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 (FIboth 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 fiboth.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY15 päivää sitten
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico14 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 Mexico14 päivää sitten
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x11115 päivää sitten
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen15 päivää sitten
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки15 päivää sitten
  • Jump it n then you know 😂 It's Some Machine 👍

    james daltonjames dalton22 tuntia sitten
  • Just buggy version of cat telehandler

    iBlackLagooniBlackLagoon2 päivää sitten
  • 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 W3 päivää sitten
  • 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 Fidan3 päivää sitten
  • ДОНН, ты красавчик! Такой аппарат собрал! Столько труда, ресурсов, и сил! Молодчага!💪👍🤝

    АндрейАндрей5 päivää sitten
  • 3TUZ ?

    Infinity_city_78Infinity_city_786 päivää sitten
  • Nicely done, but i don't like the engine next to the driver seat, it should be in front or back

    Nikolche nikoNikolche niko6 päivää sitten
  • I(

    Nữ QuáchNữ Quách6 päivää sitten
  • 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 Tiun7 päivää sitten
  • Salute Sir

    nature greennature green7 päivää sitten
  • Nice ! Which its top speed?

    Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea7 päivää sitten
    • @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 Mihalcea6 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY this its why you should use one motor from suzuki vitara ...or something like this.

      Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea6 päivää sitten
    • Slow. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 päivää sitten
  • Наконец дождался выезда! Ура! Хотя за работой тоже приятно наблюдать.

    Григорий ПатринГригорий Патрин7 päivää sitten
  • Very cool build.

    Jason AppletonJason Appleton7 päivää sitten
  • BRAVO excellent work. the transmission it would be better automatic

    Στελιος ΜΣτελιος Μ7 päivää sitten
  • Nice work man! Seems to work really well!

    Rebel FabricationRebel Fabrication7 päivää sitten
  • Awesome

    swatson0061swatson00617 päivää sitten
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

    69kaveman69kaveman7 päivää sitten
    • Actually, it's on the right side, not left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY7 päivää sitten
  • You have done AWESOME!!! That is so cool to be able to build something like that from the ground up.

    Guy BrickGuy Brick7 päivää sitten
  • Top

    messias do graumessias do grau7 päivää sitten
  • That's a remarkable vehicle, I'm in awe. Congratulations on your first drive.

    Michael FrancisMichael Francis8 päivää sitten
  • Düşünsene yapımı bittikten sonra kapıdan geçmiyomuş. 😂😂 harika olmuş emeğine sağlık.

    MC İMC İ8 päivää sitten
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوري8 päivää sitten
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkar8 päivää 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 Tucker8 päivää sitten
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAns9 päivää sitten
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davis9 päivää sitten
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De Oliveira9 päivää sitten
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин10 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 EP310 päivää sitten
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ10 päivää sitten
  • big like !

    HMDHMD10 päivää sitten
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская10 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 Детская10 päivää sitten
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas10 päivää sitten
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed10 päivää sitten
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV10 päivää sitten
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY10 päivää sitten
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي10 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 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy206310 päivää sitten
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA10 päivää sitten
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan11 päivää sitten
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY10 päivää sitten
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes11 päivää sitten
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes10 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 DIY10 päivää sitten
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf11 päivää sitten
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant11 päivää sitten
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas11 päivää sitten
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas11 päivää sitten
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 päivää sitten
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов11 päivää sitten
  • So cool 👍🏻

    Ocean View Tree ServicesOcean View Tree Services11 päivää sitten
  • keren bosku 👌👌

    PUTU BAJANGPUTU BAJANG11 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets11 päivää sitten

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets11 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 Colesnicov11 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 DIY11 päivää sitten
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

    WITO SARLAWWITO SARLAW11 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    MY tech channelMY tech channel11 päivää sitten
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр11 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 Nehls11 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 DIY11 päivää sitten
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções11 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey11 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi11 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 Mcintyre11 päivää sitten
  • great

    puridade1puridade111 päivää sitten
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs12 päivää sitten
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard12 päivää sitten
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 päivää sitten
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard12 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 MacCormack12 päivää sitten
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V12 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우12 päivää sitten
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow12 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow10 päivää sitten
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 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 Szabo12 päivää sitten
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson12 päivää sitten
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S12 päivää sitten
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith6512 päivää sitten
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 päivää sitten
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar12 päivää sitten
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated12 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 DIY11 päivää sitten
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi12 päivää sitten
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick13 päivää sitten
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 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.

    creak92creak9213 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 DIY11 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 Meyer13 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr13 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 postlewait13 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 DIY11 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 Bolinger13 päivää sitten
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

    RemalnikRemalnik13 päivää sitten
  • 👏👏👏 ravi de voir le moteur Peugeot vivre sur cette création ! Félicitations de France 🤘🙏

    Dominique PICHOTDominique PICHOT13 päivää sitten
  • When does the gas pedal get fitted? You need both hands for the wheel/gear stick?

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond13 päivää sitten
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY11 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 scronce13 päivää sitten
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay13 päivää sitten
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas13 päivää sitten
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 päivää sitten
  • Including your time was it worth more to build or to just buy one?

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini13 päivää sitten
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini13 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 DIY13 päivää sitten
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик13 päivää sitten
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton13 päivää sitten
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins13 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков13 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 Samuelsson13 päivää sitten
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 päivää sitten
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l13 päivää sitten
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин13 päivää sitten
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin13 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 Richards13 päivää sitten
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am13 päivää sitten
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am13 päivää sitten
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 päivää sitten
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli13 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 Alexandru13 päivää sitten
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas2613 päivää sitten
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим13 päivää sitten
  • Super

    Duranjaya HireshDuranjaya Hiresh13 päivää sitten