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jcrazyjj
07-24-2006, 10:01 PM
OK, I have a rascal scooter that I "borrowed" from a local grocery store and well ironically there is a rather large mini truck show in the upcoming month. So what better to do, than to BAG IT!! Why you ask, well simply because I want to, and I have the abilities and resources.

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SO, upon comming up with this absolutely brillant idea, I researched different ways I could got this to work, by looking at people who have done similar to their go-karts. I decided to go with a pivot of the frame for its ease and simplicity. I then went about disassembling the entire scooter and getting it as stripped down as I could.

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I then thought about what I should use to allow the articulation. First thought, was the obvious bag, but those are usually quite large in diameter, and I have limited space to work with, they are also rather expensive even used. I went to the next best thing which would be an air cylinder. I asked around to see if anyone had one available but to no avail, I then asked my wonderful father if he knew of any places that had them. Well guess what, he works with then everyday @ his place of employment. So I politely requested if he could manage to bring one home for me, and for the sake of mini truckers all over the world. He obliged, and brought one home the next business day (today). AWESOME!! Just what I was looking for.

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I then got to work on the link set up persay. I also obtained some metal for this project from my fathers place of employment. I recieved 4' of 1"x1" square tubing, with a rather thick wall and some 1/4" plate cut to size. I then rounded the corner of the plate and drilled a 17/32 hole in it where I will later place a bolt though, I then measured, and measured again, and welded the two pieces of the plate on 2 of the 4 pieces, to opposing sides of the tubing. Then with the remaining pieces of the tubing I also went about rounding those corners for clearance, and drilled another 17/23 hole on one end of each piece of the square tubing. Then put the sets together, put a bolt through, and called it a day.

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Yes, I know the welds arent the best. But the welder isnt quite a miller either.

Ill will try to update this thread as much as I can. The project should be finished in the matter of a week or two, depending on what else we (friends and I), have going on.

leed
07-24-2006, 10:14 PM
Excuse my nubness, but what exactly is bagging..? Aside from Teabagging that is.

jcrazyjj
07-24-2006, 10:27 PM
Excuse my nubness, but what exactly is bagging..? Aside from Teabagging that is.

um, in the mini trucking world, it is when u replace a vehicles suspension with airbags, to give a variable ride height, some go to extrames, and redesign whole new frames for their truck, or just stick to redesigning their suspension, depends on the person and the wallet. heres a video.

Mayhem Street Trucks (http://www.teckademicseast.com/download.php?file=MayhemStreetTrucks1.wmv)

UKwithPride
07-24-2006, 10:30 PM
Excuse my nubness, but what exactly is bagging..? Aside from Teabagging that is.
It's basically putting bags on your truck or car, and if one blows in the middle of no where you're pretty much screwed. As am I with my spare tire not fitting my lowered truck, lol.

leed
07-24-2006, 10:39 PM
AHHhhh, so THAT's what it's called. I've seen it before in random areas, but that explains a lot.

EDIT: Link is download link, you'll have to link to this:

http://www.teckademicseast.com/?section=teckavision&id=41

claustrophobia9
07-25-2006, 05:48 AM
so wait... you stole the thing from a grocery store?

thechubbss12
07-25-2006, 07:20 AM
No claus.... no flaming... He mearly borrow it... im sure he has the managers consent to use this thing for his project.... *coffs...*

LOL nice

hondafox400
07-25-2006, 10:55 AM
How did you manage to get that thing outside of the store? LOL

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 11:04 AM
well, seeing as how i borrowed it, it was left outside by an eldery lady around closing time, 30min later, it was still there, so why not, its mine for a little bit, then i will return it in better condition than when i recieved :dodgy:

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 11:06 AM
No claus.... no flaming... He mearly borrow it... im sure he has the managers consent to use this thing for his project.... *coffs...*

LOL nice

100%, :dodgy:

bamf-hacker
07-25-2006, 11:07 AM
so let me get this straight... you liberated a supermarket scooter to put air bags on it...

The little old ladies are going to love that.... Are you going to put neon under it and some spinners for the rims :)

Bring it back to the store... They are not cheap, and people need them to shop.

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 11:09 AM
does anyone know of any places in indianapolis, that will fill CO2 tanks??

leed
07-25-2006, 11:16 AM
Do you have a D i c ks Sporting Goods around? - they fill CO2, usually it's with the guns and fishing equipment. Or a Wal-Mart (They exchange unfilled tanks for filled tanks)?

EDIT: sorry for the filter bypass, but it's not vulgar or anything, it's not my fault the guy who named the store named it that.

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 11:34 AM
idk, im thinking that for this cylinder i want to use CA as much as possible, but when i go to ITB, i dont feel like carrying a compressor around with me, so im think for the 3-4 days im down there, ill just use regulated CO2

claustrophobia9
07-25-2006, 12:13 PM
hey, i wasnt flaming, im just saying it doesnt sound LEGAL. btw modify it so you can hit a higher speed, but put a hidden saftey switch on it so only you can go zoom fast.

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 12:15 PM
hey, i wasnt flaming, im just saying it doesnt sound LEGAL. btw modify it so you can hit a higher speed, but put a hidden saftey switch on it so only you can go zoom fast.

i know i guy who used to repair them for liek 5yrs, i asked the same guestion, he said you cant. unless u buy a new motor which is like 400+, so ill stick ith its speed now

Ace24
07-25-2006, 12:41 PM
Oy vey hahaha. Send us pics and maybe a video if your digi cam has that option. Sounds fun.

jcrazyjj
07-25-2006, 12:45 PM
heres a video to show the torque that it has, idk if i posted this one yet.

Rascal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXgW7e86nw)

phatphil
07-25-2006, 01:37 PM
You stole it lol.

marvin-martian
07-25-2006, 01:41 PM
thread locked for illegal activities

thechubbss12
07-25-2006, 02:54 PM
Marv = wanna be mod LOL....

Ace24
07-25-2006, 02:57 PM
ROFL that has alot of power haha.

claustrophobia9
07-26-2006, 01:43 AM
thread locked for illegal activities
i havent been dropping enough hints? btw, why dont you steal another and sell it so you can afford the new motor.... :rolleyes: