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Old 06-19-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Well after seeing all the awesome tube chassis's out there I decided to build my own! I was really inspired by Bluetorch Fabworks fusion chassis, so I emailed Dan and asked permission to build a replica. I was also inspired by Badhoopty's Rockcock Hulkwerks chassis. After that I got to work. It is built out of 3/16's solid rod. This isn't a comp. rig so weight isn't an issue. What it is, is a full on abuse vehicle so strength is key. I want to use this as a tool to get some of my friends into crawling so I'm going to beat the hell out of it once its done.


Please give me some feedback sorry the pics aren't the greatest. This will probably be a slow build cause I work insane hours so time is hard to come by. LOL

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Old 06-19-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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looking good so far
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:22 AM   #3
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I cant wait to see this beast finished.Good work man.
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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Sweet! Good looking joints and symmetrical bends. I like the design also. Comp rig, basher, whatever it is.... Durability is always number 1! Can't win a comp if ya break...
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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Looking good so far......i like your jig to hold it together while you braze
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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Very clean lookin......

Takes a little time to make em look good dont it.
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Old 06-20-2005, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thanx for all the kind remarks and comments fellas! Yes it takes so much time to make sure its all symmetrical. I give props to the guys who can build these so fast!

Man you should see some of the jigs I've come up with. I should be a scientist for the acme rocket company. LOL
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Lookin' good so far.

I've gotten into the habit of tacking the parts together with the MIG before I braze. Keeps me from wasting alloy.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:11 PM   #9
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Looks good so far. nice work
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:44 AM   #10
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Thanx for all the kind remarks and comments fellas! Yes it takes so much time to make sure its all symmetrical. I give props to the guys who can build these so fast!

Man you should see some of the jigs I've come up with. I should be a scientist for the acme rocket company. LOL
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I hear that!! I made some pretty good gigs as well! you can pretty creative when you only have 2 hands and need 4!
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Old 06-25-2005, 04:16 PM   #11
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Well didn't do much cause work was crazy this week, so I managed to do the three upper bars on the cage, and the lower frame rails on the back. A few more detail pieces and the back will be done! Thanx alot keep the comments coming!!

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Old 06-25-2005, 04:24 PM   #12
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looks great!!
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #13
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Outstanding work so far, looks very very nice. I probably say this on every tuber project I post in..............wish I could do stuff like that I can do just about anything with a chunk of aluminum, Delrin, steel, stainless or whatever. However when it comes to bending tubes to make something like......huh uh! Can't wait to see more progress.

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Old 06-28-2005, 05:36 PM   #14
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Thanx alot for the compliments. Bill I made need a one off piece made if I do I'll email you to see if its possible. Thanx

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Old 07-03-2005, 04:28 PM   #15
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A little more progress! The cab is starting to take shape.





Thanx for looking!

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Old 07-03-2005, 04:40 PM   #16
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this thing is shaping up really nice. keep making progress and posting pics.
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:48 PM   #17
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Well as you can see the project is slow but I am happy with the direction it is going. It is still a long way from finished but here are some more progress pics!




Hope you guys like how its starting to look. As always feedback is welcome!

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Old 07-23-2005, 03:52 PM   #18
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lookin good. but damn that hood is long!
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:52 PM   #19
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Frkan thanx for the reply. I think I am getting some funky picture effect. Although the front is long compared to the back. Check out this pic!



As you can see once I put the wheel wells in it will start to look much more proportioned.

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:44 PM   #20
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That is some impressive tube work! Cant wait to see the finished product.
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