Frame Jig on the cheap

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  1. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Harry

    The jig works good, for something I made out of left over material you can't beat it. It folds up nice and can be stored with ease. If you do some research, jigs are not cheap...the bottom line this one works.

    Give it a shot...
     
  2. harry76

    harry76 New Member

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    Thanks CCC.... i did make a wooden jig when i stretched my Indian build frame but id like to start making frames for myself so a metal jig would be a good investment.
     
  3. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Here we go. Took a few minutes to find this picture. Man, the bike frame design has changed, but the frame jig is tried and true. Rotates at the bottom bracket. I had a few engine stands around and cut them all up. This one supports my frame jig and the others are now build stands so I don't have to bend over all the time. Besides, space is always at a premium so now I can roll things out of my way.

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    Sportsman 200 by Sportsman Flyer, on Flickr
     
  4. harry76

    harry76 New Member

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    Thanks for the pic Sportscarpat. I love the jig, and the bike and the clean workshop. The floor in my house isnt that clean.

    I can now see why you do such phenomonal work, i guess you dont do much without first having a very thought out plan.... i could learn a lot
     
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    Venice an I think alike .
    nice jig the one I am working on is very similar , the only concern I have is with heat as it can tourqe the tubes as you weld , I am probably going to make my L brackets out of some heavy 1/4 inch .
     
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    Jeff, thanks for sending the link for this, I made my jig a copy of yours and am very pleased with it. I will post pics this evening Its a great jig for less then 100 bucks
     
  7. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Cool I am glade to hear that you made one, you will be surprised how well it works.
     
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  9. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Purchase 10 feet of 3/4" and 10 feet of 1 1/2" uni-strut channel, that should be enough. You are going to need a bunch of sprig nuts and bolts with washers, 3/8" and some "L" brackets. If you can use a chop saw all the cuts will turn out real clean after you de-bur them.

    http://www.plccenter.com/Shop/UNIST...ogleShopping&gclid=CM6GkKG8iLMCFQ7hQgodYzQALA

    The best place to find the right stuff is an Electrical Whole-sale house.
     
  10. Crazy Horse

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    BIG BUMP, on your thread Culver all the way to the Chop Shop, Fabrication & Painting Forum Section. Well this thread is related to Welding and Chopping our frames, and what better way to weld / build them than using your bicycle frame jig.

    Ditto, flybytaco can't help myself I'm always torching, cutting, ginding and welding my own frames.

    Culvercityclassic, PM sent to you.

    Thanks,
    Crazy Horse.
     
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  11. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    The jig is still being used. You will be happy after you make it, frame building made easy. The other item that works well is a tubing notcher...a must if you are building frames.

    Glad I could help,
    Jeff
     

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