aluminium/ chrome look paint might make it look almost as good.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Thanks for the advise guys!!

Could you please advise what you think of the angle of my front shocks? I feel they are a little restricted, not as direct movement as the cuda has?

Maybe remount the top shock mounts? or do you think I can get away with it like this??

Looking forward to some replies.

Cheers!!
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby Mclovin » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Mounts need to be further forward by the looks of things. More upright.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby chopper » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:54 pm

hey ben, looking good over there, just want to let you know that your power steering unit is upside down, the uni joint that i supplied in the box goes down at your feet, im not 100% sure if these units work in reverse, cant see why they wouldnt but i havent tried it.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:37 pm

Thanks Mclovin, will have to work something out there!

Chopper! :cry: i have just fully welded the mounts up today! :shock: Bad Luck, will have to change it.Thanks for advising! 8)
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby chopper » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:37 am

thats ok, it shouldnt make much difference, just be careful, the column section at your feet is collapsable so make sure it is firmly mounted to your uni
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:18 pm

Thanks Chopper.

I have remonted the steering unit tonight. Just got to finish the last braket, I felt that if I chop it off with the grinder, it would make me remount it.

How does the front shock angle look now??
I have nearly 120mm difference from ground to centre of the hub to the rear (ground to centre of rear hub.

I get that cudas are round the 100mm difference mark??

If I havent explained my self, look at the cuda side on.... the back is lower than the front.... so my buggy is the same, and the rear is 120mm lower than the front.... Is this ok? or too much?? the cuda is around 100mm lower at the rear??

Looking forward to some responses before I go ahead with doing the right hand side shock mounts on the front of the buggy.

Cheers!!
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby Trav281276 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Looking great ,how do those electric steering boxes work?
Is it an electric assist? Sort of like power steering run by a pump
Looks pretty complicated
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby LovesBuggies » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:56 pm

Very nice!!! Powing steering sounds like a go'er!!!!!!
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:42 pm

Trav281276 wrote:Looking great ,how do those electric steering boxes work?
Is it an electric assist? Sort of like power steering run by a pump
Looks pretty complicated


Thanks Mate,

They run just via wiring into your engine harness, getting closer to that to finding out how to do it. and where I should be getting the power from. Unless someone else out there can help me out??

Cheers mate.
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