Chris' RVT Powered Piranha

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Postby dunerider » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:16 am

I will post more pics later......
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Postby The Architect » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:16 pm

mate thats a nice buggy, how do you find the 4 pedals? easy? are you going to do more panel work?

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Postby David Reid » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:47 pm

Mate very nice, what do you have access to a water jet too? :shock: Also with ya floor you might be better off putting the aloy on the under side... Just a thought.
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Postby dunerider » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:59 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate them. I did not care for the 4 pedal set-up. It was cumbersome. I have since converted it to a 3 pedal setup. I converted the two break pedals into a single break pedal opperating both of the master cylinders at the same time. I am able to abjust the front and rear break cylinders separately, somewhat like a break bias would. It has worked well and is much easier to opperate now.

Yes I do have access to a water-jet. I email the files that I design to a guy here in my town and he cuts the parts for me. It works really slick for designing custom parts. It is not quite as clean as lazer cutting, but it is cheaper, and the guy is local.

I considered putting the floor panels under the floor supports like many guys do, but decided I liked it better this way.

No I don't have plans to do any more paneling than you see in the photos of my car above. I don't really see any need to do so. I am riding in sand mostly, not on muddy trails so I don't need to have things quite so boxed in. Besides eating a little sand is half the fun right.. :D
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Postby biboman- husky » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:52 pm

hey dunerider

it is the nicest piranha I have ever seen. You use your own design and technics and that this what it makes so great. I like your idea of the rear suspension. Maybe you can add some more pics of it and tell us howdo you find it.

can't wait to see more pics :D
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Postby Camel » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:21 pm

Well done mate. Good design, great result.
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Postby Camel » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:35 pm

I just looked up St Anthony's dunes on Google Earth.

Fuckin awesome!

And right next to Yellowstone!

You guys certainly have some beautiful countryside in the States.

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Postby Jet » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:50 pm

BEAUTIFUL! very nice, i love the rear suspension. Nice work!
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Postby fred vann » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:06 pm

cool ride i love this buggy its different from the rest. one of the best !!! please post more pics !!
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Postby Toyz@Large » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:34 pm

Who needs porn.....?
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More build photos....

Postby dunerider » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:36 am

Well here are some more photos of my build....
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Postby Ron » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:23 pm

Hey Dunerider, nice buggy mate 8) Is the frontend your own design?looks well suited,I like the side mirrors too.How do they go when driving?do they vibrate much.Oh yeah with your frontend whats the distance between the two steering arm plates,where your steering tie rodends connect to,are they 5/8 rosejoints with misalignment bushes.keep up the good work mate,cheers ron
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