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Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:37 am

Hi,

I'm from germany and bought the plans 2013. Since I dreamed to build it my own.
Last year I bought a big car garage and upgraded it step by step to a workshop.

I've laserd the Parts at work. The pipes are cut and bend and lay around me lot of Time.
Finally I could start building the base frame.

Present day (12 Days after start welding) the base frame is nearly ready.
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Now I'm looking for parts I will need in the next Steps.
I couldn't find a DXF of the Reverse Brake Ring Gear. Can I buy it seperately?
The brake disks I can buy for e.g. Motorbike or else are they hardened?
Is it OK to laser it myself or will it break/bend after the first use.

I would like to get it street legal in germany. My TüV / MOT / Pink Slip car inspector has told me many restrictions.

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Re: Shockwaves Cuda

Postby Shockwave » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:45 pm

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All laser parts in duplication. For 2 Cudas (nobody wants to drive alone) 8)
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The Bend-Radius of my pipebending machine was more tahn 90° so the corners of the "Hip Frame" dont fit perfectly.
I had to extended the front A-arm connectors with adapter plates.
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Looks ok. The distance for the upper and under A-arm connection luckily dont depends on it.
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:55 pm

Awesome work mate!! Keep the updates coming!

You can cut the discs yourself, however you must get them zinc plated/coated so they last properly!
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:45 pm

Hi,

thx for your reply Corey.
I've seen your Progress; very fine. :-)
The Spotlight between the Nose-bar is very cool and maybe i will do it like you.

Brake disk: Ok, thats good to know, yes I will galvanize it.
I cant find the Data to a starter-engine sprocket, so I can't laser it myself till I know the Distance between the Teeth.

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Did you found the correct Position? I have the same question.
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:55 pm

Cheers mate!

The drive sprocket I bought the DXF file for off Ezi Plans for a couple of dollars, then had it cut by my laser cutter... is this what you're after?
http://eziplans.com/rear-suspension-upright-3

Yeah I did, the hole centres have to measure 60.5mm, from the edge of the shock plate to the top of the radius is meant to be 40.5mm, and the gap between the plates is 32mm.

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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:51 pm

Thx Corey and Tony, now i've seen the new Ezi-Plan downloadcenter with the few new plans.

I think the Position isn't very nessessary, because of the Range of the Shocks.
If it is connected +-1mm outer Norm, as long the Position is the same both sides it only makes a little difference.

General Update:
Yesterday I googled the whole day for T6061 Material and who can handle the big diameter (110mm, 160mm) with the small tolerances. (1/100)
After Work I machined some rod end adapters on my old lathe (1939) its very tricky to reduce striaes and notches.

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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby 14WRC » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:08 pm

Looks fun best stage of the build process
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:56 am

Totally "funny" standing the whole day machining down thousend of adapters. :shock: :lol:

Today had 3 hours to play around...
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Needed 2 hours to build the form and only 10 minutes to fishmouth and spot the Pipes.
Only 3 Forms left...
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:59 pm

Looking good mate!

With the lower rear A arms, make you sure you tilt the adjuster nut housing on a 25 degree angle to allow more clearance for the CVs.
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:02 am

Yesterday i could make 3 of 4 A-Arm Forms. :-)
I ordered all rodends and a few other parts.

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4/8 A-Arms are basically ready.
I've seen the 25° nut-housings at coreys pics, but i didn't really noticed, thanks!

I've seen corey made his tank of steel. How much does it weighs?
How many liters do it will grap?
Do i need a fuel pump?
Or isn't it necessary if i don't want to jump?
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:47 pm

Hey mate, progress is looking good!!

I couldn't tell you how much it weighs, but it is made out of 1.6mm mild steel sheet, so it could be worked out (it is the same as the one in the plans...)

I think from memory it holds around 18L, but then I haven't checked to confirm that either. Depending what engine you decide to use, you may or may not need a pump, some bikes have the fuel pump mounted in the bottom of the tank, so then it is preferred to use the same pump in the buggy tank... That's all I really know sorry hahah.

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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:30 am

Thanks Corey,

18L sounds ok.
I'll sleep about the Tank-Material.

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Some Parts arrived today..
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:28 am

Photobucket is down :-(

Today I machined out all 24 POM pivot adapter and 8 of the small one for Pedals and shift lever.

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This weekend I'll try to build the lower-front A-arms. :-/
I ordered 4x 2" Fox Air shocks at an german fox distributor. But he'll need a few weeks for Import. Each Costs 300€ ca. 330$.

The lower rear A-arms fits perfectly. Only the rod end housings needs to be machined out and welded in.
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:07 pm

The lower front A-Arms I didn't began this weekend, but a few rod ends now fits in. :)

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and I got the tow hitch
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:57 pm

Keep up the good work mate!
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:13 pm

Short Update:
In the last 4 days 1spend ca. 10h to machine down a few adapter and tapping a lot of holes.
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I have changed all rod ends to metrical threads.
3/4 = M18x1,5
5/8 = M16
1/2 = M12
The "Castor adjuster nut" Is M18.1,5 outside and harmonizes well with the M12 LH thread inside.

I hope to get the 50mm material to machine out the rear upper A-arm housing nuts this weekend.
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:28 am

Coming along nicely!

Why did you change the rod ends to metric? More readily available to you?
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:22 am

Jep, the UNF rod ends are realy expensive here.

I have a BIG problem, maybe Tony or Jay can help me solving it.

When I had installed the shockmounts I've seen that my Hip frame is a little wider than the plans shows.
I didn't thougt that it makes any problems, so I have extended the Shock Mounts to fit the Hip Frame

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Now I have fittet in the front upper suspension arms and saw that the wheel travel could be negatively affected because of the A-arm hits the hip frame.
So I've measured a lot and compared with the plans but there are too much variables for me.
The baseframe lays on the table, the front is a little higher than the back, the angle is 2,7°.
The maximum hight from the lower edge of the baseframe is 30cm and 40cm from the table.
I planned using 12" 2.0 Fox Air Shocks.

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Are 30cm enough? If not, Can you tell me a solution?
How can I measure it out to find the right Position.
How many centemeters is it from the table to the top of the A-arm (fully traveled)

I hope I could explain it correctly. Thx :shock: :shock:
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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Corza19 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:57 am

Hey mate,

I don't have any of the measurements sorry, I have a suggestion, but I don't know if it's the best way or the correct way..... I'll explain it anyways.

Cut bonnet bars off at hip rail, cut the top of the A arm mounts off (the bits you filled in), cut the nose bars off the at the hip rail.
Then cut 100mm? (I dunno), out of the middle of the front of the hip frame, then somehow, bend it at the front upright so you have the correct dimension.
Then re join the hip rail at the front, then re attach all the other bits you cut off.

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I hope that makes sense mate, hopefully Tony could give a better solution..

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Re: Shockwaves Barracuda Build

Postby Shockwave » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Thx Corey,
but that is the last solution for me

I found an other solution:
I welded in adapters which brings the hole 2,5cm to the outside.
Both holes are at the same original line and the bolts gos through easyley.
Today I'll cut of 2,5cm from the upper A-arm's.

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Weekly update,
I machined out a lot of Adapter:
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