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Posted 10/7/2007 3:13:29 PM


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So here's my original sketch of the frame I want. My wood model is based on this sketch which in turn is based on the OEM frame which the Aussie Team have pretty much Nailed. Here's the beauty of this site...ideas ideas ideas and builders willing to share and collaborate. Although I want to do like Team Australia and build a replica very close to the original, I am not totally against makeing mods.




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Posted 10/7/2007 3:16:33 PM


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Like I just said...I want to keep the orginal frame concept...So i will do that...with the following small-big modification.

I classify this as "Modification B.W.D."

 

Not afraid to admit others are smarter than me. I am merely a student - as the title of my thread suggests.


...does it come in black?

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Posted 10/7/2007 3:45:23 PM


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Here's what I was talking about previously - a pic of a good weld on the Square tubing and a bad weld on the round...I mean bad. Both were done with a stick welder. although the weld on the round tube looks terrible, I banged the heck out of it in my vice and it didn't budge. The tube started bending at the impact point but the nasty looking weld held.  I'm definetly keeping the stick welder but can't wait for that MIG.




...does it come in black?

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Posted 10/7/2007 11:53:20 PM


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The weld on the square tube looks great!
I'm not a pro but I've found that when I weld a pipe or any circles, if I take it in sections of an inch or two and then reset myself and repeat, that helps me a lot.

The arches for BWD's swing arms looked weird to me at first but I really like them now that they're welded up and you can see how the strength of the arch will work.

Out of curiosity what tubing bender are you getting? I've been looking into getting one myself.


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Posted 10/8/2007 8:33:00 AM


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http://youtube.com/watch?v=weloWIzurqU hey Conrad, maybe this will help you with your welds, this guy is a genious when it comes to what he does, and he explains WHY he is doing it too, his videos are a bit on the strange side, but the point does get accross.   Hope this helps with "welding tips" n all. 

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Posted 10/8/2007 1:22:34 PM


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Chilebean....thanks. I think I got the welding flat steel down, still experimenting with the round tubing and the stick welder. I'm getting the Model 3 bender from vansantent.com. Looks like great quality and best manual bender for the buck out there.




...does it come in black?

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Posted 10/8/2007 1:23:51 PM


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Shagg...haha strange indeed...good helpful tips though, Thanks!


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Posted 10/8/2007 1:33:12 PM


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OK...off the subject of Batmobiles....but rightly so...check out this custom computer that computer-choppers.com fabbed a couple of years ago. they say it's not in production anymore but that doesn't mean WE can't make one.

This is so awesomely hot I can't stand it. I want one NOW. I'm definitely going to make one soon.

Check out the hard drives with logos in the 2nd PIC.




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Posted 10/8/2007 3:32:10 PM


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i want one

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Posted 10/18/2007 3:39:12 PM


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hey...Well an announcement. I won't be done with my chassis in february. I'd like to but I'm being realistic. I'm doing this right. doing my homework. If I'm doing this myself, I need to hone my welding skills. The arc stick is great. I'm at work and don't have the pics of the plates i've been welding so will post later. Think I've got that down. The buzzbox is a keeper for heavy duty jobs like mounts and shafts and some out of position welds, but I'm not getting very far or doing that great with the round tubing. However, I STILL don't have the MIG yet and won't for another month. I'm told that it's much better to do tubing with the MIG than a stick and people rarely use stick for tubing. Since I've never touched a wire feed welder yet and am very serious about accomplishing this myself, I'm delaying my goal date of February and making the goal April or May. I am registering for a MIG welding class that starts in February. goes for about a month. By then I will have all my tools - including the MIG welder and will have been practicing on my own for a couple of months already (so i can come in less of a novice and show up the class members! JK of course!). This way I've taken my time, got all my tools and will be more knowledgeable and better equipped to start the chassis. The class will also give me the opportunity to use their testing equipment on some of my pieces. Very excited. and so it goes...

on the tool front, I ordered a Pro-Tools notcher and should be receiving it tomorrow or early next week.





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