Step 4: Future plans

There is a lot of cosmetic things that I need to finish to make the UTV look a bit more polished. I have already started to shroud under the seat with PVC panel and plastic fasteners. The sides behind the wheel wells I am thinking of using fiberglass to continue the contour from the Rhino wheel well.

The machine is a bit noisy! Especially the bed. I plan to paint with something like Rhino lining to help muffle the steel rattling.

The Transaxle has a shaft for four wheel drive. I may run a shaft up to the front and replace the hubs and add a differential.
All in all the machine works great for yard-work. I managed to get it up to 20-mph. I little bigger engine would be nice.

I left out a bunch of things on this instructable. If you have any questions let me know.
They are sold out now, the next best thing is:<br>http://www.surpluscenter.com/Power-Transmission/Transaxles/Mechanical-Transaxles/UTILITY-ATV-4WD-2-SPEED-TRANSAXLE-50062892-13-1506.axd
Where did you find the axles and parts to fit the transaxle?<br>
Can you please provide more info on model # &amp; where you got the transaxle as it seems the link posted on pg 1 is obsolete. Thanks
I used a torque converter which is a kind of automatic transmission. The transaxle has forward and reverse. Thanks.
<p>did you do any kind of gearbox I've been working on a project very similar it would really help if you had any ideas. overall its a great instructable. </p>
<p>I added 2 photos of the rear end (on page 3), I hope they help you.</p>
<p>My wife and I are moving to africa next year. I would like to build a few to take with me. Could you provide a lot more pics of the rear end? </p>
That is a nice build. Good step by step instructions as well. Might go with a shade bigger rear tires and increase the speed a bit. never tried it myself, but for tractor pulling they used to alter the rim width to change tire height. might be able to do that with same tires, or just get some bigger kendas or somthign off CL:
@amd_33 - speed = 32.19kph. Replacing the trunk/bed with seats, you would have to account for the engine location but sure anything is possible.
Hi I have 2 questions <br>-how fast does it go in km/h if you don't mind me asking?<br><br>-could I replace the trunk with 2 Back seats?
whats the total vehicle weight non loaded dry weight? also How would it do if you took and got a little subaru wrx engine, a 4 cylinder engine or just added a turbo to the engine that you have on there now? and maybe wire a tuner chip or peformance chip into the mix with any of the engines. another thought that you might be able to do is synch 2 engines same size and everything one to drive the front axle and one for the rear axle, this way you get more speed possibly, less strain on one engine and if necessary you could always just run one engine and kick the other in only when needed
Vehicle weight: guessing about 700lbs. The Subaru engine looks to large to place it in. Also the transaxle is rated at 20hp. I have been looking at this engine: <br>http://glenssurplus.com/proddetail.php?prod=4a032-4&amp;cat=471 <br>It's a military 18hp 4 cylinder. <br> <br>The engine that I used really has a lot of pep for what it is. I removed the governor and that helped. I am making a plow for it now we will see how it does. <br>Thanks for your suggestions.
can you take some more pictures and go more into detail on how you have the jackshaft all rigged up.
I added jack-shaft info and pics please let me know if you have more questions.
What a GREAT Instructable.... It gives me awesome Ideas for a future Instuctable..... I Will post it once i've built it.... Right off to the 'Drawing Board' .... Thank You For a Well Written Project......Well Done....
a work horse doesn't have to be pretty, just do what it needs to do. Nice bit of recycling/scavenging ! thank you for sharing

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