MINI-BEEP MBA80

 

The AMPHIBIOUS 4WD OFF-ROAD TRUCK YOU BUILD FROM A KIT!

        

Body Plans & Assembly Manual

Only $49.00 + Free Shipping!*

Build the MINI-BEEP and you'll get more done and have more fun than any other off road vehicle! It’s uniquely different and better than any ATV, any UTV, any other kind of off-road vehicle. With its NEW Four Wheel Drive the MINI-BEEP pulls trailers, and implements, bulldozes sand, gravel and snow, drives off-road, and goes almost anywhere. It’s a 4/5 scale version of a World War II JEEP®, and it’s AMPHIBIOUS, too! The MINI-BEEP is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream project. You’ll spend pleasant hours building this practical and rewarding vehicle. If you have kids or grandkids, get them involved... teach them the skills you’ve spent a lifetime learning... it’s time with you they’ll never forget, and you won’t either! Perfect project for technical classes or alternative high schools!

 


   

Take the Next Step: ORDER your MBA80-B Body Plans / Kit Assembly Manual today! 

  • This 170+ page Body Plans & Kit Assembly Manual contains over 250 “do-it yourself” detailed assembly photos. Also included is a 35 page section of Construction Drawings for money saving “home fabrication” of all Plywood Parts for a MINI-BEEP Body. Only five sheets of plywood makes this unique vehicle. It takes you step by step through the complete assembly of our basic KITS.
  • By studying the Manual, you’ll easily choose how simple or challenging you want your MINI-BEEP project to be. The Manual will answer all your questions and help you determine which parts you can use from around your own place, and which parts you’d prefer to purchase as a complete KIT!
  • With the Manual you’ll also receive a FREE DVD showing more construction and performance features of the MINI-BEEP! You’ll see the MINI-BEEP go through its paces... hills, streams, backwoods, snow, and more! A $60 Bonus Refund Certificate is also included. Use it as “cash” when purchasing $60 or more of MINI-BEEP KITS or Accessories!
 *Free shipping applies to the MBA80-B manual within the United States only.
                                                                                                                      

4 Wheel Drive

Group #1000 Plywood Body $1,057
Group #3500 Hood & Seat $252
Group #4000 Engine & Tires $1,147
 
Group #2750 Mechanical Drive $2,160
 
NOTE: All KITS are shipped unpainted & unassembled. Engine and tires (with rims) are fully assembled. All KITS shown are after assembly. Photo includes optional Accessory KITS. Individual KIT components are not sold separately, however we do sell in smaller hits as well.

2 Wheel Drive

Group #1000 Plywood Body $1,057
Group #3500 Hood & Seat $252
Group #4000 Engine & Tires $1,147
 
Group #2500 Mechanical Drive $1,456
 
NOTE: All KITS are shipped unpainted & unassembled. Engine and tires (with rims) are fully assembled. All KITS shown are after assembly. Photo includes optional Accessory KITS. Individual KIT components are not sold separately, however we do sell in smaller hits as well.

Specifications

Nomenclature:  HOME BUILT, Off Road Truck, Amphibious, Two / Four Wheel Drive
Body: Plywood Panels, B-C, Group 1, Exterior, 23/32, 4’ x 8’
Engine Displacement: Kohler SH265, 196cc. puts out over 9 ft. lbs. of torque @ 2500 rpm, (electric start option available)
Muffler: Spark arrestor; muffler mounted
Brakes: Foot operated, lever activated caliper, 8” disc. Produces 1,619 foot pounds at rear axle; Foot operated while running; secured for parking with flip-down “Lock”.
Tires:                     Front & Rear ST205/75 D14; 26” dia., Rim: 14” dia., 5 mounting bolts on 4.5” circle (Will also accommodate ST175/80 D13; 24” dia., 5 bolts on 4.5” bolt circle)
Road Weight: 700 lbs. [2WD]; 725 lbs. [4WD] This weight represents the “average” basic Mini-Beep without operator or load.
Payload Weight: 350 lbs. This weight represents recommended combined weight of operator and load in the water.
Gross (loaded) Weight: 1050 lbs. [2WD]; 1075 lbs. [4WD] This is the combined weight of Road Weight & Payload.
Maximum Grade: 26% This is the recommended maximum inclination.
Seating Capacity:    1 Operator; 1 Passenger (requires optional MB320 Buddy Seat)
Maximum Axle Clearance: 12 in.
Body Height: (top of dash) 37-3/4”
Overall Body Width: 49-1/2”
Overall Length: 101” (Includes Front Bumper; does not include Rear Bumpers, Spare Tire, etc.)
Wheelbase: 64-3/4”
Base Speed: 0 - 5.15 MPH: This “recommended speed” was used in DVD. Other speeds possible with simple sprocket change. [Speeds above10 MPH not recommended] Sprocket for 5.15 MPH “top speed” included with KIT #2315 Transmission.
Forward Ratio: Engine to wheels: 54 to 1
Reverse Ratio: Engine to wheels: 169 to 1
Axle Diameter: 1” Front, 1-3/16” Rear
Gear Selection: Forward, Reverse and Brake (3 Pedals)

Maximum Rear Axle Torque:

500 ft./lbs. - 1/4 ton (average torque result of Engines tested)

Machine Warranty:

1 year residential

FAQ

 


 

What would you call the MINI-BEEP; an ATV, a UTV... What?

The MINI-BEEP Amphibious ORT is a totally new and unique outdoor vehicle! It’s exactly what it’s name says...

[MINI-BEEP] 4/5 scale version of a World War II JEEP®.
[Amphibious] Can enter and maneuver in calm water.
[ORT] Serves the function of a compact “off-road truck”.

NO, it won’t go screaming down a trail or try to jump a river like an ATV. It wasn’t designed to do that, rather it’s a serious off-road truck that can take on a variety of pushing, pulling and swimming assignments... but after work, it’s just plain FUN!

How big is the MINI-BEEP?

4/5 scale version of a World War II JEEP®; [4WD or 2WD]. It’s approximately 99” long x 48” wide x 37” high (at top of dash). It weights approximately 700 lbs. (weight can vary greatly due to grade of plywood used in its Body and in the Accessories installed). It can carry a payload of 350 lbs. (weight of operator and load).

Can I buy it fully assembled?

The MINI-BEEP is designed to be “HOME BUILT” by the Do-it-Yourselfer and is only offered as a STRUCK-KIT.

What’s a STRUCK-KIT®, and what’s in it?

#1000 Plywood Body Group: Every plywood panel you need to build your MINI-BEEP Body is included and accurately computer cut. All pilot holes for Body assembly and later mounting of Accessory KITS are precisely drilled.

#2500, 2550 & 2750 - Mechanical Drive Group All the “drive parts”, plus every nut, bolt, washer and screw required for complete KIT assembly and adjustment are included. Nothing else to buy for your Mechanical Drive assembly. #2500 Group is [2WD] two wheel drive with handlebar steering; #2550 is [2WD] two wheel drive with a steering wheel and #2750 is [4WD] four wheel drive with a steering wheel.

#3500 - Hood & Seat Group: Bolt together steel hood halves, edging and Jeep® Hood latches along with a rugged, weather-resistant, padded seat. We as operator and as buddy seat.

#4000 - Engine & Tires Group: Engine is fully assembled and ready for installation in your MINI-BEEP Body. Tires are mounted to rims and inflated... ready to bolt to your BEEP’s front and rear Axle Hubs.

How long will it take to build a MINI-BEEP if I build it just with your KITS?

That’s a tough question. It depends on the skill level of the builder and whether they have a helper or not. If you have average DIY skills and have an equally talented helper, you should be able to make your first MINI-BEEP test run after 3 or 4 weekends of work.

Do you offer assistance if I have problems assembling my MINI-BEEP?

With a MBA80-B Body Plans & Assembly Manual that has over 150 pages of step by step instructions and more than 250 detailed assembly photos, we find folks have very few questions. But if you have a specific assembly question with any of our STRUCK- KITS, we offer an “800 number” that you can call and get help.

Any special licensing?

Though the MINI-BEEP is not designed for highway travel, each State and Municipality may have its own unique regulations that folks are responsible to honor. If you have questions, it’s suggested you contact your local authorities.

How much can it pull?

Using a standard (196cc) Engine, you will develop approximately 1/4 ton of "push or pull" at the rear mounted drawbar. See video for more details.

Where do I find other attachments?

STRUCK CORP. manufactures a universal Front Mounting Hitch that allows the builder to use a popular Snow/Dirt Blade and Material Dump Bucket. In addition, we offer a Class 2 Rear Hitch KIT that fits all Class 2 attachments that are within the BEEP’s recommended load ability.

Can more than one person ride in the MINI-BEEP?

An optional Buddy Seat is available to allow extra seating for a passenger. NOTE: The “gross weight” of the operator, passenger and cargo can not exceed total payload weight of 350 lbs, when going in the water.

Will it get water-logged and sink?

By following the “Body Finishing Instructions”, you will find instructions on the various methods to make your MINI-BEEP as water-tight as you want.

How stable is it in water?

The Body is very stable because of it’s “flat-bottom” construction. It’s actually a “unibody” assembled by the Builder from panels of 3/4” thick exterior grade plywood. He either cuts the Body’s panels out of his own plywood... or uses the panels he purchased in our #1000 Plywood Body KIT. It draws approximately 8” of “draft” when loaded with two passengers.

When driving the BEEP into water, do I need a nice smooth ramp or can I just “jump in”?

For maximum safety, you will want to chose a water entrance that is reasonably smooth with a modest incline. You don’t want a site that is beyond the traction of your MINI-BEEP’s rear tires, nor steeper than the gradability of your BEEP... check DVD’s for incline examples! Remember, it’s easy to go in water [you’re going downhill]; much harder to get out [driving up a slippery bank]!

How do I buy my MINI-BEEP?

Nothing could be easier! First, buy the manual, remember it pays for itself with the $60 certificate. Determine your skill level and how involved you want to be in your MINI-BEEP project. Decide which components you wish to provide yourself and those you’d prefer to buy as a STRUCK-KIT®.Then call us for a Price Quote and a “no-obligation” freight estimate or request a quote online. In a matter of a few weeks you’ll realize how easy it was to build your own “one of a kind” MINI-BEEP Amphibious ORT!

How do you ship MINI-BEEP KITS?

Our large KITS, due to their weight, must be shipped via truck to a local freight terminal. They are palletized for lift-truck handling. On arrival, the freight company can easily load them on your truck or trailer. When you arrive home and cut the pallet’s banding, you will find that all the components can be easily handled by one person. Home delivery of our larger kits may be available for an extra fee, call for details.

NOTE: Smaller KITS, if purchased later, are shipped to your home or business via UPS.

Do you offer financing?

The STRUCK CORP. is not licensed to offer financing. Over the years we have found that folks can get better loan terms by dealing with local loan officers where they have already established a good credit history. We do accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards.

Can I build them for resale?

By purchasing this MBA80-B Plans/Assembly Manual, you are licensed by the STRUCK CORP. to build (1) one MINI-BEEP Amphibious ORT. Your Hull Identification Number, included with this Manual, is your license to build one MINI-BEEP following our plans. To do otherwise would violate all applicable copyrights and patents. If you want to build 10 Mini-Beeps, just buy 10 manuals.

JEEP® is a registered trademark of Chrysler LLC

The C.F. Struck Corporation is a Wisconsin based, midwest USA manufacturing company. Since 1959, we've built hard-working equipment for do-it-yourselfers. Our flagship is the MAGNATRAC® Compact Crawler - true dozer power sized and priced for homeowners.

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