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Posted 9/3/2007 9:53:12 AM


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Hey I agree how about an update? 

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Posted 9/4/2007 8:28:14 PM


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Hey Guys....well I'm kinda in, what I like to call, a financial holding pattern.  I still need to invest in a bender, notcher and MIG welder. So as you may have read, I'm done with the welding practice and feel very confident about getting started on my chassis. I think I've decided on what kinding of tubing to use.  1 5/8ths .095 wall. My steel dealer suggested DOM tubing. sample pieces pictured.  But I heard the chromolly is also good (and cheaper) except it has to be pre-heated before welding.  - I'm eager to start my next practice sessions: Bending and experimenting with Notching angles and such. Anyways...that's my update.  Looks like other financial priorities are honing in, so I'm hoping to get my stuff by the end of september, early october. I think I'm still on target tho with the finish date on the chassis sometime in february.




...does it come in black?

Post #62924
Posted 9/5/2007 2:40:53 AM


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Hey Conrad, just wanted to chime in wth my humble opinon. I think the DOM is the strongest tubing you can use.  Chromemoly is strong but can be brittle. Such that the steel requires preheating to warm up the steel before the actual welding occurs.

You could buy a manual bender with a long handle. Most all steel can be bent with the right amount of leverage created with a long handle or cheater bar.  This would be cheaper and a used one could be found.

I know they make a  lot of notching tools but my fabricator swears that the best way is to use a 4"cutting wheel and slowly trim the piece into place. Start with long pieces first and that will save material. Also when ordering the DOM order the longest pieces you can. I think we started with 20' lengths.

I realize you probably already know all this but I thought I would just chime in my two cents. Hope you don't mind...BWD

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Posted 9/5/2007 10:19:48 AM


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Its all good Conrad, we were just wondering whats goin on in your world with the Tumbler.  Hope that everything money-wise gets straightened out, trust me i know how that feels.  I had a collection agency call me last friday for a hospital bill that wasnt paid 4 YEARS AGO, that i never got a bill for, and they gave me til 12 noon that day to pay $650 bucks or prepare for concequences.  , i hate those moments.

BUT, im glad to see a post from ya, was wondering what happened to ya ,  take care.

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Posted 9/5/2007 1:29:37 PM


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Dave, You're right....I have done my homework and there's a bender called the "model 3" that's perfect for my needs (http://vansantent.com/model_3_bender.htm) . not being as skilled as your guys, I'm going to require a notcher (http://vansantent.com/tube_coping_machines/Notchmaster.htm). Sounds like your guys do it "free-hand" which is damn impressive but this only speaks to their experience. And Dave, I NEVER mind your 2 cents. Keep 'em coming.

Monster....Thanks...been there. Time will heal my financial wounds...and maybe moving out of NY. NC is looking better and better. OR I'd love to relocate to Upstate NY. but I'm here and dealing with it. No way I'm letting this stuff get me down....I'm still alive, happy and eager, Wife loves me, kids love me, dogs love me and my family loves me. Best of all...I have a Tumbler in my sights!!!

Thanks again guys...!!!



...does it come in black?

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Posted 9/5/2007 3:58:19 PM


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DAMN SKIPPY! you said it

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Post #62938
Posted 9/6/2007 10:30:14 AM


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http://www.brucegordon.co.uk/projects/detail/batman_begins_2004/ motivation!

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Posted 9/6/2007 1:54:50 PM


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Awesome. Just when I think I've seen everything about it.....cool that there's a picture of Nathan's (and Chris's) concept creation.

I love that machine.




and oh yeah.....one more question




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...does it come in black?

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Posted 9/6/2007 2:01:38 PM


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yeah i only wish there were more "in depth" pictures of the build , but ah well, cant win them all.   My freind Jarret is about to start a 1/6 scale build of the Tumbler, it will have EVERYTHING that the real car has (so to speak), such as a tubular chassis, steering, engine, etc, just like my build, but only in 1/6 scale.   So he will be another Tumbler fan joining this site just as soon as we are able to afford internet at the house.   He will be looking to you for much advice, just to let you know

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Posted 9/7/2007 11:18:54 AM


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Me? Sheesh....Dave is the freakin Tumbler master so far...albeit he's making his "own" version...being a 4 seater, engine placement, better suspension and so on. I'm basing my frame off the movie version while daves frame looks like a train could hit it and you'd still walk out of it fine. But still glad to offer anything I can to a fellow admirer of this one of a kind amazing vehicle.

I believe in the builders on this site.

I believe in the tumbler.



...does it come in black?

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