Chassis out of brass tube?

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Chassis out of brass tube?

Post by broncoman6524 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:48 pm

i was reading an article out of an old rc car action mag. about making a chassis out of brass tubing and soldering it together. Does anyone have som experience with doing this. i figured that i would try and do it for my clod.

also where can you buy the tubing
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Post by shagrat69 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:02 pm

i use brass rod...solid rod. i get it at metal shops. brass tub would be real weak.
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Post by broncoman6524 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:26 pm

and you solderd it shag? also what size is best the mag said 1/8
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Post by badhoopty » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:37 pm

hey shag, u ever get that dern buggy done?

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Post by shagrat69 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:11 pm

it's silver solder braseing....i can't spell.....it's way stronger then plain regular solder. it's 3/16 rod and i plan on using 1/8 on the supports rods.


no it's still looks just like the pic but on the shelf. LOL i haven't been able to setup my welding area yet. and now i got the machine tools i wanted, i can do a better job on it now too. i was gettin frustrated from a lack of tools. LOL well i'm in no hurry...this is a hobby and spoze to take up my time and all. LOL :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Post by broncoman6524 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:29 pm

how do you braze. is it like soldering w/special solder or more like welding?
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Post by shagrat69 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:39 am

torch welding with silver/braseing rod.

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Post by broncoman6524 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:51 am

so almost like mini tig welding sorta kinda maybe lol
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Post by shagrat69 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:49 am

dude......G O O G L E :roll:

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Post by broncoman6524 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:55 pm

alright i googled it shag and they talk about flux is this the kind of flux that i need to do this and will a regular radio shack soldering iron work with this solder or do i need a higher power one? thnx

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXK363&P=7
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Post by Halgar » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:03 pm

Go to the hardware store and get soldering flux for water pipe. You'll get 3 times as much for 1/2 the price and it will owrk every bit as good. You'll want to use silver solder though and NOT the tin stuff used for water pipe, as it's not strong enough. When you're done soldering, just wash up the chassis to remove any excess flux. That way there's no sticky residue and it won't corrode over time.
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Post by shagrat69 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:14 pm

TORCH welding with SILVERSOLDER BRASSING ROD dipped in FLUX. allllll of this can be EZly found at a welding supply place.....YES you do have one somewhere around your area. look in the phone book. the welding supply place will mostly likely answer any and all welding question you have and with a trained professinal answer. i did go to school for welding but i'm not much of a teacher. :wink: they can tell you what flux to use with what rod and explain what rods to use with what and the types of torch setups to use with what or if you can use an "iron" to do it at all.

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Post by broncoman6524 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:20 pm

thanks guys, i wasn't gonna buy the flux an solder off tower, i was jus usin it for reference. and thanks shag i never would of though of callin a welding place.
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Post by Halgar » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:44 pm

A welding supply is actually the best place to start. They will have everything from the Weller irons, to mini torches, to full sized rigs and welders, with all the expertise to tell you what would best fit your needs. Whether you buy from there or not is your choice, but it's great place to start.
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Post by shagrat69 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:51 pm

hey hal....i think this should be the new standerd answer to this tuber building question. the other right ups cover how to make the chassis but very little on the types of welding. the new advise will be..."contact your local welding supply for detailed info on what to use to weld what" lol :wink:

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