[ausev] EV Bulding Supplies
john_blankenship at suddenlink.net
Fri Jun 13 00:13:30 GMT 2008
Westbrook Metals on Lamar used to have a pretty good sized "scrap pile"
that people could pick from and get what was close to scrap pricing
(although I had to pay $4.00/lb. today when I bought 735 pounds of plate at
scrap pricing for my shop today). If your design is flexible this may save
you some money. They also are fairly good priced at getting you exactly what
you ask for.
As to someone to fabricate, I am one of those that is very interested in a
project of my own, but not yet at a point where I can begin. Therefore, I'd
be happy to cut parts and such for you (I have machining availabilty) just
to gain insight about what's going on and such. If you have a MIG welder
available like my 175 amp Hobart, you can weld your own cage. The trick few
people know about that makes so many unsuccessful is that when you are
welding aluminum you weld pushing the molten puddle away from you - this
pushes the contaminants out of the weld continually. While MIG welding won't
be the pretiest weld you can get on aluminum like TIG would be, doesn't
everyone have a TIG unit in their garage.
Send me a note directly if you want to look at getting something going and
I'll call you...
From: ausev-bounces at austinev.org [mailto:ausev-bounces at austinev.org]On
Behalf Of Dustin
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:46 PM
To: AustinEV News Announcements and General Discussion
Subject: [ausev] EV Bulding Supplies
I am building a electric motorcycle and wanted to get recommended places and
expected cost of .....
1. Having someone fabricate the motor mount, any recommendations?
2. Having someone weld the battery cage, any recommendations?
3. Local place for "L" steel or aluminum pieces to build the battery mounts
out of? In case I build the battery cage myself
4. The best websites or local places to purchase the (batteries, motor,
controller, chargers, converter, fuses, contactors, etc..)?
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