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 Post subject: Front End Assembly Jig
PostPosted: September 9, 2009, 7:29 pm 
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Today we designed and built a jig for building the front end assembly. The cool thing about this jig is you can build either the Book, or the 442 chassis front end, and can use either square or round tubing.


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PostPosted: September 10, 2009, 10:36 am 
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Unless your are patenting that thing we need drawings :D . It looks like for one/few time use plywood and threaded rod would also work to build it.


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Parts were cut out on a waterjet. Cost to build probably could not be justified for a one-time build. I have thought about offering the front end assembly welded up for a reasonable price.

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PostPosted: September 11, 2009, 12:18 am 
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TSuppa wrote:
Parts were cut out on a waterjet. Cost to build probably could not be justified for a one-time build. I have thought about offering the front end assembly welded up for a reasonable price.

Offer it for rent. Renter pays shipping to and from, plus a 'rental fee', plus the cost to manufacture a new one. Upon return of the tool, you refund the cost and keep the rest.

*shrug* I'd do it, but it may be a lot of labor without much return on your part.

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PostPosted: September 11, 2009, 3:44 pm 
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Seriously, if you have no plans to patent the design post drawing of the plates. I would cut them out of plywood/masonite and use threaded rod to assemble it and have a jig good for 1 or 2 builds for little money. For production the water jet parts are the way to go but a home builder doesn't need that level of durability.


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