Car Struts, Tube Frame - 4x4 Off-Road UTV Project Ep.7

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Continuing the work on the tube frame. Customizing new car struts of the Peugeot Partner to fit the lighter Volkswagen Golf 1 rear axle springs on them. Starting work on the roof structure / roll bar of the UTV. Utilizing old parts such as the cargo hull framed divider wire mesh as a divider on the UTV as well. Realizing that the new shock absorbers are a bit taller than the older ones and that it requires a light redo on the tube frame as well.

This is part of a series of a four wheel drive utility vehicle build to lessen the work load on my trusty 2002 Honda Foreman Rubicon TRX500FA. This partially answers the question "Why?" but for those who want to ask "why don't you just buy a side-by-side instead of building one?" I just want to say - I'm not made of money. Side-by-sides are ridiculously expensive, even the car I drive around daily is worth less (not worthless though!), hell, it is even worth less than my 2002 Honda ATV.

"How much HP will it have?" - the litre FWD petrol engine I'm planning on using has 55 kw and this will not change, but the torque will be tripled via the BMW differentials I'm using to transfer power to front and rear axles.

"It will be too heavy!" - this project just like the firewood processor project does not have to float. And a heavier vehicle will handle better anyway when hauling heavy loads.

Stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks for watching!

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Soundtrack:
Pomade - Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)

Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter
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