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Honda MadTrax V Twin Quad.. Chop n changing..

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On 05/01/2018 at 6:08 PM, nigel said:

Ha! Ha! I hope you know koen there is a real sad story behind that hip joint,😏

 

Well, do tell us the story..

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9 hours ago, Ian said:

 

Well, do tell us the story..

It belonged to my poor uncle Gilbert ,  back in 1948 the war had just ended and uncle Gilbert came home from the front he had fought hard and it had taken its toll on him and he had lost an ear, on returning to his cottage on mr, Loderc Raps farm he found out his mrs had left and moved in with one of the land girls and become a rug muncher, so he jumped on the old fordson and went down the pub and got pissed . To be continued 

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3 minutes ago, nigel said:

It belonged to my poor uncle Gilbert ,  back in 1948 the war had just ended and uncle Gilbert came home from the front he had fought hard and it had taken its toll on him and he had lost an ear, on returning to his cottage on mr, Loderc Raps farm he found out his mrs had left and moved in with one of the land girls and become a rug muncher, so he jumped on the old fordson and went down the pub and got pissed . To be continued 

 

this allready sounds interesting, please continue

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Anyway at closing time Gilbert had flaked out on the bar stool with his head in the ashtray after every one had left the land lord woke him up and walked him to the door and layed him on the bench outside locked up and went to bed, about 3 in the morning Gilbert woke up again. Freezing his bollocks off and soaking wet, it was pissing down now it was a 2 mile drive up the narrow lanes to get back home, so Gilbert started the tractor and set off, still completely pissed, anyway he got about half a mile up the road zig zagging all the way then he spotted the gate on his left hand side and remembered as a young lad he used to cut through there on foot and across 2 fields would bring him out home so off he went round the outside of the field driving into the blackthorn hedge many times, into the second field and strait into the duck pond right outside the cottage his mrs was living in with the batty girl  he fell of the tractor it over turned and crushed his pelvis and smashed his hip the 2 girls heard his cry and rushed out the house in just knickers and bra and managed to pull him out, gertroid the batty girl called the medics who turned up with sirens blaring and blue lights flashing they couldn’t believe there eyes what was in front of them, two fat birds in there under crackers tending to a pissed bloke that looked like a porcupine and claret every where, anyway back to the hip joint coz I always took the piss out of him my dear old uncle Gilbert left it to me in his will, he died of a broken heart, and that’s why it’s a sad story ;)

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On 10/01/2018 at 8:26 PM, nigel said:

Anyway at closing time Gilbert had flaked out on the bar stool with his head in the ashtray after every one had left the land lord woke him up and walked him to the door and layed him on the bench outside locked up and went to bed, about 3 in the morning Gilbert woke up again. Freezing his bollocks off and soaking wet, it was pissing down now it was a 2 mile drive up the narrow lanes to get back home, so Gilbert started the tractor and set off, still completely pissed, anyway he got about half a mile up the road zig zagging all the way then he spotted the gate on his left hand side and remembered as a young lad he used to cut through there on foot and across 2 fields would bring him out home so off he went round the outside of the field driving into the blackthorn hedge many times, into the second field and strait into the duck pond right outside the cottage his mrs was living in with the batty girl  he fell of the tractor it over turned and crushed his pelvis and smashed his hip the 2 girls heard his cry and rushed out the house in just knickers and bra and managed to pull him out, gertroid the batty girl called the medics who turned up with sirens blaring and blue lights flashing they couldn’t believe there eyes what was in front of them, two fat birds in there under crackers tending to a pissed bloke that looked like a porcupine and claret every where, anyway back to the hip joint coz I always took the piss out of him my dear old uncle Gilbert left it to me in his will, he died of a broken heart, and that’s why it’s a sad story ;)

 

A real sad story there mate, it brought a tear to my eye :blink::huh::P:D

 

 

Well, a bit stuck on the drive train at the mo.. The Honda Silverwing final drive/90 Deg thingy I was planning on using just won't work!

I did the maths on sprocket sizes to work out the 5 - 1 ratios I would need and the big sprocket would need so many teeth that it would be nearly a meter diameter!

Price wise it would be very much the wrong side of £1000 and the sprocket would be so big it would cut the quad in half!

 

So.. some more thinking needed.. I need a strong 1 - 1 ratio 90 Deg drive that will fit in the rather small space available!

 

Sooo... What to do next.... Some welding me thinks :D

 

At the back where the new tubes meet the Quadzilla suspension mounts it looked ugly as I had just cut the tops of the mounting panel off..

A bit of cutting and welding later had a couple of bits of box welded in just above the anti-roll bar tube.. That looks better and stronger :thumbs:

 

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Part of the plan has always been to box in the pressed steel suspension mountings as I hate the look of pressed steel, and they never looked strong enough anyway :lol:

 

Starting with one of these, a bit of tube with washers welded on both ends.

 

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Which happens to be a perfect fit inside a thicker bit of tube that has been cut in half..

 

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Bolt it to the suspension mounts and you have an ideal way of making sure all the bit's of half moon tube fit in the same places..

 

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A bit of tack welding later..

 

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Best check for clearance, plenty of and more travel than will ever be needed :D

 

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Now to fill the gaps, the top of this speaker stand is about the right thickness :lol:

 

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Four plates cut to size and tacked on plus a template for the next panel..

 

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The right side almost done.. A few welds need a clean up, and a few of the welds won't be done until the frame is stripped and on it's side.. I hate welding upside down and I'm rubbish at it!

 

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Best make a start on the other side, templates cut out..

 

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And marked out on steel... It's a good job speaker stands come in pairs :D

No idea why this photo has turned around, it's the right way on my PC..

 

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