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Questionable material.

I had a co-worker's son who was just out of highschool. He bought a T bucket project that someone had started as a highschool project. The frame was warped and I said I can straighten that with a chain and a jack. A couple of the welds BROKE I told him he could cut it apart and grind and properly prep everything and reweld it. After an other swap of the project I ended up the 4 th owner and built a new frame from RECT .120 wall tubing, and Used a buick V6 and 5 speed. For something with a larger engine I like to go to 188 wall tubing. I was given a glass 23 T project and had to promise that when I get it done I have to take it back to Calif to give the guy that started it 20 years ago a ride. It was on a hacked up model A frame and I built a brand new chassis for it. Do you have any picts of the frame. ? ?
 

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Home depot uses a similar type of material in its material racks. I wonder if the builder used some of that for the frame. There is a whole stack of that stuff at the local scaffolding company which is sold to people wanting storage racks for their warehouses..

Sam
 

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I don't like the looks of that "L" tube at all, I don't mean so esthetically, I mean structurally. It doesn't look well made with curved in sides, it looks like something poorly stamped out of sheetmetal for cheap production of shelves or something.

I see it as a very cool offering for some projects, don't get me wrong. But for a frame, first off it will add a LOT of work to figure out accurate cuts but honestly, I would stick to rectangular tubing.

Brian
 

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Holy crap do they have some interesting shapes! Some of those could really come in handy for some artful fabrication.

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Home depot uses a similar type of material in its material racks. I wonder if the builder used some of that for the frame. There is a whole stack of that stuff at the local scaffolding company which is sold to people wanting storage racks for their warehouses..

Sam

You're right, that IS where I have seen it.

Brian
 

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Over the years I have seen so much of the use of salvage materials in the quest to save a buck that I am no longer surprised at much of anything..

Sam
 
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