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Old 01/01/2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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New 280 build stand

Finished the fabrication of the stand for my new build this weekend, 84" long by 32" wide by 30" tall. Need to grind the welds and put some paint on it. The stand is 2" x 2" 11 gauge square tube. I just free wheeled the design based on what I saw in the steel stand thread but added a 45 degree gussets on the top outside corners. I could still add to it if needed so I am seeking opinions on the design.



Still trying to figure out where to get the tank from. Got quotes from four different places but it is all too much. Probably if there were less options it would be easy.


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Old 01/01/2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Wow..that's bada$$..following along..


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Old 01/01/2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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nice work. way overkill but thats always better than the alternative.


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Old 01/02/2018, 06:35 AM   #4
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My dad always said, “if you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly”.


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Old 01/02/2018, 07:54 AM   #5
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Still trying to figure out where to get the tank from. Got quotes from four different places but it is all too much. Probably if there were less options it would be easy.
Make sure that the overflow and return in your tank is compatible with your stand. Would suck if one of your overflow or return holes/bulkheads was directly above one of your top cross members...


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Old 01/02/2018, 10:41 AM   #6
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Old 01/02/2018, 12:29 PM   #7
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Make sure that the overflow and return in your tank is compatible with your stand. Would suck if one of your overflow or return holes/bulkheads was directly above one of your top cross members...
Great advise. Measure twice and cut once LOL

In his case any one or all of those could be removed if need be, without compromising structural integrity.


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Old 01/02/2018, 01:32 PM   #8
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I plan on two corner overflows so it shouldn't be an issue.

As to the design I guesstimate 2620 to 3000 pounds on the weight so I added the corner gussets to stop side to side flex. I saw a CAD model by someone else that showed a stand moving side to side. I was tempted to add even more as I have enough steel to do it.


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Old 01/02/2018, 01:42 PM   #9
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That is more then strong enough to handle double the weight.


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Old 01/02/2018, 01:44 PM   #10
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pretty sure that thing could hold up a dump truck... nice work


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