Steel Frame & Electrolysis - Tracked Amphibious Vehicle Build Ep. 13

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Donn DIY

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Fabricating a supporting steel frame for the tracked amphibious vehicle hull which will make the whole ATV rigid. Welding on square tubing and free cutting steel with angle grinder which, in my opinion, is much faster way than going to the cut off saw and setting clamp angles and such. Also cleaning up rusty rims I took tires off of in the previous episodes. Instead of using just angle grinder and a wire wheel I use electrolysis that works brilliantly. Had to finish up the rims with a wire wheel though to knock off loosened rust. Worked like a charm. Next week I'll be attaching the DC 12 V winches and hopefully completing the hull's bottom half to make it as water tight as an amphibian's supposed to be. :) Thanks for watching! More videos will come. Subscribe for more! Cheers!
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Fronius TransSteel 2700
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet

Donn DIY
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This video is part of a series of videos, check out the series here: Subscribe for more and check out my other videos on my channel page:
Angel Baez
Angel Baez Місяць tagasi
@وحـدان الهروبي _Wahidan_al_haroobi p.
Angel Baez
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Angel Baez
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Donn DIY
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I always measure things. Almost always. 😀
Donn DIY
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Nope, I'm going to use steel sheet.
DrBill 6 місяців tagasi
I have used electrolysis to clean cast iron pans. Brings them down to raw iron that looks new. I use Lye as an electrolyte.
David Cumberland
David Cumberland 6 місяців tagasi
Hello friend I love your project about the amphibious vehicle and the reason i think why it is not moving properly in water is because the front is too flat or square from top to bottom it want to have a angle from bottom to top so that the front can cut the water just like a soldier tank
Rosivaldo Novo
Rosivaldo Novo 6 місяців tagasi
Muito bom
Houari Kamel
Houari Kamel 7 місяців tagasi
قصة سيدنا يوسف
SyahTech 7 місяців tagasi
Of couse, I can make vehicle like this too. . With 10 person skilled helper, wkwkwk
Ruudi S
Ruudi S 7 місяців tagasi
Viimaseapeal keevitused! Kas see "evolution" metallilõikur on hea asi? Kust on soovitatav seda Eestis hankida?
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 7 місяців tagasi
Mulle saadeti konkreetne saag UK-st paar aastat tagasi. Ilmselt on võimalik analooge osta Stokkerist, Tööriistamarketist vms. Töötab hästi, aga paneksin isikliku arvamuse kohaselt pingeritta metallilõikamise saed alustades kõige kehvemast: 1) abrasiivkettaga lõikur - lõikamisel tekib palju sädemeid ja tolmu; 2) kõvasulamhambaga kettaga (Evolution) - tolmuvaba, materjal ei kuumene, aga tekitab palju lärmi; 3) vedelikjahutusega ketassaag - parim vahend väiksema diameetriga materjali järkamiseks, materjali max diameeter oleneb ketta raadiusest; 4) lintsaag - igas suuruses materjali järkamiseks. Kahjuks lähevad aparaadid ka vastavas järjekorras kallimaks.
سید روح الله حسینی
سید روح الله حسینی 7 місяців tagasi
خیلی آموزنده اند من خیلی لذت میبرم
furionese 7 місяців tagasi
Hi I have another idea of getting that rust off your wheels but it could be dangerous but I think you're more than capable to handle it... :P 1. Attach the wheel you want to de-rust on driving wheels of your car (ie if it's a Civic you put it on front) 2. Lift driving wheels off the ground and spin those wheels, ask your brother to rev it up 3. Attach a wire brush or something to the long heavy stick 4. Now stick that thing inside the spinning wheel and scrub the hell out of it. Keep your distance because I don't want you to get hurt Now the differential might prevent the wheel you're de-rusting from spinning fast so in that case take brake caliper off on that side, and the driver just left foot brake and give it a rev the good wheel stays put but the rusty wheel should spin. Do you think this might work?
camgreer 8 місяців tagasi
After watching 13 videos in this series, I've gotta wonder: where do you source your grinding wheels, and which ones work out the best? You must be getting a great deal on them in a bulk quantity.
Yra Korolev
Yra Korolev 9 місяців tagasi
Просто ты СУПЕР
THATSMYNAME 9 місяців tagasi
Were going to need a bigger engine Captain, Am given Her all She's GOT!!!
Doug Bourdo
Doug Bourdo 10 місяців tagasi
Will be looking for lateral angle bracing in future videos as well. Looking very good.
Rodrigo 10 місяців tagasi
👏👏👏👏👏👏 Parabéns ao seu trabalho. Excelente. Gostei muito. 👍
Leo P
Leo P 11 місяців tagasi
I am curious as to why you chose to not to flare the sides outwards like a boat?
Rafael Teixeira
Rafael Teixeira 11 місяців tagasi
Muito criativo parabéns 👏👏👍🤝🇧🇷
keith henry
keith henry 11 місяців tagasi
If you could have auto Cad this it would would have speedup the build faster because u would have know all the angles to cut before hand or u could have used fusion 360 ??
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 11 місяців tagasi
No, it wouldn't. I'm building as I go using material I have. If I stick to a CAD design I would have had to first spend time designing it in the computer and stick to the material I used in the computer later during the actual build.
Loshko86 Aasta tagasi
hey, here's a tip for any future project :3 Vinegar bath is also a really good rust remover. learned that from MichaelCthulhu, the big-sword-maker on youtubes :)
Ho Bui
Ho Bui Aasta tagasi
j4d3 goat
j4d3 goat Aasta tagasi
Great series! I reckon if SpaceX ever need a "moon rover" or Mars rover for their missions, they'd do well to contact "Donn DIY"!
Jose Jimenez
Jose Jimenez Aasta tagasi
😏... Uh... I prefer just one hand stearing....
itchyvet Aasta tagasi
Sand or glass bead would have been much easier and quicker.
boltik boltikoff
boltik boltikoff Aasta tagasi
фуфло, подвеска жёсткая, без рессор, вся эта фигня из жёрдочек развалится
Yury Lopatin
Yury Lopatin Aasta tagasi
Молодцом, грамотно работаешь с металлом это мой любимый материал, хорошие инструменты, аппаратура, вентиляция, техника безопасности прежде всего, обрастаешь подписчиками
Morgan Adair
Morgan Adair Aasta tagasi
One crazy kid with toys salvaged out of the jaws of certain death, taking metal that looked horrible and making art. You will be noticed sooner than later I hope and given a sponsorship in some kind of designing, I can feel it, I wish I had done something like this with my own talents... I am 73 now so your my mentor!!
spettro9 Aasta tagasi
I've done rustolysis before, but the rims on my daily driver now, I just used angle grinder + wire wheel and painted, and they still look fine after 2 years.
dannythetoesmasher Aasta tagasi
I’ve noticed on all the videos for tracked vehicles none of them have any type of pto system built into them. Seems to me it would be a perfect item for a tracked vehicle.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
Yes. That's what I wan't to do myself.
Morgan Adair
Morgan Adair Aasta tagasi
I see where your going with this and can't wait to see it in action. Warning, heavy duty suit might be in order/LOL.... Am checking for insanity in family background (I jokes)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
😂 Might be. No insanity in the family yet, but there's always the first. 😬
MrSuwds Aasta tagasi
Very good! what is the diesel engine of the generator, is it a deutz?
MrSuwds Aasta tagasi
@Tõnu Obrigado!
Tõnu Aasta tagasi
DDR, (IFA mootor)
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
It's from Russian background. Definitely not Deutz. 😉
ross skeller
ross skeller Aasta tagasi
I enjoy very much your project videos..enthralling.. the combination of camera footage and editing makes them calming and wholesome! Well done to you!👍👍👍
Mika Pinomäki
Mika Pinomäki Aasta tagasi
Big job and nice work👍🙂
1234 12345
1234 12345 Aasta tagasi
why that cleaning sooda raead pesusoosa it is finish ??
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
In Estonian.
Big Bill at Iron Garage
Big Bill at Iron Garage Aasta tagasi
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
Cheers man!
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Aasta tagasi
Will you add a propper bow in the front and the rear?
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Aasta tagasi
@Donn DIY ah okay 😙🎶 Still make sure to put a scale under each wheel when you're seated, just to make sure your it floats stable. Put a similar height wood blocks under the others. The earlier you start the better you can still shift some weight. The back should be slightly heavier to get the front a bit higher out of the water. When you add a "lip" in the front, a bit overhanging metal, you can protect it from water ingress by the bow wave. In the back the wall should be slightly higher (and the sides), to compensate for acceleration and the downward force by the tracks running thru water. I would also add a electric pump, to get any water out of your vehicle, just a little bit can give you a serve list. 😂
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
No, it will mostly be used on the land so streamlining it for water isn't my primary concern. 😉
Jairo Rocha
Jairo Rocha Aasta tagasi
Meu brother essa máquina dava certo aqui no interior do Ceará 🇧🇷👍🏞️ ...
Matus K
Matus K Aasta tagasi
I'm just curious if the finished vehicle will pass through the door :D:D
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
Yes, it will fit through the door.
Roy Patterson
Roy Patterson Aasta tagasi
You could have had those rims sandblasted for hardly nothing at all, and it would have took no time at all to clean all of them.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
I live quite far from a bigger city where they sandblast steel. Using electrolysis while fabricating other things is time saver for me. I only spend time putting the wheel inside the tub and after washing and wire wheeling the rim and that's it. Otherwise I would have to book a time, drive 45 minutes, pay for fuel and sandblasting service, drive 45 minutes back home. And then go back and pick the rims up again after they've finished sometime in the future since they don't do it ever immediately.
marc benoit
marc benoit Aasta tagasi
Would a jet drive fit
Muaadh Alssnani
Muaadh Alssnani Aasta tagasi
I like your projects and am waiting for your video But your video will be much better if you stop write on it . Clearly we can see and understand what your doing without your writing. You are not preparing nuclear weapon. Only cutting and welding. Sorry and thanks
John Bias
John Bias Aasta tagasi
That thing has got to weight a ton. Everything I have seen you use is 10mm plate. Great job BTW. PS. You need a plasma cutter.😀
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
I can lift the front end up by hand with the engine and transmission inside the vehicle. It isn't that heavy at all.
S M I L E S Aasta tagasi
Зделай себе пескоструй и ленточный шлифовальный станок
rcytb Aasta tagasi
You are a master fabricator. I learn something from every video. Thanks.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
Cheers man!
185LANDY Aasta tagasi
Hi me again your diesel engine generator have you thought about running it on half veg oil half diesel and as your in a open area making a vertical wind turbine.nice work on the wheel's
Jānis Priedītis
Jānis Priedītis Aasta tagasi
If space is too small for MIG torch there can be plenty of room for MMA rod.. :)
O&D Home Automation
O&D Home Automation Aasta tagasi
Very interesting your project, congratulations. I wanted to ask you what kind of blade did you use to cut the iron? Thank you very much for the attention
michael mccartin
michael mccartin Aasta tagasi
It's looking a whole lot more than "Pretty Good"!
Pieter Holtzhausen
Pieter Holtzhausen Aasta tagasi
C ya
frederic rike
frederic rike Aasta tagasi
It's gonna be fun just getting it to the outside! I figure Donn has a plan- I'll just wait over here with my pop corn!FR
frederic rike
frederic rike Aasta tagasi
@Donn DIY I figured you had a plan- not disappointed at all- have admired your work/ ethic for a while- it makes sense that you saw this coming- Bravo!FR
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
It will fit through the door. You see things in perspective in camera which means the door looks smaller than the vehicle which it really isn't.
Ray Watson
Ray Watson Aasta tagasi
Great project. Two thoughts. You are really going to wish you had some serious suspension system. I tonne of buoyancy is too small. Sure , the vehicle may be lighter, but if you want a decent payload and some cargo capacity. fuel with reserve buoyancy, you need to have more.
Donn DIY
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It will have more buoyancy as I already said in the video. 😉
petnzme01 Aasta tagasi
Query? Do tracks run better rear drive (push), front drive(pull) or internal gearing so that all the wheels are sprocketed to run simultaneously?
steve lecain
steve lecain Aasta tagasi
I weld downhill as well never have had any issues with it, and I too took a welding course.
Will W.
Will W. Aasta tagasi
What is going to prevent the rear axle from flexing vertically ?
Will W.
Will W. Aasta tagasi
@Ruben Kelevra Totally missed that, thanks
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Aasta tagasi
@Will W. 23:18 he is planning to do some reinforcements... 🤔
Will W.
Will W. Aasta tagasi
@Ruben Kelevra I realize this, but they seem quite out on a limb.
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Aasta tagasi
You mean the diff? It's welded to the frame. The individual tire mounts are also welded to the frame 🤔
александр попов
александр попов Aasta tagasi
Rhys Sheridan
Rhys Sheridan Aasta tagasi
great videos mate and Im now going to install a diesel engine without the wife knowing...I do think it needs more structure at the front though, doesnt look strong enough. cheers mate
Геннадий Шерстобаев
Геннадий Шерстобаев Aasta tagasi
Я так понимаю, поворот будет осуществляться притормаживанием одной либо другой стороны?
David Aasta tagasi
Brilliant work!
Евгений Игоревич Потапов
Евгений Игоревич Потапов Aasta tagasi
Обычным электродом можно залезть в узкие места. Стальной диск для резки металла??? Сильно завидую... Пескоструйной машиной проще диски чистить...
Евгений Игоревич Потапов
Евгений Игоревич Потапов Aasta tagasi
@ALEX TESLA Алмазный? А не с твердосплавными напайками?? Посмотрю...
ALEX TESLA Aasta tagasi
Диск алмазный(по металу), вещь полезная на Али продаётся. Искр меньше, вони вообще нет и ресурс намного больше.
Northeast Scound Hand Car's And Bike's Selling
Northeast Scound Hand Car's And Bike's Selling Aasta tagasi
Lol 13 part i think its complete 50 part Now i see again last part
TheMaxstpau Aasta tagasi
Huvitav vaatamine
Sam Sebe Master
Sam Sebe Master Aasta tagasi
С заваренным редуктором будет ехать только прямо!!!! Поворачивать не получится.
Lukas Thorwald Hey
Lukas Thorwald Hey Aasta tagasi
Thank you so much for all your effort. That's truly inspiring for me to see :-) :-) :-)
JARR head
JARR head Aasta tagasi
For future reference, maybe you could do something like stick weld smaller spaces like between the plow mounts? I would think the stick would be more maneuverable in tight spaces, because of the lack of bulk that comes with a MIG welding torch. Besides, it doesn’t matter if your welds aren’t the prettiest, because stick welders have very high penetration and will make a stronger bond than a MIG of comparable size/strength.
Николай Талица
Николай Талица Aasta tagasi
Хорошие ролики Качественный контент Интересные идеи Правильные инженерные решения. Я с удовольствием смотрю каждое видео. Спасибо.
josete suarez
josete suarez Aasta tagasi
Hi there! Would you recommend the Evolution saw? It's quite an investment for me and I'm not in the bandsaw nor in the Evo. Loving your project and learning a lot, by the way.
kuoleg61 Aasta tagasi
Когда уже поедет?
Boris Apprentice
Boris Apprentice Aasta tagasi
Learn to weld uphill T fillet, will save you some time in the future possibly.
Андрей Герц
Андрей Герц Aasta tagasi
Вай на инглише то?
Joseph D'Angelo
Joseph D'Angelo Aasta tagasi
Don I swear to you brother you're always teaching me something new that was a neat rust trick. Truly there is nothing stronger than x's and o's When You're Building, keep it up my brother things are looking good.
Guitpickin CowHippy
Guitpickin CowHippy Aasta tagasi
Always amazed at the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Eastern Europeans. Also - "pilot holes".
Александр Ефимов
Александр Ефимов Aasta tagasi
Привет. Скажи, пожалуйста, какой сварочный аппарат у тебя? Швы отличные получаются.
Евгений Пикулев
Евгений Пикулев Aasta tagasi
@Tõnu ,A very expensive machine. Not by my means))
Tõnu Aasta tagasi
Fronius TransSteel 2700
Евгений Пикулев
Евгений Пикулев Aasta tagasi
@Tõnu ,Fronius TrasSteel 2200?
Tõnu Aasta tagasi
Fronius TrasSteel
Евгений Пикулев
Евгений Пикулев Aasta tagasi
Трехфазник какой-то
mark rainford
mark rainford Aasta tagasi
The more you add to this the more i'm thinking is 20HP enough?
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra Aasta tagasi
HP doesn't matter, just torque is important in this type of application. And with the CVT he got quite a lot torque.
حيدرلشمري حيدرلشمري
حيدرلشمري حيدرلشمري Aasta tagasi
Nemo C
Nemo C Aasta tagasi
Very good
Юрий Лавилин
Юрий Лавилин Aasta tagasi
Круто!👍👍👍 дашь прокатиться????😁😁😁😁
yank mcruff
yank mcruff Aasta tagasi
to many adds,,,,, see ya
James Cunliffe
James Cunliffe Aasta tagasi
The top half and windscreen from a land rover should be lightweight enough as a rain solution?
علي الشيخ
علي الشيخ Aasta tagasi
عمل رائع
Aleck Aleck
Aleck Aleck Aasta tagasi
Смотреть на то как ты варишь, доставляет эстетическое удовольствие!
Султан сварщик
Султан сварщик Aasta tagasi
Проект когда зоканчеш ждалы сколька дней
FAZZA GAMIL Aasta tagasi
تمعفي ةسسعي
WGS-ZA Aasta tagasi
A pitty your lathe's belly plate is so dirty......
CoaSoft Aasta tagasi
I am amazed at the build and stunned by what the man hours are going to total at completion. This has already forced me to purchase a 40cf tank, and regulators for my Clarke 110 as the welds are perfect. Donn, yuda man. //ji
mimì Yamaha
mimì Yamaha Aasta tagasi
Go on like this you're doing a great job so this winter you can use it on the snow!!!!
WGS-ZA Aasta tagasi
Im from an engineering work background, and I cant understand why you keep doing the cutting with the cutoff machine on the ground. You may want to fabricate some working tables, stations and fixed cutoff areas where you could stand upright when working and not compromise on the ergonomics. You WILL feel it when you get older. Keep up the good work!!
mateyo rc
mateyo rc Aasta tagasi
With steel, it's called MAG, not MIG
Dennis Baecht
Dennis Baecht Aasta tagasi
@mateyo rc , if you agree that the processes are the same why did you make your original statement.
mateyo rc
mateyo rc Aasta tagasi
@Dennis Baecht i agree, the process is the same
Dennis Baecht
Dennis Baecht Aasta tagasi
@mateyo rc , I hate break it to you but, you are wrong. MIG and MAG can be used for any material as long as the solid core wire matches the base material and the proper gas or combinations of gas are used They are different acronyms for exactly the same process.
mateyo rc
mateyo rc Aasta tagasi
@Dennis Baecht the MIG is only for copper aluminium and titanium.
Dennis Baecht
Dennis Baecht Aasta tagasi
They are both the same. The metal makes no difference.
Horst Szibulski
Horst Szibulski Aasta tagasi
Great tank! :-D I guess battery, fuel tank and toolbox(es) will go in the back to keep balance? Will be interesting to see how the driveshafts go through the hull watertight... Love your work! :-D
Андрей Янчевский
Андрей Янчевский Aasta tagasi
С нетерпением жду продолжения!!!
IKS_7 Aasta tagasi
иму нада харошую касячину пыхнуть тагда творчиский працэсс быстрей пайдёт!
Евгений Пикулев
Евгений Пикулев Aasta tagasi
Может тупить будет?
szyli88 Aasta tagasi
I don't understand people who gave 90 hands down....
Leon Marut
Leon Marut Aasta tagasi
looking good mr
Kerry Gleeson
Kerry Gleeson Aasta tagasi
Thanks for sharing 😋⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️🔩🔩🔩🔩🔧🔧🔧🔧
Tim 002
Tim 002 Aasta tagasi
Nagu näha,siis elektrikatkestuse tõttu elu seisma ei jää.Sul on ka kõik vajalik olemas- võimas generaator! Selle ülevalt-alla keevituse kohta,seda ei pea nii väga kartmagi...jahh nii et tehta,eriti veel vastutusrikaste kohtade peal.Oleneb standardist(mul töö juures EXC-2 / 3),seal peab ikka hullult vaeva nägema,et nt.mitme T.fermi telfriga ringi/ümber keerata.Aga ise olen prooviks teinud ülevalt-alla, korralik eeltöö ja peab murdmiskatsele vastu piisavalt.Ja lisaks jääb ilus õmblus... Jõudu tööle!
Erjan Buharbaev
Erjan Buharbaev Aasta tagasi
В какой стране происходит действие ?
Евгений Пикулев
Евгений Пикулев Aasta tagasi
davide30541 Aasta tagasi
cant wait to see this thing ripping around xD
УАЗ Без комментариев
УАЗ Без комментариев Aasta tagasi
С первым снегом! Друг!
Vitali Timofejev
Vitali Timofejev Aasta tagasi
Tore nautida!
Евгений Гуряшин
Евгений Гуряшин Aasta tagasi
Надо изготовить пескоструй
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews Aasta tagasi
It’s starting to really take shape Donn. I think people have a hard time understanding buoyancy and the relatively simple fact that as long as the volume of water displaced weighs more that the object then it will float. They actually make concrete sailboats so I am sure your tracked ATV will float.
Nick Aasta tagasi
Lookin good dude.
Lita Rosch
Lita Rosch Aasta tagasi
What will you be using for the outside and for flotation
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Aasta tagasi
Sheet metal.
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