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Old 11th December 2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a good source for chassis.
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Hammond?
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Old 11th December 2011, 06:45 PM   #3
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or something like this?
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Old 11th December 2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Large footprint, and also deep, unfinished aluminum bake ware, as used in commercial kitchens, is a surprisingly good value. Don't use thin walled or coated stuff, which is what you'll find at WalMart.
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I use these guys: Amp Chassis

They will make you custom chassis to order, and are very reasonably priced. Far sturdier than the Hammond or Bud stuff particularly if you specify 0.080" thick aluminum and welded corners.

I highly recommend them and use them for all of my projects now.

See the thumb nail for an example of some of their custom chassis in use.
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I use these guys: Amp Chassis

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See the thumb nail for an example of some of their custom chassis in use.

Damn! That is VERY sharp pricing and a good looking functional product.

Pity they don't ship to The Shire...
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Damn! That is VERY sharp pricing and a good looking functional product.

Pity they don't ship to The Shire...
Check with them, the shipping price quoted is for the USA only, I could be wrong but I don't believe they have a restriction on where they will ship.
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I sell these on eBay if anyone is interested. The website isn't working as a sales portal.

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Old 12th December 2011, 03:36 PM   #9
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I've used Dirty Dawg aluminum chassis's for my last 3 amp builds.

Outstanding!

The chassis's I mean.............................................. ..........................

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Old 12th December 2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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I second Eli's suggestion. Get thee to a local cake decorator supply store and find a variety of professional aluminum cake pans. I have used both Wilton and Fat-Daddio's. The middle sizes run $18-25 (USD).

The Wiltons are very straight-sided with sharp 90 degree corners. The Fat-Daddio's have slightly smoothed corners and edges and create a "softer" look. The aluminum is sturdy and supportive, moderately easy to punch and easy to drill.

A couple of random links:

Fat Daddios pans

Wilton professional pan

The 2" deep pans are what I normally use. There are some 3" and 4" deep pans out there, but they are not all that common in local supply stores. And you're on your own to make a bottom plate if you want one.

I usually add feet to the corners of the inverted pan. I'm planning to experiment with some wood edging that will keep these chasses from looking like . . . well, like cake pans.
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