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Old 09-25-2002, 06:06 PM
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Cool chassis frame table/ surface plate

Any one out there ever make a frame table to build a frame from scratch. I have all the tools( tube bender, joint jigger, welders, lots of steel beams, etc) Thanks, Steve

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built one for motorcycle frames, but never one for a 4 wheeled auto. Planning to build one?

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I've used a few and the best by far is three 4X8 hot rolled plates leveled, grouted, and bolted to the floor. Leave two gaps between the plates and lay them width wise on the floor.

Of course who can afford that so the next best and probably the cheapest is two angle irons strips 20 feet long (or as long as your car) with one leg imbedded in a slot cut by a diamond saw, 6"X 1/2" flat head allen head capscrews with washer/shims beneath levelling it. You should get/borrow an engineers level for dialing it in.

A few good straight I beams make up the parallels and they can be clamped or bolted to the angle iron or with beam clamps if you shim it high enough (2" is lots). It looks not bad and can be grouted in later for a professional look. For detail cut the angle for entrance ramps at the ends. Square tubing or any other straight piece of material can be used as a spacer block for jigging the frame and accessories etc. 4"X4" angle is a nice size, the heavier the web the better. The same could be done with square tubing but it costs more. <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />

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I built mine from 3" X 3" X 1/4" angle with height adjustments at the 4 legs. These adjustments allow leveling of the table frame. The top (1/2" X 36" X 114" plate) is bolted to the framework with 3/8" flathead machine screws (flush). I use shims between the plate top and the angle iron frame to keep the top flat and level. I have an 8 foot bar that I use to check how true the top is (no dips or waves) and a digital level that I use to fine-tune after that. This table would be a bit too small for full-size cars but works excellent for the majority of the cars I build.

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