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Author Topic: Chassis Steel  (Read 651 times)

Tinworm

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #15 on: 09 Mar 22, 01:55 pm »
Bear in mind that Mike Stevenson has posted that they only chose that size because it was readily to hand. It's not the only game in town. Of course all previous prices have been affected by Mr Putin.

When you lack the experience to know what's best, it is safest to stick to what others have found works.
I don't want to bore you all with the details, here. But if you are interested, have a look at my blog https://peteskart.blogspot.com/

-Peter

RhysN

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #16 on: 09 Mar 22, 02:57 pm »
You are right Tinworm, There are so many build methods that have worked though, and not all with steel, let alone 75 x 25. all I was doing was sewing a seed for folks to think if that is the way they want to go.
We must avoid torturing our brains with false problems, it occupies but it can annoy. In jest!

Pinky

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #17 on: 02 Oct 22, 07:11 am »
Hi all. Has anyone considered the chassis in aluminium? Would the same size and wall thickness work without increased deflection or twist? Would the increase in wall thickness increase the weight enough that it would not be worthwhile? Not too bothered about the extra $, and I can weld aluminium. Just trying to cut weight anywhere I can.
Thanks all.

StefanN

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #18 on: 02 Oct 22, 09:12 am »
Hi,
Yes several people have used aluminium and even wood.   Have a read of the build journals and you’ll find all sorts of info.   On this forum have a look at Nic’s Bugatti, Rich’s White Riley and Peter’s Austin.


Pinky

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #19 on: 04 Oct 22, 06:12 am »
Thanks for the reply. I will look them up.

RhysN

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Re: Chassis Steel
« Reply #20 on: 04 Oct 22, 07:57 am »
You could have a look at this very successful cyclekart!
https://gittrevillegp.com/2021/09/18/maserati-250f/
We must avoid torturing our brains with false problems, it occupies but it can annoy. In jest!