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coozer

posted on 15/10/11 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote
Fabbing a chassis? How long?

Just been knocking up some engine mounts and thinking of bumper brackets, along with radius arm brackets, they seem to take up a lot of time with the hacksaw. Although, I am using 6mm plate....

How long does it take to knock a chassis up these days, presuming I buy a ready cut kit of box section?





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tegwin

posted on 15/10/11 at 07:14 PM Reply With Quote
How long is a piece of string..

I recon I could do it in a weekend assuming I had atleast 5 packets of dark chocolate hobnobs to power me through the welding smoke!





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big_wasa

posted on 15/10/11 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
I did the bassic chassis in one weekend. Cutting everything as I went.



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steve m

posted on 15/10/11 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
From memory, a couple of weeks, but that was interupted with work and a cleaning job!!
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hicost

posted on 15/10/11 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
Chassis

Well I drove my car into the garage in 2004 and drove a new car out of the garage 4 weeks later. New chassis painted and ready.





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NigeEss

posted on 15/10/11 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
Weeks ??
I'm measuring my fab in years





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tomprescott

posted on 16/10/11 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
Or you could buy one? I have a RC book chassis for sale....u2u me if interested...





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David Jenkins

posted on 16/10/11 at 08:30 AM Reply With Quote
Took me 4 or 5 years!

It got to the point where I said "either I finish it,or it goes"... so I finished it...





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Steve Hignett

posted on 16/10/11 at 08:30 AM Reply With Quote
Took me 7 hours, maybe 7h15mins for me to make my round tube chassis... Pics Here:-

http://locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=132958



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kb58

posted on 16/10/11 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
"How long does it take to build a house?" Your answer depends on about a million things. Is this for fun - or are you under a 16-hr a day work schedule where you'll be shot if you fail? Are you an artist at fabrication or make a lot of mistakes and have to redo everything 3 times? Do you have every piece of equipment to make it go smoothly, or just a hacksaw and files?

Seriously, figure 30 minutes per tube end, and probably about the same for each bracket. And that's if everything goes perfectly.

If you're not having fun, what's the point?





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Alan B

posted on 19/10/11 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kb58
........a 16-hr a day work schedule where you'll be shot if you fail? .........


Kurt, do we have the same boss?


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