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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2000, 10:42 PM
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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.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2000, 08:05 AM
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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.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2000, 08:40 AM
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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?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 08:50 AM
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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:

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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


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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-18-2000, 03:03 AM
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Re: Aluminum frames

I just buy them premade. less worrys for me.

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Re: Aluminum frames

I bought the Frog pre-made.

post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2000, 07:12 PM
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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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