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Fiero frame roller stand by mattwa
Started on: 03-01-2014 11:15 PM
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Report this Post03-01-2014 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey everyone, just wanted to share the roller stand I finished building today. I got the basic idea from Reallybig's 4.9 build thread, it's a roller stand for a Fiero frame when it doesn't have a cradle in it. I painted it black after these pictures were taken. The steel I used is perhaps overkill (at least I think so), but it's not going anywhere.

Bill of Materials:
-(2) 3"x3"x1/4"x1' long steel tubing
-(2) 3"x3"x1/4"x4' long steel angle
-(2) 3"x1-1/2"x1/4"x2' long steel channel
-4 casters...the ones I used were just laying around my garage, they are weaker then I'd like, but they work for now.

and lots of stick welding with 6011 rods. Pretty? Not exactly, but I was going for the penetration and strength.

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Report this Post03-01-2014 11:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dematrix86gtClick Here to Email dematrix86gtSend a Private Message to dematrix86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Dude thats sick! i like it! simple but perfect. The small casters hold the weight good?

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Report this Post03-02-2014 12:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice, much better than jack stands.
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Report this Post03-02-2014 10:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SnapperheadClick Here to visit Snapperhead's HomePageClick Here to Email SnapperheadSend a Private Message to SnapperheadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks plenty strong enough. One question though, if your rolling it and the casters stop or come apart is the base wide enough not to tip over?


Looks great I like it.

The 4.9 going in the Formula this spring..

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Report this Post03-02-2014 10:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Snapperhead:

Looks plenty strong enough. One question though, if your rolling it and the casters stop or come apart is the base wide enough not to tip over?


Looks great I like it.

The 4.9 going in the Formula this spring..

Vince


Yes, lets say BOTH casters on one side break off, there is no way the whole thing will flip over, being a total of 2' long, it's just too long for that to happen.

Good luck on the 4.9 swap, hope it works well for you.
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Very nice. Larger caster would be even better for getting over cracks and small debris.
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Report this Post03-02-2014 03:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Maybe some rubber or something to protect the ankles and all when cleaning up the engine bay.
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Report this Post03-03-2014 07:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BrittBSend a Private Message to BrittBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good job!
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