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I put this thread/pics up in the trashed section last week and thought I'd put it up here since I know alot of guys don't go to the trashed section alot and things get buried there real fast.
Here are a few pics of a project we are working on in our spare time. There will be several of these bolted to the chassis jig table . They will locate all the main components of the chassis during fabrication and welding. There will also be one for the rack, struts and rear upper shock x member when we are done. It was done on the Bridgeport we restored and put pics up of awhile back.


Can't wait to get them all done. Going to be better than tacking everything to the table. After the table is drilled and tapped for them the main layout will be alot easier.


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Nice job. Similar to what I have except made from steel and on .75 thick. Make the job go allot easier and more enjoyful.


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Nice work Paul. I have been thinking of similar things lately. I am in need of another chassis table and trying to think all of this stuff out. Strangely, I am needing another table for "Pro-touring" type stuff. Something different than what I used to do and really enjoying it.
 

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Making new tools and jigs is one of the most satisfy and enjoyable things to do to me. Looks trick, I'm jealous.
 

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Making new tools and jigs is one of the most satisfy and enjoyable things to do to me. Looks trick, I'm jealous.
Same here. I like to do trick things on the cars we build, and I have the same motivation/passion when it comes to the shop and tools. I love to make tools and fixture stuff and enjoy standing back and thinking it turned out nice. We have been using tubing and square tube to tack stuff to the table and have seen shops build fixtures and thought "I can build something". Well not me so much, the guy who works for me is the machinist. I just watch and am amazed. But he teaches me when I can take a minute to learn though.
I also wanted to say that I post alot of build threads and pics. It is never to say "look at me look at me", but to share. I am always learning from most of you guys and getting ideas. I feel like if I get ideas from others, its hard to justify not giving back. Alot of people come to this site that have never seen what we (chassis shops) do and are amazed and enjoy the pics, just like we did when we didn't build/fab. Sometimes when I post my mind is in work mode and my to the point personality words things alittle to blunt for some people but my intent isn't to offend just to comment and get back to work. I say all this to say without the help of others I would not be where I'm at (or where I want to be) and the comments and aproval you guys give means alot. So thanks guys. No hugs, just thanks:rolleyes:. Paul
 

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i know the things i build are better because of this site their are so many talented people on here it's hard to not learn something. i know a couple guy's that have been on here and say what a waste of web space it is then i ask if they went into the tech section at all? "no just trash or be trashed" well there you have it!! i think the YB tech section is hard to beat for the most part the guys on here truly just want to be helpfull thats why i love this site..

good stuff paul but i'm dissapointed that we get no hugs...
 

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I think this is the least egotistical forum on the bullet. Most fab guys like looking at other guys work because they apreciate craftsmanship and understand the hard work and creativity involved.
 

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I think this is the least egotistical forum on the bullet. Most fab guys like looking at other guys work because they apreciate craftsmanship and understand the hard work and creativity involved.
I agree with this. . I like looking at other builders stuff to see how they do things and also why they do it that way. Sometimes it makes the light bulb come on. :smt115
 

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I think this is the least egotistical forum on the bullet. Most fab guys like looking at other guys work because they apreciate craftsmanship and understand the hard work and creativity involved.
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SG60IMPALA: I agree with this. . I like looking at other builders stuff to see how they do things and also why they do it that way. Sometimes it makes the light bulb come on.
I agree. You look at all the chassis from shops like RJ, Haas, Bickel, ect. They are all almost identical. There are only just so many ways to do some things, so after you have the idea, whether you saw it or dreampt it up, you can change the tab or brkt but it is still roughly the same. If this were not true, after the first tube chassis car was built, everyone would have had to find another way to accomplish the task w/o tube. LOL. I think every shop to one degree or another uses the basic ideas of others with their own twist on it. I used to play guitar and remember the theory that when people said they were "self taught", the real depth of the statement was if you had ever heard someone else play guitar, you aren't exactly self taught. You had SOME outside influence. Chassis stuff is no different in alot of ways. Sometimes I wish we could see just who/how many copy and pastes our pics we put up. It would be nice to know so we could say "I busted my behind on that and didn't charge enough. But it looks like people approve". LOL. Sometimes when I post up pics, I see alot of the shops spending alot of time there and figure they are copy/pasting as well as reading/looking. Then I check back and no post from them. At one time my twisted sense of humor was to put in my sig "If you are going to copy/paste my work, at least take a minute to comment on it". LOL. But I didn't want to come off as an arrogant jerk, so I didn't. It doesn't change anything if I get a comment or not if I know i did the best I could. Actually my current sig is for a few local people that think they are hot stuff and if they posted in one of my threads it would validate me. Now thats comedy. I also wanted to remind myself- be humble no matter what, even if I hit it big someday. Judging my ya'lls comments, looks like we alot of us were poured from the same mold.

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Very nice work. I like to make tools when I have time. Damn material costs have jumped so bad it took the fun out of it for me. The well known shops around here don't spend the time to make great looking fixtures. They mock something up and use it til they change the design or something. They say time is money. I guess some people just do it for the love of having neat tools that make others say OMG! Again, neat job.
 

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I am building a new place to live and will be going back to doing some stuff where I pick what I do like the old days. I too like seeing what others do and makes me step back and see how far things have come from the 70's when I started.
 

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those are very nice....the radius edges etc. Make me want to throw mine away. I stamped a number on each one so the tops dont get mixed up from the bases.

nothing wrong with yours. We plan to stamp a number on them when we get everything done and layed out. we also machined a shallow slot about .500 long in the face to orient the cap. You can see it in the pics.
 
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