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« Reply #390 on: November 19, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »

Sound advice from what I'm reading. cheers
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« Reply #391 on: November 19, 2018, 07:24:09 PM »

Online Metals has 5 or 6 inch dia x .065 304 stainless tube, about $50/foot for the 5" and $60/ft for the 7".

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=10459&step=4&showunits=inches&id=19&top_cat=1

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« Reply #392 on: November 19, 2018, 10:21:14 PM »

Stan,  adding 2 inches to the old tube and it will be about a 1/2 inch larger inside diameter than the old tube. 

Rex, yes everyone has 5 and 6 inch.... 5 is a little small and 6 is too large... right now trying the aluminum tube.  If I don't like how it works out I will roll a stainless tube... I can use the tube structurally if it is steel... and I can bolt it in if it is aluminum... And I'll get to practice my aluminum welding putting brackets on it... we will see how it all works out.

Built a piece to tie the bottom tubes together today... yea, no pic, maybe after I weld it to the car I'll remember to take a pic.
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« Reply #393 on: November 20, 2018, 01:42:21 PM »

Buy a piece of the 6 inch dia and cut a 1.57 inch strip out of it then practice your stainless welding. Probably more work than just having it rolled.

Looking good Stainless~!!

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« Reply #394 on: November 20, 2018, 09:40:51 PM »

OK, I didn't take a pic of the end cap, but it is in there. 
I grabbed the water tank, and tossed it in there to start checking how things will fit... the tube has not been cut yet but the black line is the probable cut point.  Made the 1 x 1 cross brace that will support the front of the tube... I may also lop about 2 inches off the top rails, you may be able to see the marks. I have not decided on that yet.

One of the websites that I tried to buy stainless from fixed a problem I brought to their attention for ordering... so I ordered a piece of 5 inch schedule 5 304 stainless pipe... just got notified they cancelled my order because the didn't have material...  sad Guess they didn't check stock till I was able to order... Yes I would still prefer stainless because I can weld it in place and add structural strength... the aluminum will have to bolt in to the structure.


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« Reply #395 on: November 21, 2018, 04:43:43 AM »

Looks good. And I thought finding "special" materials was an African problem???.
I hope you find the unicorn. It's out there.  cheers cheers
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« Reply #396 on: November 25, 2018, 11:37:08 PM »

Well here is that end cap/parachute attach point I promised days ago...
And no, that part is not done... there is still lots of connecting to do to tie all 4 tubes in the back together.  If I find the tube in stainless that will make it easy... if not, I have a plan to attach braces to make them tie together.

I had the tube and water tank out so I could make the first water tank mount brackets.
Yea Sparky, I'm bracket racing, and man that is a lot of cut-grind-weld... eats up a lot of time

More to come as I slowly make a little progress. Don't mind the clutter.... I always forget to straighten up a little before I take a pic or two


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« Reply #397 on: November 26, 2018, 12:34:12 AM »

Looking good and making progress. Nothing wrong there.
It's amazing how the clutter builds up. My shop is getting
a tidy up starting today. Thanks for sharing the pics. cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #398 on: November 26, 2018, 10:55:40 AM »

Bob...You`d be surprised at the number of brackets/ mounts I have found hiding in a piece of rectangular tubing ...Cuts down on the fab time too.  JB.
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« Reply #399 on: November 26, 2018, 11:11:40 AM »

Jerry, that is a great idea, I will start looking for them hiding in some of the tubing I have  cheers
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« Reply #400 on: November 26, 2018, 12:43:24 PM »


Don't mind the clutter.... I always forget to straighten up a little before I take a pic or two


What's the point?   Cleanup is "wasted effort" and so: over-rated . . . .

Besides, as soon as the pics are taken, it's back to the "goat explosion"  anyway.

Looking good Bob.

 cheers  and Happy Holidaze . . . .
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« Reply #401 on: November 26, 2018, 01:10:08 PM »

Some one once said, "neatness is the hovel of a small mind!" Take a look at a pic of Einstein's desk some time.

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« Reply #402 on: November 26, 2018, 01:28:35 PM »



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« Reply #403 on: November 26, 2018, 02:05:45 PM »

Yea Bob...I have lucid, rational thoughts from time to time....just happen too seldom... cheers
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