So I have been wanting to do this forever and now finally have the time and tools to maybe get started on it. I have been wanting to build a small, one person, custom tracked vehicle. Not sure what size engine I want to use yet, and haveing trouble with what tracks to use.
The purpose would just be a toy to drive around in the snow, but also be able to use on the sirt if I wanted. Maybe just have different tracks I would switch out?
Here are a couple videos to show you what I mean.
I mostly plan on it to look like the second one, but be able to go a little faster if I want it to.
I want to use a set that would be cheap and really easy for me to get, they don't have to be super nice and brand new, anything I can tear off a machine in a junkyard maybe. PREFERABLY want rubber tracks, MAYBE metal if I can get a light set.
I have seen a few on youtube with small turbo diesels, which would be absolutely awesome, but one that small would be hard to find, and considerably more weight. Saw a couple with small gas engines, like 12hp but I feel like that would be too small.
..... Yeah I don't know much about this yet..
So I will probably make the whole fram and rollcage out of square tubing just because I feel like it's a lot easier to work with, and I don't have a round tube notcher.
I want to mount lights on the top facing forward, as well as backwards. I also wanted to some how inclose the cab if I could, and mount some kind of small heater inside, because I want to use this in snow. Maybe even a radio
This thread is basically just to brainstorm ideas for now so me and my buddy will have some good ideas to go off of maybe. Once I get a drivetrain and track system of some kind I will start the whole frame and go from there. I'll either turn this into a build thread or start a new thread.
If you have any input or ideas feel free to post