Nice job. Similar to what I have except made from steel and on .75 thick. Make the job go allot easier and more enjoyful.
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.Making new tools and jigs is one of the most satisfy and enjoyable things to do to me. Looks trick, I'm jealous.
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. :smt115I 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 agreeI 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.
X3I 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. 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.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.
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.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.