Motorboatyourself.com Forums
October 18, 2018, 01:09:09 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: MotorBoating T Shirts Now for sale
 
   Home   Help Back to Motorboatyourself.com Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5
  Print  
Author Topic: New and Improved Radio Wagon (full suspension)  (Read 21217 times)
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:23:27 PM »

I will be starting a new radio wagon in 2013, I have designed a full suspension frame that will house a Kinetik 1800 battery and will have a trailer with suspension as well.  This is the only teaser you will get for now.  You can see how it will look normal and shocks compressed as well as straight and front wheels turned.  I used the 3-D software at work to perfect and create this design.

Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
tballoun1
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 691



« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 08:57:49 PM »

Legit, can't wait to see a final product
Logged
K YoH
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1298


"Radio Cooler Splasher"


WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 07:49:54 AM »

Sick. Can't wait to see your color scheme on this one.
Logged

I NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP ME RECREATE THIS LIGHT!
http://www.motorboatyourself.com/forum/index.php?topic=2249.0

Geek Till It Mhz!
Floating River Cooler Radio
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:56:26 AM »

I am going to go with a pearl bright green with carbon fiber accents on this one.  The frame will be black along with the black/carbon wheels.
Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 04:40:16 AM »

I has come time to beging the process of building, last night, I started cutting out the frame work/rings for everything.

Rings marked


Holes cut


Trimming the outside of the rings


Sanding cup holder perfectly round


Sanding speaker rings smooth
Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
Jonesy
ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP !!
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2110



Email
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 08:19:15 PM »

wish i had all of those cool tools...  lol i use a jigsaw... a drill and bit... and good ole hand sanding !!  this would make things soo much quicker... sigh*    is that mdf you're making those rings out of?
Logged

PARTY ROCK !!!!!!
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 05:35:22 AM »

wish i had all of those cool tools...  lol i use a jigsaw... a drill and bit... and good ole hand sanding !!  this would make things soo much quicker... sigh*    is that mdf you're making those rings out of?

Yes, have tools def helps things go faster.  I used a jigsaw to cut out the insides, bandsaw to cut the outside and then sander to smooth the ring outsides.

I made the pieces out of apperance grade plywood, MDF swells with moisture and even when fiberglassing, moisture can still get in unless you use epoxy resin for everything.  So, I have learned that plywood doesn't strip out as easy, isn't as heavy and a couple other benefits.
Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
gametaker68
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 168


« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 08:55:08 PM »

I have been on both sides of the fence.  My dad believes in good tools, my granddad believes a hammer, wrench and wd-40 can do anything.  You can't say enough about having good tools, they are expensive, but if you use a lot they are a must, and can cut time in half.
Logged
Ayebeehm aka Doug
It's pronounced 'Cool-ah'!
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2209



Email
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 05:09:48 PM »

I'm starting to get my new garage decked out Smiley I just built a fold away work bench, and I'm getting another stationary bench tomorrow to put in it.

Next, it'll be 'Tool time' as I acquire more tools that are beneficial to the building process. I plan on having an assembly line soon lol!

It's the season, that's for sure. Already have 3 people lined up that I have to build coolers for. It's all good though, they'll be paying for MY rig Cheesy
Logged

Words of wisdom:
Measure Twice - Cut once!
Better to have more than you need, than not enough.
There is no such thing as a 'Cable Stretcher'!
Search the forums... If you're asking it now, someone else has asked it before you.
Knowledge is Power, but Knowledge isn't 12v.
txluke
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1228



Email
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 06:08:51 PM »

An oscillating spindle sander would be a good thing to have. I picked up one at harbor freight years ago to help with a project I was working on years ago. That thing is still going strong.
Logged

Well you don't have to feed batteries so thats a plus and no more cleaning up stinky midget poop.
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 07:58:44 AM »

I have made some progress on this, have the shape narrowed down and in the stage of adding bondo glass (way stronger than body filler) to get to the desired shape.  I will get some pictures up soon enough.
Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
Jonesy
ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP !!
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2110



Email
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 09:24:04 PM »

YEA !!!  oh and i used that bondo glass some on my wagon,., man that stuff its tough
Logged

PARTY ROCK !!!!!!
youanimal 'Craig'
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 845


Fiberglass addict


WWW Email
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 04:48:16 AM »

YEA !!!  oh and i used that bondo glass some on my wagon,., man that stuff its tough

lol, yes it is, best way to add filler for quick building and not lose strength.
Logged

Do it right or don't do it at all!
SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING!
Click on the globe below my name to see my web gallery
My Youtube
Carbon Fiber Radio Wagon build
SmokedJetta
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 578


I`m a total freaking rockstar from Mars

firemanpika corvettez28lt4
Email
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2013, 07:41:18 PM »

I might be jumping the gun but any updates?  Smiley
Logged

" Are they built for speed or for comfort"
the_chickeneye
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2407


popo


« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 07:45:21 PM »

Its a surprise.
Logged

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!