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Old 02-03-2005, 01:00 AM   #11
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Turning sketches into a 3D model. Working on the LH bracket right now.
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id like to see....and how much are we looking at?
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Steel is cheap. I have sketches of the bar locations.....full OEM STB is now in 3D, but I'm trying to figure out whether to weld bar to bar, or use brackets like stock.
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hmmm still trying to figure out how your gonna attach it to the inside of the fender. I'm fallin asleep!! lol
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That'* a bracket
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Looking at it now, a rod end will work better, but a small angle bracket will be needed to get to the structural part of the inside fender wall to support the load. It'll all make sense soon........

It sucks. I have two different drawings of engine bay dims, having to go back and forth between both to figure out the distances to the bolts I'm after on the fender/hood lip.
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I'm learning ansys at school, wanna test it? lol actually i just started learning that program today and barely know enough to evaluate a beam. I'll get better though.
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I use CoCreate Solid Designer. It does all the vibration/load analysis. Thermal, too. Works out pretty good. You design your parts in it, then it does all the modal analysis for you.
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Hey. My alternator got fatter since I sketched this. Dammit. Anyway, who'* got hosting that I can send a pic on email to? I don't have FTP to my server from this PC setup yet.
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