Last weekend I started building my sliders
Tools I will be using for build:
Lincoln 140 Welder
Specs 80" long by 6" wide 1-5/8" diameter
75% of materials rough cut (this is what came out of 1 length of tube)
made a template out of painters tape, trial and error until I found what worked. The first cuts I basically made in 2 cuts but it created more of a V shape
After working with my cuts I found it was better to cut this way. I actually used a combination of the two cuts and cut at this angle with 2 cuts like first.
After making the cuts you have to take a grinder to the tips so the curvature of the tube matches. I just grabbed a spare piece an ground it til it matched. I just eyeballed everything like matching the 2 ends of the connector pipes. Seemed to work fine. Everything came out great for not owning a notcher.
On the agenda for tomorrow, patch father in laws roof and sand, weld and prime at least one slider.