4x4 Build Ep.11 - Tube Frame, LED Lights

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Donn DIY

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In this video I'm completely welding the tubular frame of the UTV and adding some of the needed reinforcing diagonals. LED light mounts are made and starting to fabricate the floor / footwell while waiting for parts that still haven't arrived.
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 1.4 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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#donndiy #homemade #4x4
Pomade - Silent Partner (EEpost Audio Library)
Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter

Donn DIY
Donn DIY 4 päeva tagasi
More fabrication videos on eepost.infovideos
OzBullGaming 4 päeva tagasi
@No Body fair call
No Body
No Body 4 päeva tagasi
Give the guy some credit man Everything he's built so far works perfectly I think he might know a thing or 2 about a thing or 2, ya know???? FFS 🤔😳🤔
Michael Hermann
Michael Hermann 4 päeva tagasi
@Dozer1642 ......virtual player, he must be very lonley.
OzBullGaming 4 päeva tagasi
@Dozer1642 maybe I could be more polite but
OzBullGaming 4 päeva tagasi
@Dozer1642 many projects and raced cars as a hobby
Ramamonjisoa Finn'
Ramamonjisoa Finn' 7 tundi tagasi
Can we have the plan of the tubular frame please? :/
Bailey davis
Bailey davis 13 tundi tagasi
@Donn DIY why do u weld like that bro. looks like your tack welidng the whole chassis
1beastlydude 19 tundi tagasi
Im 2 meters and 135kg be proud the wind cant knock you over!
Chahid Abdelmjid
Chahid Abdelmjid 21 tund tagasi
Good and great job
Роман Елоев
Роман Елоев Päev tagasi
Сперва лайк 👍 потом смотрю видос😉
Thomas D Harrell
Thomas D Harrell Päev tagasi
Beautiful!! Why do you put the engine beside you in the cab? Why not in the front or rear?
Иван Фефилов
Иван Фефилов 2 päeva tagasi
Jon McNabb
Jon McNabb 2 päeva tagasi
Donn, when and what kinda stereo will you be installing? Or, will it be a bluetooth sound bar? We all know you like ABBA.....
Jose Luis Gonzalez Lago
Jose Luis Gonzalez Lago 2 päeva tagasi
John Godfrey
John Godfrey 2 päeva tagasi
Still one of the best DYI channels Keep it up.
Phil Hammond
Phil Hammond 2 päeva tagasi
Dear Santa, This Christmas please could I have either a bandsaw with metal cutting blade, or a pipe bending machine, or a sheet metal bender. Best wishes, DONN DIY
glassblastcollision 2 päeva tagasi
I just bought a 2400$ plasma hand held I'd like to make a pattern tracer for parts for some of my build on my Avro Speedster and for future builds.
glassblastcollision 2 päeva tagasi
I watch both you and Mike Festiva on here ,You guys inspire some summitry to my builds more so. Thanks ,keep up the passion guys .Good stuff!!
Skip Bolinger
Skip Bolinger 2 päeva tagasi
These videos are great very educational since I don't know much about steering systems I too like to work with square tube its easy too cut measure and weld looking forward to next episode 👍
Nick Phillips
Nick Phillips 2 päeva tagasi
Will you be adding a sway bar in the front or rear?
Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson 2 päeva tagasi
Great job
Friedrich Wilhelm
Friedrich Wilhelm 2 päeva tagasi
you should have just used a smaller engine something that small should not need that much power
Redneck Mfg.
Redneck Mfg. 2 päeva tagasi
Loving the Imperial Measurements at the bottom .. Thank you for that !!! This baby is going to be a Beast ...
trialnterror 2 päeva tagasi
Maybe Cummins could sponsor you a small engine , that way you could show up every Utv manufacturer out there that you can make a utv that lasts longer then 6000 miles!
rufftime1 3 päeva tagasi
Seems to be a nice build
Andy Wolf
Andy Wolf 3 päeva tagasi
Where subtitle ? :(
Steven Green
Steven Green 3 päeva tagasi
To many ads.
علي الشيخ
علي الشيخ 3 päeva tagasi
عمل رائع شكرا لك اخي
Faça você mesmo
Faça você mesmo 3 päeva tagasi
Show 👏👏👏👏👏👏🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷
Виктор Цепков
Виктор Цепков 3 päeva tagasi
Всё отлично, но вот двигатель рядом с водителем, довольно спорное решение. Двигатель греется, шумит, вибрирует, плюс ограничивает движение водителя, что не очень безопасно.
Robert Manley
Robert Manley 3 päeva tagasi
Wow !! Its looking GREAT !! And to think before you started it was steel tubing and car parts !! VERY VERY NICE work !! Love your channel !! And the time and effort put into all you do makes for a GREAT video and a OUTSTANDING project !!👍👍👍🛠
sean tap
sean tap 3 päeva tagasi
Loving the build so far. You might want to consider making the frame so you can have room to up the tire size. Cheers.
Олександр Вовк
Олександр Вовк 3 päeva tagasi
Junior Cesar
Junior Cesar 3 päeva tagasi
Top top top top top top top 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍🇧🇷
Jason The Municipal Mechanic
Jason The Municipal Mechanic 3 päeva tagasi
Are you going to be using this for recreation or work? Maybe a little dump bed on the back?
seccat 3 päeva tagasi
Mechanics are not Engineers... and it shows here.
Steeve Hanson
Steeve Hanson 3 päeva tagasi
i cant wait to see this utv ripping trough some dirt!!:) nice job man !
Владимир Старшинин
Владимир Старшинин 3 päeva tagasi
Смотрю постоянно твои видео, молодец 💪
Sam I Am
Sam I Am 3 päeva tagasi
So hes drilling holes in the tubes for gasses to escape? I assumed it was for condensation to run out in the future
Северные Амуры
Северные Амуры 3 päeva tagasi
почему двигатель рядом с водителем? можно же было сделать над задним редуктором, кпп впритык к редуктору и выходящий привод из кпп сделать прямиком к нему , а редуктора перевернуть
jubileta bustamante serrano
jubileta bustamante serrano 3 päeva tagasi
buen trabajo campeon
Yashaswi Sharma
Yashaswi Sharma 3 päeva tagasi
Will you adding a cup holder maybe?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
😄 Must I?
Сергей Васильев
Сергей Васильев 3 päeva tagasi
Скоро кататься будет. Ждём. Удачи. Здоровья.😉👍
Рамиль Хасаншин
Рамиль Хасаншин 3 päeva tagasi
Привет не будет скорость маленькая?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
antonin perbosc
antonin perbosc 3 päeva tagasi
WOW you 4x4 is great Donn !! I like the cubic shape this remember me my FSO polonez fiat polsky, the best car to push other cars on open road ;) hope you will be able to find time to make bleu print of your 4x4 !! PS : Does somebody know the name of the soundtrack until 0:50 because "Pomade - Silent Partner (EEpost Audio Library)" because this not sound like the punchy intro choose by Donn !
antonin perbosc
antonin perbosc 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY Thanks for your Reply !
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Look for a track named "Demon" in the EEpost Audio Library.
HakkaDakka 3 päeva tagasi
With all the holes in the tubing, I'm guessing (hoping) it will be hot dip galvanized!!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Nope, just painted. The holes are air vents against condensation and trapped welding fumes.
Peter Olsen
Peter Olsen 3 päeva tagasi
You can get Very a long Way just using what you have 💪🏻💪🏻
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
That's the idea behind all my builds - using what I have. 😉
Atv Can-am
Atv Can-am 3 päeva tagasi
Pane turbo ka vahele
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Vist ei ole vaja - ilmselt keerab kõik mu jätkatud poolteljed kortsu niisamagi. 😆
Nuwan Prabat
Nuwan Prabat 3 päeva tagasi
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
R M S 4 päeva tagasi
Parabéns pelo projeto, mas todo esse trabalho maravilhoso, para um lugar apenas, e, o motor do lado??? Não gostei.
jakobv8 4 päeva tagasi
As always, a pure joy to watch you work in your well lit workshop. Your videos are very relaxing and satisfying to watch. Keep up the good work!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Thanks for the feedback and motivation. I appreciate it!
Mr Mulken
Mr Mulken 4 päeva tagasi
Gr8 work Donny, keep it up!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Cheers man!
Das TIER 4 päeva tagasi
Bad Obsession Motorsport did a good explanation on Ackermann Steering Geometry at the end of Episode 10 and in Episode 11 of project Binky here on youtube.
Das TIER 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY You did your best and I respect that ;) Just saying for the guys that didn't understand it that there are other sources.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
So what you're saying is that my explanation was bad? 😆 Google it, there's a great Wikipedia article about it. That's what I looked at, explains everything really well. 😉
Anubrata Chakraborty
Anubrata Chakraborty 4 päeva tagasi
*Please, keep this type of interaction with us in your video. Tell us what you are going to do on today's episode at the start and tell what you will do on next video at the end... This direct interactions make us more confident about you.*
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Cheers man!
papaspeleo The only
papaspeleo The only 4 päeva tagasi
Petrol engine can be run on natural gas, propane, alcohol,... smart choice for the future
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Didn't have that in mind when I chose the engine though. But now that you point it out - more options indeed.
Дядя Вова
Дядя Вова 4 päeva tagasi
Отлично! Но опять получается тяжеленный паровоз!
Radmir Radmirov
Radmir Radmirov 3 päeva tagasi
Легче не сделаешь
Solar Function
Solar Function 4 päeva tagasi
Really love the chipmunk voice hehehe
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Сергей Симаков
Сергей Симаков 4 päeva tagasi
Grand project!!!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
TheCrookHook 4 päeva tagasi
Noob question here... Why the spot welding for the top of the frame instead of just making a bead? Would it become too hot to make a single beaded line?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I was welding from the bottom to the top and I'm too noob to do it in a single bead (melts and starts flowing). But I was told that a weld done from bottom to the top has better penetration with the material. I don't know though... I'm amateur welder.
Gozz 4 päeva tagasi
If you flip the front and rear diff (switch their places), then your spinning direction is going to change, so you can mount the engine on the other side.
Gozz 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY The same way you originally planned. nothing changes, diffs cahange places, engine moves to the side, and your seat goes on the left. It is difficult to explain in words, but draw it on paper, top view, th two diffs as you have now. keep the engine fixed, and rotate the paper 180 degrees, clockwise, so the rotation direction changes. So to counterract, you flip the engine, and it now can go to the other side.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
How would I be able to connect the half shafts to the diffs then?
Polesi Nuasi
Polesi Nuasi 4 päeva tagasi
The exhaust piping is currently away from the guide
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
Looks like the skid plating at end of video might be a mud collector, shouldn't it be above tubing? Square tubing is best to work with with, great video series!!!!!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
The flooring will have holes in it to get rid of the mud.
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
WOW you weight 220lbs!!!!!!! Guess I should've watched the whole video before previous comment. I also like the width of this utv, it will fit through my walk-in basement doors of 60", my Yamaha Rhino also fits, but now all utv's have gone wider, I dont like that....
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I'm specifically making this so narrow - it will fit through the bush in the forest too without me having to cut down healthy trees to make a trail.
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
Is it to late to make this 4 wheel steering?
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
No wonder things are going good, half way through video you have chipmunks helping you....
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
"Where are my gloves" I have that problem to, Is the engine being on one side going to make the vehicle lean/off balance?
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 4 päeva tagasi
"using what I have"
gafrers 4 päeva tagasi
02:22 Best Reason Ever Great work as usual
Med Ben
Med Ben 4 päeva tagasi
Good job
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Cheers man!
Joe Dowling
Joe Dowling 4 päeva tagasi
Donn, I love the progress, great display of skills. I have one question. Will those holes in the frame be needed for some sort of galvanising process once you’re finished?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
The holes are for ventilation to remove any condensation and welding fumes that might start corroding the frame from the inside.
Тёма Логинов
Тёма Логинов 4 päeva tagasi
Приятно смотреть )))
Barry West
Barry West 4 päeva tagasi
Why does he do things the way he does? Because a Donn does what a Donn does! LOL 🤣 enjoyed 👍
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
You've said it best!
Geo2cv 4 päeva tagasi
Well, with all the reinforcements you added, this vehicle is a real tank!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Avery Senior
Avery Senior 4 päeva tagasi
So why not use a motorcycle engine and put it behind the seats then you could have two seats. Hate to say it but it's way more fun with two people. You do good work.
Andreas V
Andreas V 4 päeva tagasi
Donn 0.1Ton is now your name.
Mickael Legendre
Mickael Legendre 4 päeva tagasi
Superbe travail 👏👏👏👍👍
Bernd Odin81
Bernd Odin81 4 päeva tagasi
Top ! 👍👍👍👋👋👋🤝🤝🤝🇩🇪
Juha Tuomala
Juha Tuomala 4 päeva tagasi
Did you return the plasma cutter?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
It is attached to the CNC plasma at the moment.
Juha Tuomala
Juha Tuomala 4 päeva tagasi
Your wife should be responsible of parts department.
mimì Yamaha
mimì Yamaha 4 päeva tagasi
Hai una mente brillante! !! Prossimo progetto un piccolo aereo!!👍👍👍👍👍
bulletgt3 4 päeva tagasi
i just love your builds! Keep it up! :D
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Cheers man!
cirilo alves
cirilo alves 4 päeva tagasi
Esse motor está dentro do carro. E também fora do centro, isso vai prejudicar a estabilidade do veículo.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
That's why I weighed the engine and myself in this video to show you that this will not be a problem.
Jean-Pierre Griffeuille
Jean-Pierre Griffeuille 4 päeva tagasi
You don't put a caster angle on the front axle?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
The struts already have caster angle on them.
LesNewell 4 päeva tagasi
You can make Ackermann work for a front rack. In your diagram at 9:17 project the steering arms forward along the lines instead of back. The only problem is that your track rod ends may end up very close to the wheels. Another option is to keep rear arms but move them up so they are above the nose of the diff. On my build the original track rod ends were under the arms. I relocated them above the arms which gave me just enough clearance with the diff tilted down a little and the rack pretty much touching it.
pascal vannesson
pascal vannesson 4 päeva tagasi
great job, respect my friend ++++++++++
самодельный трактор 102
самодельный трактор 102 4 päeva tagasi
Отличная работа 👍🇷🇺
paul martin
paul martin 4 päeva tagasi
Good stuff, I like the progress on this build. Looking pretty gooood! I'm a little jealous of the fact that you and I weigh the same (100kg) but your a slim 100 whilst I'm a fat 100!!! Go figure! Lol. Cheers yet again from Sydney Australia 🇦🇺🐨🦘🦘🐨🇦🇺🍺🍺
paul martin
paul martin 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY lol Well that explains it then. I'm only 178cm tall ! Cheers big guy 👍🍺👍
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Haha! I'm 192 cm tall, the fat is still hiding (around the waist). 10 more kg's and it is starting to show on my face for sure. 😄
Quicksand 4 päeva tagasi
1.9tdi from VAG so cheap...
mceajc 4 päeva tagasi
Wow, you are multilingual! How many languages do you know? I am always envious of people who know more than one. Loving the project. Can't wait to see it all painted in paint then covered in mud.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Estonian, English, German, some swearwords in Russian and Polish.
Jef Cornelis
Jef Cornelis 4 päeva tagasi
I'm looking forward to every update! As a small "beginner level" DIY person compared to your level, a lot of respect! On first sight it looks like youre figuring of out as you go, but following the more technical part clearly shows youre knowledge and master craftsmanship. I would put the battery higher than floorlevel to prevent it from flooding when driving through mud or water though. Keep posting those nice vids. Love the fastforward welding, jumping around in all positions and angles 🤣
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I intend to keep it from flooding over the axle. The Peugeot wheel bearing aren't very waterproof. 😆
Tyray Bernad
Tyray Bernad 4 päeva tagasi
I am very happy to follow your work. but this time I am very disappointed because the position of the machine is not suitable. the position of your machine should design its position behind
Tyray Bernad
Tyray Bernad 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY Right up to you .. but what an elegant position at the back ... sorry I can only comment ... hehehehehe ..
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
It's kinda up to me where the engine is located don't you think? 😉
Алексей Преловский
Алексей Преловский 4 päeva tagasi
Urmas Loige
Urmas Loige 4 päeva tagasi
kas plasma-keevitus poleks lihtsam
Urmas Loige
Urmas Loige 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY tänan vastu eest, edu teile
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Plasma keevitus traadikeevituse asemel? Või mõtlesid plasmalõikust? Plasmaga niisama lõigates (kui ei kasuta veelauda) tekib palju tolmu/gaase. Sellepärast eelistan ketaslõikurit.
Ferdi Dede
Ferdi Dede 4 päeva tagasi
René Møller Madsen
René Møller Madsen 4 päeva tagasi
Where do you got that drawin pen from its awesome
René Møller Madsen
René Møller Madsen 3 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY niiiiiiiiiice thank you very much sir 🤪😍☝️☝️☝️☝️🇩🇰❤️ have a Nice sunday with the family ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
From toolmarketing.eu 👍
Asser Salonen
Asser Salonen 4 päeva tagasi
Ootko suomalainen
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
En, virolainen.
george c
george c 4 päeva tagasi
Are you gonna use the plasma cutter to fabricate any parts for this utv? Great work btw
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I might, once we get the CNC plasma table dialed in as we need it.
Ahmed Big
Ahmed Big 4 päeva tagasi
matti pukki
matti pukki 4 päeva tagasi
Rolf Nilsen
Rolf Nilsen 4 päeva tagasi
"His name was 0.1 metric ton".. It would be hilarious for about 5 minutes if the steering was reversed. But very safe against theft.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I was thinking about having the steering reversed. But then sane head prevailed. 😆
Josef Reck
Josef Reck 4 päeva tagasi
Who Am I
Who Am I 4 päeva tagasi
I saw that at some point you spot weld and the next moment you make continuous weld. Whats the difference between these two?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Continuous weld should be stronger. But spot welding looks better with the small beads next to each other when welding from bottom to top (I'm amateur so I don't have the skill to do it in continuous bead). 😄
Simone Favilli
Simone Favilli 4 päeva tagasi
Man , you need a band saw.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
I would enjoy a band saw however there's not enough room for one.
spassser 4 päeva tagasi
ok i have a why ?? why are you drilling holes in the tubes you are welding.. fore vents ? ore what ??
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Exactly, air vents. 👍
BRAMMOTO 4 päeva tagasi
can't you just mount the rack upside down? that would reverse the direction.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 3 päeva tagasi
Probably. It would require some chain drive to connect the steering column though.
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