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These are the arms that I am making for my 64. I decided to try and post as many steps as I can so that people can see the amount of work that goes into making them and to give people ideas.

First I start out my measuring and duplicating the arms in the computer. I then cut pieces on my plotter to see if everything lines up properly.

Here is my first attempt with the vinyl/paper pattern.


Here is my second attempt. It will usually take about three attempts to dial it all in.


At this point I know everything fits. Now it's time to see if we can manipulate softer/thinner metal into doing what I want it to do.


Now I know that I can not get 1/4" top plate to make that nice smooth curve. I now have to make a roller to make the radius so that the top looks nice an smooth (or as smooth as I can get it).

The sides will be .375" and the top will be .250".
 

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CNC? cant see CNC looks more like waterjet or laser cut!!

if u say CNC i think about a-arms cut out of an solid block of steel or something
 

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Originally posted by $$bigjoker$$@Feb 20 2010, 05:41 PM~16672626
CNC? cant see CNC looks more like waterjet or laser cut!!

if u say CNC i think about a-arms cut out of an solid block of steel or something
me too. look good though :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by $$bigjoker$$@Feb 20 2010, 05:41 PM~16672626
CNC? cant see CNC looks more like waterjet or laser cut!!

if u say CNC i think about a-arms cut out of an solid block of steel or something
CNC: Computerized Numerical Control. Waterjets, Plasma, Torch, Router, Mill, Hotwire, EDM, Lathe, Plotter..........All are CNC's.
 

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Originally posted by mazdawg78@Feb 20 2010, 10:01 PM~16674458
i know that. i do cnc plasma cutting. i hear that there is cnc arms i still automatically think a block of steel bein cut
That would be Billet.

It would be to expensive to make them out of billet. In material, tooling, and cad time it would cost me about $1500 to make a set. Not worth the effort.
 

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I had some time to work on the arms today. Here are the progress pictures.

4" more lockup/travel




Here's one of the prototype arms. This helps me find binding and any clearance issues.
 

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Originally posted by mazdawg78@Feb 20 2010, 10:39 PM~16674811
holy cow!! any of it laid?
It lays just like before. About .750" off the ground.

Tomorrow I'm going to shim the arms to see if I like the camber. If not I'll make changes to the arms.
 

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thats cool man
i allways like to see people that think how to make new things for the industry
espacialy(sp) with cnc stuff wich u study and workin with a bit now
 

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Originally posted by TAIB@Feb 21 2010, 03:10 AM~16676421
thats cool man
i allways like to see people that think how to make new things for the industry
espacialy(sp) with cnc stuff wich u study and workin with a bit now
Thank you.
 
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