Frame, Struts, Brakes - 4x4 Off-Road UTV Build Ep.23

Welding the tube frame, fabricating custom shocks, disassembling and assembling the independent front and rear suspension and getting this UTV finally off the wooden jig and rolling!
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:
#donndiy #homemade #4x4
Pomade - Silent Partner (EEtvs 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

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  • More fabrication videos on eetvs.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päeva tagasi
    • @lucas goncalves j

      Toto WiyotoToto Wiyoto20 päeva tagasi
    • @최최형우ᅵᅵ quest ce que tu raconte toi

      Vince 01Vince 0125 päeva tagasi
    • ,,

      최최형우ᅵᅵ최최형우ᅵᅵ25 päeva tagasi
    • ,

      최최형우ᅵᅵ최최형우ᅵᅵ25 päeva tagasi
    • When we will see you to drive it ?

      Vince 01Vince 0127 päeva tagasi
  • Бедный Пыжик,с него всё забирают и забирают,а он всё никак не закончится!)))

    ЗверобойЗверобой8 päeva tagasi
  • What a milestone, the moment the machine stood on its own feet.

    dakotamax2dakotamax210 päeva tagasi
  • The first mistake is to fix the brake fluid tank with plastic straps ... the plastic degrades over time and the brake fluid is vital - after it leaks, the braking will be done in Flinstone style. There is nothing wrong with the steering wheel - please check the chassis geometry. The static center of gravity is problematic, how did you solve it dynamically (lateral motor, lateral rotation masses)? Is there a balancing shaft somewhere?

    Popa AlexandruPopa Alexandru11 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome, awesome and some more awesome. Your welds are beautiful, and I am a retired professional assembly line welder. That wood underframe was also a very good idea. You are a very very clever young man. Art from Ohio

    Art SzaboArt Szabo18 päeva tagasi
    • Thank you for the support. 🙂

      Donn DIYDonn DIY18 päeva tagasi
  • Каждый раз с интересом смотрю твои видеоролики и с нетерпением жду новые!! Очень нравится твоя качественная работа и тщательная проработка деталей и механизмов!! Оригинальный стиль и интересный контент! Спасибо,лайк,респект,комент- как положено!!))))

    артем тамазянартем тамазян19 päeva tagasi
  • You lay a pretty bead!

    MrPanzerblitzMrPanzerblitz19 päeva tagasi
  • Congratulation!

    DZ - About techniqueDZ - About technique20 päeva tagasi
  • Давоми қачон? (When to continue?)

    Хуршид ЖураевХуршид Жураев20 päeva tagasi
  • It turned out great

    Хуршид ЖураевХуршид Жураев20 päeva tagasi
  • Fantastique !!!!

    Jean BernierJean Bernier21 päev tagasi
  • Expectations

    MighMigh21 päev tagasi
  • Are you mainly focused on this build?

    DoctorWhoRoblox1935DoctorWhoRoblox193521 päev tagasi
  • Fabrication Perfection! I love the build man! Awesome work!

    Brian HaarmannBrian Haarmann21 päev tagasi
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY20 päeva tagasi
  • Sorry to repeat each time the same thing : Always a great pleasure to look at your videos !! I wait the next one now, please don't be late !!!

    jean fouchetjean fouchet21 päev tagasi
  • Good progression of your UTV and congrats for the job done. But as mentioned by the community, shot blasted components would give a better finish aspect...

    Sébastien ChevallierSébastien Chevallier21 päev tagasi
    • I will clean and paint everything after a proper shake-down testdrive.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY20 päeva tagasi
  • Зачем пачистит новы дис луши супурт па чистилбы

    Bek AliBek Ali21 päev tagasi
  • Andou o tritola....massa de mais, parabéns

    Marcos AurélioMarcos Aurélio22 päeva tagasi
  • Part of me doesn’t want you to complete the build because then it’s over THEN the other part knows you have LOTS more projects ready to start after the side by side is finished.

    Military MuseumMilitary Museum22 päeva tagasi
    • No worries! I have lots of other projects lined up already. Other vehicles as well next to different stationary machines. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY20 päeva tagasi
  • The suspense is killing me!!!! I want to see it run. It’s like when you completed the ATV I was glued to the video....

    Military MuseumMilitary Museum22 päeva tagasi
  • You should be proud of your welding skills. I think you are when you show us your welds.

    Military MuseumMilitary Museum22 päeva tagasi
    • Not particulary proud of my welding. Pros would laugh at my welding, and I know I have alot to learn.🙂

      Donn DIYDonn DIY20 päeva tagasi
  • Класс

    Евросеть ЕвросетьЕвросеть Евросеть22 päeva tagasi
  • When you weld those plate brackets to reinforce square profile joints, weld it to the edge of the profile. Then you have continous material. Now when you welded bracket in to the middle of the profile, there is no material behind it.

    deadslow201deadslow20122 päeva tagasi
  • Idee sulle. Lahtised diffrid on kallakutel suureks nuhtluseks, kõrgemal olev ratas ei taha muud teha kui tühja kaapida. Saaksid mõlemate veovõllide flantside vahele panna ketirattad ja neid lukustava võlli. Arvan et saad ideest aru, lihtne lülitatav lukusti.

    Mihkel LaansooMihkel Laansoo22 päeva tagasi
    • LSD kit-id lähevad difritesse.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY22 päeva tagasi
  • Love watching you fabricate 👍 nice work

    curbshoppincurbshoppin22 päeva tagasi
  • You put the steering wheel on the wrong side !

    DadwithallthecoolDadwithallthecool22 päeva tagasi
  • Thanks your share My friend

    Fix Car ChannelFix Car Channel23 päeva tagasi
  • 💯👌

    Hakimov 73Hakimov 7323 päeva tagasi
  • Perfect

    Oktawian WójcikOktawian Wójcik23 päeva tagasi
  • You need to make yourselfe beltgrinder ;)

    Raunts EsTRaunts EsT23 päeva tagasi
    • Yep. I will!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY22 päeva tagasi
  • Hello eps 24..... Cant wait it.

    Daddie RayDaddie Ray23 päeva tagasi
  • awsome:D

    kaabriel pilkkaabriel pilk23 päeva tagasi
  • top suv side by side.

    SCS SargeSCS Sarge23 päeva tagasi
    • This UTV is side by engine though. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY22 päeva tagasi
  • Болты на подвеске на сайлентблоках зажимаются до конца после нагрузки. Когда машина на колёсах.

    Антон БутвинаАнтон Бутвина23 päeva tagasi
  • Hi, I'm from Mexico and I want to tell you that I love your work..

    Freddy Reyna HerreraFreddy Reyna Herrera23 päeva tagasi
  • YESSS!!!!😜😁😆👌👌👌

    Where in the hell are we Will?Where in the hell are we Will?23 päeva tagasi
  • One of the fey builders on EEtvs that I am not yelling at all the time while watching

    mrclubikemrclubike23 päeva tagasi
  • Great welding, I wish my welds would look like that, thanks

    S.M. AggiesS.M. Aggies23 päeva tagasi
  • 👍

    Симферополь Сергей СлавинСимферополь Сергей Славин23 päeva tagasi
  • you are awsome! i like all you videos!

    Jiri SaloJiri Salo24 päeva tagasi
  • Cool to see the wooden frame from homemade 2x4s coming apart. I remember when you put it together and stood up the wheels next to it...I was like - hmmm - this will be interesting...haha! Looking great!

    Andrew SpearsAndrew Spears24 päeva tagasi
  • That smile and clap at the end shows how happy he was for the results and he should be ,its a totaly Awesome build. Looking forward to them 20 more episodes :D

    ultimafreakultimafreak24 päeva tagasi
  • Классный Багги 👍 Заходи в гости

    Timur MurzabekovTimur Murzabekov24 päeva tagasi
  • aks hatası verecek :(

    Bora TaylırBora Taylır24 päeva tagasi
  • Bravo ✌️🎉👍👏❤️

    Fag JaouadFag Jaouad24 päeva tagasi
  • Wait...what? You sprayed brake cleaner on the brake rotor to clean it? Is that what the stuff is for??? 😁

    Dan FDan F24 päeva tagasi
  • Raaaad

    Noah LochnerNoah Lochner24 päeva tagasi
  • Excellent 👌

    Jos OLJos OL25 päeva tagasi
  • Nice job 👍

    G. M.G. M.25 päeva tagasi
  • You are a very talented craftsman, I can not wait to see the finished product. I however I am confused but the pto being tied into the rear differential. Great job, keep up the good work. Thumbs up from Alberta Canada.

    scott isaacsscott isaacs25 päeva tagasi
    • PTO tied to rear differential is for a trailer drive. I'm gonna build a driving trailer for this UTV.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY24 päeva tagasi
  • You should be proud too. Well done, can't wait to see it in action!

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond25 päeva tagasi
  • ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    тихон винокуровтихон винокуров25 päeva tagasi
  • Épico, exelente

    german saraleguigerman saralegui25 päeva tagasi
  • Tahaks juba sõitmas näha :P

    Andres LeeverAndres Leever25 päeva tagasi
    • Ma ka!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • Can’t wait to see it in action brother.

    Tommy AmbroseTommy Ambrose25 päeva tagasi
  • 17:56 sounds like my neighbours :D

    nicholas vineynicholas viney25 päeva tagasi
  • My friend I think it will be good, congratulations

    Claudio SemensatoClaudio Semensato25 päeva tagasi
  • Why the steering wheel on the right and not on the left?

    Mike RemixMike Remix25 päeva tagasi
  • Hell even my safety squints were engaged while you were compressing the struts 🤣

    Reese andrewsReese andrews25 päeva tagasi
  • Show de bola seu projeto , assistindo aqui do Rio grande do Sul Brazil.

    Vitor Mateus RöseVitor Mateus Röse25 päeva tagasi
  • Respect👍🤙

    joslmooslexejoslmooslexe25 päeva tagasi
  • So you know that this thing has to have a good sound, right?

    Herman from germanHerman from german25 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome! 😜 Please make a start-to-finish video for each of your finished projects.

    AFH ProjectsAFH Projects25 päeva tagasi
  • М, советский штангельциркуль )

    Vladislav VergelesVladislav Vergeles25 päeva tagasi
  • 👍👍👍

    Djordje MartićDjordje Martić25 päeva tagasi
  • 🔥Ты крут🔥

    АндрейАндрей25 päeva tagasi
  • Glass bead clean the aluminium parts and clear coat them and paint the chassis yellow with black stripping

    Bryan PyneBryan Pyne25 päeva tagasi
  • Very Proud!😎

    Rancillin MontgomeryRancillin Montgomery25 päeva tagasi
  • Hi Donn all you want now is to make tracks for it and you’d have a tank ?. Keep up the great work, markUK

    Mark pauleneMark paulene25 päeva tagasi
    • I have my homemade ATV tracks I can use on this UTV. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • You need a party at your house. Free beer!!! but the guests must wire brush and wire wheel parts for you!

    blperocblperoc25 päeva tagasi
  • Like a kid on a trampoline 😂

    C. Mike LongoC. Mike Longo25 päeva tagasi
  • I did not realize it was so compact. That is going to really be able to get around in the tight areas, approaches, etc. I like it!

    Scrumpy BScrumpy B25 päeva tagasi
    • Yup, that's the idea behind this one seater UTV - being compact and maneuverable. I'd like it to be close to the maneuvering capabilities of the Honda Foreman ATV I have. It's especially important in the bush when doing firewood.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • Almost no room inside of that death trap. Also the wheel base is completely off, it will get stuck in very little to no mud in no time.

    TheFlyingDutchmanTheFlyingDutchman25 päeva tagasi
  • Big thumbs up, looking great. Thanks again for the video update.

    John VroegrykJohn Vroegryk25 päeva tagasi
  • Bacana

    Helder LacerdaHelder Lacerda26 päeva tagasi
  • Is that mk4 VW

    Ali AAli A26 päeva tagasi
    • Nope, it is 1.4 Peugeot Partner engine.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • Molto bravo!!! 👏🏻🔝🦾

  • Fazer um desse adaptado para deficiente, eu iria agradecer,

    Fernando MoesioFernando Moesio26 päeva tagasi
  • Sick brov

    James KilleenJames Killeen26 päeva tagasi
  • On Finland we have Facebook group "Heroes On Garages"(Autotallien sankarit)... That what you are do is just "Master of Garages"... I just enjoy everything... Big thumb (y)

    JördisJördis26 päeva tagasi
  • DAMN!!!!! Incredible job as always!!!

    Scott KScott K26 päeva tagasi
  • Mega like 👍👍👍

    Jakub ŠváchaJakub Švácha26 päeva tagasi
  • Как всегда классно. Жду продолжения.

    Василий СубботинВасилий Субботин26 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome !

    Adam GAdam G26 päeva tagasi
  • You where told at the start of you project to turn you rear end upside down . But you think being oposided will work . Lol. In a hurry to see try to drive only to go no where. I solve that problem wend I was 5.

    Daniel PicheDaniel Piche26 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY Let me see you drive it then we will talk.! but nice work/ always enjoy your project.

      Daniel PicheDaniel Piche25 päeva tagasi
    • The drive train is positioned correctly. No diff has to be turned upside-down. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • WOW!!!!! the end becomes!!! great work

    Eduardo Resio Pesca en ArgentinaEduardo Resio Pesca en Argentina26 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY yeah, but the construction is ending, now to rebuid and enjoy right? congrats

      Eduardo Resio Pesca en ArgentinaEduardo Resio Pesca en Argentina25 päeva tagasi
    • Now the project begins - I have to rip it apart again for sandblasting and paint. The gearbox has to be removed so I can weld the diff inside it. The steering knuckles and differentials need to be cleaned, rear brake calipers blasted, painted and rebuilt and so on... And then everything assembled again.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • Looks awesome can't wait for the first drive

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton26 päeva tagasi
  • this is why i like youtube! one of the best project ever seen !

    Mike ProjectsMike Projects26 päeva tagasi
  • This Beast is going to weigh a Ton or more. Too bad you couldn't build it in aluminum.

    Bryan ReedBryan Reed26 päeva tagasi
    • "Is going to"? - Nope. There will be no more additional weight added, except the bed in the rear once it's time to make & install it.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY25 päeva tagasi
  • Скоро поедем!

    V SyurikV Syurik26 päeva tagasi
  • Great!

    Abylsain MukhiuevAbylsain Mukhiuev26 päeva tagasi
  • Супер молодец👍

    Денис СавиныхДенис Савиных26 päeva tagasi
  • You a the best Du bist echt der beste, bei allen Videos die ich gesehen habe, du bist der Beste,

    Hermann WiedmannHermann Wiedmann26 päeva tagasi
  • Tengo curiosidad por saber porque no limpias las piezas viejas antes de ensamblarlas? simpre las montas o ensamblas tal cual la sacastes de los otros vehiculos. Saludos, exitos por tu canal.

    Angel BautistaAngel Bautista26 päeva tagasi
  • Your rear steering link are in bad position , you have massive bump steer on back axle . Re-work mounting point and links lenght , so when wheel is moving up and down it doesnt change direction . I know , its slow vehicle , but is simple fix

    Stevan JakovljevicStevan Jakovljevic26 päeva tagasi
  • Good stuff man ur killing it

    Keith ParadyKeith Parady26 päeva tagasi
  • Brake fluid is hydroscopic, so don't be surprised to see a change in color.

    bread eaterbread eater26 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome! Little check to wheels geometry setup. Countdown is started

    temyra Verdanatemyra Verdana26 päeva tagasi
  • Closing line, "I can't help myself!" Nice.

    Brien RiceBrien Rice26 päeva tagasi
  • serious welding skills here ! Congrats.

    Thierry FrogerThierry Froger26 päeva tagasi