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**DONOTDELETE** 10-11-2000 11:42 PM

Aluminum frames
 
How are you guys buildin these things? ive been desing a super long travel suspion frame and all but i have decided that steel would just be to heavy and I know that some of you guys have made aluminum frames for your RCs so could some one tell me how you are hooking the peices together? Im pretty sure you cant solder alumnum together like you can steel but Im not sure.

thanks

1970 Jeepster Commando Halfcab, SOA, 33s,
and the buick 231, and SM420 are on the Garage floor!!

http://jeepster.alloffroad.com

**DONOTDELETE** 10-12-2000 09:05 AM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
the majority of people just bolt the alumminum frames together. myself, i used 3mm hex cap screws of various lengths and locknuts.

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?...908&Sequence=0

**DONOTDELETE** 10-12-2000 09:40 AM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
is this strong nuff to withstand 7-10ft jumps? i mean i dont want to jump it then have the hole thing explode on me, and what thikness of aluminum are ya usin?

1970 Jeepster Commando Halfcab, SOA, 33s,
and the buick 231, and SM420 are on the Garage floor!!

http://jeepster.alloffroad.com

**DONOTDELETE** 10-13-2000 09:50 AM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
you should not have a problem with the frame handleing the jumps. just make sure that you have some spare axle tubes on hand. The 4 link bars will likely bend before you bend the frame. i'll take some pics over the weekend and post them for you on monday of my frame. it is by no means perfect, but it works great. for some more detailed pics and great discussions visit this website:

http://www.rcmt.net/network/

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?...908&Sequence=0

**DONOTDELETE** 10-13-2000 02:56 PM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
I am pretty sure im gonna build a huge truss for the reearend, a truss that the trusses will be trussed... and will have virtualy no ground clearnce, but hey its gonnna be a jump truck


1970 Jeepster Commando Halfcab, SOA, 33s,
and the buick 231, and SM420 are on the Garage floor!!

http://jeepster.alloffroad.com

**DONOTDELETE** 10-18-2000 04:03 AM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
I just buy them premade. less worrys for me.


**DONOTDELETE** 10-19-2000 03:44 AM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
I bought the Frog pre-made.


**DONOTDELETE** 10-19-2000 08:12 PM

Re: Aluminum frames
 
Hey Sleez i think i remember the frog that thing was sweeeeeeet. It would probally work some of these high dollar machines.



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