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Projects 1957 Oldsmobile: Jaguar XJ6 IFS/IRS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ELpolacko, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Hoopz
    Joined: Jul 6, 2012
    Posts: 6

    Hoopz
    Member

    ELpolacko,
    What software are you using to make up the sub-frame?
    Is it made up of one piece bent up then the joints welded or are they all flat sections stitched together?
    Thanks.
    Hoopz.
     
  2. I have Alibre' Design 2012

    I try and construct the rails with the fewest welds possible, but yes, flat plates bent and welded at the corners to make a rail.
     
  3. Hoopz
    Joined: Jul 6, 2012
    Posts: 6

    Hoopz
    Member

    Thanks for the info, you build it like i figured you would.

    I am playing with Solidworks (just started) I hope this works as well as Alibre? There seems to be chatter that they are as good as each other, time will tell.

    I have a 55 Buick that I am looking to put the Jag stuff in along with the drive line out of a 96 Roadmaster (LT1 engine & 4L60E trans) so figured I will build a whole chassis to take the lot rather than chop up the old one and this way I have the old one to reference off as I go. This will all kick off in 2017 as we will move to a nice sized garage after the wife is done this coming maternity leave.

    Keep up the good work and thanks so much for sharing.

    Hoopz
     

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