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ArcticDave last won the day on July 7

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  1. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Jim I'd be happy to build you anything you like. I can't compete with China made stuff price wise. Well I could... But I could only charge about $2/hr for labor PM me with the approx size you want and I'll work up and estimate. Do you have mounting rails on your roof already? The biggest issue with a roof rack is keeping it small and lightweight because there is very little structure in a 4runner roof... or most roofs for that matter.
  2. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Amazing how fast our technology has advanced over the last century. Welp I flip flopped on engines again! after adding everything up...the Veedub is still the cheapest engine. It will not have much for performance up on the Rim country, but will be great for puttering around here. If I need a more powerful engine someday...I'll worry about it then I found a good used case on the Samba from a local guy that I'm going to pick up in the morning. It is the right vintage and appears to be untouched. He also has some other parts that I might be able to use. Have to take my calipers with me and do some measuring. I've been busy building a beefy winch bumper for a friends 71 F100 that I finally finished today.
  3. Rhino

    Easy stuff. Bring it by in the AM someday soon and I'll look at it. We probably have enough material around to make whatever you want
  4. Rhino

    What are you wanting to do to it Bill?
  5. Next level of ATV's

    I'm waiting for a speeder like the Stormtrooper's used on Endor in Return of the Jedi.
  6. Next level of ATV's

    I bet I could get it stuck pretty quick
  7. Rhino

    Depends on what you need. Some stuff eBay or amazon. If you need racks or bumpers kind of stuff, talk to your friendly neighborhood fabricator and buy local.
  8. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    That my friend is the story of my life!
  9. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Saw a nice 503 sell for under 1000 not too long ago. Need some cash to wheel and deal... Right now I have jack squat time to save!
  10. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Indeed it does. I peruse through Barnstormers regularly. There was a low hour 582 with gearbox for $3k last time I looked. The deals are out there... Just gotta have cash to take advantage of a deal when it pops up
  11. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Well things are slowing down on this end. I'm quickly approaching a stall point in this build. The engine was originally going to be a VW. The price of VW parts and the low available thrust/weight just won't work for the mission of the Desert Eagle. There are a couple of Rotax engines that perform well enough to get the bird off the ground at high altitudes(10, 000') . The 503 and the blue head 582 both will work, but the 503 is no longer made. Parts are still available... for now. The 582 is still in production. Until a engine is procured I can't go much further, as many things are tied to engine selection. Balance being the real important one, but there are other considerations too. I can still dink around with a few little details and paint the thing before it rusts. Maybe even build all my wing ribs. Time to save every dime I can and hopefully in a couple of months have enough to start looking for a good used engine.
  12. ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Thats a whopper!
  13. Muggy Morning Gold

    Nice work Luke
  14. Desert Flooding Deaths

    Thats very tragic. Horrible loss for the family. I can see how it could happen though. Those huge storm cells form up on the rim and can dump massive amounts of water in a very short time. Got stuck in one 3 days ago when I drove up there. Had to pull over and wait it out it was coming down so hard, visibility was measured in a few feet.
  15. Sure get's qiuet in summer....

    That is quite a unique critter isn't it?