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    Default Looking for fabricator / engineer in CPT

    I have a pipe car that I need to rebuild the rear drive train. It's chain driven from a motorcycle engine. The yolk on the universal joint broke and I need to make some changes and move to CV joints. I am looking for a fabricator in CPT area that can tackle this job for me. If know of or can recommend someone please let me know.
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    Is it an Edge buggy?

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    Not entirely, but I think some of it is from the barracuda design. Bit of a Frankenstein, but it's fun.

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    The reason I ask is that quite a few years ago Hendrick from Zarco built a Piranha for someone.
    He is based in Germiston but if you're stuck it may be worthwhile contacting him.
    I remember that he fitted Lobro CV's

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    Thanks will keep him in mind. I have got a couple recommendations from jhb, but I know there must be some lurking in cpt.

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    Try Craig at Harper Sports Cars.
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    Hi.
    Nice going man. Care to post a few photos?
    What engine?

    I did 3.
    First one with a 200cc. 2nd one with a VFR 400. Last one with a 1100 Black Bird.
    What fun, but that last one got a bit scary.
    Doing it again, I would rather go for a 2 seater. More fun doing something together. Screaming alone is no fun at all

    Anyway, I used many guys with my projects, but I will always go back to Andre Engelbrecht Engineering in Stikland.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/An...3!4d18.6678053

    He is not the cheapest, but extremely professional, high quality workmanship, and he can keep to a date.
    There is nothing more frustrating than waiting for parts on a Friday so you can work over the week-end and then then the guys says, "Oops, forgot about your stuff. Next week fine?".


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    Ok, so changing from knuckles to CV's is much better.
    I used VW Citi Golf CV's. Was very cheap to buy, even new. Sometimes the scrap yards want to rip you a new one.
    Very important to make sure your clearance between hub and drive sprocket is correct.
    Also have to look at the flex points. If they not correctly located, you going to need a shaft that can slide length wise, which makes things complicated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetkit View Post
    Ok, so changing from knuckles to CV's is much better.
    I used VW Citi Golf CV's. Was very cheap to buy, even new. Sometimes the scrap yards want to rip you a new one.
    Very important to make sure your clearance between hub and drive sprocket is correct.
    Also have to look at the flex points. If they not correctly located, you going to need a shaft that can slide length wise, which makes things complicated.

    Yes the VW cv's seems to be a popular option. The Porsche 930 CV's are also used but on the pricey side and probably overkill. The current shaft slides in the hub already so I was hoping not to rebuild any of that. Besides the backend the thing seems to be built ok. Can probably adjust shocks to fine tune a bit, and clean up wiring and make minor modifications.

    I bought the Edge Sidewinder plans about 15 years ago (when they were only available on paper) with the idea that I would build it.. well 15 years later and I still have not done it but buying one was the next best thing :-). Coming from a woodworking background with only doing metal work for the past 5 years or so, I still don't have a metal lathe in my workshop, and taking on something like this is probably not a good idea for first project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetkit View Post
    Hi.
    Nice going man. Care to post a few photos?
    What engine?
    Honda VTR 1000... I know what you mean about scary

    here are some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by vstromPE View Post
    Try Craig at Harper Sports Cars.
    was going to suggest the same. Super nice guy that has fabricated some seriously nice cars over the years. If he cant do it then it cannot be done.
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    There’s a crowd in Killarney Gardens called All Best that does lotsa modifications and and
    Post a pic of your drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    There’s a crowd in Killarney Gardens called All Best that does lotsa modifications and and
    Post a pic of your drive
    Pics are above!.. thanks for the referral!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinlp View Post
    Pics are above!.. thanks for the referral!
    I was referring to the drive train

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    I was referring to the drive train
    hahaha, sorry man.See pics of dismantled drivetrain attached.
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    Default Re: Looking for fabricator / engineer in CPT

    Ja I see the problem..... UJ’s aren’t “designed” to work like that 🤪

    Best option would be to have a chat with Colin at Propshaft Engineering ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    Ja I see the problem..... UJ’s aren’t “designed” to work like that 🤪

    Best option would be to have a chat with Colin at Propshaft Engineering ....
    Yes, my research showed that UJ needed to be balanced out so I think lots will improved if I replace with CV joint.
    Actually made contact with Colin already as I found him on google. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinlp View Post
    hahaha, sorry man.See pics of dismantled drivetrain attached.
    Notwithstanding the angles that are way out of spec, the condition of that one joint is comical.

    Go with CV joints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Notwithstanding the angles that are way out of spec, the condition of that one joint is comical.

    Go with CV joints.
    yes not sure what angles UJ are ideal for, but my research indicates that these angles are not crazy for CV joints. Plus the suspension needs a bit of a tweak as the buggy's rear suspension is almost fully extended just when sitting, and that was about ~18 degrees. Anyway some of these tweaks I am happy to do but I do need help with this drivetrain. I have made contact with a few of the guys mentioned above and hope to get back into this monster for a spin soon.

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