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

30 apr 2021
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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 (EEworld 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

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    Donn DIYDonn DIY18 päeva tagasi
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico17 päeva tagasi
    • 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 Mexico17 päeva tagasi
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x11118 päeva tagasi
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen18 päeva tagasi
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки18 päeva tagasi
  • Väga lahe sõiduk. Palju sa selle masina ehitamisel aega kulutanud oled?

    Jako ArrasJako Arras2 päeva tagasi
    • Pean kulunud aja alles kokku lööma. Hetkel jään vastuse võlgu.

      Donn DIYDonn DIYPäev tagasi
  • Jump it n then you know 😂 It's Some Machine 👍

    james daltonjames dalton4 päeva tagasi
  • Just buggy version of cat telehandler

    iBlackLagooniBlackLagoon5 päeva tagasi
  • As a fabricator in the UK with 42 years experience you are a talented guy, good work my friend. Only negative comment... don't weld with bare arms and hands !

    Pete WPete W6 päeva tagasi
  • Mühendislik hatası var amk. Motor hiç yanda olur mu aşırı dengesiz gider bide bu araç küçük çaplı off road yapacak önde veya arkada. Olmalıydı motor

    Furkan FidanFurkan Fidan6 päeva tagasi
  • ДОНН, ты красавчик! Такой аппарат собрал! Столько труда, ресурсов, и сил! Молодчага!💪👍🤝

    АндрейАндрей8 päeva tagasi
  • 3TUZ ?

    Infinity_city_78Infinity_city_789 päeva tagasi
  • Nicely done, but i don't like the engine next to the driver seat, it should be in front or back

    Nikolche nikoNikolche niko9 päeva tagasi
  • I(

    Nữ QuáchNữ Quách9 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Tiun10 päeva tagasi
  • Salute Sir

    nature greennature green10 päeva tagasi
  • Nice ! Which its top speed?

    Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea10 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY i have thing too to build one. The perfect one will be with one multitronic gearbox. But you have done a verry good work !

      Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea9 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY this its why you should use one motor from suzuki vitara ...or something like this.

      Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea9 päeva tagasi
    • Slow. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY9 päeva tagasi
  • Наконец дождался выезда! Ура! Хотя за работой тоже приятно наблюдать.

    Григорий ПатринГригорий Патрин10 päeva tagasi
  • Very cool build.

    Jason AppletonJason Appleton10 päeva tagasi
  • BRAVO excellent work. the transmission it would be better automatic

    Στελιος ΜΣτελιος Μ10 päeva tagasi
  • Nice work man! Seems to work really well!

    Rebel FabricationRebel Fabrication10 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome

    swatson0061swatson006110 päeva tagasi
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

    69kaveman69kaveman10 päeva tagasi
    • Actually, it's on the right side, not left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY10 päeva tagasi
  • You have done AWESOME!!! That is so cool to be able to build something like that from the ground up.

    Guy BrickGuy Brick10 päeva tagasi
  • Top

    messias do graumessias do grau11 päeva tagasi
  • That's a remarkable vehicle, I'm in awe. Congratulations on your first drive.

    Michael FrancisMichael Francis11 päeva tagasi
  • Düşünsene yapımı bittikten sonra kapıdan geçmiyomuş. 😂😂 harika olmuş emeğine sağlık.

    MC İMC İ11 päeva tagasi
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوري11 päeva tagasi
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkar12 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Tucker12 päeva tagasi
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAns12 päeva tagasi
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davis12 päeva tagasi
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De Oliveira13 päeva tagasi
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин13 päeva tagasi
  • Gawd. Hope u cleaned those shaving out that intake pipe after you drilled. Lmao. Or let the motor clean it out

    Honda EP3Honda EP313 päeva tagasi
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ13 päeva tagasi
  • big like !

    HMDHMD13 päeva tagasi
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская13 päeva tagasi
    • 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 Детская13 päeva tagasi
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas14 päeva tagasi
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed14 päeva tagasi
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV14 päeva tagasi
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 päeva tagasi
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي14 päeva tagasi
  • 👍🏻👍🏻 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 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy206314 päeva tagasi
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA14 päeva tagasi
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan14 päeva tagasi
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 päeva tagasi
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes14 päeva tagasi
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes13 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY13 päeva tagasi
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf14 päeva tagasi
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant14 päeva tagasi
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas14 päeva tagasi
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas14 päeva tagasi
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов14 päeva tagasi
  • So cool 👍🏻

    Ocean View Tree ServicesOcean View Tree Services14 päeva tagasi
  • keren bosku 👌👌

    PUTU BAJANGPUTU BAJANG14 päeva tagasi

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets14 päeva tagasi

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets14 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Colesnicov14 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

    WITO SARLAWWITO SARLAW14 päeva tagasi
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    BGM MasterBGM Master14 päeva tagasi
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр14 päeva tagasi
  • I love how you used a transverse mounted engine as a transfer case. That solves soooo many issue in 4x4 fab

    Taylor NehlsTaylor Nehls14 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções14 päeva tagasi
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey14 päeva tagasi
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi15 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Mcintyre15 päeva tagasi
  • great

    puridade1puridade115 päeva tagasi
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs15 päeva tagasi
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard15 päeva tagasi
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard15 päeva tagasi
  • 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 MacCormack15 päeva tagasi
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V15 päeva tagasi
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우15 päeva tagasi
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow15 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow14 päeva tagasi
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Szabo15 päeva tagasi
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson15 päeva tagasi
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S15 päeva tagasi
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith6515 päeva tagasi
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar16 päeva tagasi
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated16 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi16 päeva tagasi
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick16 päeva tagasi
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    creak92creak9216 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • Bravo, we are also looking at you in France, you are a good source of inspiration, we also manufacture rolling machines...

    Philippe MeyerPhilippe Meyer16 päeva tagasi
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr16 päeva tagasi
  • 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 postlewait16 päeva tagasi
    • "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 DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Bolinger16 päeva tagasi
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

    RemalnikRemalnik16 päeva tagasi
  • 👏👏👏 ravi de voir le moteur Peugeot vivre sur cette création ! Félicitations de France 🤘🙏

    Dominique PICHOTDominique PICHOT16 päeva tagasi
  • When does the gas pedal get fitted? You need both hands for the wheel/gear stick?

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond16 päeva tagasi
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY14 päeva tagasi
  • 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 scronce16 päeva tagasi
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay16 päeva tagasi
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas16 päeva tagasi
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

      Donn DIYDonn DIY16 päeva tagasi
  • Including your time was it worth more to build or to just buy one?

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini16 päeva tagasi
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini16 päeva tagasi
    • 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 DIY16 päeva tagasi
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик16 päeva tagasi
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton16 päeva tagasi
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins16 päeva tagasi
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков16 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Samuelsson16 päeva tagasi
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY16 päeva tagasi
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l16 päeva tagasi
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин16 päeva tagasi
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin16 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Richards16 päeva tagasi
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am16 päeva tagasi
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am16 päeva tagasi
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY16 päeva tagasi
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli16 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Alexandru16 päeva tagasi
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas2616 päeva tagasi
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим16 päeva tagasi