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post #1 of 54 Old 11-16-2009, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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Steering on my MiniJeep - how?

Hi

I'm bilding a Mini jeep for my daughters. It will be with a stiff rear axel, and a tilting front axel. One 110cc 4-stroke China engine with semi-automatic.

I just don't know how to fix the steering proparly. Ideas? I do have this materail today (see pictures).

Thankful for good (and simple) ideas..

/Benny



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post #2 of 54 Old 11-16-2009, 05:18 AM
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Hard to see your photos from here.... Ooo see them now, sweet!

I have build go-karts and used a chunk of U channel on it's side for the 'ball joint' pivots with a hole on the top and bottom to pass a bolt vertically down through. I then welded a bolt onto the side of this vertical one to make a spindle for a ball or roller bearing wheel and a chunk of 1/4"x1 1/4" bar stock welded off the front of the vertical bolt for the tie rod arm. The steering shaft was just round stock bent at a 90 on the bottom and up about 4" or so to pick up the round stock 'tie rods'.

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post #3 of 54 Old 11-16-2009, 07:55 AM
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I would look at some old garden tractors someone is throwing out. You can find some nice geared assemblies on them. Most of them are vertical but you could find some way of fitting them maybe even rotating it 90* to fit it on an angle. I have a MTD tractor with 4 wheel steering. Thought the rear axle would make a cool front axle for something like that. Power input is a pulley mounted on top.


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Northern Hydraulics sells small ball joints and linkages for go carts in there magazine. Lots of good stuff for a go cart there, maybe you can use/modify something. That is sweet! good job so far! keep up w the pics
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I was gonna suggest using a steering system from a lawn tractor.

I like it - keep us posted with your progress!

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post #6 of 54 Old 01-18-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there

Now I've come up with a solution. Simple! I'll use two pair of uniballs for the linkage.




So this will solve it! The rest of the steering will be simple!

Soon I'll fixit on th erigg and then I'll add more photos..
/Benny
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post #7 of 54 Old 01-18-2010, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi again

Now I have the solution. Unibolts. I'll weld long nuts on the upper and lower side of the front axel(bar). Fit one unibolt in each nut and then fix the wheel axel with and vertical bolt through the axel. The rest of the steering will be simple. Just an easy linkage - done! I'll come back later with more picture when I've fixed the steering.

/Benny



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post #8 of 54 Old 01-18-2010, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi friends

I've slve it now. I'll weld two nuts on each side (up and down) and then mount unibolts to fix an bolt trough my wheel axel. An easy and simple solution. The rest of the steering will be simple.

/Benny

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post #9 of 54 Old 10-07-2010, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hi again

Now it's soon ready for paint. The simple solution for the steering was solved with the head from a grinder!



I also need to change the back sprocket from 30 to 60 teeth - it's TOO fast right now..

I'll post the pictures when it's painted.






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That thing is SWEET.
I can't wait to see it finished.

They should LOVE it.

°llllll° Money well wasted
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post #11 of 54 Old 10-07-2010, 06:18 AM
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you can sell that thing after they get older for a couple grand probably....

unique items haven endless resell value...cuz well they r unique

I LOVE IT!!! If later on down the road the girls are too big for it and you want to get rid of it (remeber me I have 9 month old son that will LOVE THAT...hes seen dad rebuilding the CJ5 for 4 months now.
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I also need to change the back sprocket from 30 to 60 teeth - it's TOO fast right now..

Defiently the first time ive heard of a jeep being too fast!

But that thing is damn sweet, i just hope you realize you just started an even more expensive hobby than shoes for your daughters
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friend of mine has advice...

move or cut front bumper down(touching tires in pic above)
also.... make a spot for a mini winch =)
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post #14 of 54 Old 10-07-2010, 10:32 AM
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fantastiskt projekt!

Visste du bygga Jeep kroppen själv? proportionerna verkar perfekt!

Jag kan inte vänta att se den finska (eller är det svenska)

det gäller

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post #15 of 54 Old 10-07-2010, 11:50 AM
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Mycket imponerande!

Med lite mer teknik du kan marknadsföra och sälja dessa över hela USA

Jag kan använda Google Translator också!

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