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by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

Welded the hoop brace / gusset and shock bolt boss on one side. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050537.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050539.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050540.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

It appears that at full jounce and rebound the tie rods clear. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050452.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050439.jpg I intend to fabricate a hook-and-rod setup to limit rebound travel as shown on page 56 of Baja Bugs & Buggies boo...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

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Before I gusset and weld, any input or suggestions from the forum?
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

The only tubing / pipe bender I could get my hands on was at work. No 1.5" o.d. tubing die available. The closest we have is 1" i.d pipe. OK http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG00123-20111018-1056.jpg I wanted to make the beam removable in case I hit a witches eye or a big rock! http...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Front End Shock Question
Replies: 3
Views: 4204

Re: Beam Front End Shock Question

Don't use these (i.e. EMPI Coil Over Adjustable Shock) with or without torsion leafs: http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/00-9570-01.jpg The springs are too stiff and the actual dampening of the shock is negligible. The stock VW shock towers are pressed sheet metal with only spot welds....
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

The neighbor and I both climbed in the front seats, put a couple of tool boxes in the rear to simulate the grandkids and had the wife read the scale measurements. Yes, indeed we recorded a significant difference loaded vs. empty. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/springratecalculator....
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

Good idea. I'll weigh the front corners of the buggy with driver and passengers. It'll be interesting to see how much of the weight transfers there.
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

Out of all the major off road coil over shock absorber companies out there, I've decided to go with F-O-A. Why you may ask? Very useful website packed with information and affordable cost. They even provide a spring rate calculator which only one other manufacturer (Sway-A-Way) does. http://f-o-a.co...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

Unsprung weight = 53 lbs. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050072.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050077.jpg Right front corner weight @ 210 lbs. - unsprung weight @ 53 lbs. = sprung weight @ 157 lbs. Left front corner weight @ 234 lbs. - unsprung weight @ 53...
by Booga-dune-poon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

Ok. All things considered, I'm pretty sure then that the total weight will not be affected. What is in play here is if the car is not level (side to side or front to rear) then the corner weight readings will be skewed. In my set up, the car was approximately level. My bet is I'm in the "ballpark" w...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue May 31, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

Question to the forum, does this sound resonable?
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon May 30, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Videos from the WWW - Post a Favorite
Replies: 32
Views: 13253

Re: Videos from the WWW - Post a Favorite

At the 4:30 mark he climbs vertical. Unreal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwVIU80iy4

Going up looks awesome, but coming down being chased by his own sled kind had me on the edge of the seat.
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/195245/
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun May 29, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

As learned earlier, it's important that the platform 12" line be centered under the contact patch of the tire. Using a carpenter square I measured half the diameter of the wheel to line up the mark on the platform. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1050064.jpg http://i123.photobucket...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun May 29, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Re: Beam Me Up

I'm looking for a ballpark figure. I believe it's better than a guess, but surely not as accurate as "real" race car scales. Couldn't find anyone local and I didn't want to drag out the Motorhome and trailer to go to public scales. So I google searched and came up with the following: The old "bathro...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed May 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Looks like Boardmanville is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 20073

Re: Looks like Boardmanville is closing

Ok, I've slept on it and started thinking about this like a capitalist. No emotion. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/c4-10fig21.gif Why businesses fail? Reason number 4. 4. Location, Location, Location Location is critical to the success of your business. Whereas a good location may ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue May 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Looks like Boardmanville is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 20073

Re: Looks like Boardmanville is closing

Upper right hand corner. "ASA, Proud to be a business sponsor" http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/2394048057_77dc6d89e61.jpg To follow on the World War II theme, the Rail Road and Imperial County is to Boardmanville what the Soviets were to West Berlin. I don't think anybody really tho...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun May 15, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 23498

Beam Me Up - Coil Over Shock Absorber Conversion

I've ran a +6" Warrior beam with stock trailing arms, torsion leafs and KYB shocks for 3 seasons. It's been a rough ride. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_4238-C-C-S.jpg The plan is to upgrade to 2.25" x 1" extended trailing arms and install coil over shocks. I know I'll have to ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Thought I should post this here as well...
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Re: Thought I should post this here as well...

Lots of compound angles to fit a roll cage inside a Baja. To construct something that you can walk away from a big crash would require at least a 6 point cage. Take a look at the following and imagine trying to come up with this many pre-bent handrails to equal all the angles. The material loss woul...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Got Waterpumper?
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Got Waterpumper?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGupwvyW00

1970 movie (12 minutes). Filmed on location at the Pismo sand dunes.

Hillclimbs and free duning. Lots of old school waterpumpers and VW buggies.
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: 1970 Pismo Sand Dune Movie - Catch The Joy
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

1970 Pismo Sand Dune Movie - Catch The Joy

Rescued film reel from a public school archive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGupwvyW00
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Cracked 400EX head pipe - why?
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

Re: Cracked 400EX head pipe - why?

Suggest that you drill a 1/8" diameter hole at each end of the crack to prevent it from propigating. Good advice - I'll be sure to drill holes. I might keep them smaller though (1/16"?) so they're easier to weld closed. TIG (GTAW, Heli-arc) welding process will fill a 1/8" hole easily. The point of...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Cracked 400EX head pipe - why?
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

Re: Cracked 400EX head pipe - why?

Not sure why it cracked. Suggest that you drill a 1/8" diameter hole at each end of the crack to prevent it from propigating. I fix cracked sand castings at work all the time and experience has shown that if you weld over a crack it will reappear if the ends are not addresssed. A little extra effort...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Ocotillo Wells
Topic: Mud - I Found It
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Re: Mud - I Found It

Spent all day Saturday and half of Sunday getting the rail cleaned up. Took the seats out and started chipping out the big chunks. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040957.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040949.jpg Best part is the mud hosed right off. Just ci...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Ocotillo Wells
Topic: Mud - I Found It
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Re: Mud - I Found It

The mud puddle was about 3 miles west of Pole Line Road.

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I suggest the proverbial rogue mud puddle in a hard packed setting is the equivalent to a witches eye in the sand dunes.
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Ocotillo Wells
Topic: Mud - I Found It
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Re: Mud - I Found It

Looks like I've got my work cut out for me to clean up this mess. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040923.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040922.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040921.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Ocotillo Wells
Topic: Mud - I Found It
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Mud - I Found It

I'm at Ocotillo last weekend. Things looks green like it had rained lately. Still only a few tracks from mud and they were all dried out untill I'm going down Cahilla trail just South of the Gas Dome Trail and I hit this thing. I was the most surprised guy in the desert. Instantly blinded when my go...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Carburetor Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 1785

Carburetor Assembly

Interesting video showing how to assemble a Keihin motorcycle carburetor. At the end is an interesting way to check the float level. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAVXneKAkU More on float level adjustment. http://www.allthingsmoto.com/forums/f-15/how-set-your-motorcycle-carburetor-float-level-1360...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Happy Birthday Sloppyduner!
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Happy Birthday Sloppyduner!

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by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Alternative Engine Sneak Preview
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

Alternative Engine Sneak Preview

The power of a turbo Subie in the size of and Onan generator. This is no wimp engine. It's a two cylinder with four pistons delivering 300+ Horse Power It's extremely small and very efficient and is presently in use in test applications The configuration below is equivalent to a extremely ballsy fou...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: 2-Stroke Show-Off
Replies: 28
Views: 8918

Re: 2-Stroke Show-Off

I had a 1990 CR500. That bike was awesome. Sometimes I wish I still had it. I met an 80 year old biker at Sturgis a few years back. He'd ridden his Knucklehead all the way from Washington state. I struck up a conversation while we were waiting out a lightning storm and was greatly impressed with al...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Old Pics: Let's see 'em
Replies: 20
Views: 8245

Re: Old Pics: Let's see 'em

Old Glamis Store - October 1974 - North of Hwy 78
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Pay Campground behind Old Glamis Store - October 1974
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by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Playing late in the day and we had the whole place to ourselves! http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010836.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_0376-S.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_0384-R-S-C.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/F...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Instrument panel. Push button to start, master power and light switches, oil and charging idiot lights. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010755.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010757.jpg Contact, switch on, clear prop, fire in the hole! http://i123.photobucke...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Hard brake lines bent to follow contours to the rear disk brake calipers http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010762.jpg Master Cylinder with residual valves for drum brakes in front (red) and rear disk brakes (blue). http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010740.jpg 12 vol...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Rear seat mounts http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010628.jpg Leg room is adjustable http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010632.jpg Suspension seats http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010675.jpg Primer coat of paint. The jury is still out on any furthe...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Bump stops and limit straps http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010509.jpg Stock link pin / king pin front end vs 6" wider Warrior Beam http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010527.jpg Rebuilt link pin / kin pin spindles with welded gussets for reinforcement http://i123.p...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

To minimize distorsion, I welded in a pattern like when you torque the lug nuts on your wheels. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/Fit7.jpg Half the battle to make a good weld requires body position that allows you to see. Sometime this requires a little contortion. http://i123.photobu...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Re: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

Berrian Cruiser frame kit http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_0844.jpg 110v Millermatic 140 Mig / Flux Core welder http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/S5030510.jpg Grandson takes it for a virtual test drive http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_0885.jpg T...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 27997

Classic VW Sandrail Build Pictures

If you decide to go the VW route, then these may be of interest. I purchased a 1970 VW Beetle for $500. Removed the body and sold it for $250. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IM000670.jpg The belly pan with IRS rear suspension, transaxle and engine are the major pieces I'll start wi...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Old Pics: Let's see 'em
Replies: 20
Views: 8245

Re: Old Pics: Let's see 'em

Circa 1974

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by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: 2-Stroke Show-Off
Replies: 28
Views: 8918

Re: 2-Stroke Show-Off

1989 Honda CR500R She's owned me for the last 4 years. I've learned that if you respect her she will reward you and if you don't then brace for the punishment. As with all open class bikes, throttle skills or hospital bills. 8) http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_0418.jpg http://i12...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 5400

Re: Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair

Step 6 - remove tap and clean out threads with Q-tips with grease, then brake cleaner http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040627.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040630.jpg Step 7 - install Timesert metal insert by hand http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Fly...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 5400

Re: Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair

Step 4 - Use counterboring tool to create a step in the hole http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040611.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040614.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1040619.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P104...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 5400

Stripped Threads - Drain Plug - Repair

Symptom: Leaking gear oil from drain plug. Diagnosis: Stripped threads in aluminum engine case due to steel drain plug threads either over torqued or cross threading. Treatment: Install Timesert steel thread insert. Victim: 1996 Honda CR250 motorcycle http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 49
Views: 7386

Re: Where is everyone?

gelwell wrote:
Booga-dune-poon wrote:Time to circle the wagons

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Where is this? It looks like Dumont from the air.
Yes, it is Dumont Dunes. In the center left of the photo is the valley that separates Banshee Hill on the left from Competition Hill on the right.
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 49
Views: 7386

Re: Where is everyone?

Time to circle the wagons

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