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Old 08-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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that thing is SWEET!! you did an awesome job on it
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:44 PM
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:32 PM
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Sweet looking truck man!
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 PM
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:30 PM
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Wow this is the first time I ventured over to the 4x2 section and I'm glad I did! What an awesome build. Top Notch for sure and I think it needs to b in top builds. It's scale for sure just not 4x4 like the site name. I would buy one.

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Old 08-06-2009, 12:39 AM
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Good day
I have a few question to ask before I decided what me and my brother start the drawing on our truck too . thanks

1. what metal did u use for your truck ?
2. we love the cage work . again what metal is it ? and what solder method did u use to wield the metal rod together ?

is it the same method you'd wield electronics ?
(this is what we got at home , a soldering iron and some solder , can we use them ?)

we thank you for answering us
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for the kind words all! desperate to get this patched up and out on the track!!!

Welcome kaidogg, chassis is 3mm 6061 aluminum plate, and the "cagework" is brass tubing soldered together with silver solder. Rethinking that however as it's not as strong as I had hoped it would be. Live and learn. I used a torch ilo a soldering iron, but the concepts are the same, yes.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for the kind words all! desperate to get this patched up and out on the track!!!

Welcome kaidogg, chassis is 3mm 6061 aluminum plate, and the "cagework" is brass tubing soldered together with silver solder. Rethinking that however as it's not as strong as I had hoped it would be. Live and learn. I used a torch ilo a soldering iron, but the concepts are the same, yes.
Oh Ya baby !! thanks for the info ...
while we were having dinner . we though that why not do the whole thing with rod cage , but , you said silver solder It's not strong enough , I note that they are good for electronics , and if we want a stronger solder joins. which solder do u prefer ?

we saw many types of solder in target and K-Marts ... eyes blowing to choose from .. and that sales guy we talked to .... he's defiantly a part time job .


by the way .. This is Kai's brother
and the CAGE YOU MADE . it just kept me thinking . IT"S SOOOOO GOOOOOD
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:02 PM
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If it were brake line ilo brass, it would be plenty strong enough to do the entire truck that way. I just am not that good at brazing it together yet. Working on it. The cage for this truck is really for looks only, nothing structural except some body support. I used brass as it goes together quickly and is fairly light, though the durability is somewhat suspect.

As far as solder, basic rule is the more silver, the better the strength. I use plumbing solder, not sure what the % of silver is, but it seems pretty strong. Truck landed right on the back on concrete from a 4ft drop and while 2 welds snapped, but the rest was fine. Better that I had thought when I saw it fall I expected to be sweeping up the whole thing.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:50 AM
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Sad news
There's nothing like brazz or copper or bronze tube (think or thin) from my local store
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:28 AM
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If it were brake line ilo brass, it would be plenty strong enough to do the entire truck that way. I just am not that good at brazing it together yet. Working on it. The cage for this truck is really for looks only, nothing structural except some body support. I used brass as it goes together quickly and is fairly light, though the durability is somewhat suspect.

As far as solder, basic rule is the more silver, the better the strength. I use plumbing solder, not sure what the % of silver is, but it seems pretty strong. Truck landed right on the back on concrete from a 4ft drop and while 2 welds snapped, but the rest was fine. Better that I had thought when I saw it fall I expected to be sweeping up the whole thing.
Hi there again
I tried some soldering just now. it Failed
I got some copper tubes from next door and tried to solder it with a soldering iron and some unknown % silver solder

after It's done .. it just Break easily , the solder won't stick to the copper
and the solder itself are too soft it break easily too

I know welding are the best method but .. can we do something similar without the MIG machine ... seems too dangerous to play MIG machine indoor at home
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:34 AM
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can you give me a list of the parts you used on the front??
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:10 PM
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I know welding are the best method but .. can we do something similar without the MIG machine ... seems too dangerous to play MIG machine indoor at home
run a search here for Soldering or Brazing, you'll find a lot of good threads and good information - far better than I could give you.

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can you give me a list of the parts you used on the front??
glad to answer a question about a specific part, but not going to spell out everything - it's all listed in the thread.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:15 PM
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Why isn't this entered in Baja yet? You can enter up to 3
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:15 PM
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I might.... Seems like a really unfair head start. but then again, good motivation to get it done.
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