ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

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Re: ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

Postby ChaosMS » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:28 pm

Hi - been busy sorting out the hub carrier over the last few days as had a little space issue!!, anyway I think I have it sorted and possible to build from the "flat plates with lugs attached" method for ensuring it all fits together accurately

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With a bit of luck I should be sending the subframe and carrier parts out for laser cutting this week

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Re: ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

Postby ChaosMS » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:13 pm

So finished the design for the subframe and hub carriers - so the rendering looks like this for the rear:
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I got the guys at AK Stainless to do all the cutting of the parts from that rendering:-
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Then set to putting the bits together, got both of the hub carriers tacked together ready for seam welding:-
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Test fitted the hub disk and caliper frame
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And then built the other side
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And finally built the first section of the subframe and test fitted it:-
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nice to get things moving again - did find the exhaust manifold exited right onto the subframe cross bar but I knew that was going to need work anyway!!

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Re: ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

Postby wagon_1.0 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:51 pm

Frikkin awesome!!!!

I had the idea to do that tab/lug/laser cut idea with all my diff mountings - bloody wish I had gone that route now.... got 4 levels on the go at any one time!

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Re: ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

Postby ChaosMS » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:10 pm

Cheers mate ;D

So I've been busy again on Sunday, got the second frame part of the subframe tacked together - this is the chassis end and has the additional mounts to bolt to the frame, here are a few pictures:-
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And then I dropped the engine back in and found (as expected) the oil filter hits the frame!! - not an issue as I have a take off sandwich plate for it, so all good everything else fits spot on!!

Next job is to get another gas bottle as I've run out - do the final weld on all parts add the other tube to the bottom of the subframe and weld up - then I am going to sort the lower arms and also look at getting the engine to turn over (just to test compression)

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Re: ChaosMotorSport MKII Buggy Engine Swap

Postby ChaosMS » Wed May 08, 2019 10:45 pm

Been busy this weekend, finished off the subframe and got the chassis mounting plates welded in place (Thanks to Steve popping around to help out)
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Steve was enjoying himself so much he finished welding up the rear hub carriers for me too!!

So next stage is build the new lower arms and get them fitted also need to get the chassis pins finished and get the back end back on to make sure everything fits!!


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