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tube chassis

Post by bugz » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:48 pm

does anyone have any close up pics of there homemade tube chassis?

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Post by vonclod » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:33 pm

i,ll post a few after wrk :D
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Post by bugz » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:06 pm

thanks dude :lol: 8)

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Re: tube chassis

Post by bugz » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:10 pm

1/4 brass tubing is just soldered together? will it be strong????

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Re: tube chassis

Post by vonclod » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:06 am

heres a few of my next clod project..the chassis is based on a cambell moonbuggy..i will say off the bat ,i didnt make this it was made for me by a fellow canuk crawler :D its made of 1/4" brake line and is plenty strong..if you want a strong joint in brazing you definatly want to fishmouth the joints..the better the fit before brazing the stronger it will be..also engineering is a big part of it..adding a brace where needed and useing triangulation to make it strong and light. in 1 pic there is my 2.2 comp rig for size comparison. cheers
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this chassis will be used in my 4mtr jps clod :twisted: off to get green apple sparkle powercoat this week :D
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Re: tube chassis

Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:22 am

WHAT. No Stove pics. :(
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Re: tube chassis

Post by vonclod » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:42 am

yes im getting experimental..lol in my pics the stove is still there under the sheet ofplastic..the chassis actually stands out much better against the dayglo orange..lol :roll: have no fear my friends the stove will be featured again soon..now about that clodtalk apron :D :D
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Re: tube chassis

Post by bugz » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:04 pm

is that brakeline?

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Post by vonclod » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:21 am

yes it is :D
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Re: tube chassis

Post by Halgar » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:43 am

vonclod wrote:yes it is :D
Doesn't look broken to me ... :wink: :P
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Re: tube chassis

Post by bugz » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:18 am

ever use brass tubing? how strong are the soldered joints?

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Re: tube chassis

Post by vonclod » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:36 am

Halgar wrote:
vonclod wrote:yes it is :D
Doesn't look broken to me ... :wink: :P
broken wallet when its all said and done..lol :D

on the brass question i dont really know..i think brass may be a bit softer..i dont really see anyone around here that uses it..im pretty sure it can be done though
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Re: tube chassis

Post by NCNitro » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:54 pm

Heres a few pics of the Jeep tuber scale trail truck I have been working on for a while now. It's actually 3/16 cold rolled steel rod mig welded together. I just recently got it back from the powder coating shop. I had it done in a satin silver powder coat, I am very happy with how it came out.

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Re: tube chassis

Post by vonclod » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:20 am

nice job man :D
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