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Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303709] Sun, 17 July 2016 15:45 Go to next message
dalefx is currently offline  dalefx   United States
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I'm restoring a 75 Transmode and am interested in fabricating new stronger, thicker, stiffer and more robust chassis frame rails. I'm inquiring if any dimensioned drawings exist of the GMC chassis?

I'm also designing and building a tube steel full length ladder frame to stiffen the floor beams and help to stiffen the body. This ladder frame will be resting on the rubber isolation pads. Reference drawings of the chassis would be helpful in creating my CAD designs of these pieces, ladder frame and chassis frame rails.

I'm new here and would greatly appreciate any help

Best,

Dale


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Re: Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303710 is a reply to message #303709] Sun, 17 July 2016 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Adrien G. is currently offline  Adrien G.   United States
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Dale,

PM sent.


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Re: Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303711 is a reply to message #303709] Sun, 17 July 2016 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dalefx wrote on Sun, 17 July 2016 15:45
I'm restoring a 75 Transmode and am interested in fabricating new stronger, thicker, stiffer and more robust chassis frame rails. I'm inquiring if any dimensioned drawings exist of the GMC chassis?

I'm also designing and building a tube steel full length ladder frame to stiffen the floor beams and help to stiffen the body. This ladder frame will be resting on the rubber isolation pads. Reference drawings of the chassis would be helpful in creating my CAD designs of these pieces, ladder frame and chassis frame rails.

I'm new here and would greatly appreciate any help

Best,

Dale
Seems like you have to separate the frame from the body in the process, why not take measurements of the real thing once you have it out in the open?
Re: [GMCnet] Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303712 is a reply to message #303709] Sun, 17 July 2016 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RicksGMC is currently offline  RicksGMC   United States
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Dale,
Try this page and see if it's what you need:
http://www.bdub.net/GMCdrawings/


Rick

Rick&Tammy Drummond
Prior Lake MN
'74 (re)Painted Desert

> On Jul 17, 2016, at 3:45 PM, Dale Tanguay wrote:
>
> I'm restoring a 75 Transmode and am interested in fabricating new stronger, thicker, stiffer and more robust chassis frame rails. I'm inquiring if any
> dimensioned drawings exist of the GMC chassis?
>
> I'm also designing and building a tube steel full length ladder frame to stiffen the floor beams and help to stiffen the body. This ladder frame will
> be resting on the rubber isolation pads. Reference drawings of the chassis would be helpful in creating my CAD designs of these pieces, ladder frame
> and chassis frame rails.
>
> I'm new here and would greatly appreciate any help
>
> Best,
>
> Dale
>
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Re: Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303714 is a reply to message #303711] Sun, 17 July 2016 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dalefx is currently offline  dalefx   United States
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You'd be correct and the best way is to measure everything with the frame and body separated, however I'm trying to prepare my CAD designs in advance of disassembly. Also it's difficult to have the coach apart for an extended period of time where it's located. So I'm working to design and build the parts as much as possible in advance. I do have the interior stripped and the floor out.

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Re: [GMCnet] Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303718 is a reply to message #303714] Sun, 17 July 2016 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is a guy (in Canada?) that makes and sells new galvanized frame rails.
I can't seem to locate his info now but will continue looking.

Guy Lopes
76 Birchaven "Orion"
Sacramento, CA
W6TOL

www.GMC-Guy.com



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You'd be correct and the best way is to measure everything with the frame
and body separated, however I'm trying to prepare my CAD designs in advance
of disassembly. Also it's difficult to have the coach apart for an extended
period of time where it's located. So I'm working to design and build the
parts as much as possible in advance. I do have the interior stripped and
the floor out.

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Re: [GMCnet] Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303720 is a reply to message #303718] Sun, 17 July 2016 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Billy Massey is currently offline  Billy Massey   United States
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On Jul 17, 2016 4:52 PM, "Guy Lopes" wrote:

> There is a guy (in Canada?) that makes and sells new galvanized frame
> rails.
> I can't seem to locate his info now but will continue looking.
>
> Guy Lopes
> 76 Birchaven "Orion"
> Sacramento, CA
> W6TOL
>
> www.GMC-Guy.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Dale
> Tanguay
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:31 PM
> To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
> Subject: Re: [GMCnet] Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame
> Rails
>
> You'd be correct and the best way is to measure everything with the frame
> and body separated, however I'm trying to prepare my CAD designs in advance
> of disassembly. Also it's difficult to have the coach apart for an extended
> period of time where it's located. So I'm working to design and build the
> parts as much as possible in advance. I do have the interior stripped and
> the floor out.
>
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Re: [GMCnet] Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303737 is a reply to message #303718] Sun, 17 July 2016 21:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
powerjon is currently offline  powerjon   United States
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The information is here. His name is Dan Stuckey.

http://www.bdub.net/stuckey/

JR


> On Jul 17, 2016, at 5:50 PM, Guy Lopes wrote:
>
> There is a guy (in Canada?) that makes and sells new galvanized frame rails.
> I can't seem to locate his info now but will continue looking.
>
> Guy Lopes
> 76 Birchaven "Orion"
> Sacramento, CA
> W6TOL
>
> www.GMC-Guy.com
>
>


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Re: Looking for Dimensioned Drawings of Chassis Frame Rails [message #303768 is a reply to message #303709] Mon, 18 July 2016 13:13 Go to previous message
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