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buggyman8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted August 19, 2004 04:17 PM  
i bought a camaro and it was recked in the rear and the rear frame is bent, it is still drivible but i want to fix some body told me to make my own frame from 2x3 tubing. but i dont know alot about doing that i have never done anything, i'm new to racing i know how to fab and weld. could anyone help me out with some suggestions,

thanks alot


hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted August 19, 2004 04:28 PM  
hello,
i made a tubular rear frame for my hobby car. it is real nice. if you would like i can send some photoes of the car.
email:
hobby10k@hotmail.com

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GARYAL
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted August 20, 2004 04:33 AM  
i did this because my stock one was rusted out. hear is what i would do.

1) find one that is not bent there is no use copying a bent one.

2) use some stiff cardboard and make a template of the bends in the rear subframe. it does not have to be perfect but it does need to hit on both mounting points at the same time.

3) bend round tube or build square tube to approximate the layout.

4) the critical thing is that the bends are strong and THE MOUNTING POINTS NEED TO MATCH PERFECT. take your time putting in the mounts. also dont drop the hoop down so far it could contact suspension. mine almost made contact when i tested it. another 1" of suspension travel and it would have contacted. i figure roling into a turn and loosing the rear susp would **** .

[This message has been edited by GARYAL (edited August 20, 2004).]

    

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