4x4 Build Ep.6 - Tube Frame Fabrication

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Donn DIY

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Latest video: eepost.info/my/video/o2-LdnVnopKFuos.html
Beginning of the steel tube frame / chassis fabrication.
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!
My other videos: eepost.info
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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
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Want more fabrication videos? There are plenty on eepost.infovideos
Wayne Adams
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TheBibliofilus gbbb.
As it Should Be
As it Should Be Місяць tagasi
@TheBibliofilus only when the camera is off Lol
As it Should Be
As it Should Be Місяць tagasi
why don't make it 4WS?
bigsid1984 Місяць tagasi
Where did you get your training?
TheBibliofilus Місяць tagasi
Do you never goof, make a completely stupid error or something goes completely wrong?
RAJEEV KUMAR 10 päeva tagasi
Which material it's chassis made of
kimmy_future 12 päeva tagasi
Love that you mock everything up and show where you modify your ideas for a better fit. I work the same way. Never have been big on drawing out plans. It's just easier for me to just do it and see how it goes.
Sagar Abbasi
Sagar Abbasi 22 päeva tagasi
Ryder McDermott
Ryder McDermott 29 päeva tagasi
I would've happily scrubbed off the rust and dirt off of those engine and suspension parts for no charge if I just could've been part of the project.
Ryder McDermott
Ryder McDermott 28 päeva tagasi
@Donn DIY yeah, that's a cool build man. I could never afford the time, space or equipment to get a project like that going, but it must feel really satisfying to drive something built with your own hands.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 28 päeva tagasi
😁 Thanks man! 💪
rcytb Місяць tagasi
Brilliant use of old shock ends. Thanks!
Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams Місяць tagasi
Awesome project, cant wait to see it run. Are both of your Diffs from rear wheel drive cars? I built a cart in the past and I had to invert the front diff to get it to output in same direction as rear. I welded a nut on the top (now bottom) of front diff for a drain and just measured the amount of 90w oil I put in it. worked great. Its always funny how people want to build carts out of new "go cart" parts when there is surplus auto parts all over the place that are better and cheaper.
ShelbyGT Місяць tagasi
Although i prefer the actual 4x4 system, i would've chosen a suzuki vitara, why? For a cheap build, then a 1.9 tdi and bam, done, how do you measure if your cuts are correct, and welds?
charles chalz
charles chalz Місяць tagasi
Wearing Hand Glove please while doing jobs
DG Місяць tagasi
👋 Sava être du lourd, super travail. 👍💨🙏
รถทําเอง รถสร้าง DIY
รถทําเอง รถสร้าง DIY Місяць tagasi
Lost Wisdom
Lost Wisdom Місяць tagasi
So exciting can’t wait!!!!
Groovey Grubworm
Groovey Grubworm Місяць tagasi
It's a Peugeot bird!
MANO NET Місяць tagasi
Ei broder trabalho muito top
PiezPiedPy Місяць tagasi
I would weld tubes into the chassis rails for the control arm mounting bolts.
Valter Ventura
Valter Ventura Місяць tagasi
Top 💯
Ruudi S
Ruudi S Місяць tagasi
What do yo use for thread cutting to the pipe? Is it meant to be used on cordless drill?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
It's a regular thread bit.
WITO SARLAW Місяць tagasi
Mantap ilmunya bang... saya juga lgi bikin crosskart
Harry72 Місяць tagasi
4 wheel steering ? That'll be handy
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
It can be done but I've not decided yet.
Andy Ellis
Andy Ellis Місяць tagasi
Well impressed. Me and a couple of mates had a go at making sand rails from vw beetle chassis 2 years back but ran out of funds so well enjoying what you are doing
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
I'm sorry to hear that. This 4x4 project has cost me 535€ in new ATV tires and 140€ in steel and 100€ in four new shocks so far. The donor car was free. Additional expenses will be the new axles and other old and crappy rolling chassis parts I want to replace (new control arms (bushings are bad), brake rotors, ball joints etc.). But no worries, you'll do another project in the future. 💪
Andy Ellis
Andy Ellis Місяць tagasi
@Donn DIY there were 3 of us so we were doing 3cars which in hine sight was way to ambiguous we brought the first frame made up but had trouble with the company doing it as they didnt do what was asked of them so we wasted 2 months redoing it. 2 of us ended up with rolling chassis the third all the parts to build a third,we put 3k in each and not got a finished result. I need to sell my rolling chassis as shirt on cash now
Donn DIY
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The most expensive parts in this build are currently the new ATV tires. In addition I bought the tube material. But the main car parts (engine, rims, struts, hubs, control arms, steering racks etc.) I got for free. So I hope it will be somewhat of a reasonably priced project. I'm sorry to hear that you ran out of funds and only that is keeping you from building the buggy.
Anubrata Chakraborty
Anubrata Chakraborty Місяць tagasi
*I'll suggest you to brief up your today's work in front of camera by verbally telling them by yourself and share your future plans on your ongoing project like- what are you going to do and what is your plan to do with your stuff... I mean a direct interaction with us at the end of the video. We will appreciate that.*
Daniel Golenia
Daniel Golenia Місяць tagasi
what brand & model is your cutt off saw?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Nova S-350
Mike Remix
Mike Remix Місяць tagasi
A car suspension ball joint ( kneecap of suspension) is weak to make off-road, a front axle of suzuki samurai is better, it happens that in rallycross the ball joints are torn off
Андрей Дятел
Андрей Дятел Місяць tagasi
2:45 Рисунок на станке повеселил!
Kyle Gershman
Kyle Gershman Місяць tagasi
You measured wheel clearance completely unloaded. Are you accounting for how the tires will deform under load or different air pressures? You're fascinating to watch.
blperoc Місяць tagasi
Should be ready for a ride in the next video ;-)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Yeah, why not! 😂
Artvinli Місяць tagasi
looks like something super will come out
Donn DIY
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muh.efendi muh
muh.efendi muh Місяць tagasi
Cek mecin donn
Kosior Litery 3D
Kosior Litery 3D Місяць tagasi
More More please !!!!!!!
marcin macin
marcin macin Місяць tagasi
was great until mcpherson were installed, cut them out and make double A arms front and rear, you will get more suspension travel
marcin macin
marcin macin Місяць tagasi
@Donn DIY sorry but Honda TRX500FA has no suspension travel, this project You are making is to great to kill it with this suspension, You will see ;)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
This UTV will have the same suspension travel as my 2002 Honda TRX500FA, which is enough for my applications.
Agrompapas Місяць tagasi
Отличный проект, буду тырить идеи!😃
Pierre Marcoux
Pierre Marcoux Місяць tagasi
Hi, like you said in part 5 you need to put the front diff up side down to make them running the same way. So let me know if I'm wrong. Keep going ,I'm watching you!!!! Pete from Québec
bobby o
bobby o Місяць tagasi
if both differntials are the same one will be turning the other direction
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
No. It's already turned around, now it turns the same way relative to the other one. Just take your time and think it through. 😉
Николай Мишин
Николай Мишин Місяць tagasi
Нормальное решение для кондуктора. Бро ты инженер!
Think Harder
Think Harder Місяць tagasi
did you took in account the sagof the suspension when aiming the height of your vehicule , popular mistake
Donn DIY
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Roberto Zalazar
Roberto Zalazar Місяць tagasi
Va quedando de apoco geniooooo...!!!! Exelente
lamorgan2006 Місяць tagasi
Coffee - check, sitting in the sun - check, new video from DonnDIY - check. Perfect day- check.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Cheers mate!
Rob Belk
Rob Belk Місяць tagasi
Thanks for the great videos, you're an amazing builder. Truly inspiring, appreciate it👍✊✊✊
o0julek0o Місяць tagasi
What do you do for a living? Well, other than youtube. I'm very curious as to what gives you the money for the space, and the time for the builds, in terms of profession.
Antony Carrison
Antony Carrison Місяць tagasi
Donn, Will the front diff need to be upside down to rotate the correct way?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Nope. It is turned around facing backwards toward the driving direction and that is enough.
Volodymyr Місяць tagasi
Hi! What the pliers you use in this frame fabrication?
Volodymyr Місяць tagasi
Donn DIY Thank you ! Did you buy this in US, or Europe ?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
The clamps are Piher Maxi-F from toolmarketing.eu
Mickael Legendre
Mickael Legendre Місяць tagasi
Salut tu es trop fort 💪💪💪👏👏
Самоделки или все своими руками
Самоделки или все своими руками Місяць tagasi
Крутой канал!
Karl Straw
Karl Straw Місяць tagasi
I could watch this all day. Keep up the good work mate. 👍🏼
Clyde Balcom
Clyde Balcom Місяць tagasi
Definitely going to be a capable machine.
Rolf Nilsen
Rolf Nilsen Місяць tagasi
There is only /one/ like button here.. Major bug. Dont so no provisioning for a PTO and 3-point hitch. Ok, I am kind of joking, but it would have been nice.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
PTO is in my plans! 💪👍
A Guy & A Shed
A Guy & A Shed Місяць tagasi
Hey when you build such a big project. Do make any plans? Or you figure out as you go ?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
I have a rough sketch and things I wanna feature in a build and then I figure things out as I go. I build from the perspective of parts and material, not blueprints - I build around what I have rather than planning up front and buying parts to satisfy the blueprints. This gives me freedom to change things as I go and not to commit to anything. It is creative freedom for me. 😉
Nico Di Rocco
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Daastar Місяць tagasi
Hi. You using 50×50×2mm or a stronger pipe for the frame? Like your project. I have a similar project in my mind. Will have to build my garage a little before and learn to weld also.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
I made the main frame in the bottom of the vehicle from 50x50x3mm tube; everything else will be made from 40x40x2mm tube.
Vlad Zaha
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davidson douglas
davidson douglas Місяць tagasi
Muito bom.... parabéns....inscrito com certeza ... junto com Leandro torneiro vixiiii
Kerry Gleeson
Kerry Gleeson Місяць tagasi
Jean Michel Laval
Jean Michel Laval Місяць tagasi
Vraiment trop fort 😀😀😀
qsdvb Місяць tagasi
Are you considering 4 wheel steering. Could really increase the functionality of the vehicle. I’m thinking of log skidding in the woods. Definitely going to send a contribution. Your videos are a constant inspiration and always put a smile on my face. Keep it going
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
I am considering 4 wheel steering but I'm not sure yet whether I will actually follow through with this plan.
Nicmadis Місяць tagasi
The evolved version of CAD. (Cardboard And Dedication)
EduardsMura Місяць tagasi
Nice, project! Good luck with it, Greetings from Latvia:)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Greetings from Estonia, good neighbour. 💪👍
paul martin
paul martin Місяць tagasi
👍👍 Two thumbs up ! I can only imagine you with LEGO as a boy,🤔🤔 Lol . A well thought out design. Cheers from Sydney Australia MATE 🇦🇺🦘🐨🇦🇺
Polesi Nuasi
Polesi Nuasi Місяць tagasi
I can confirm Donn was very good with LEGO
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
I love Legos even today. As a child I promised myself that I will buy some Lego Technic sets when I get old enough to earn my own money. Haven't done it yet which means I still owe my little self those promised Legos. 😁
Raja Sekhar Gowda
Raja Sekhar Gowda Місяць tagasi
You are Very passionate about your work... Waiting for next video
CORONA -CHINA WALE Місяць tagasi
Can I get information about cutter wheel
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
The chop saw is Nova S-350 from koneita.com
Dr. Mark in Texas
Dr. Mark in Texas Місяць tagasi
Thanks for sharing 🏆🏆🏆🤗🙏
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Thanks for watching!
Mike festiva
Mike festiva Місяць tagasi
It’s coming along nicely 👍
Anubrata Chakraborty
Anubrata Chakraborty Місяць tagasi
@Mike, I'm your follower also and I shared my thought with @Doon. I request you to Look up it and say will it be good or bad. I want to see your 4×4 articulated dump truck and Doon's 4×4 vehicle in a off-road adventure rally video. Will it be possible?
Anubrata Chakraborty
Anubrata Chakraborty Місяць tagasi
*I'll suggest you to brief up your today's work in front of camera by verbally telling them by yourself and share your future plans on your ongoing project just like Mike Festiva does on his channel....I'm his follower also. I mean a direct interaction with us at the end of the video. We will appreciate that.*
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Cheers buddy!
Military Museum
Military Museum Місяць tagasi
This video inspires me to go out to my garage and do something instead of passing my Sunday in front of the TV. I won’t be building a machine though! I love your videos!!! Thanks
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
That's the spirit! That is the effect I want this channel to have on people. Have a great project day today in your garage. 💪
The Metal Butcher
The Metal Butcher Місяць tagasi
1:59 Weld in a pipe and through bolt (best) or tap a piece of round bar on your lathe and weld that in.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Yup, that is what I'm gonna end up doing. 👍
Romi Hofi
Romi Hofi Місяць tagasi
Super robota.. Pozdrawiam 👍👍🇵🇱😀
Douglas Thompson
Douglas Thompson Місяць tagasi
Is your cold cut saw blade getting dull? Seems to need a heck of a lot of down pressure when making your cuts.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
No, I'm just making faster cuts. 😁
William Glaser
William Glaser Місяць tagasi
Once again very impressed. I do like how you set up the diffs and worked around them building to fit your trailer. The size of this should be about that of a youth side by side, yet it will be much stronger. Very impressed by the way you bolted the diffs on as well. Now just make sure when you build the front and back to make those bumpers bolt on. This will give you the option to build attachment mounts for some sort of electric hydraulics for either a snow blade or some sort of brush sickle cutter or some other sort of attachment one might need when running around the farm.
Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez Місяць tagasi
Saludos from:new York Good JOB BROO.
Robert Ordewald
Robert Ordewald Місяць tagasi
Hi. In order for the front differential to turn in the opposite direction you can either turn the front differential upside down or switch the gear internally. I do not know if your differential has the space internally to allow that. I do not know who made them or your transfer case. This interests me greatly. Thanks for your time.
djlyon117 Місяць tagasi
Looking real good Donn. Can’t wait to see the finished product. How’s the tracked amphib doing? Have you been using it much?
Nigel Cutting
Nigel Cutting Місяць tagasi
Just wondering if u are using both the same diffs and driving them inline won't 1 need to be upside down mmmmmm ges need to watch more lol
blperoc Місяць tagasi
Nice work, lots of progress in this video.
blperoc Місяць tagasi
20+ episodes? It is almost done!!
AK 82
AK 82 Місяць tagasi
123456 ... ☕️
Skip Bolinger
Skip Bolinger Місяць tagasi
I look forward to all your videos I havnt missed any of them I really enjoy them thanx much
عبد المجيد عمر
عبد المجيد عمر Місяць tagasi
تمام انا في الانتظار
Scooter Tramp
Scooter Tramp Місяць tagasi
What make is your chop saw? I've been looking for a worm drive saw like yours.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
It is Nova. But I guess it's made in China as other brands are. But I'm happy with this saw. I used to cut stuff only with an angle grinder.
Станислав Гладков
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👍 👍 👍
BarnStangz Місяць tagasi
This is such a great project and it's coming along very nicely! My son and I just finished this up before bed time, hopefully we'll have dreams of metal fabrication!
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Very cool! 👍
koolkar55 Місяць tagasi
Love your work Donny. You are a genius Mate. Billy J..... Queensland Australia.
Ben Strait
Ben Strait Місяць tagasi
In this episode, we build a frame for the frame 😁
Robert Manley
Robert Manley Місяць tagasi
I love your video's !! Its coming along so nice !! Absolutely wonderful work !! I loved the way you built those rims also !! So wonderful the way you are reusing all those parts !! 👍👍
Lou Adzima
Lou Adzima Місяць tagasi
Excellent Idea and workmanship.
Dave R
Dave R Місяць tagasi
Looking good I would like to see you make longer videos, keep up the good work.
andarilho Black pill imortal
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CurlyG65 Місяць tagasi
Keep this up, and you'll have a whole fleet of purpose built vehicles Donn..
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
That's the plan! 🤘
Patrick Baitman
Patrick Baitman Місяць tagasi
I don't understand that chop saw. It looks too expensive for what it does, and everyone else is cutting material way faster with those Evolution style chop saws with a metal blade.
William Glaser
William Glaser Місяць tagasi
The coolant and blade will last far longer and cut cleaner and true at a slower rate. Might take longer yet you will pay less in the long run. The evolution saw cuts about 1/2 the speed or there about as a wood chop saw. I can make 5 cuts with a rough cut wood blade on stainless steel tubes 1.5" round 1/8 thick any cuts after that become harder and starts friction burns and is dull. So far I have made about 24 cuts and still can use the blade to cut wood, yet I do know that it is very dull yet does not burn the wood for the rough cuts I need. I needed to cut some commercial legs down to size for my kitchen sink and commercial equipment table.
Lukas Thorwald Hey
Lukas Thorwald Hey Місяць tagasi
About beefing up your threads: welding some tubes into the square tubes ( direkt translation of the german word: Vierkantrohr ) makes it more load resistant. Maybe welding thick tubes into the square tubes gives you more beefiness than you need to have insanely stabile threads :-D I can't wait to see what you build this time and BIG THANKS to your wife/girlfriend which supports you AND lets you build all this.
Lukas Thorwald Hey
Lukas Thorwald Hey Місяць tagasi
Put threads into the thick tubes! ;-)
Joseph D'Angelo
Joseph D'Angelo Місяць tagasi
Looking great so far, I hate waiting so long for your videos because they are so good man. Stay safe stay well and as always God bless
Lenny M
Lenny M Місяць tagasi
I could watch you work for hours and hours, please keep the videos coming...
JACKHAMMER82A1 Місяць tagasi
Awesome video as always cant wait till next week
Alex Vera
Alex Vera Місяць tagasi
Muito tip
Pedro ElGordo
Pedro ElGordo Місяць tagasi
Hi Donn, hope you are well. 4x4 is coming along nicely. I have a question - what made you choose E39 diffs and Peugeot running gear? Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and keep up the good work. PS. I like your Piher clamps. 👍🖖😎🐶🦴🏍
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
There's no deeper meaning behind my choices. I just usually use what I have or can get my hands on. 😉
Marcelo Frota
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Jesus Marte
Jesus Marte Місяць tagasi
Сергей Беляев
Сергей Беляев Місяць tagasi
надо в СОЖ красный краситель добавить будет эффектно
Horst Szibulski
Horst Szibulski Місяць tagasi
Everytime you use the bubble scale I hear that "make the noise" from Project Binky... :-D Great project! :-D Will it be 4 wheel steering and 4 wheel drive?
David Handley
David Handley Місяць tagasi
Great work “Donny do more”. It’s really starting to take shape now. 👍
noe ramirez
noe ramirez Місяць tagasi
Where are you from Sir?
John Kelly
John Kelly Місяць tagasi
Maybe it is camera angles, but the height v width looks off.... too narrow. Was the workshop doors a limit or something else... or maybe I've got it wrong. In any case your work is BRILLIANT and entertaining.!
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