pic: 1889 Frame Welded

A friend of mine i know in the industry Rich. helping us out by volunteering his master welding skills. and team 179 volunteering their weld shop to weld up our frame.

Nice frame it looks very strong. How long did it take to weld all the peices together.

that is nice man! were all of those indiviual pieces machined?

Yes, Look at this picture. He used a waterjet.

i am very surprised at how smoothly everything is going with this thing. it was blown out on Thursday. on Friday i brought the parts to The school and this morning my boys showed up with it on time with everything Filed down and prepped for welding. it all took about 7 hours to weld all of it. and we have a super strong unstoppable chassis now

i dont know why, but it reminds me of a submarine. Like the ones that go underwater, as opposed to the ones you eat.

Looks like you’ll have an easier time climbing people’s ramps with a slightly narrowed chassis, cool.

Looks awesome, may I ask what the vertical members are for?

If I was to guess, I would say… they are for ramps.

You are correct. :slight_smile:

I too have been pleased with how fast things are coming together. The kids are capable and enthusiastic, and the team has been lucky to have access to a waterjet and the expertise of someone like Rich. Everyone has been putting in a lot of hours into this project (keep in mind that Tytus was still designing this only a week ago) and it is very cool to see those efforts come to fruition.