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Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:52 pm
by vidar
Hello, my name is Vidar and Im 21 years old and live in Sweden. Over the past few years I have wanted to build a buggy, and now is the time. I work as a CNC-operator and have access to machines and I will make the most of the parts by myself. I build the Barracuda at my parents garage because I do not have my own so I will only be able to build during the weekends, that means that this is more of an long time project. Hope you enjoy it! :mrgreen:

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Suspension & other:
I will drive the Barracuda most in the woods, on gravel roads and some sandbanks. Its possible that I will try to make a few jumps with it to :roll: Therefore, I dont want to spend to much on shock absorbers and so on.
Some tips on what suspension I could use that is similar to those that sell on The edge website (length and fitment)? Would they be to much or work well for this terrain?

Engine:
I've been thinking of using a sporttouring engine with 800-1000cc.
My first thought was to use an VFR800 but after some time on the internet and the forum, I'll probably use one of the bigger v twin engines. (example tl1000, vtr1000, rsv1000)

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:05 pm
by vidar
I've built a couple of months now but posting pictures of how far I have come today.

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I didnt have a pipenotcher so i built one

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Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:22 pm
by vidar
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Im using one of these pipebenders, works pretty good! :D
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I got stuck with the anglegrinder.. :roll:
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At hospital for the whole weekend :|
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Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:26 pm
by vidar
Because of the accident my dad is helping me with the anglegrinder. And this is how far I have got to day!

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Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:47 pm
by Corza19
Looks great mate, good progress for just a couple months :P

What motor are you thinking? 8)

Keep us updated.

-Corey

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:22 pm
by vidar
Thank you! I've seen your barracuda to, it looks really Nice! I think im going to use a 800-1000cc motor. Maybe a R1 or something like that :)

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:28 pm
by Corza19
Thanks and no worries :mrgreen:

Ahh nice, bigger the better I reckon haha... :twisted:

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:53 am
by enroh
Any upddates VIDAR?

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:29 pm
by vidar
enroh wrote:Any upddates VIDAR?


Small update ! Im waiting for parts from the edge website, think i will be start building in a couple of month :D

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 am
by vidar
Small update!
Got some material to work with today so I started to make the centre drive hub in the CNC lathe.

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Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:21 am
by vidar
Today I made all the bushings (Polyamide).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:01 pm
by global2017
terima kasih

Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:40 am
by vidar
Some more parts are ready. I will start with the fixture and suspension arms in the weekend. :D

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Re: Vidars Barracuda build

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:56 am
by vidar
This is what I've been doing this weekend! :mrgreen:

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My homemade pipenotcher is still working perfectly :lol:
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And here are the result!
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Got some troubles with tensions after welding, but I will solve it with a littlebit of heat or violence. :mrgreen: