‘Build a buggy in your backyard’ part #1; engine & rear axle
‘Build a buggy in your backyard’ part #1; engine & rear axle

Hey folks, great you’re watching again! Welcome in my beautiful outdoor workshop It’s raining here, sort of bummer I’m working on a new project which is not finished yet and therefore I don’t have a very exciting video But of course I want to share it with you I’m building an offroad buggy I’ve done that before, that was a 4×4, lightweight with a fwd engine, put in the length Used the driveshafts as propshafts Two differentials and that’s how I made 4×4 My theory is; If I build a vehicle as lightweight as possible it will be good for offroad and that seems to work pretty well Now was my next idea; If I can build it more lightweight I don’t need 4×4 and will get even further. and then you get a buggy I had an engine with no use an Opel Astra diesel it was sitting a long time somewhere in a forgotten space It was hidden so well, I couldn’t even reach it with the forklift the truck with the crane also couldn’t get to it finally I managed to get it out with the forklift and a long beam that worked it was sitting outside for over a year so it was not sure it was running, we tested that it started! so that was 100 points There it is; our excellent Opel Diesel engine Or should I say; Isuzu engine it is not an Opel engine It’s a 1700cc, turbodiesel with an intercooler It used to be an Opel Astra I’ve cut all the rust away so this is what’s left of it Let’s see if it runs Is it in gear? Nope Good, that works already! Nice That’s allright My idea for the suspension was to use the front struts of a fwd car Put those in the rear, together with the wishbeams and driveshafts of the same car That way I can build a simple rear suspension and in the front somekind of kart with tubes I thought; extra leightweight, that is a good idea But of course.. a lot of people already build buggies So I checked on Google and I found out that the most use the rear suspension of a VW beetle at first I wasn’t sure why they do that Maybe I’m wrong.. I think they use these because this suspension has its wishbeam in front of the driveshaft instead of below and that will give more ground clearance So I thought; I need a beetle axle And what a coincident I found a stranded kit car project With an Audi 100 engine, a 5 cylinder and this had such an axle This thing was sitting there for a long time They stopped working on that car for 30 years ago stranded project.. The most of the people who build things have projects like that They needed to clean the place out and they wanted to get rid of the car, so I’ve bought it for not too much Got the car overhere So I wanted to see if this 5 cylinder still runs, it was sitting for a long time It was a K-jetronic a mechanical injection with a airflow meter of course that was stuck like a rock, didn’t work anymore But I wanted to test if the engine would run First checked if the engine wasn’t seized and that was okay I pushed the car to see if the engine was turning Then tried to crank it with the starter Good It was cranking then I wanted to poor some fuel in and see if it would run it turned out it didn’t have ignition Sorted the wiring harness out… total spaghetti.. disaster It’s a spaghetti… Sorted it all out, broken bobine was the cause I don’t have one.. all spare parts got burned.. I even don’t have a bobine So yeah.. So I couldn’t get it running, so that was an anti-climax So next; took the engine out and then fit that Opel Astra diesel into it I thought it wouldn’t fit haven’t seen anyone doing that before Like it’s made for it! Indeed… But not exactly It wasn’t bad a lot of cutting with the angle grinder and then it fit pretty well It kept me awake the night before I was thinking how I would fit that engine I thought it won’t fit The engine should get so far to the front With a beetle the gearbox and engine are in the length You have a very narrow gearbox, between the drive shafts That is perfect But with a fwd car the engine is placed in the width The engine is on the side like a big abscess That engine is where my suspension should be So I thought it won’t fit But it wasn’t too bad This drive shaft is a little short.. but we gave it all possible space we’ve cut a lot overhere in that corner You can’t see it, the engine is on top of it now It fits Next step is to cut the entire front of that car That’s all sheet metal, costed a lot of time to build I guess No offence to the one who build it, he did a good job But he wanted to build a sportscar and I want to build an offroad buggy that is not exactly the same so the front end; take that off I’ve bought a pile of tubes which I’m going to weld to it weld a frame, fit the seats on, steering wheel.. No front brakes, take that off I want no weight in front I want it to be as lightweight as possible in the front Maybe it can perform a wheely, nice! So… allright folks That’s it so that’s not really exciting but I hope you still like this video Thanks for watching and till next time! And I’m going inside, or I will be drowning here Maybe it’s an idea to build somekind of carport first I think we’re getting a lot more weather like this Excellent folks, thank you!

100 thoughts on “‘Build a buggy in your backyard’ part #1; engine & rear axle”

  1. Bas BlasterXP says:

    Het bouwen is super interessant, dus neem ons mee!

  2. twocvbloke says:

    Those Isuzu diesels were much better than the later GM diesels, being mechanical they're pretty tough and well-suited to "alternative fuelling", well worth saving old engine oil to feed to it… 🙂

  3. NotJohn says:

    Cant wait to see how this turns out. Any news on insurance from the old workshop?

  4. Noud Nijboer says:

    He mastermilo! Heb je een nieuwe camera?? Mooie kwaliteit!!

  5. Jules says:

    nieuwe camera ziet er heel goed uit!!

  6. MasterKiller NL says:

    Waarom doe je jou titel in het engels?… terwijl je alleen maar nederlands spreekt. ( dit Is geen haat reactie ) leuke video verder👍

  7. Thom Van De Steenoven says:

    Het is altijd een leuke video met jou

  8. Thom Van De Steenoven says:

    Je bent echt top

  9. Remco Peters says:

    Altijd top een nieuw filmpje van Mastermilo. Lekker simpel niet lullen maar doen. Ga zo door!

  10. Borkzilla says:

    Milo's stuff is either burning up or drowning. Hope you find a good work shop soon!

  11. Ignacio Camacho says:

    Don't trash the 5 cylinder engine, they're kinda cool, it'd be great to use it, also, 4×4 is a must have

  12. Tim stavenga says:

    Milo.komen er weer video's van de deutz loader

  13. Martijn Cornelissen says:

    Ga zo door mannuh! Super gaaf zo un bietje frotten. Ken jullie al lang maar leuk dat jullie goed verder gaan met yt en laatst dumpert. Top

  14. Pabcio says:

    5 cyl is way more fun :(. I would keep it and restore.

  15. Niels van Eck says:

    Yoo master milloo miss een gekke vraag maar ik heb een astra j 1.3 diesel is het mogelijk om een 1.7 diesel erin te bouwen?

  16. choppersrule1 says:

    looks like an awesome project mate and if you keep it light enough it should go anywhere. can't wait to see the next video.
    have a great day and hello from australia.

  17. Marijn Appel says:

    Dikke video

  18. Bitelaserkhalif 555 • says:

    The 5 cylinder engine.. maybe the next project is a RaceKar?

  19. NovioSites says:

    Topvideo weer. Je sleutelkunsten zijn minstens zo gaaf om te zien als de eindresultaten met alle lol er omheen.

  20. DaBigDaBump says:

    it is in spaghetti lol

  21. Joery Duursma says:

    create a new vw roll wave and 1 new duo clio

  22. Alan Gonzalez says:

    Ty for the subtitles because i don't understand nothing lol

  23. DaveBuilds says:

    Motorcyle brakes aren't heavy

  24. XmackattackX says:

    good to see these types of videos again my favorite! keep up the good work!

  25. Slavezero9 says:

    Where is Milo from?
    I'm learning German so I can understand some of what he says, but it's pretty far from the Hochdeutsch they're teaching me. What dialect is it?

  26. DenMen says:

    he mastermilo ik heb een vraag warom gebruiken jullie het bekende liedje nie meer zo als eerst gr dennis

  27. jeroen roosch says:

    "we hebben alles waar roest aan zat weg geslepen" hahahaha

  28. paparezaa says:

    Geweldige video milo!!!

  29. Alex Willis says:

    Isuzu diesels run forever! No electronics required, not even an external fuel pump! Alternators don't like getting wet, but the rest of it is flood proof.

  30. SoLDMG says:

    Die Audi inlijn-5-motoren zijn zeldzaam joh, moet je niet laten zitten!

  31. Dennis V5 says:

    We hebben alles waar roest aanzat weggeslepen en dit hadden we over (de motor)! 😁😁 Opel he..

  32. kornelis smook says:

    Wordt weer top.

  33. Man of Culture says:

    The dog jumped 1:52 LOL

  34. Seb Hubregtse says:

    aks je een weely wilt maken moet je meer gewicht achter het achter wiel doen

  35. Dries Veltstra says:

    Ga zo door Milo

  36. G POWER DRAGON says:

    Wat dacht je van Mini zeecontainer voor all project onderdelen

  37. G POWER DRAGON says:

    Ja Welcome in Nederland de hele herfst pis regen

  38. Lansa says:

    Goeie ouwe isuzu 1.7 TDS motor, een van de beste dieselblokjes uit de jaren 90 🙂

  39. Daniel Mennes says:

    Je kanaal maakt echt enorme vooruitgang ga zo door milo

  40. Timo De Nood says:

    Hoi Emiel wij willen gaan crossen en een auto gaan kopen welke auto raad jij aan liefst niet te duur

  41. Marco Stet says:

    deze video is echt baas! misschien toch die 5 cilinder bewaren voor een volgend race project? lijkt mij wel een leuke

  42. Robbert Janssen says:

    Opschieten pik, volgend weekend 4×4!!!!

  43. Stef Willems says:

    Waar halen jullie die co2 flessen van Daan vriedenlijk groet stefwillems

  44. Maximilian Jankowski says:

    yaaaay i am the 161000 sub 🙂 nice want to see more

  45. daniel crozier says:

    Them engines are bomb proff when you blow it up let me know

  46. Branco Jansen says:

    ik ben ben benieuw hoe die het gaat rein bij de desta ik ben er ook dus ik zal het wel zien ga zo door 🙂

  47. Rocco Stafford says:

    Mooi project weer Emiel, jammer dat je niet meer dezelfde klusruimte hebt als in de loods van Luud.
    Maar ziet er weer leuk uit de a.s buggy.

  48. harold de wezel says:

    waarom moet de auto zo ligt mogelijk aan de voorkant zijn dan gaat die toch juist stijgeren als je een berg op rijd??

  49. TakeYourGrandmaAway says:

    Keep the doggo away please. Sound from grinder is bad for his ears. Aaand man you become more handsome everyday.

  50. Sherayno provoost says:

    Maak een zombie apcolips auto

  51. Sharon says:

    Lekkerding 😇

  52. Mitchell Van Den Brink says:

    Het zou ontzettend gaaf zijn als je nog wat met die 5 cilinder gaat doen, heerlijke blokken zijn dat 😉

  53. *fishsticks-RND* says:

    You look like a german porn star 🌟

  54. chainizzz says:

    What lenguaje is he speaking?

  55. austinpowers2k9 says:

    Awesome, just awesome as ever 😀

  56. The Real Drunkard Hu says:

    Nice haircut! Can't wait to see how this project turns out!

  57. yoyodu69 says:

    What an exciting project! Go on dutch genius!!

  58. my cock says:

    Maak een drift auto

  59. Martijn Dannenberg says:

    Kan je een keer en formule 1 auto bouwen. Gewoon BMW 6 cyl. Blok en een onderstel en kappen enzo van ligt plaat staal

  60. Sven Mk says:

    How did you ran the engine ? Where is the ecu etc

  61. Robert says:

    Leuke vid! Die plaatjes bij de uitleg maken een hoop duidelijk. Goed bezig. En op deze manier zien we niet alleen het eindresultaat.

  62. Matthew Jacob says:

    I like your haircut 🙂

  63. apachelives says:

    This guy must be related to the Swedish chief

  64. Wietse Jager says:

    Leuke video, mannen! Wanneer komt er weer een Q&A?

  65. Hugo van de maat says:

    Ben je naar de kapper geweest?

  66. Maurice Van der Veen says:

    Nieuwe stijl van de video is top!

  67. storm cap says:

    Je haar is mooi

  68. Garage, Bagnoles et Rock'n Roll says:

    Cool, good project !

  69. Lucas Martínez Parra says:

    The engine is diesel?

  70. Marek Leo says:

    I have watching your videos so many years!
    Still doing good videos:)

  71. Vali Gh says:

    English title, different language content..

  72. Ross says:

    A real buggy have a vw beetle engine cooled by air, boxer, and PETROL…

  73. bulderdave1 says:

    Ik kom uit Oost-Brabant kunde gij da sien!!

  74. Alessandro Pruscino says:

    awesome haircut!

  75. Bùi Minh Tần says:


  76. Rody's games says:


  77. JustThijs says:

    is jouw grage echt afgebrand?

  78. Ellenor Malik says:

    'Et is 'n spaghetti!

    Glorious as usual.

    Should've made the kit a Diesel sportscar

  79. Bastian Gehrmann says:

    i have seen every video and your builds are great. I dont understand any word but it sounds funny.

  80. Sem Verhaar says:

    Maak een keer een kart

  81. Yakup İmren says:

    Need a Turkish translate 🇹🇷

  82. Johnny Massengill says:

    Seems your dog doesn't know what to make of that running engine! Just found your channel. LOVE IT!

  83. kuņāda says:

    You are from latvia.?

  84. Alessandro Pezzella says:


  85. Smartzenegger says:

    Milo's International Carport

  86. G POWER DRAGON says:

    Hey check my fricking industrial homebuilt go kart truck running with a Briggs and Stratton

  87. mc master says:

    Tu saproti latviski?

  88. Santiago Escandon says:

    What lenguage is this ???

  89. Fahima Fahima says:

    waar woon je

  90. labais puika says:

    Tu saproti latviski?

  91. Felix says:

    Die rooie diesel is toch speciaal voor boerenbedrijven?, mag jij dat dan wel gebruiken?, of lekker belasting ontduiken! Kan je niet weer een buggy bouwen van een Nissan, zoals de eerste, met de rolkooi van de serra en natuurlijk met Bo Jeuken.

  92. JanicekTrnecka says:

    That Isuzu engines are known to be very reliable. both 1.5 and 1.7 turbocharged and naturally aspirated versions..

  93. Jes Var says:

    Cool dude

  94. Youri Gerbertsen says:

    Maak en bukyheftruk

  95. ADRIAN says:

    How you start the engine .
    I have a engine 1.7 diesel for Opel and i don't know how to start

  96. Janey Alleblas says:

    @mastermilo. He looks hot🥰🥰

  97. Dave Pawson says:

    Your dog is awesome. Spends just as much time in reverse as drive. Keeps the miles down or kilometers.

  98. Stef says:

    Roeie diessel 😂😂✌️dat is al langggghg geleden 😋

  99. Devin Vanvliet says:

    Bouwt een racewagen, gooit en 5cilinder audimotor weg en lepelt er een 1.7 diesel in…

  100. jinwang Young says:

    Hello, could I share your video on the Chinese video website named bilibili?I wanna more people who can see your video and learn your tech! thank you!

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