Almost complete rebuild.

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Almost complete rebuild.

Postby ATV'er » Tue May 08, 2012 1:22 pm

So I started to work on my atv because I saw one frame crack. Next I found the mount for the sway bar was broken. After that I found many more cracks. Probably 5-10 cracks in all. Im welding all the cracks up and some of them after I weld them I will grind them smooth and renforce them with steel to prevent more breakage.
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Cleaning the frame from all the dirt.
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Had to renforce the upper mounts with 1" steel box tube because the from was breaking.
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Had to do lots of short tack welds to keep from blowing a hole in the wimpy frame
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One of the many cracks that I have to fix.
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Another Crack
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Here is crack 3 & 4
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Cleaning the frame for welding for cracks 5 & 6
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Renforcing the frame for cracks 7 & 8
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And more cracks. Will be welding those up and welding washers to the frame where the A arms attach where bolt holes area worn out.
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Starting to weld the cracks.
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More tack welds so I don't blow a hole in the frame
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Some renforcing where the frame was almost broken all the way through.
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Took the rear drive line out so that I could put new u joints while I had it all apart.
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Kodiak » Tue May 08, 2012 4:00 pm

nice build up scott.
but it scares me to think how many cracks are on my atv now, considering i also broke the sway bar mount :)
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Ken » Tue May 08, 2012 5:38 pm

Once you break or crack one piece...it's dominos falling....as everything starts to move.


Mike's looking at the those welds #-o
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby ATV'er » Tue May 08, 2012 5:51 pm

I'm not much of a welder. At least I go Big when crawling.
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Ken » Tue May 08, 2012 6:04 pm

ATV'er wrote:I'm not much of a welder. At least I go Big when crawling.
Nobody is compared to Mike...he's a robot welder.
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Ken » Tue May 08, 2012 6:43 pm

Here's some pictures from today....looking beef cake

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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Mr. Green » Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 pm

you guys are scaring me with all these re-builds and crack's (can-ams frames our one of its weak points sadly). I bet mike wish's he had a lift like that though.

im going to assume since my quads not that old its fine :roll: ignorance is bliss of course that will change fast when it snaps out riding.


p.s. congrats on the marriage as well, did you guys go any where for a honey moon?
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby Ken » Wed May 09, 2012 6:47 am

I'd definitely check it out Brian....once one spot cracks and starts moving, it's a like domino effect....so the sooner you catch it...the less you have to do.
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby EigerMike » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:13 pm

dang i cant belive i didnt see this untill now!!! dang scott cool rebuild sorry about all those cracks but screw it weld them up and keep going big!!!!!! =D> ya some of the fancy people like to have lifts ,saw that right off the bat! again cool post! =D>
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Re: Almost complete rebuild.

Postby ATV'er » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:53 pm

Thanks, Its seems to be holding together still. Doing the tack welds on the worn out frame is like trying to weld tin foil. I just did a million tacks. Its not pretty like your work but its good enough.
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