Originally posted by LTD RIDIN'@Dec 26 2004, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by 85 monte@Dec 26 2004, 01:53 PM
Our cars also bang though. People use 3/16 cause its so easy to work with, and make it look good, but if it gets up , and i dont mean chippers, that shits gonna bend. Most dont want to go that route though, they just wanna get it reinforced for the cheapest amount of money.
Originally posted by One Luv@Dec 26 2004, 01:44 PM
im gonna have to beg to differ, your just adding useless weight to your frame, 3/16 is plenty strong, unless your building a dancer, then id use 1/4 and 3/8
I hear ya on the inches it just seems a little overkill...but if ya doin the most more pwer to ya...I don't even like workin with 1/4" plate...Originally posted by 85 monte@Dec 26 2004, 02:09 PM
Well we dont build dancers here. Thats kinda like a opening act before the main show. We just dont. With as easy as it is to bend a piece of 3/16, with a 3 lb sledge, your gonna trust your frame to hold up to 2-3 tons or more of force everytime you hop. It may hold up for a while, but eventually its gonna give , same for 3/8 also. Seen them both do it . We just prefer to build them to last longer. If your just gonna drive the street , hit a few cool, but i deal with the other end of that. Those doing it for the most inches..... :biggrin:
Originally posted by CaddyDaddy@Dec 27 2004, 10:40 AM
Wouldn't a 4'x8' sheet of of steel plate make for a lot of waste? I was just curious if any of you have used or heard of black coil? We use it to make our own channel at work. The biggest channal we make is 2 3/8" x .196 . Just a little thicker than 3/16. Before its rolled into channel its about 6-6 1/2 inches wide and comes coiled up into a big ass spool. Wouldn't something like that be easier to work with and possibly less waste? Its also comes in different sizes to make 1" x, 1 3/8" x, or 1 3/4" x channel. I would think that you could used that 6 1/2" wide shit for the sides of the frame and the shit they use to make 1 3/4" x channel for the top. I'm not sure what the price is, but I do remember somebody at work saying that the company pays like $500 a ton for the black coil. I just think that shit would be easier to work with and you probably wouldn't have to cut as much of it down to size. But thats just my opinoin.