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Old 03-05-2004, 08:07 AM
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All of that is done by hand with a dremel...
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:11 AM
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Dremel? What happened to the mill?
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It would take more time for me to make the jigs to hold the chassis then it would to dremel the thing 5 times over... I use a mill bit so it makes pretty quick work of the graphite.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:18 AM
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Not like last time that took you for ever.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:23 AM
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DREMEL! By hand! No friggin way! Which bit and what speed? Nice work Randman. Can you post a pic of the bit?
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Originally posted by jkerr0043
Not like last time that took you for ever.
This might be taking about the same amount of time, do you know how much of a bitch it is to get that lower surface level after I hack off the top surface?
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I know I'm not going to try it.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by webspinner
DREMEL! By hand! No friggin way! Which bit and what speed? Nice work Randman. Can you post a pic of the bit?
Onsrud.com sells the bits, I use #54-000

Download their catalog, they have tons of mill bits that will work great with a dremel. Just be careful, because if the bit starts to chatter, you can cut off 1/4" more than you wanted to in less than a second, you gotta keep a firm grip on the dremel...
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Originally posted by jkerr0043
I know I'm not going to try it.
I wanted to do it on the first one, but with that bit... it would have taken months. Even on Kevin's chassis I started with a dremel bit before I figured out to chuck this bit up in the dremel, and it took forever to get so little done.
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Did you go all the way through on Kevin's or just the surface like on your's?
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by jkerr0043
Did you go all the way through on Kevin's or just the surface like on your's?
Kevin's is all the way through, it's made for asphault racing with stock/19t. Mine is just surfaced because I'll be running mod, and I may go up to the carpet race next weekend so I still need it really stiff.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:58 AM
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I do recall someone milling out alot of the chassis years back and then using some type of saranwrap or clingwrap to cover the areas up from debris.
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:00 AM
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With all this carving do you anticipate being below the 1525g (53.79oz)limit? Or will you add it back via a weighted tunnel cover.
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:10 AM
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usually when you lighten a car, what you're allowing yourself to do is bring it back up to weight by adding weight WHERE you want it. Some cars are naturally heavy on one sode or the other. So by bringing the weight down you can add weight to the lighter side to balance the chassis better.
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:18 AM
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how are you able to mill so acurately flat faces without going trough the graphite if that makes sense. Are you using some sort of depth stop or just a real steady hand
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