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**Tech: Build your own 32 frame rails**

Discussion in 'Tech Archive' started by flthd31, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. captainjunk#2
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    this had to be the best frame build thread ive ever read ,
  2. superjunkman
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    BTTT This thread is awsome!
  3. big duece
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    Outstanding! I have heard it being done, but never seen the process. I wouldnt have the patience, I would have bough the rails and used your outstanding talent on the body that you were doubting the condition of. Again, hats of to ya.
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    dumpster diving the ultimate hybrid build
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    Does anyone know if a router speed controller like the one pictured would be adequate to reduce the speed of a cheap, non-variable speed grinder to effectively achieve what you do with that killer Milwaukee?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    You are at a different leval. I'm not worthy.

    BC
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    It would be great to actually see this thread but since the revamp of hamb I get to see the last 4 or 5 replys to the thread.does this mean all the threads I have bookmarked are gone?
    Doug


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    Um,......... Just hit the "1" next to the "Prev" At the top or bottom of the page,..... Takes you all the way back to the OP
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    what thicknes have the plate metal and the dimension of squere metal
  11. flthd31
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    It's mentioned back on post #64, here it is again,

    8 pieces – 66 inches by 6 inches
    8 pieces – 66 inches by 3 inches

    It's .125 cold roll steel
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    WOW. just WOW.... and I can't believe how clean your workspace is.
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    Hey flthd31 - unbelievable lateral thinking to come up with a great pair of rails. I'm in awe of how the solutions seem obvious when someone else (you) points them out - just brilliant. (Of course, you had nothing to lose but a bit of time and some welding wire and consumables, but you started anyway).
    I haven't seen a link to any other build thread for your coupe - do you have an update for us?
    Thanks for sharing with us, and a worthy winner of Tech Week back then.
    Cheers.
  14. flthd31
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    Thank you.
    I have documented the entire build with photos with the intent of starting a build thread...but it's not likely to happen.
    There seems to have been a changing of the guard so to speak here on the HAMB. Good build threads seem to generate little interest and fade into oblivion quickly. With HAMB moving more toward social media, I fear it will only get worse as the old builders loose interest.
    That said, here are a few pics of the coupe now. It's a bit beyond this stage and should be painted and together in a few months...hopefully.

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  15. Tim_with_a_T
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    I absolutely love build threads. Almost entirely the only reason I joined the HAMB. I think you should do one as there is much for someone like me to learn, and I can only imagine how many of us would greatly appreciate it. Whatever the case, thank you very much for posting the frame details. I've looked this thread over probably 20 times over the past few years. The coupe looks just as BA as the frame, by the way. Nice work.
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    i'm with him ^
    i dig build threads, too...

    awesome job with the frame rails! about 5 years ago, i picked up the metal to build a set following what you did. haven't gotten further than putting the metal on a shelf in my shop... but planning on building them maybe this year.
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    Say what? This place is dying? No it's not! There are a NUMBER of quality build threads going on right now by some HIGHLY talented builders!

    Post your build thread NOW flthd31! We demand it!
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    I also would love to see a build thread of this coupe, Its badass!
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