What Kinda metal would be best? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
What Kinda metal would be best?

What type metal would be best to use? I was thinking sheet metal, but then I don't know much about plasma cutters and metals.

I tried looking for a thread buzzair may have had on this. Didn't find anything.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
What are you talking about.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2009
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
if you are talking about the metal to make the letters out of. I would say use aluminum and cut it with a jig saw
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2009
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
if i remember right there an old ford emblem that he just spaced out on the grille..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Oh, I see the picture now, before it was a screenshot of some random... I dont even know.
That looks pretty good. If you got the design, I could CNC them out when Im at the shop downtown this week.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
This was the design I was gonna go after.

I was thinking like 4" tall x 4" wide or maybe

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
How would it be mounted on the grill.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Im kinda thinking if I can get some made then have little some studs welded to the backs then use washer and nuts to secure them
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Double sided foam tape?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Something like this on the back like one on top and one on bottom

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Haha, You had to go change your reply to make me look like a loony.
Yea that would work out good.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-29-2009
sullys_ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NewLexington, Ohio
Posts: 3,615
good idea. He did use an old FORD emblem and spaced out the letters.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray_Welder View Post
Haha, You had to go change your reply to make me look like a loony.
Yea that would work out good.
Sorry it was a flash in my brain of a idea

So what kinda price we talking for some off a CNC?

I was thinking this could be done cheap when I got the idea today
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Depends on what kind of metal you want it made out of.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Aluminum would be awesome so they don't weigh a ton.

They would only need to be like 1/4" thick
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
lol a foot and 4 INCHES?!! just kidding. I don't think it would be too expensive, But with Alu you can just weld studs to the back, unless you have alu bolts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-29-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
I would have my neighbor weld them studs for me

Sorry I didnt mean to make it 1 foot 4 inches missed the / button
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by STL View Post
I would have my neighbor weld them studs for me

Sorry I didnt mean to make it 1 foot 4 inches missed the / button
Oh ok thats better, Cause I dont really know how to weld aluminum....YET.
I'll to the guy down at the shop and see how much that would be.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-29-2009
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Most older Ford trucks and cars had the letters in bold chrome somewhere on them. Our 66' Ford has big F O R D spaced across the header panel in about 2"(w)x1.5"(h) chrome lettering. I'm thinking of incorporating it on my truck somehow one day maybe.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniper_101 View Post
Most older Ford trucks and cars had the letters in bold chrome somewhere on them. Our 66' Ford has big F O R D spaced across the header panel in about 2"(w)x1.5"(h) chrome lettering. I'm thinking of incorporating it on my truck somehow one day maybe.
If you do I want to see that!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Hey, you could drill and tap holes for studs, You just would have to be careful how deep you go. Might work, but I,m not sure that there is enough material to do that, but, an idea though.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-29-2009
thesoundmaster's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Centennial CO
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniper_101 View Post
Most older Ford trucks and cars had the letters in bold chrome somewhere on them. Our 66' Ford has big F O R D spaced across the header panel in about 2"(w)x1.5"(h) chrome lettering. I'm thinking of incorporating it on my truck somehow one day maybe.

HTJunkie used to have that on his 98. Everyone hated it, I loved it, and he ultimately ended up taking it off
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by thesoundmaster View Post
HTJunkie used to have that on his 98. Everyone hated it, I loved it, and he ultimately ended up taking it off
Wheres the pics.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-29-2009
thesoundmaster's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Centennial CO
Posts: 5
I'll have to hunt them down... I'm at work currently, so I'll try and find some tonight.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-29-2009
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Hmm, I could only find the thread where he mentions getting the emblems, just not with them on.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eBay / Craigslist Find: f150, would you? miles are kinda high... - OH sullys_ranger eBay & Craigslist Finds 13 05-12-2011 09:20 AM
best speakers for metal??? joshtank Audio & Video Tech 15 08-24-2009 12:28 AM
so then would you say this would be better? DeMar17 Audio & Video Tech 1 05-04-2009 05:54 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:40 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.