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 (SEworld 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 DIY17 dagar sedan
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico16 dagar sedan
    • 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 Mexico16 dagar sedan
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x11117 dagar sedan
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen17 dagar sedan
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки17 dagar sedan
  • Väga lahe sõiduk. Palju sa selle masina ehitamisel aega kulutanud oled?

    Jako ArrasJako ArrasDag sedan
    • Pean kulunud aja alles kokku lööma. Hetkel jään vastuse võlgu.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY18 timmar sedan
  • Jump it n then you know 😂 It's Some Machine 👍

    james daltonjames dalton3 dagar sedan
  • Just buggy version of cat telehandler

    iBlackLagooniBlackLagoon4 dagar sedan
  • 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 W5 dagar sedan
  • 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 Fidan5 dagar sedan
  • ДОНН, ты красавчик! Такой аппарат собрал! Столько труда, ресурсов, и сил! Молодчага!💪👍🤝

    АндрейАндрей7 dagar sedan
  • 3TUZ ?

    Infinity_city_78Infinity_city_788 dagar sedan
  • Nicely done, but i don't like the engine next to the driver seat, it should be in front or back

    Nikolche nikoNikolche niko8 dagar sedan
  • I(

    Nữ QuáchNữ Quách8 dagar sedan
  • 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 Tiun9 dagar sedan
  • Salute Sir

    nature greennature green9 dagar sedan
  • Nice ! Which its top speed?

    Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea9 dagar sedan
    • @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 Mihalcea8 dagar sedan
    • @Donn DIY this its why you should use one motor from suzuki vitara ...or something like this.

      Andrei MihalceaAndrei Mihalcea8 dagar sedan
    • Slow. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY8 dagar sedan
  • Наконец дождался выезда! Ура! Хотя за работой тоже приятно наблюдать.

    Григорий ПатринГригорий Патрин9 dagar sedan
  • Very cool build.

    Jason AppletonJason Appleton9 dagar sedan
  • BRAVO excellent work. the transmission it would be better automatic

    Στελιος ΜΣτελιος Μ9 dagar sedan
  • Nice work man! Seems to work really well!

    Rebel FabricationRebel Fabrication9 dagar sedan
  • Awesome

    swatson0061swatson00619 dagar sedan
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

    69kaveman69kaveman9 dagar sedan
    • Actually, it's on the right side, not left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY9 dagar sedan
  • You have done AWESOME!!! That is so cool to be able to build something like that from the ground up.

    Guy BrickGuy Brick9 dagar sedan
  • Top

    messias do graumessias do grau10 dagar sedan
  • That's a remarkable vehicle, I'm in awe. Congratulations on your first drive.

    Michael FrancisMichael Francis10 dagar sedan
  • Düşünsene yapımı bittikten sonra kapıdan geçmiyomuş. 😂😂 harika olmuş emeğine sağlık.

    MC İMC İ10 dagar sedan
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوري10 dagar sedan
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkar10 dagar sedan
  • 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 Tucker10 dagar sedan
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAns11 dagar sedan
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davis11 dagar sedan
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De Oliveira12 dagar sedan
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин12 dagar sedan
  • Gawd. Hope u cleaned those shaving out that intake pipe after you drilled. Lmao. Or let the motor clean it out

    Honda EP3Honda EP312 dagar sedan
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ12 dagar sedan
  • big like !

    HMDHMD12 dagar sedan
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская12 dagar sedan
    • 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 Детская12 dagar sedan
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas12 dagar sedan
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed12 dagar sedan
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV12 dagar sedan
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY12 dagar sedan
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي13 dagar sedan
  • 👍🏻👍🏻 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 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy206313 dagar sedan
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA13 dagar sedan
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan13 dagar sedan
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY12 dagar sedan
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes13 dagar sedan
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes12 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY12 dagar sedan
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf13 dagar sedan
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant13 dagar sedan
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas13 dagar sedan
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas13 dagar sedan
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов13 dagar sedan
  • So cool 👍🏻

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  • keren bosku 👌👌

    PUTU BAJANGPUTU BAJANG13 dagar sedan

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets13 dagar sedan

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets13 dagar sedan
  • 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 Colesnicov13 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY13 dagar sedan
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

    WITO SARLAWWITO SARLAW13 dagar sedan
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    MY tech channelMY tech channel13 dagar sedan
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр13 dagar sedan
  • I love how you used a transverse mounted engine as a transfer case. That solves soooo many issue in 4x4 fab

    Taylor NehlsTaylor Nehls13 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções13 dagar sedan
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey13 dagar sedan
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi13 dagar sedan
  • 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 Mcintyre13 dagar sedan
  • great

    puridade1puridade114 dagar sedan
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs14 dagar sedan
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard14 dagar sedan
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard14 dagar sedan
  • 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 MacCormack14 dagar sedan
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V14 dagar sedan
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우14 dagar sedan
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow14 dagar sedan
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow13 dagar sedan
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 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 Szabo14 dagar sedan
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson14 dagar sedan
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S14 dagar sedan
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith6514 dagar sedan
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar14 dagar sedan
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated15 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY13 dagar sedan
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi15 dagar sedan
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick15 dagar sedan
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    creak92creak9215 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY13 dagar sedan
  • Bravo, we are also looking at you in France, you are a good source of inspiration, we also manufacture rolling machines...

    Philippe MeyerPhilippe Meyer15 dagar sedan
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr15 dagar sedan
  • 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 postlewait15 dagar sedan
    • "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 DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 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 Bolinger15 dagar sedan
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

    RemalnikRemalnik15 dagar sedan
  • 👏👏👏 ravi de voir le moteur Peugeot vivre sur cette création ! Félicitations de France 🤘🙏

    Dominique PICHOTDominique PICHOT15 dagar sedan
  • When does the gas pedal get fitted? You need both hands for the wheel/gear stick?

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond15 dagar sedan
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY13 dagar sedan
  • 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 scronce15 dagar sedan
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay15 dagar sedan
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas15 dagar sedan
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

      Donn DIYDonn DIY15 dagar sedan
  • Including your time was it worth more to build or to just buy one?

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini15 dagar sedan
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini15 dagar sedan
    • 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 DIY15 dagar sedan
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик15 dagar sedan
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton15 dagar sedan
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins15 dagar sedan
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков15 dagar sedan
  • 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 Samuelsson15 dagar sedan
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY15 dagar sedan
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l15 dagar sedan
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин15 dagar sedan
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin15 dagar sedan
  • 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 Richards15 dagar sedan
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am15 dagar sedan
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am15 dagar sedan
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY15 dagar sedan
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli15 dagar sedan
  • 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 Alexandru15 dagar sedan
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas2615 dagar sedan
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим15 dagar sedan