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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 10:06:36 AM »
he could probably run half tracks front and rear. :)
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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 10:04:24 AM »
Marc (Jerseybigfoot) put tracks on his Copperhead Springer (Max II) . You never saw it, Nubs? I don't think he kept the tracks on, but he wanted to see if it would work & it did. Maybe someone can find it if it's on U-tube. 

Put in Copperhead in the Woods in your search. We, also, found one on Lewis's vimeo of Busco Beach 2013 that WE never even saw. He went through stuff we could never test for.
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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 09:55:35 AM »
SARgo1 had questioned if tracks would work on a Springer in his Argo thread, guess I would like to know also.


I would imagine it would work like a tank.  You may have to use heavier duty parts for the added track stress and probably limit the articulation to prevent over stressing/stretching the tracks.

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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 09:05:10 AM »
Easy on, easy off.

Attaching the side plates.


Removing arms and outer axles.


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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 08:52:54 AM »
SARgo1 had questioned if tracks would work on a Springer in his Argo thread, guess I would like to know also.

Anybody out there try this

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Re: Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 12:05:59 AM »
yes inner and outer joints are v.w the rest is custom. inner and outer axles splined are custom, side plates custom fit . the main thing you need to do is figure out how to mount the suspension, on a side plate or individual to each wheel, you will have to have room on the inside to run supports from side to side to keep it all in line and true. WHIPPER SPENT A FEW YEARS ON PROTOTYPES TO GET HIS RIGHT, soooooo its not going to be easy but possible. Im not sure but the other site may still have my build documented
 
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Question on springer builds.....
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 11:40:39 PM »
So I see what looks like a smattering of VW bug parts in the axles and some custom stuff in the arms/mounts. That all seems fairly straight forward.

I'm wondering what you guys are using for shocks/springs?

Are those quad pieces? or maybe side by side stuff?

Dirt bike maybe?

Inquiring minds want to know....those same minds who might be looking at building their own 8x8 springer....

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