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 Post subject: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 19, 2016, 9:19 pm 
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I want to build a locost chassis but can't get any 16 Gage square tubing to buy. Only 14 gage square tubing is available. Can it be used to build the chassis. I need help please :D


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 Post subject: Re: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 19, 2016, 10:51 pm 
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Sure you can use 14 ga. Your frame will be a little heavier, but the frame only accounts for about 10 - 12% of you cars weight. It should also be a little more durable.

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PostPosted: January 19, 2016, 10:56 pm 
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Only 14 gage square tubing is available.


When you say this, I'm assuming you mean 'locally'. What part of the world do you call home. The 16 ga. is pretty universally available.

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 Post subject: Re: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 20, 2016, 4:43 am 
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Ditto.

Which v6?

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PostPosted: January 20, 2016, 9:52 am 
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There are plenty of companies that will ship nationally if you can't find it locally. depending on where you are, I'm sure someone here can recommend a reputable supplier.

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 Post subject: Re: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 20, 2016, 4:53 pm 
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I live in Jamaica. And as for the engine I plan to use a chevy v6.


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 Post subject: Re: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 20, 2016, 11:48 pm 
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OK, that explains a lot! If 14 ga. is all you can find, there's really no reason NOT to proceed. The car will be a little bit heavier than usual, but still a fun ride! The Chevy v-6 should have more than enough torque to pull it with gusto! :chev:

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PostPosted: January 21, 2016, 12:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: v6 locost build
PostPosted: January 21, 2016, 10:47 am 
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Thank you guys very much for your help. it has always been my dream to build my own car. Even though I am a college student with limited resources.


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PostPosted: January 21, 2016, 12:02 pm 
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Take away the college part and I'd venture a guess that most of us here have "limited resources" :lol:

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