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Old March 30th, 2012, 14:14
frijolee frijolee is offline
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Hmmm, likely my mistake then. I'm not a materials engineer, but I try to at least make informed decisions for what I use where. If anyone wants a basic materials overview applicable to the automotive world I highly recommend:

"Engineer to Win" by Carroll Smith
http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/ngner2win.html

Actually his whole series of "... to win" books are brilliant, particularly if you care about the implications of go-fast projects.

EDIT:
I was curious so I looked it up and they do make 7075 frames (glad I wasn't entirely delusional), but they tend to be glued/bonded construction. Mystery solved.

Last edited by frijolee; March 30th, 2012 at 14:42.
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