FIRST TEST DRIVE! - 4x4 Off-Road UTV Build Ep.25

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Fabricating air intake, routing brake lines and bleeding brakes, fabricating front propshaft and finally test driving this beast for the first time. :)
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:
#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

  • More fabrication videos on fistream.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY8 päivää sitten
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico7 päivää sitten
    • This is really awesome. I wanted to see the PTO work. It was very nice to see it drive and get around so well. You really did a good job with the gearing and everything.

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico7 päivää sitten
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x1118 päivää sitten
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen8 päivää sitten
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки8 päivää sitten
  • This is a great difference between DonnDIY chdnnel and ВАЛ channel (валканал). Here we see that all parts of dashboard is working truly. But on the Russian's chanell... Nothing is working. Except engine and brakes

    MagistrSema TiunMagistrSema Tiun9 tuntia sitten
  • Salute Sir

    nature greennature green10 tuntia sitten
  • Nice ! Which its top speed?

    Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea10 tuntia sitten
  • Наконец дождался выезда! Ура! Хотя за работой тоже приятно наблюдать.

    Григорий ПатринГригорий Патрин12 tuntia sitten
  • Very cool build.

    Jason AppletonJason Appleton14 tuntia sitten
  • BRAVO excellent work. the transmission it would be better automatic

    Στελιος ΜΣτελιος Μ18 tuntia sitten
  • Nice work man! Seems to work really well!

    Rebel FabricationRebel Fabrication19 tuntia sitten
  • Awesome

    swatson0061swatson0061Päivä sitten
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

    69kaveman69kavemanPäivä sitten
    • Actually, it's on the right side, not left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY18 tuntia sitten
  • You have done AWESOME!!! That is so cool to be able to build something like that from the ground up.

    Guy BrickGuy BrickPäivä sitten
  • Top

    messias do graumessias do grauPäivä sitten
  • That's a remarkable vehicle, I'm in awe. Congratulations on your first drive.

    Michael FrancisMichael FrancisPäivä sitten
  • Düşünsene yapımı bittikten sonra kapıdan geçmiyomuş. 😂😂 harika olmuş emeğine sağlık.

    MC İMC İPäivä sitten
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوريPäivä sitten
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkar2 päivää sitten
  • Pretty interesting build you definitely have skills, but you might consider checking your valve clearances to get rid of some of that top end clatter.

    Curtis TuckerCurtis Tucker2 päivää sitten
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAns2 päivää sitten
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davis2 päivää sitten
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De Oliveira3 päivää sitten
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин3 päivää sitten
  • Gawd. Hope u cleaned those shaving out that intake pipe after you drilled. Lmao. Or let the motor clean it out

    Honda EP3Honda EP33 päivää sitten
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ3 päivää sitten
  • big like !

    HMDHMD3 päivää sitten
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская3 päivää sitten
    • See my videos, maybe you will like something! If you do not like it, I will not be offended. I will not make mistakes in the next one. Please

      Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская3 päivää sitten
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas4 päivää sitten
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed4 päivää sitten
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV4 päivää sitten
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 päivää sitten
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي4 päivää sitten
  • 👍🏻👍🏻 Nice UTV Donn ! Will sure come in handy I promise ya, I built one acouple of yrs back, "same tires", 4x4 , from an Arctic Cat for my LiL Hobby farm and still using it today. Very handy and reliable ! Nice job buddy 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy20634 päivää sitten
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA4 päivää sitten
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan4 päivää sitten
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 päivää sitten
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes4 päivää sitten
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes4 päivää sitten
    • It is already balanced including the weight of fuel tank, fuel, battery and myself opposed to the weight engine, transmission, radiator, air box.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 päivää sitten
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf4 päivää sitten
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant4 päivää sitten
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas4 päivää sitten
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas4 päivää sitten
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 päivää sitten
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов4 päivää sitten
  • So cool 👍🏻

    Ocean View Tree ServicesOcean View Tree Services4 päivää sitten
  • keren bosku 👌👌

    PUTU BAJANGPUTU BAJANG4 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets4 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets4 päivää sitten
  • Fantastic work. I've watched all the videos and I like the final product. Great job. I have just one curiosity. I know that you cannot put a price on something build by your own hand, but I am curious how much money have been spent on this UTV, not considering the work and the parts from the old van? Just the new parts and the metal involved.

    Liviu ColesnicovLiviu Colesnicov4 päivää sitten
    • Amount of money spent on new parts and steel is around 1000 EUR at the moment (half of it was spent on the tires), not including my own work or the donor car.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 päivää sitten
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

    WITO SARLAWWITO SARLAW4 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    MY tech channelMY tech channel4 päivää sitten
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр4 päivää sitten
  • I love how you used a transverse mounted engine as a transfer case. That solves soooo many issue in 4x4 fab

    Taylor NehlsTaylor Nehls5 päivää sitten
    • This is nothing new - people have built vehicles with such drivetrain layout for decades. But I share your opinion on it thay it's just genius. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções5 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey5 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi5 päivää sitten
  • Brilliant work Donn. It never ceases to amaze me that people feel the need to criticise! I'd like to see them put together a project like this as quickly as you do! Very well done. Love the channel and always great to see your ideas. Good on you for having a go! Cheers from Australia ;)

    Ben McintyreBen Mcintyre5 päivää sitten
  • great

    puridade1puridade15 päivää sitten
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs5 päivää sitten
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard5 päivää sitten
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard5 päivää sitten
  • Donny is such an inspiration to so many, I think he's the coolest guy on the internet, this vehicle is awesome. I can't wait for the next project.

    Andrew MacCormackAndrew MacCormack5 päivää sitten
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V5 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우5 päivää sitten
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow6 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow4 päivää sitten
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Awesome, as usual Donn. Once I realize how much there is to one of these machines I appreciate the factory made units more. Art

    Art SzaboArt Szabo6 päivää sitten
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson6 päivää sitten
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S6 päivää sitten
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith656 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar6 päivää sitten
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated6 päivää sitten
    • I can use the ones I made for my ATV. But it would be fun to make a new upgraded set with higher gearing since the gearing the UTV has right now is way too low for the homemade ATV tracks.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi6 päivää sitten
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick6 päivää sitten
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Amazing work, seems like it's great fun to drive along being a useful tool on the farm with the PTO, wondering what you'll build to make use of it. Seeing this ATV evolve out of nothing was a great journey.

    creak92creak926 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man. This UTV is still evolving. I'm thinking of many things I can use with the propshaft driven PTO. The main thing being the PTO driven timber trailer with hydraulic boom.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Bravo, we are also looking at you in France, you are a good source of inspiration, we also manufacture rolling machines...

    Philippe MeyerPhilippe Meyer6 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr6 päivää sitten
  • Its generally a cool build.... Just couple things that I feel could be an issue... 1. Its basically just the stock van in cut down skeleton for,. Nothing is really upgraded or heavy due for off road use or purpose. #2 and which is completely a personal thing but who likes offroading alone.... Best part of going 4wheeling is taking a random girl with you, drinking then making out with no clothes on at the end of the night

    matthew postlewaitmatthew postlewait6 päivää sitten
    • "Nothing is really upgraded..." - 1) twice the original clearance, 2) better tires, 3) propshaft driven PTO for a driving trailer, 4) geared down drivetrain for slower crawling and more torque, 5) narrower stance & shorter wheel base for agility and manouverability, 6) stripped down mass for better off-road capabilities. That's enough for a homemade UTV in my mind. 🙂

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Great job !! You are incredibly talented I can tell by your smile that it's been worth it congrats so proud of you ☺

    Skip BolingerSkip Bolinger6 päivää sitten
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

    RemalnikRemalnik6 päivää sitten
  • 👏👏👏 ravi de voir le moteur Peugeot vivre sur cette création ! Félicitations de France 🤘🙏

    Dominique PICHOTDominique PICHOT6 päivää sitten
  • When does the gas pedal get fitted? You need both hands for the wheel/gear stick?

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond6 päivää sitten
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • i built one of these from a golfcart and a suzuki quadboss 4x4 a few years ago. was the first 4x4 one i had seen built. i miss that thing,. wish i would recorded it., took plenty of pics tho lol

    dylan scroncedylan scronce6 päivää sitten
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay6 päivää sitten
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas6 päivää sitten
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 päivää sitten
  • Including your time was it worth more to build or to just buy one?

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini6 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini6 päivää sitten
    • For me it was worth more to build it than buy it since I didn't have the money to buy it, but I had the tools and time and donor cars.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 päivää sitten
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик6 päivää sitten
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton6 päivää sitten
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins6 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков6 päivää sitten
  • Awesome build as usual!! But I have to ask, why did you make it so you shift with your left arm and not the right?

    Oscar SamuelssonOscar Samuelsson6 päivää sitten
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 päivää sitten
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l6 päivää sitten
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин6 päivää sitten
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin6 päivää sitten
  • Pretty easy to add a throttle cable , especially after building all that. You're just not getting the real experience of all your effort without it it Mr Donn? Needs a tow ball. Going to be a S4!t tonne of fun man .A simple idea but theres a great deal of work to make it all work so sweetly. A great idea at that.

    Jack RichardsJack Richards6 päivää sitten
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am6 päivää sitten
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am6 päivää sitten
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 päivää sitten
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli6 päivää sitten
  • Too bad work - misconception is unbalanced. You could use the power train from Smart CDI - it is detachable (in 4 bolts it is attached to the body) and contains everything: engine, gearbox, engine wheels, suspension, brakes. DeDion suspension ,6-speed gearbox, 15 "wheels, top speed 135km / h, OM660 / 799cc turbodiesel engine (works without turbo) .

    Popa AlexandruPopa Alexandru6 päivää sitten
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas266 päivää sitten
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим6 päivää sitten
  • Super

    Duranjaya HireshDuranjaya Hiresh6 päivää sitten
  • Nice motor, thanks for the series. Cheers

    Will TricksWill Tricks6 päivää sitten
  • The smile says it all 😁

    MrMontychopsMrMontychops6 päivää sitten
  • @10:10 Su muie ütleb kõik, polegi midagi lisada :) Aga näeb tõesti hea välja isegi ilma kerepaneelideta ja sõidab vägevalt :)

    Reimo PReimo P6 päivää sitten
  • Actually diasapointed you went for a low exhaust over something exiting the top with either a little hat or a flapper. Will this get body panels?

    z zziresz zzires6 päivää sitten
  • Аппарат супер 👍 👍👍

    Сергей НесмияновСергей Несмиянов7 päivää sitten
  • Will it do 190?

    waynec369waynec3697 päivää sitten
  • Way to go Donn, smooth moving machine. You’ll have lots of fun on this one. You did a fantastic job fabricating and manufacturing to finish this project. Thanks for sharing with us, we enjoyed watching you build this one also. Fred. 🙏🏻🙏🏻👍👍👏🏻👏🏻👋👋

    • Thanks for watching the videos and following the process. 💪😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY7 päivää sitten
  • You have a brilliant mind and I wish there were more people in the world like you!

    Ryan FredellRyan Fredell7 päivää sitten