4x4 Build Ep.8 - Roof, Seat, Front End

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Latest video: fistream.info/work/videot/d5iQfaSao5C2vIU
In this video I'm drilling holes and bolting down the wire mesh cargo hull divider from the old Peugeot Partner to the still-not-welded-yet roll bar. To mount the driver's seat level to the ground I have to consider the slope I gave the tube frame bottom half couple of episodes ago and fabricate the seat mounts accordingly. Then I continue with the boxy tube frame construction on the front and finish the week off by building the roof frame which still has to be connected to the front end. I already ordered lights for this UTV and hopefully they'll arrive next week and I can incorporate the shape and size of the LED lights into the project. This project will continue next week.
This is part of a series of a four wheel drive utility vehicle build to lessen the work load on my trusty 2002 Honda Foreman Rubicon TRX500FA. This partially answers the question "Why?" but for those who want to ask "why don't you just buy a side-by-side instead of building one?" I just want to say - I'm not made of money. Side-by-sides are ridiculously expensive, even the car I drive around daily is worth less (not worthless though!), hell, it is even worth less than my 2002 Honda ATV.
"How much HP will it have?" - the 1.4 litre FWD petrol engine I'm planning on using has 55 kw and this will not change, but the torque will be tripled via the BMW differentials I'm using to transfer power to front and rear axles.
"It will be too heavy!" - this project just like the firewood processor project does not have to float. And a heavier vehicle will handle better anyway when hauling heavy loads.
Stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks for watching!
My other videos: fistream.info
#donndiy #homemade #4x4
Pomade - Silent Partner (FIstream Audio Library)
Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter

  • Want more fabrication videos? There are plenty on fistream.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY29 päivää sitten
    • My work consists from sitting around only. Nice job, I hope you'll show much more testdriving of that beast. Tracked vehicle was poorly observed.

      Андрей _Андрей _28 päivää sitten
    • Brilliant Donn ,I think you should patent this, its going to be fantastic when its finished

      Denis WatersDenis Waters29 päivää sitten
  • Great series so far. Ever try a rivet nut? Handy as hell for jobs like that divider.

    James CaldwellJames Caldwell4 päivää sitten
  • ola meu amigo sou o Diego POLICARPO aqui do BRASIL. SOU SEU FÃ. parabéns pelo trabalho. gostaria de ser igual a vc .um forte abraço p vcs todos ai 👍👍👍🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

    Diego Luiz POLICARPODiego Luiz POLICARPO5 päivää sitten
  • rubber washer on the bars

    fidelina aquinofidelina aquino7 päivää sitten
  • I'm from Indonesia, I like the video

    Fauzan ajeFauzan aje13 päivää sitten
  • doesn't appear to be much leg room.

    Steve SpenceSteve Spence13 päivää sitten
    • I'm 6'4" / 192 cm and yes, would like to have more leg room everywhere. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY12 päivää sitten
  • ارجو من صاحب هذا العمل ان يكمل انهاء العمل ويطلقه للمشاهدة عمل جميل جدا

    سلام ابو محمدسلام ابو محمد21 päivä sitten
  • Hope you went back and rewelded the rollbar after you ground it smooth I saw a crack one spot but I’m liking how it is coming along so well. I’m jealous on the fact you have the ability to build it 👍🏻👍🏻

    Stacy ReidStacy Reid22 päivää sitten
  • You are good 🤟🤟

    Shiningayamwe GermanyShiningayamwe Germany24 päivää sitten
  • Genial!!!!!

    Mud Quads TreisbachMud Quads Treisbach24 päivää sitten
  • Donn thks for the great vids you are a great designer an builder keep up the great work Sid from Canada

    Sid SchwanSid Schwan24 päivää sitten
  • Super project

    URBEX 4x4 plURBEX 4x4 pl24 päivää sitten
  • The people at artic cat are watching. They'll copy it in a few years .😉😉

    Michael McClureMichael McClure25 päivää sitten
  • toujours, un très bon travail!!

    Philippe AupyPhilippe Aupy25 päivää sitten
  • Donn you are Russian? Ukrainian? Belarus? This is not the first video I've looked at your metalworking machine made in the USSR. Repeatedly in the video there are things that come from the Soviet Union, or from Russia (the engine from the snowmobile Buran, new clutch cylinders from LADA, when building the air compressor you started the electric motor with a switch from the USSR, the junction box and the insides of it were also signed in Russian letters). Я не первый, кто обратил на это внимание? Если описание канала вбить в гугл-переводчик, то он переводит именно так, как пишет русскоговорящий человек. P.S. Ключи на стиллаже, у меня такие же от деда остались))) Ну это ладно, они подписаны все в метрической системе, не дюймовой)))) Слишком много совпадений)))

    Wood Work In SebezhWood Work In Sebezh26 päivää sitten
    • I'm from Estonia.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY26 päivää sitten
  • I get it that you are all about making. It would also be very nice to see all the stuff you have made and some chores done with the trailer, amphib etc :-)

    Rolf NilsenRolf Nilsen26 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY FIstream is not really the right site for vids of you using your "equipment" - there are others though ;-) Looking forward to some videos where you use what you have made for chores and tasks. Both firewood processing and the amphib (I bet there are some beavers that need a visit). You do good stuff with your storytelling.

      Rolf NilsenRolf Nilsen26 päivää sitten
    • Videos of using my equipment are inevitable since in February for example I have to start making firewood again with my homemade firewood processor for the next couple of Winters (not ideal leaving only one Summer for the first batch to season but the second one will be well seasoned). And I have to get out of the forest a couple of dried up Spruces and cut them into lumber. So you see what I mean. More videos will come. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY26 päivää sitten
  • Very good work. You and your welder are a good Team. But to much advertising that is bad.

    FJ JunkerFJ Junker26 päivää sitten
  • did u soon put the engine & transmission on the roof ?..i have lot of question on my mind & keep wonder why & how

    My Name Is CorrieMy Name Is Corrie26 päivää sitten
    • Engine will be on the left of the driver.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY26 päivää sitten
  • Iste on vist peale keevitamist auke täis? Hea oleks katta see töö ajaks tuletekiga.

    Mees MetsastMees Metsast26 päivää sitten
    • Veel ei ole. Aga olen selle võimalusega arvestanud. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY26 päivää sitten
  • Great work! I say, why buy a UTV when you have the skills and time to build one? Not to mention the youtube income potential.

    RCPlaneBuilderCOMRCPlaneBuilderCOM26 päivää sitten
  • Impressionnant, quel travail, une qualité de précisions, de minuties, finitions. Je suis en admiration, époustouflé. Sans oublier le montage vidéo de très bonne qualité. chapeau bas. Impressive, what work, a quality of details, minutiae, finishes. I am in awe, blown away. Not to mention the very good quality video editing. hat low.

    Bruno BombledBruno Bombled27 päivää sitten
  • Mis pärast on juhi istme parem poolt?

    Árpád HegedüsÁrpád Hegedüs27 päivää sitten
    • Mootoriasetuse tõttu - mootor tuleb vasakule. / Due to the engine placement - engine will be mounted to the left of the pilot.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY26 päivää sitten
  • Hope that you some day fabricate a mini excevator

    Patrik PerssonPatrik Persson27 päivää sitten
    • Might be an option! 👍

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
  • *Whenever you start to build something, I noticed, You finish that into a Tank.* Why are you adding so much mass in a little cart?

    Anubrata ChakrabortyAnubrata Chakraborty27 päivää sitten
    • I can suggest you to look at mild steel round bars to fabricate the bumpers and roll-cages,

      Anubrata ChakrabortyAnubrata Chakraborty27 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY yeah, it will...

      Anubrata ChakrabortyAnubrata Chakraborty27 päivää sitten
    • Built to last! 💪😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
  • This channel and Mike Festiva are my favorite ones to watch. Thank you for the content

    Keith ReynoldsKeith Reynolds27 päivää sitten
  • New viewer here. Just binge watched the tracked amphibious vehicle build and this one. You rock man! The quality of your work is excellent and you're very creative. Thanks for the quality content👍🏻👍🏻

    Josh BeattyJosh Beatty27 päivää sitten
  • Excellent

    Lou AdzimaLou Adzima27 päivää sitten
  • awesome!

    Richard ShirkRichard Shirk27 päivää sitten
  • Oui il a une bonne tête ce 4x4 ! Avec quel moteur ???

    Jean BernierJean Bernier27 päivää sitten
  • Made in Poland brought me here!

    rana trana t27 päivää sitten
  • That you have the facility and materials to build yourself a seat upon which to sit around and ponder, your work is amazingly successful ! Carry on!

    Greg MislickGreg Mislick27 päivää sitten
  • Hey Don! You worth your weigth in bitcoin :) I'd like to be on your tribe after the planet is locked down. Keep it up mate _/\_

    Rui PretoRui Preto27 päivää sitten
  • you just cant put a price on an engineers imagination :) vinge värk. edu

    TheSymsterTheSymster27 päivää sitten
  • hey when you get prints made up i want a set

    john piercejohn pierce27 päivää sitten
  • Parabéns pela iniciativa muito top 👏

    Recicle a VidaRecicle a Vida28 päivää sitten
  • Did you build this cold cut saw yourself?

    jkwo2007jkwo200728 päivää sitten
  • Awesome work, Donn! Can't wait to see the final vehicle in all its glory. The front slope reminds me of the CybrTrk... Would love to see a build like this, but electric (batteries down low, one motor per diff).

    Duncan AitkenDuncan Aitken28 päivää sitten
  • Love seeing this take shape!

    Kyle GershmanKyle Gershman28 päivää sitten
  • Great work Donn, I could sit and watch for as long as it takes so keep up the good work, markUK

    Mark pauleneMark paulene28 päivää sitten
  • dude, Im 34, i suffer form Anxiety, depression, i have some cronic pain, a recent surgery, dude thank u, this tamkes my brain away for few minutes.

    davitcontdavitcont28 päivää sitten
  • Keep up the good work! :)

    Anton HAnton H28 päivää sitten
  • Back wheels are way to close to the cage .Mud and junk will build up and cause you trouble.

    Heavy MetalworksHeavy Metalworks28 päivää sitten
  • Put the first led lights at an angle so it will look aggressive.

    Béla RékasiBéla Rékasi28 päivää sitten
  • One of the best and most creative YT Fabbers! WTG Donn! 👍

    Dan FDan F28 päivää sitten
  • I think the roofline should have been half the degree of the forward/engine bonnet too give it a sleek/racer look instead of a boxy look. Loving this build !🇨🇦

    1armedguy1armedguy28 päivää sitten
  • I think it's turning out great! My son and I love watching these videos! Very inspiring to watch! My son wanted to know how many hours you have into the production of this video? Thank you Donn!

    BarnStangzBarnStangz28 päivää sitten
  • Amazing degree of craftsmanship. And always well-shot and right to the point. Thanks for putting this content out there and giving us all something to strive for.

    Dave StubbsDave Stubbs28 päivää sitten
  • Hey man, i missed alot., this is the 8th episode of new project. Amazing. I admire you bro.

    A-Kader BelmaA-Kader Belma28 päivää sitten
  • Hai...i from Malaysia...i so enjoy watch your video...go job..

    Mohd NazriMohd Nazri28 päivää sitten
  • А зачем дырки сверлит?

    Александр КорнеевАлександр Корнеев28 päivää sitten
  • Looks great (again) !!! Just wait a new episode....

    AntsuAntsu28 päivää sitten
  • Lo quiero ver terminado

    Eliseo Muñoz NegriEliseo Muñoz Negri28 päivää sitten
  • Another thing I like is you know when to add the fast forward and when not to. Perfect 👌!

    Military MuseumMilitary Museum29 päivää sitten
  • Constructive criticism is always welcome but it has its limits. In the time I’ve followed you I’ve sometimes told you what I do at my shop BUT I’ve always added that This works for me. That doesn’t mean it works for everyone. I would love a liquid cooled saw but I can’t justify the expense for what I need it for. Guess I will just risk burning down my shop 😊! Just keep doing what you do. 99% of us LOVE your channel and learn from every episode. Thanks!!

    Military MuseumMilitary Museum29 päivää sitten
  • Красавчик 👍👍👍

    Руслан АлиевРуслан Алиев29 päivää sitten
  • Pretty gooood! Can't wait to see the next installment of this build. Cheers from Sydney Australia! 🇦🇺🐨🦘🇦🇺👍

    paul martinpaul martin29 päivää sitten
  • Yet again I watch one of your videos and now I want to go fab something. Thanks. ~P

    sbirdranchsbirdranch29 päivää sitten
  • I suggested you should use a lighter weight sport seats it also looks amazing on UTV.

    KANAR TECHKANAR TECH29 päivää sitten
  • I wanna come to Estonia and hang out with you!

    3scottsbaker3scottsbaker29 päivää sitten
  • OH NO..............YOU HAVE ANGLE GRINDERS THROWING SPARKS...........YOU'RE GONA BURN DOWN YOUR BARN!!!! WOW............I don't see a lot of petrol or paraffin(gasoline and diesel in USA) lying around to catch fire so I think your safe Donn. So....FWD transaxle and V-twin industrial engine similar to the tracked vehicle????? Draw the plans and I'll buy a set off you Donn.

    Randy HagerRandy Hager29 päivää sitten
  • 🚴‍♂️🏎🏍🛷🛴🛹🛵🚚🚘🛶🚀🛸👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Вовка ПсихВовка Псих29 päivää sitten
  • The driver's seat is on the wrong side LOL

    Albert Van OrderAlbert Van Order29 päivää sitten
  • Great job once again brother! 👍

    sean macsean mac29 päivää sitten
  • Project is looking good man! Really enjoy your videos. Added you on Patreon.

    blperocblperoc29 päivää sitten
  • во даёт. чувак огонь, красава. собрать багги в гараже это вам не это

    Алексей ЯнновАлексей Яннов29 päivää sitten
  • Dang dude nice job this thing is going to be cool.

    Bikerbob59Bikerbob5929 päivää sitten
  • That thing looks awesome, nice job i will be interested in plans for this

    klemklubfootklemklubfoot29 päivää sitten
  • lookin great Donn!

    ** DINO **** DINO **29 päivää sitten
  • OK 👍

    Khalaed KhlnKhalaed Khln29 päivää sitten
  • Looking good buddy! 👍

    JNH ClassicsJNH Classics29 päivää sitten
  • Don, you need to ship it to the USA so that we can see it run at Moab and the Rubicon trail. Look them up. We will host you.

    Leo PLeo P29 päivää sitten
  • You are an incredible fabricator! Love watching you work. I’ve gotten lots of good ideas from you!

    Norman WoodheadNorman Woodhead29 päivää sitten
  • 2:56, what was that sound?

    Snapfish89Snapfish8929 päivää sitten
  • 💯 🔝

    Marcos NunesMarcos Nunes29 päivää sitten
  • This is getting more awesome! Your fabrication skills have become legendary.

    Clyde BalcomClyde Balcom29 päivää sitten
  • Yooouuu " D" what SAP , BROO!! SALUDOS: from New York !!.. The 4 x 4 look good !!..you thinkin yuo finish before this year is goen ?. I know you have a work to do.. .

    Carlos GonzalezCarlos Gonzalez29 päivää sitten
  • You should get yourself some rivnuts. Instead of welding nuts you drill a hole and install these nuts and it is simple and very clean install. It will fit many thicknesses of materials. People who say that evolution saw will burn down our shop have never used one. Abrasive cutoff saws are way more of a hazard with more heat. your grinder can set fire to your shop, do they want you to stop using that. LOL You are doing very nice work young man .Keep it up.

    Yves DesrosiersYves Desrosiers29 päivää sitten
  • I tell people when I'm building its 90% staring and thinking, then 10% actually building lol

    Starnes BuiltStarnes Built29 päivää sitten
  • Have you ever consider building or buying a tube bender device? I guess you could do many parts out of a single tube instead of cutting and welding and may save you some time

    Phroden DekiaPhroden Dekia29 päivää sitten
  • Its coming along nicely! I was thinking on building half track style UTV, but maybe something like this would be easier and suit my needs.

    Hellsong89Hellsong8929 päivää sitten
  • It’s looking great Donn! Wonderful project, I’m hoping to get started on mine soon. Take care

    Mike festivaMike festiva29 päivää sitten
    • @fowletm1992 Right on 👍 I really appreciate it!

      Mike festivaMike festiva25 päivää sitten
    • Just watched all your articulated dump truck videos Great job You got a sub out of me, can't wait for the next project

      fowletm1992fowletm199225 päivää sitten
    • Dude 🤘 I'm so looking forward to seeing that.

      Clyde BalcomClyde Balcom29 päivää sitten
  • I wish you'd keep the safety glasses on!!!!!!!!!!

    Job38 FourJob38 Four29 päivää sitten
  • What name tolls you us before drill make a hole

    Suniyata ParistaSuniyata Parista29 päivää sitten
  • Wicked nice man good job

    Keith ParadyKeith Parady29 päivää sitten
  • Need a nutzert tool

    bigsid1984bigsid198429 päivää sitten
  • Donn, did you take into account the caster angle of the front struts when making the top mounts? So they self-centre and you don't get steering wobble. Looking very good - and I like the boxy styling...

    Tony WatsonTony Watson29 päivää sitten
    • @Daniel D Tell that to the shopping trolleys I often get! ;-)

      Tony WatsonTony Watson29 päivää sitten
    • At those speeds that the UTV will operate, there will be no speed wobble.

      Daniel DDaniel D29 päivää sitten
  • I am currently getting the supplies ready for a similar build and would love to know what tires you’re using

    Ray HaleRay Hale29 päivää sitten
    • Thanks for answering, it’s not common now

      Ray HaleRay Hale26 päivää sitten
    • Kenda Executioner 28x11-14

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
  • That saw is going to leak and flood your shop.

    Crazy BikerguyCrazy Bikerguy29 päivää sitten
  • Very cool. Needs a PTO.

    Hermit JimHermit Jim29 päivää sitten
  • Every week I look forward to your new vid! And for the record, you can ignore the naysayers. They've obviously never watched all your projects finished to an awesome final product. Love your vids man, keep it up!

    Dan WolfDan Wolf29 päivää sitten
  • Nice video. Good progress. Whats the point of the "drain holes"?

    Chisco Garcia GonzalezChisco Garcia Gonzalez29 päivää sitten
    • Airing out the tubes from condensation and welding gases.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
  • Be careful with the angle grinder that you don’t cause a fire and burn down your workshop Donn! (Joke) 🤣🤣

    Dylan TrinderDylan Trinder29 päivää sitten
  • Lookkiiiing goooood Donn, i still don't know how the 4x4 system will work though.

    CurlyG65CurlyG6529 päivää sitten
    • @CurlyG65 Yes.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY But Cars, front or rear wheel drive have an open differential, the power goes to the wheel with the least resistance, replacing the Wheels with differentials will only transfer the power to the least resistance..you need a Centre Diff Lock.

      CurlyG65CurlyG6527 päivää sitten
    • FWD engine installed longitudinal next to the pilot and FWD half axles connected to the BMW diffs.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY27 päivää sitten
  • I found that migging over magnets messes up the weld, i usually have to make a dirty spot weld then remove the magnets

    izzzzzz6izzzzzz629 päivää sitten
  • Nice seat. lol

    izzzzzz6izzzzzz629 päivää sitten
  • Should have had a waterproof seat, something like imitation leather or something. But I guess you could just get a new seat from the wreckers if this one gets to bad. Do it cheap. 😁👍🏻

    punkloaderpunkloader29 päivää sitten
  • Projeto tá muito bom!!!

    Mauricio AraujoMauricio Araujo29 päivää sitten
  • Super travail, un plaisir de te regarder faire, j attend toujours les prochaines avec impatience 👍

    Pacey DaudeyPacey Daudey29 päivää sitten
  • Build me sir with a bed to haul my hunting gear . Lol. Good job !

    Larry AlexanderLarry Alexander29 päivää sitten
  • Why you dont talk.. Always just writes 🤔

    Nottoday BaddayNottoday Badday29 päivää sitten