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Old 09-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Articulated 4WD Prototype

From 1965!
http://www.motortopia.com/car-videos...ype-agl-4-3017
I have every single part it would need right here, right now. Except for the roll AND yaw articulating joint, that is. Anybody have any pics of a similar joint?

I am aware of the higher potential for rollover when turning uphill, and I doubt 20 degrees of roll is enough, anyway.

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Articulated 4WD Prototype

THAT IS SICK!! i want one thats a very good idea
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Articulated 4WD Prototype

you could probably adapt an articulating joint from CAT equipment if you were so inclined. like a Roller.

i haven't seen this video before, but i have seen a COE with a similiar articulation set up at a rock crawl before. didnt get a real good look at it, it didnt do so well that day, i think he was having hydraulic problems.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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that is one sick Corvair
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:41 PM   #5
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That's cool! Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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I'd probably spend half my time just driving the cab around
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:29 PM   #7
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How's teh cab steer if it's articulated steering?
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: Articulated 4WD Prototype

you could probably use a roll and yaw joint from an articulated dumper they have unlimited rolling joints only stopped by the ground or when a hydraulic hose is destroyed. As for how it steers with the bed off, the little set of wheels is on the back of the joint that still turns with the hydraulics but i would think that the roll would have a locking mechanism to prevent is from falling out from under.

http://images.4wheeloffroad.com/whoo...hoops+moxy.jpg
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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that looks like the same type of joint they have on the military track vehicle (susv)
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