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Dirt Administrator

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posted March 19, 2002 08:08 AM UIN: 16262997
I am going to be drawing up my own brackets, because we have an Omar Machine close to us that I can get them cut with. How many of you guys have this ability locally? If you do, I might be able to put the CAD files out on the toolbox for download for everyone to use. What do ya think?


Dirt Roller

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posted March 19, 2002 10:13 AM
That would be great!! Long live Jammin!!

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted March 19, 2002 12:50 PM
That would be great. Where I go to school, we have a Haas machine and I do some brackets with that. I have done trailing arm brackets, wheel spacers, and carb spacers. CNC is the way to go!

Dirt Administrator

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posted March 19, 2002 04:16 PM UIN: 16262997
Would any of you guys be interested in helping me by sending some in to share with everyone?


Dirt Forum Racer

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posted March 19, 2002 08:22 PM
Hey Jammin, I,m a CNC machinist by trade and a supervisor at a shop in Reno NV. I know that is not local to you But if I can help I would be happy to, but I'm not sure exactly what you need? But I have acsess to 5 CNC mills and 7 CNC lathes. Let me know.

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Dirt Forum Racer

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posted March 20, 2002 12:51 PM
Jammin, I have done the same thing. I'm a manager in a CAD department in a boiler fab shop. We have a plasma/punch machine and I just had all my rear brackets burned/punched. I'm reconfiguring a '94 DW that has been "rigged" over the years as a swing arm car. I'm redesigning my new suspension setup in Solid Works now instead of the AutoCAD for a 3-link. The Solid Works supports movement and interference checks. I have a couple new chassis designs modeled in AutoCAD now. But, got the DW to get my feet wet until I get used to the mods since I'm crossing over from street stock. If you need any assistance, etc., with the AutoCAD, etc., drop me an e-mail, etc.

Dirt Freak

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posted March 22, 2002 02:08 PM
I got a idea for building a better belt drive pulley.......What I need is for some that has access to a CNC lathe and has a good understanding of running it to build me a few pullies.........

they would start out as a piece of 6061 T-6 aluminum and need to cut down to a fraction of it's original size........would start as a piece 8 inches long about 6 inches across...........

I would like to discuss this idea with someone that could get the job done.....I had contact with a guy in SC last year. He promised to build them and never did...I don't need another guy telling me stories.
I believe there is a market for this product and would need to be taken to trade shows to bring it to market........

But what I need is to get a few built, I would build one by hand on a lathe so you had one to copy............but the time to build would not be cost effective....and for me to build it would take 2 pieces of aluminum welded together.......I want this 1 piece machined to finish.....

anyone interested?????? PM or email me

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