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Re: The Green Machine v2.0

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:45 am
by DAVE M
Dont paint it, powder coat it, or anodize it.
Ride it, test it, and then make or change all things you dont like.
stuff making it pritty untill its all sorted

Re: The Green Machine v2.0

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:22 pm
by DefectiveProduct
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What you see are original bends 4'' apart centered over 3'' channel.
(I will be bolting it from the other side in the future if I don't weld it)


Ugh. Time to put it in a press and X it making it straight again. Going to add a stress plate/spine down the middle as was advised to me earlier. I really wasn't expecting this to happen This soon.


Live and learn, it's got me thinking again.
Pros/Cons to TIG Welding this machine together?
Or is that mainly a connivance of breaking it down for easier travel?


I also was digging around and like the thought of this if/before I decide to weld.
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PS: Still in testing. And now I know what you guys were talking about before with the bars affecting steering. Thanks.

Cheers
- Joe

Re: The Green Machine v2.0

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:39 pm
by ChrisMcB
DefectiveProduct wrote:Live and learn, it's got me thinking again.
Pros/Cons to TIG Welding this machine together?
Or is that mainly a connivance of breaking it down for easier travel?


I designed my current board to be broken down. I had decided to weld the front together, mainly because I couldn't figure an easy way to bolt the butt pan on. Once that was welded there wouldn't be easy access for the pan bolts. So I welded the front end. But the backend is made to come off. Reduces the board by about a foot (in addition the boom comes off.. but I haven't bolted the boom on in about 8 years)

BUT Once i bolted the rear end on, I found the board fits perfectly in my snowboard bag. So I've never taken it apart.
Personally I'd probably lean towards welding it. But I don't weld, so it is an added expense.

Re: The Green Machine v2.0

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:28 am
by FrankW
Like Chris I built my luge to bolt together so I could disassemble it in order to travel. However I now have a snowboard bag and it fits in fully assembled. But being able to be disassemble makes it easier to modify later on; I don't plan on welding together any of my luges.