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 (FIworld 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 fiworld.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY7 päivää sitten
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico6 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 Mexico6 päivää sitten
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x1116 päivää sitten
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen7 päivää sitten
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки7 päivää sitten
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوري6 tuntia sitten
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkar17 tuntia 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 Tucker18 tuntia sitten
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAns22 tuntia sitten
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davisPäivä sitten
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De OliveiraPäivä sitten
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин2 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 EP32 päivää sitten
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ2 päivää sitten
  • big like !

    HMDHMD2 päivää sitten
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская2 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 Детская2 päivää sitten
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas2 päivää sitten
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed2 päivää sitten
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV2 päivää sitten
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY2 päivää sitten
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي2 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 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy20632 päivää sitten
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA2 päivää sitten
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan2 päivää sitten
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY2 päivää sitten
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes2 päivää sitten
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes2 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 DIY2 päivää sitten
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf3 päivää sitten
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant3 päivää sitten
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas3 päivää sitten
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas3 päivää sitten
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 päivää sitten
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов3 päivää sitten
  • So cool 👍🏻

    Ocean View Tree ServicesOcean View Tree Services3 päivää sitten
  • keren bosku 👌👌

    PUTU BAJANGPUTU BAJANG3 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets3 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets3 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 Colesnicov3 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 DIY3 päivää sitten
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

    WITO SARLAWWITO SARLAW3 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    MY tech channelMY tech channel3 päivää sitten
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр3 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 Nehls3 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 DIY3 päivää sitten
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções3 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey3 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi3 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 Mcintyre3 päivää sitten
  • great

    puridade1puridade13 päivää sitten
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs4 päivää sitten
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard4 päivää sitten
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 päivää sitten
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard4 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 MacCormack4 päivää sitten
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V4 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우4 päivää sitten
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow4 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow2 päivää sitten
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 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 Szabo4 päivää sitten
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson4 päivää sitten
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S4 päivää sitten
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith654 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 päivää sitten
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar4 päivää sitten
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated4 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 DIY3 päivää sitten
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi4 päivää sitten
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick4 päivää sitten
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 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.

    creak92creak924 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 DIY3 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 Meyer4 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr4 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 postlewait4 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 DIY3 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 Bolinger4 päivää sitten
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

    RemalnikRemalnik5 päivää sitten
  • 👏👏👏 ravi de voir le moteur Peugeot vivre sur cette création ! Félicitations de France 🤘🙏

    Dominique PICHOTDominique PICHOT5 päivää sitten
  • When does the gas pedal get fitted? You need both hands for the wheel/gear stick?

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond5 päivää sitten
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 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 scronce5 päivää sitten
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay5 päivää sitten
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas5 päivää sitten
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Including your time was it worth more to build or to just buy one?

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini5 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini5 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 DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик5 päivää sitten
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton5 päivää sitten
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins5 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков5 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 Samuelsson5 päivää sitten
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l5 päivää sitten
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин5 päivää sitten
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin5 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 Richards5 päivää sitten
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am5 päivää sitten
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am5 päivää sitten
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli5 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 Alexandru5 päivää sitten
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas265 päivää sitten
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим5 päivää sitten
  • Super

    Duranjaya HireshDuranjaya Hiresh5 päivää sitten
  • Nice motor, thanks for the series. Cheers

    Will TricksWill Tricks5 päivää sitten
  • The smile says it all 😁

    MrMontychopsMrMontychops5 päivää sitten
  • @10:10 Su muie ütleb kõik, polegi midagi lisada :) Aga näeb tõesti hea välja isegi ilma kerepaneelideta ja sõidab vägevalt :)

    Reimo PReimo P5 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 zzires5 päivää sitten
  • Аппарат супер 👍 👍👍

    Сергей НесмияновСергей Несмиянов5 päivää sitten
  • Will it do 190?

    waynec369waynec3695 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 DIY5 päivää sitten
  • You have a brilliant mind and I wish there were more people in the world like you!

    Ryan FredellRyan Fredell5 päivää sitten
  • Mini ramps sure are helpful

    Peter SuPeter Su5 päivää sitten
  • Show!

    WaltherHKWaltherHK5 päivää sitten
  • Amazing work! You might need some adjustable sway bars that can be unlinked for messing in hilly terrain.

    Colin SmithColin Smith5 päivää sitten
    • I don't plan on going fast on it so sway bars aren't necessary.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Wheels definitely need spacers for better stability

    TtvTtv5 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY unlucky

      TtvTtv5 päivää sitten
    • Nope, it has to fit on my 1.5 metre wide trailer and has to be able to navigate the bush. Can't make it wider.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY5 päivää sitten
  • Класс💥👍🏻

    Sergej SchollSergej Scholl5 päivää sitten
  • Estupenda PRIMERA PRUEBA DE CONDUCCIÓN! - UTV todoterreno 4x4, respetos y saludos desde Venezuela💯💯👍👍🤘🤘🙏🙏💯💯

    amilcar moncadaamilcar moncada5 päivää sitten
  • Your seat is on the wrong side?

    disgustapateddisgustapated5 päivää sitten
  • Awesome man.

    Jeremiah MeachumJeremiah Meachum5 päivää sitten
  • There are not many channels worth watching on YT anymore, but yours is first class. Thanks, real home engineering.

    Damien MilkDamien Milk5 päivää sitten
  • love it

    tom leetom lee5 päivää sitten
  • It moves perfectly :o) You have made a very nice vehicle. I like it ^-^

    teamidristeamidris5 päivää sitten
  • Una cagada una verdadera cagada fabricaba y fabricaba piezas para eso el motor al costado! Laaa pensé q valía la pena mirarlo pero es una frustración la próxima hace algo qué valga la pena mi tiempo mirarlo

    Nadina CamargoNadina Camargo5 päivää sitten
  • Ai sim! Ate q enfim andou!!!

    Mateus FerreiraMateus Ferreira5 päivää sitten