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    Well after four years finally got my engine stands done! Got tired of doing engine work on a table, and just could not find any well built reasonably priced units, decided to build my own, with features I like. Ten altogether six for me, and four four a buddy.

    Being a shop "fill in project" they took some time build, 3/16 wall tubing, cnc and water jetted parts on the head, and machined so they spin smoothly, tig and wire fed construction, nice casters 1200lbs each, threaded adjustable stop so they stay put when wrenching. Just have to add a machined stub so a drain pan can be added if needed , off to powder coat!
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    Very nice Tim!

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    Very nice Tim!
    Looks awesome, nice work.

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    Looks nice.
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    There's nothing like a good engine stand. I cringe every time I use a cheepo stand and the thing droops and wobbles like a damn bobble head once a BBC gets to the long block stage. Very nice job on those! They're all ready for chrome now
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    Ship them out my way and we can hydro dip them to look like carbon fiber! Ultimate engine stands! this example we do on our Rollbars.
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    Great job. We too, refuse to hang all that hard work and money on those cheapo deals and build our own.

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    Nice work Tim! You must have also had a BBC do a double back flip and hit the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOLYFE View Post
    Well after four years finally got my engine stands done! Got tired of doing engine work on a table, and just could not find any well built reasonably priced units, decided to build my own, with features I like. Ten altogether six for me, and four four a buddy.

    Being a shop "fill in project" they took some time build, 3/16 wall tubing, cnc and water jetted parts on the head, and machined so they spin smoothly, tig and wire fed construction, nice casters 1200lbs each, threaded adjustable stop so they stay put when wrenching. Just have to add a machined stub so a drain pan can be added if needed , off to powder coat!
    Nice deal, what do you figure you have in materials per each? How much clearance did you allow for the "spin"?

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    I figured with all materials and outside labor about 350 ish each, of that, casters 100.00 a stand, about 150.00 in steel, water jet and cnc time,(the arms are cnc'd, have radius ends ,tapped threads and the stands were machined with a step then pressed into them, then welded, bore and stub of head were also machined for nice tight fit) grade eight bolts about 15.00 a stand, Granted was building ten, so materials were less than if i built one. Not included was all the time to cut, drill, weld, powder-coat and final assembly. The spin radius can easily handle a 632 with tunnel ram, not sure with carbs yet!

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    you do very nice work, i have been thinking about building a couple of my own also and if you don't mind me asking, why you went with the 3 point instead of 4? I'm just asking, not judging

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    Just personal preference I guess, easier to maneuver around and the cost of one less caster, lol!

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    Nice Meat Tim.

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    Looks great and heavy built. Awesome

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