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Old 09-12-2011, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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After leveling the chassis, I spent the better part of a day taking all kinds of measurements. Lots of them. Then turned several pages of notes into some some simple 2D sketches. Had to know what I was working with before I could start designing anything. This vehicle had been in a wreck, and rolled, but it was still remarkably straight considering what it had been through. There are lots of different ways to do things, but I like to design in layers. The dimensions that I took from the chassis were the first layer; the foundation. Have gotten in the habit of making notes next to most of the dimensions, indicating whether dimensions are rough, or verified, or need to be finalized, or whatever. Just including some of this kind of information because I like getting to see how other people work. Almost always pick up some good tips/tricks.

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