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tryinghard



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Adelaide

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: aluminium decks Reply with quote

So I have access to some 6mm aluminium checker plate- and I have a laser cutting contact.....



I know the photo is poor quality but how would you change it ? I want a downhill bombing machine that i can cruise to the shops on. The prototype is one thickness of checker plate with a wooden strip bolted down the centre for strength.

I am thinking the trucks need to set further forward, the body needs to be longer and slightly wider and maybe instead of the wooden bar I could use something else ? any thoughts ? I could weld a metal bar to the bottom or some strips of aluminium ?
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Dave Pang



Joined: 21 Oct 2004
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Location: Canberra

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying,

I'll round the sharp edges off and adhere rubberised edging around the whole deck so any contact with a limb will not draw blood.

I really like the cut out handles!

As a cruiser it should rock!
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Brad NS



Joined: 16 Mar 2008
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Location: hunter valley

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try putting some lengthways bends down it ! Forming a concave this will give the aluminium some structural strength .. My street luge is 6 mm structural checker plate the bends create the stiffness and flex .
It has no spine just the pan and ends , i also have a board made from the same material and with the bends it has very little flex .. Wink
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tryinghard



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original design is at an industrial designer getting refined. I wanted to build a prototype so i could see how it would work, now come the radiused corners and maybe folding up the sides for a concave feel- cheers for that input Brad. Rubber strip around it is definitely on the list of things to do.

I want to make a few for mates and the idea is a handle one side and their nickname cut on the other...or a logo of some sort if i can maybe start selling a few......
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ab19



Joined: 06 Jul 2007
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Location: SA

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice Geoff !!!

I would have a steel brake pressing contact (for concave / up turned sides) workshop is in Edwardstown..

looking the goods
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fitz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to part with some cad files you can use to laser cut a shape that will work for you.
Brads spot on with pressing concave into it. 6mm will bend.
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