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Old 11-26-2006, 01:39 PM
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I have another question. Will aluminum C brackets be strong enough to hold up an aluminum frame and about a 110 pound driver?
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:53 PM
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what's the source on them?
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:01 PM
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source???? If you mean where thay're coming from them im making then either out of 1/4" flatstock or some big square tubing cut in half
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:19 PM
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you've got an aluminum setup on your welding rig?
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:59 PM
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yup the frame is all 1 1/2" aluminum tubing. theres only a few things that are steel. so the frame by itself might weigh 5-10 pounds probably closer to 10 though the motor weighs 37 lbs dry. so around 160 pounds for me, the frame and the motor
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too awesome...

I have no idea about aluminum in regards to strength, though. maybe someone else?
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:06 PM
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well for those of you who dont know the other option already it is to get some 1 /14" steel tubing that'll fit inside the existing frame and bolt it on and just weld the rest onto that.
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That thing is going to haul at that weight! Alluminum is weaker than steel but I'm not sure if its too weak for the C brakets.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:22 PM
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i might take the chance but because my dad's friend is REALLY nice i got all that aluminum for free so if it dosnt hold up and it brakes that might not be so good... but 1/4 flat stock should be fairly strong i think...
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You're fine with 1/4" steel. That's what I used.
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