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 (ITworlds 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 itworlds.infovideos

    Donn DIYDonn DIY8 giorni fa
    • @James Killeen a trailer that can carry the UTV and also be pulled by the UTV

      Jimmy in MexicoJimmy in Mexico7 giorni fa
    • 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 Mexico7 giorni fa
    • Donn DIY, how could you live with that awful right steering wheel position !!

      x111x1117 giorni fa
    • Make a trailer too brov never know why boss

      James KilleenJames Killeen7 giorni fa
    • класс !!!!!!

      Владелец жёлтой копейкиВладелец жёлтой копейки7 giorni fa
  • Very cool build.

    Jason AppletonJason Appleton29 minuti fa
  • BRAVO excellent work. the transmission it would be better automatic

    Στελιος ΜΣτελιος Μ5 ore fa
  • Nice work man! Seems to work really well!

    Rebel FabricationRebel Fabrication6 ore fa
  • Awesome

    swatson0061swatson006111 ore fa
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

    69kaveman69kaveman13 ore fa
    • Actually, it's on the right side, not left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 ore fa
  • You have done AWESOME!!! That is so cool to be able to build something like that from the ground up.

    Guy BrickGuy Brick14 ore fa
  • Top

    messias do graumessias do grau17 ore fa
  • That's a remarkable vehicle, I'm in awe. Congratulations on your first drive.

    Michael FrancisMichael Francis19 ore fa
  • Düşünsene yapımı bittikten sonra kapıdan geçmiyomuş. 😂😂 harika olmuş emeğine sağlık.

    MC İMC İ21 ora fa
  • ما شاء الله الله يرزقك

    مستر حيدوريمستر حيدوريGiorno fa
  • it will be very hot when the engine warms up

    efsane hünkarefsane hünkarGiorno fa
  • 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 TuckerGiorno fa
  • Tienes que hacer un tractor cortacésped que recoja la hierba!!!

    AnsAnsGiorno fa
  • Exhaust sounds like a bubble maker bubble bubble bubble and Great a great Job Donn !!

    puncher davispuncher davis2 giorni fa
  • les premiers essais ce passe bien

    Seraphin De OliveiraSeraphin De Oliveira2 giorni fa
  • Ну наконец то!!!!👍🔥

    Руслан ВокинРуслан Вокин3 giorni fa
  • Gawd. Hope u cleaned those shaving out that intake pipe after you drilled. Lmao. Or let the motor clean it out

    Honda EP3Honda EP33 giorni fa
  • Test final speed

    UCNÇUCNÇ3 giorni fa
  • big like !

    HMDHMD3 giorni fa
  • Hello class video! Super

    Музыка ДетскаяМузыка Детская3 giorni fa
    • 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 giorni fa
  • They should make all utvs and atvs with manual transmissions. Cvt I like it but it's bullshit

    britt vanegasbritt vanegas3 giorni fa
  • nice build

    A Guy & A ShedA Guy & A Shed3 giorni fa
  • Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.

    RideNVRideNV3 giorni fa
    • Yes, for some reason I know it too well. 😁

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 giorni fa
  • فنان👍👍👍👍

    جزيرة العرب الحربيجزيرة العرب الحربي3 giorni fa
  • 👍🏻👍🏻 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 👍🏻👍🏻✌🏻💪🏻

    Jwy2063Jwy20633 giorni fa
  • Unefficient design with space just for driver

    Montenegro ZETAMontenegro ZETA3 giorni fa
  • Seat is on the wrong side! Looks great So impressed

    Robert JordanRobert Jordan3 giorni fa
    • If you think about it... it is actually on the right side. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY3 giorni fa
  • You should build more on the driver side to distribute the weight

    John HayesJohn Hayes3 giorni fa
    • Ahh. Dandy

      John HayesJohn Hayes3 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY3 giorni fa
  • My God please put street tires on and autox it one time just for shits. It's amazing. Congratulations!!!

    Seth BurggrafSeth Burggraf3 giorni fa
  • Pretty good!!!

    Green GiantGreen Giant3 giorni fa
  • estonia?

    FattlasFattlas4 giorni fa
    • Normalna

      FattlasFattlas3 giorni fa
    • Yes / jah.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • Молодец круто💪💪💪Давай ещё что нибудь делай👍👍👍👍

    Юрий СизенцовЮрий Сизенцов4 giorni fa
  • So cool 👍🏻

    Ocean View Tree ServicesOcean View Tree Services4 giorni fa
  • keren bosku 👌👌


    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets4 giorni fa

    Andrei KravetsAndrei Kravets4 giorni fa
  • 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 Colesnicov4 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY4 giorni fa
  • Mantap bang saya juga lagi bikin mini buggy...🙏😁😊

  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    MY tech channelMY tech channel4 giorni fa
  • Вес наверн килограмм 700...

    ECM Мото Ремонт АлександрECM Мото Ремонт Александр4 giorni fa
  • I love how you used a transverse mounted engine as a transfer case. That solves soooo many issue in 4x4 fab

    Taylor NehlsTaylor Nehls4 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY4 giorni fa
  • 🤝👏👏👏👏

    inventa tudo invençõesinventa tudo invenções4 giorni fa
  • Beautiful work

    Peter McCuskeyPeter McCuskey4 giorni fa
  • Congratulations, I have followed you since the first episode ..

    Chafik OulmiChafik Oulmi4 giorni fa
  • 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 Mcintyre4 giorni fa
  • great

    puridade1puridade14 giorni fa
  • I'm from Vietnam, nice to know you, and have a passion for mechanics 👍👍

    TBD vlogsTBD vlogs5 giorni fa
  • I wish u would have done a pto for Bush hog or small tractor 🚜 accessories

    Justin DeckardJustin Deckard5 giorni fa
    • It has a PTO. Propshaft driven though. Implements will come.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
    • Still love it thi

      Justin DeckardJustin Deckard5 giorni fa
  • 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 MacCormack5 giorni fa
  • Congrats!! 👍10:12 face says "I love it when a plan comes together" , just a cigar missing haha :D

    Marty VMarty V5 giorni fa
    • Cheers man! Exactly!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    배바우배바우5 giorni fa
  • Donn DIY - What's the next PROJECT ?? Какой следующий ПРОЭКТ??

    TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow5 giorni fa
    • @Donn DIY ок😉

      TelepaykaShowTelepaykaShow3 giorni fa
    • Finishing this project first. Then new projects. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • 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 Szabo5 giorni fa
  • Phase 2, rear steer.

    Brenton PatersonBrenton Paterson5 giorni fa
  • The steering wheel is on the wrong side😂

    D SD S5 giorni fa
  • Outstanding build, I believe that I have watched all episodes. Very Cool!

    MrKsmith65MrKsmith655 giorni fa
    • Cheers man!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • Felicitaciones geniooo!!! Una belleza la bestia..!!!

    Roberto ZalazarRoberto Zalazar5 giorni fa
  • Are you planning on making specific mattracks for this vehicle?

    Trolling ModeactivatedTrolling Modeactivated5 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY4 giorni fa
  • You need a V8 in there

    GodfatherMaxiGodfatherMaxi5 giorni fa
  • Sad how its only a 1 seater but still! The side few looks siick

    Mike FickMike Fick5 giorni fa
    • No worries, it's a workhorse not a recreational vehicle. 😉

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    creak92creak925 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY4 giorni fa
  • Bravo, we are also looking at you in France, you are a good source of inspiration, we also manufacture rolling machines...

    Philippe MeyerPhilippe Meyer5 giorni fa
  • 👍👍👍👍👍 that is an awesome machine

    Bob D. Fletcher JrBob D. Fletcher Jr5 giorni fa
  • 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 postlewait5 giorni fa
    • "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 DIY4 giorni fa
  • 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 Bolinger5 giorni fa
  • Молодец!!!💙💛👍👍👍👍👍

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

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

    Phil HammondPhil Hammond5 giorni fa
    • Soon!

      Donn DIYDonn DIY4 giorni fa
  • 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 giorni fa
  • Ah Ha!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    Tonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplayTonnyplaysgames220 Daily gameplay5 giorni fa
  • nüüd vaid kilo värvi ja valma;)

    Marek KüngasMarek Küngas6 giorni fa
    • Jah, nii lihtne ongi. 😀

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

    Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini6 giorni fa
    • @Donn DIY awesome 👍

      Anthony TomaniniAnthony Tomanini5 giorni fa
    • 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 giorni fa
  • Годная техника🖒

    Валера АпанасикВалера Апанасик6 giorni fa
  • Love the build. Good to see it runing and driving

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton6 giorni fa
  • Well done. I am still amazed at your engineering skill set.

    Karl HigginsKarl Higgins6 giorni fa
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Александр БарсуковАлександр Барсуков6 giorni fa
  • 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 Samuelsson6 giorni fa
    • The gearbox is on the left.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 giorni fa
  • I cant wait for pto powered trailer

    L lL l6 giorni fa
  • Мтз даже есть...

    Максим ЯшкинМаксим Яшкин6 giorni fa
  • Молодец...

    Viktor LeninViktor Lenin6 giorni fa
  • 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 Richards6 giorni fa
  • What does oli puudub mean?

    Sam I AmSam I Am6 giorni fa
    • Ahhhhh!

      Sam I AmSam I Am5 giorni fa
    • "No oil"

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 giorni fa
  • Hea video

    Karl Gustav KiviväliKarl Gustav Kiviväli6 giorni fa
  • 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 Alexandru6 giorni fa
  • Not going to lie, but that thing looks dangerous af.

    roddas26roddas266 giorni fa
  • МТЗ стоит на заднем плане?

    вадим вадимвадим вадим6 giorni fa
  • Super

    Duranjaya HireshDuranjaya Hiresh6 giorni fa
  • Nice motor, thanks for the series. Cheers

    Will TricksWill Tricks6 giorni fa
  • The smile says it all 😁

    MrMontychopsMrMontychops6 giorni fa
  • @10:10 Su muie ütleb kõik, polegi midagi lisada :) Aga näeb tõesti hea välja isegi ilma kerepaneelideta ja sõidab vägevalt :)

    Reimo PReimo P6 giorni fa
  • 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 zzires6 giorni fa
  • Аппарат супер 👍 👍👍

    Сергей НесмияновСергей Несмиянов6 giorni fa
  • Will it do 190?

    waynec369waynec3696 giorni fa
  • 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 DIY6 giorni fa
  • You have a brilliant mind and I wish there were more people in the world like you!

    Ryan FredellRyan Fredell6 giorni fa
  • Mini ramps sure are helpful

    Peter SuPeter Su6 giorni fa
  • Show!

    WaltherHKWaltherHK6 giorni fa
  • Amazing work! You might need some adjustable sway bars that can be unlinked for messing in hilly terrain.

    Colin SmithColin Smith6 giorni fa
    • I don't plan on going fast on it so sway bars aren't necessary.

      Donn DIYDonn DIY6 giorni fa
  • Wheels definitely need spacers for better stability

    TtvTtv6 giorni fa
    • @Donn DIY unlucky

      TtvTtv6 giorni fa
    • 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 DIY6 giorni fa