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Old 02-07-2019, 07:33 AM
JonWint JonWint is offline
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Originally Posted by bostosh View Post
How would you attach the bracing to the top sheet?
I'd use spruce braces bonded with epoxy onto aluminum. Epoxy top to sides.

An 0.040" top with a shape would be stiff enough to withstand string tension with little or no bracing. English wheel would be used to shape about 1/4" transverse belly and fall-off to the end block.

Aluminum back and sides could be TIG fusion (or filler) welded but it would be a lot of work. I've built a couple cars with aluminum bodies.
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