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Old 04-17-2020, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Frame tables, letís see them.

Even though most on this site will be restoring a frame instead of building one, a frame table comes in very handy when replacing damaged sections or making welding repairs. This is what I built for a 32 frame, but it will work on many others.
Anyone else have one, or ideas for one?
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Old 04-17-2020, 06:40 PM   #2
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Had this for 24 years now . Very handy anda good parking spot most of the time .
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:12 PM   #3
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That’s definitely a professional one!
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Old 04-18-2020, 09:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Frame tables, letís see them.

I made mine such that I could rotate it to make all the fabrication and welding work a lot easier. This was one of the smartest decisions I made - really helped the complexities of the fabrication process, the boxing plate installs/welding, etc..

The end stands are made like engine stands (and I made them such that when I don't have the jig together, they are engine stands). I used the construction of the stands and the jig as my first TIG welding project (had done a lot of oxy-acet and stick before). The cross bars have adjustable frame holders - so they can be moved to handle any width/style of frame - the first being a custom 34 frame I built.

Also, it comes all apart as I knew that I would not want it taking up room in my shop and it is too heavy to move if it is all together . . . anyway, here is my take on it.

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Old 04-18-2020, 09:52 AM   #5
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Default Re: Frame tables, letís see them.

Yours looks a lot like mine
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Old 04-18-2020, 10:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: Frame tables, letís see them.

It is not really any different than the others here when being used to check straightness of something .

I have 4 stands with it that are EXACTLY the same height and they allow you to check a frame with laser levels really quickly .

The rotisserie feature on the third one would be really handy but mine is WAAAAY too heavy for that .

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Old 04-18-2020, 01:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: Frame tables, letís see them.

Saw some pictures the other day; where a manual slack adjuster and brake cam shaft (truck air brakes) was used as a "rotary reduction gearbox on a frame jig. Looked like a slick set-up.
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Old 04-18-2020, 03:31 PM   #8
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Saw some pictures the other day; where a manual slack adjuster and brake cam shaft (truck air brakes) was used as a "rotary reduction gearbox on a frame jig. Looked like a slick set-up.
I work around big trucks, never thought about slacks, or S cam shafts, but thatís a good idea.
I used mine fog pinching frame in as well.
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Nice work gents; some creative approaches!
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I’m collecting a bunch of 5” channel iron from pallet racking in a warehouse. I may put something like this together......Mark
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Old 04-20-2020, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Frame tables, letís see them.

This is what I made up using a old welding table for my current project. I really like the idea of the rotisserie table.
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