Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ft Myers FL
LaidHombre is offline
Re: Just got my Mandrel-Bent frame rails-let the games begin!
Hey guys, whats up? Well I got my frame jig built over the weekend, used 2" x 4" box tubing I got from the metal salvage yard. I got about 75 feet for only $41.00-way cheap. It had light surface rust, but I quickly ground it, Ospho'ed it, and hit it with rustoleum. Then I modified two engine stands I had to do a poor mans rotisserie-crude but effective!. Once my front IFS stuff gets here(hopefully within a week) I can weld up the front rails. Then I can take them off the jig, weld up the rear rails and crossmembers, etc the put the front and rear clips on the jig, and instant(kind of)chassis hehe. The nice thing about the rotisserie is I can spin it so I can always weld in a comfortable position, with no upside-down or out of position welds needed, so the results will be way cleaner, cuz I don't want to grind any welds, I want them to show. Sorry for the book, heres a few pics of the front rails on the jig............