Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Chassis
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11th January 2013, 01:38 PM
iDriver iDriver is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wigan
Posts: 10
Default 25mm or 1in?

Hi All,

I recently purchased a part finished Venom GT2 kit that will be cannibalised for my yet to be started Haynes Roadster, so I am some way from even starting the actual build.

I have however been looking at steel stockholders in the Wigan/Manchester area and most only do 25x25 x2 or heavier. I have found one that does 1in x 1in x 16g but that makes it 25.4 x 25.4.

Should I keep looking or go for the 1inx1in ?

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th January 2013, 02:08 PM
will_08 will_08 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fylde coast
Posts: 314
Default

Hey Mark

Welcome to the forum mate, my handhandy flat pack was 25x25x2mm.

He did offer 2mm or 1.6mm, but i went for the thicker tube.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11th January 2013, 02:37 PM
iDriver iDriver is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wigan
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by will_08 View Post
Hey Mark

Welcome to the forum mate, my handhandy flat pack was 25x25x2mm.

He did offer 2mm or 1.6mm, but i went for the thicker tube.
Thanks for that Will, if itís good enough for Andy its good enough for me and should reduce the number of blow through with the mig welder :-)

I would have gone the route of buying a kit off Andy just for because itís easier than transporting/storing/cutting free lengths. However, from what I read on here Andy has either health or personal issues that appear to have taken him away from production, so it will have to be the traditional route.

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th January 2013, 04:37 PM
Talonmotorsport's Avatar
Talonmotorsport Talonmotorsport is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southminster Essex
Posts: 1,323
Default

shhh every body keep quiet let him suffer like the rest of you did using a hack saw or angry grinder..... cue evil laugh.

Sorry I have been plumbing a shower and fitting a new sink that turns out was supplied with the wrong pedestal so not in the best frame of mind, in short I can supply you with a tube only flat pack in 1.6 or 2mm wall for £200 plus £30 delivery.
__________________
Website http://www.talonmotorfabrication.co.uk/

Direct email phil@talonmotorfabrication.co.uk

talonmotorfabrication@gmail.com

Mobile office hours 07514098334
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th January 2013, 05:38 PM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,337
Default

Seriously, if your doing the whole chassis forget stock...

Buy a flat pack.

Safer,
Quicker,
More acurate,
Easier logisticaly,

More expensive but this is recouped partly against cutting tools, plasters, fuel to get to A&E, Etc...

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost £4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11th January 2013, 06:51 PM
vmax1974's Avatar
vmax1974 vmax1974 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Teesside
Posts: 1,140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinturbo View Post
Seriously, if your doing the whole chassis forget stock...

Buy a flat pack.

Safer,
Quicker,
More acurate,
Easier logisticaly,

More expensive but this is recouped partly against cutting tools, plasters, fuel to get to A&E, Etc...

TT
Couldn't agree more I cut my own chassis so far it has took me a year been through countless boxes of plasters and have been to a+e with a broken nose and shrapnel in my eye

Cant agree with the more accurate comment as I have been really anal over my cuts

Flat pack it the way to go

My advice is take phil up on his offer
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11th January 2013, 07:10 PM
twinturbo's Avatar
twinturbo twinturbo is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Carlisle
Posts: 4,337
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vmax1974 View Post
Cant agree with the more accurate comment as I have been really anal over my cuts

Ahh, we would have to go to full statistical analysis to work out overall, over all builds, the total number of cuts made that are accurate and inaccurate. Obviously yours would sway the figures closer to accurate for the self cutters

So are we all up for full statistical analysis

TT
__________________
You only get a woosh with a dump valve

Build Thread


Man Cave Mantiques



Cecil Street Auto Repairs Garage Carlisle




Build Cost £4181.65 - Last - Wheel Cylinders
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11th January 2013, 07:30 PM
Oscar Oscar is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Wincanton
Posts: 202
Default

And I sway the accuracy the other way!

Cut all mine slightly erring on the long side, then ground down to fit snug. Means that it all fits nicely, but I've probably spent nearly £60 on cutting and grinding discs and thats before you consider the £150 for the steel. Deffinately should have gone flat pack

On the upside, I've used 2.5mm thick to counteract my possibly poor welding and large engine, so it all averages out in the long run. Doesn't it?
__________________
Photos of the project so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oscarss/sets/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12th January 2013, 03:14 PM
iDriver iDriver is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wigan
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by will_08 View Post
Hey Mark

Welcome to the forum mate, my handhandy flat pack was 25x25x2mm.

He did offer 2mm or 1.6mm, but i went for the thicker tube.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talonmotorsport View Post
shhh every body keep quiet let him suffer like the rest of you did using a hack saw or angry grinder..... cue evil laugh.

Sorry I have been plumbing a shower and fitting a new sink that turns out was supplied with the wrong pedestal so not in the best frame of mind, in short I can supply you with a tube only flat pack in 1.6 or 2mm wall for £200 plus £30 delivery.
Thanks for the PM Phil. I will sort the order for the full flat pack via your website tonight or tomorrow.

Mark.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15th January 2013, 05:42 PM
Eternal Eternal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Posts: 598
Default

Flat pack is the best idea if doing a stock ish build. Had to do all my chassis to custom sizes and took ages with a few mistakes along the way! If doing again i would get a flat pack and save myself a lot of blades.
__________________
Build Cost: .............. lost count a while back.

Skyline Roadster
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.