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It has come to my attention that I need to aquire a chassis jig.
MDF or similar with nails just won't do, but I'm also not looking to spend a mint on one. Where can I get a solid metal chassis jig in the UK without breaking the bank?

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Hi Lotus

This is a pic I posted before, but it shows the SCD chassis jig in action, although the frame I'm building here is not mounted in it. All the little holes you see are drilled square and take little bits of 3/32" axle, so you can line things up to pretty much any imaginable wheelbase or track. You do need 'set up wheels' with it really, some little ali dummy wheels that will support the axles at the right height. Chas Briggs sent me some. Before that, I used two strips of ali, predrilled with axle holes at the right height and wheelbase spacing and clamped that to the chassis jig to keep everything square. You can see that on the 'Built on a Pension' thread.



Last time I looked it was £10 from SCD, Grange Nurseries, North View Rd, Westgate Hill Bradford BD4 6NS

I wouldn't make a move without it!
 

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It does come with pegs, even a mega-peg for the guidepost hole.
If what you really want is the Russkit I'd give Chris Briggs a shout though (on this board). What he sells is a "Russkit kind of" design. It is very good, I've got two of them.

Erling.
 
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