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Old 31st July 2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default DIY Steel Chassis

Hi all

I have scanned this website for any hints on how to make a DIY steel chassis for a tube amplifier.

QUAD and many other respected tube amp builders have used this technique. Anybody have any ideas on how to do a DIY steel chassis for a tube amp?

My latest tube amp project requires such a chassis. 440mm wide x 350mm deep x 100mm high.

Any thoughts on this subject?

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Please note: This is not a commecial project. The amplifier will be a once-off unit.
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Old 1st August 2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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What specifically did you have in mind?

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Old 1st August 2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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Estate-agent signs used to be ideal for this! Then they started using plastic, - not nice at all, but is occasionally useful for the odd piece of insulation sheet.

Old computer cases (XTs and the like) are a source of reasonably nice metal. Usually quite cheap.
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Old 2nd August 2008, 06:52 AM   #4
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What specifically did you have in mind?

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Well, a sturdy mild steel chassis with above-mentioned dimensions. Painted in black crinkel paint. Wooden face and side cheeks over steel chassis fastened with small allen-key bolts.
Removable mild steel bottom cover with sturdy feet. Integrated "bulk-head" inside chassis to seperate PSU and audio section.

Type of neo-classic styling...



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Old 2nd August 2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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Here is a digital mockup:

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