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

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flthd31, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. superjunkman
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 965

    from Austin, TX

    BTTT This thread is awsome!
  2. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,106

    big duece
    from kansas

    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.
  3. dragster dude
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 194

    dragster dude

    dumpster diving the ultimate hybrid build
  4. 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?


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  5. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


  6. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 427

    from Buffalo NY

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

  7. Hop2it
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 95


    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?

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  8. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    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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  9. deni123
    Joined: Jun 6, 2014
    Posts: 1

    from Tirana

    what thicknes have the plate metal and the dimension of squere metal
  10. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    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
  11. WOW. just WOW.... and I can't believe how clean your workspace is.
  12. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,884


    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.
  13. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    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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  14. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,036


    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.
  15. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    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.
  16. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,998


    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!
  17. I also would love to see a build thread of this coupe, Its badass!
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  18. CaliDreamin'
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
    Posts: 179


    The HAMB is so bad ass. Only place to find insane builds like this for old hot rods with ridiculous talent.
  19. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,121


    That car looks great. Finally saw your black on in person at quaker steak and it looks amazing also

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  20. Simon Intrudor
    Joined: Aug 7, 2014
    Posts: 19

    Simon Intrudor

    WOW! This is an amazing read! thankyou soo much! have given me a lot of ideas for me to use when i start my rails tomorrow!
  21. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls

    One of the best HAMB threads ever.

    Build threads may not get a lot of following but those that follow are the hard corps HAMBer's. We do it for each other and we don't post selfies.
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  22. Well WTF ! ? ! I just kicked my got dayum Legos all down the hallway !! You made your own 32' frame !! ?? Where in the hell do I get to drink this Kool-aid ??? This is fukd guys always hidin' the fountain on me. You are a BAMF'r man. What in the hell do you do ?? Stainless steel fabrication you say.....would that be some sort of reactor cooling fabrications or something? I'm sure you aren't a hospital bed maker, or a restaurant supply help us out. This is frekn' amazing. AND YEAH, you need to post your final pictures NOW please.......this has to be the best thread yet, and minimal followups from frame miracle. This place is unbelievable. All you guys make me want to just stick with the Lincoln Logs as my primary build in life. Beer me please.
  23. I see your frustrations with threads getting knocked down. It's kinda' hard to track over 12,000 pages of stuff though. Even the epic threads get bumped......someone has to ask about a whitewall tire, or a Whizzer donkalator shaft, and all the obvious odds and pieces that our projects arrive with questions coming like diarrhea downhill. Maybe another re-organization with build specific tabs....but man, that would be some more computer work for someone. Be cool to keep all you awesome dudes at some sort of proverbial top with a ranking of sorts. For sure all of the epics can help all of us....and I sure as hell can't remember them all. Me not so smart with that. I LOVE YOUR STUFF THOUGH. Thanks for making me think I can. On a Sunday even.......
  24. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,492

    1. a veteran died today

    wish I could have seen 99% of the pictures.....
  25. Joe McGlynn
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Joe McGlynn

    Any chance the pics could get re-posted? I'd love to see the steps in this...
  26. One of the top 10 threads in the past 15 years.

    Back then, a thread that was titled "How to..." actually was how to!
  27. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    Got this straightened out...I think!
    I don't get on here much anymore so here's a couple of shots of the finished car. It's been done now for a couple of years and runs and drives great. Lots of people think I'm joking when I tell them the frame is homemade...oh well, who cares! I've moved on to old Harley's.
    Couldn't resist a shot of the grand-boys!! Have fun, I'm out...

    grey coupe.jpg grey coupe3a.JPG grey coupe5a.JPG IMG_4326 - Copya.JPG IMG_20160430_173300023a.jpg
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  28. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,391


    awesome! great color
  29. 54reno
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 115


    Beautiful job. Love the kids too.
  30. buffaloracer
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 801

    from kansas

    Thanks for getting the pictures back up. Great job with a fine finished product.

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