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TheSmiler
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PostPosted: 20:01 - 19 Nov 2017    Post subject: Metal Fabrication after advice Reply with quote

I've got some projects that I'm currently involved in making a seat for one of my k100, plus side pannels and a rack. Also doing some other diy custom seats. Now I was wondering anyone able to help on what thickness metal I'd be best getting. I was going to order a large sheet that I can put in the garage and cut pieces off be cheaper than getting smaller offcuts.
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Ste
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PostPosted: 20:20 - 19 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the diy custom seats going to be bicycle saddle style?
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PostPosted: 20:39 - 19 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
Are the diy custom seats going to be bicycle saddle style?


Nope the custom seats are just for two swivel chair projects that has stopped for some time now.
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PostPosted: 14:32 - 20 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half inch (12mm)plate doesn’t bend. No one wants a bendy chair
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PostPosted: 21:48 - 20 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume seat base?

About 1mm. Less and you need to flare/bead it to maintain strength. More and it's a pig to shape.
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PostPosted: 01:23 - 21 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

What makes you think sheet metal is the best material for a seat, side panels and a rack?
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PostPosted: 08:17 - 21 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

What tools do you have access to, and what type of metal are you after?
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PostPosted: 21:00 - 21 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also what metal?

3mm of steel isn't close to 3mm of tin.
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PostPosted: 02:32 - 25 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

WD Forte wrote:
What makes you think sheet metal is the best material for a seat, side panels and a rack?


No kidding, He needs 18 or 20g for the side panels & bike seat, round or square tube & maybe flat bar for the rack...
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