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    49 Chevy cross member jig

    I started restoring my 49 chevy 1/2 ton pickup a few years ago so first off there was a few badly rusted out frame parts that needed replacing
    here is 1 of the jigs I made to form one of the cross members
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    Nice job Frank! It's amzing what can be done with some scrap and a little ingenuity! What gauge steel are you working with?
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    Mark I used 3/16" ASTM grade 50 for the cross member, which is slightly thicker than the factory 9 ga and a slightly higher yield strength
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    for some parts of the cross members I used 6x4x3/16" grade A500 steel tubing
    this particular part of the cross member was made from the tubing split lengthwise then placed in the jig then formed with heat and a hammer
    see the following thread for how I split the tubing

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/v...8190#post38351
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Cross Member Jig to our Autobody category, as well as to your builder page: Frank S' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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