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Anybody interested in custom parts ? (chassis,a-arms,motor mounts,shock towers etc)

Anybody interested in custom parts ? (chassis,a-arms,motor mounts,shock towers etc)

Old 03-20-2007, 11:23 PM
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Hey Guys,
I am thinking about starting to make custom parts for people. Such as a-arms , shocktowers, motor mounts , chassis's ,servo mounts, Etc out of 1/4" lexan. I am wondering if anybody would be interested in some parts? I could make parts for pretty much any vehicle I would just need a mock up or the stock part to trace. I could make parts for relatively cheap too. Let me know if you guys have any interest. Here are some pics of some parts I have made..
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:29 PM
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the clear lexan parts look interesting. hey ethan, whats your say on the durability of these lexan material? is it as sturdy as carbon fiber?
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The lexan is not as nearly as stiff as carbon fiber. As far as durability I am useing the same material they use in bullet proof shields and windows. I imagine that its very strong. I have heard its very strong too.I will be testing the durability out next week. Peace Ethan
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I myself would use plexiglass/lexan for a chassis. I've seen more than 100 pounds on a piece of plexi with out it breaking LOL stress tests are cool!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:43 AM
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i have seen what happens when acrylic shatters, and it's not nice. does lexan shatter too? (i hit a peice of acrylic with a hammer, stress testing also btw). I like the custom part idea though. the next step is a whole reproduction lexan car
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:27 AM
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Lexan does not shatter like plexi.Yea I am thinking about makeing the car I built above even more clear by makeing the rear a-arms,differential cases,Turnbuckle ends,rear arm mounts,and steering parts. That would leave the only things not clear the diffs,turnbuckles,shocks,cvds. Which I can't make.
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I would be interested in a front hingepin brace for my Academy SB V2 Pro if it will be as durable as aluminum braces.
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only problem with this style chassis I really seee is it would be really hard to get it as stiff as a stock chassis.
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Pretty cool idea post up some more pic's.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:12 PM
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the best thing to do is use a laser cutter... beautiful machines, only problem is they're about 2000, but they can cut up to 9mm acrylic, plexiglass etc. i used one today at school. really simple, if you can acces one it would be perfect...
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Cain: I don't think it would be as strong as aluminum. But I am not sure.

redneckracer197: With the double deck I have now there is not much flex. With just a single deck there would be quiet abit of flex.

beni:
You can find all my pics at http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/...ociated%20TR3/

Joe: Yea I wish I had access to one but I don't maybe when I get to highschool they will have one. Idk
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