Mongrel's Piranha updated

Mongrel's Piranha updated

Postby Mongrel » Mon May 01, 2006 10:17 pm

Hey guys,

Just worked out how to put up some pics. This is my GPZ750 powered Piranha, built from scratch almost totally to the plans. I bought some laser cut parts from Tony, but have fabricated the rest of it. That's why I have been at it for 4 years!!!
I have lengthened the cockpit by 150mm, just realised that there aren't any good shots of that part of the build, will rectify this later. All that is left to do are shocks, radiator, finish fuel setup, and brake / clutch setup.

Having trouble firing the motor (see my post in electrics) but hope to have that sorted soon as there is no better motivation that hearing it running.

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j9/Mongrell

Please feel free to comment, post advice, admiration etc!!!

I have found this forum has really got me going and it won't be long now (money aside)

Cheers :D
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Postby pete » Mon May 01, 2006 10:36 pm

hey,

that link takes you to a "log in" page !

where you need a password !

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Postby Mongrel » Mon May 01, 2006 10:43 pm

Obviously haven't worked it out yet!

Stay tuned........
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Postby Mongrel » Mon May 01, 2006 10:48 pm

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Postby Jet » Mon May 01, 2006 11:38 pm

hey, that looks great, i lovvvvvvee the colour that is real specy mate

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Postby Mongrel » Sun May 07, 2006 7:02 pm

Guys,

Took some pics today of the cut and shut extension job I did to fit my 6'4" frame in the cabin.

I cut the upper frame rails, made some 150mm longer. Also made new roll bar tubes and added 150mm to lower frame. Inside the new joins are some rollbar tube for strength.

I am still working out the electrical dramas, but still plenty more to do. Looks good with proper rear wheels (thanks ron), will be ordering brake and clutch lines soon, and still looking for front shocks so I can finish setting up the front end.

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Postby Stevo » Sun May 07, 2006 7:33 pm

Well done Mongeral. Looks great. Is the frame painted or powdercoated? Make sure you keep updateing the pics, always good to see others handy work.
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Postby younggun » Sun May 07, 2006 8:31 pm

its painted...

looks good mongeral!
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Postby Mongrel » Mon May 08, 2006 6:49 pm

I painted the frame because it was starting to get some surface scale, especially the roll bars. I am also still adding welds, even though I thought I was finished!

I will leave it like this for 12 months after it is finished and then powdercoat it. Then I can work out where it needs extra work, and have it look nice :D

Thanks for the positive comments, I will keep updating every week
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:00 pm

Not so many weekly updates with work and family as we all know...

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j9/Mongrell

so I have updated some pics. Had to cut out the centre rhs from under the motor so that the motor sat lower in the frame. This should stop the chain fouling on the rear end housing, and gives me more room on top. Got a mini radiator from a mate and had it recored and outlets put where I needed them (thanks for the idea Russell!) Also decided that my oil cooler was better on the side than under my seat (idea from Doug) put new braces either side of the motor and you see the finished result. Using gen purpose hose for radiator to prevent bursting (thanks fish) and had oil cooler lines lengthened by a customer of mine (thanks Tumut Hydraulics) so it is all good.
Have given my riv nut tool a good workout, better than teks for mounting the floor, loctited all in, prettied up the motor with a new paint and detail too. Just need to get the front end sorted and I should be just about done.
Thanks for the inspiration given by ALL of you, the help on here is priceless, sharing quality info is why I love this forum and it's members!

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Postby Jet » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:09 pm

it looks good. i still really like that colour!
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Postby Cpo » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:51 am

Looking great, nice colour, not long untill your messing up some patch of ground somewhere?
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Postby Jet » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:18 am

nice paint job.

hows it coming along?Image
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Postby pngpiranha » Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:17 am

I especially like the photo with your two drivers. I have two drivers just like yours. They are hanging out to get into it like that. Nice Job.

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Postby Mongrel » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:21 pm

Jet,

You just can't help yourself can you?

Pink is a good colour for you buddy...

I have hit one of those financial speed humps that we all know too well, I have it rolling, need to sort out brakes, clutch, wiring issues, exhaust and shocks. Apart from that it's OK. Might be a few months yet, but after 5 years - what's the rush?
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Postby Jet » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:38 pm

It looked good rainbow coloured also....
i think pink is a little metro-sexual for me....
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Postby Mongrel » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:25 am

Don't fight it matey...

If you own a pair of white thongs - then pink it is. None of us will judge you for what you are :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby BSG » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:04 pm

Mongrel looks good. Don't worry about Jet He just wants a pink buggy with a biggy GIRLIE playboy bunny sticker on the bonnet
Just one question why did you flatten the end of the pipe at the roll bar joints instead of fish mouth joints???
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:32 pm

Can't remember the exact reason at the time, Under the instruction of a pro (my old man) whose idea it was. Did it in a press, not with a ball pein shifter so they are even, got a good solid weld all the way around, looks strong enough to me. Not as pretty as fishmouths but no gaps to fill with weld either, mostly covered with padding or all the other bits that you need to finish the buggers off...

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Postby David Reid » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:17 pm

Hey Mongrel just going through your photo bucket and saw yuor rivnut tool, mate where did you get it?

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