Kinda...but a bit more complicated. You have to do the drawing to scale in a program like Solidworks ($4000), or go low budget and do it in Corel Draw...from there export it as a DXF file and import it into a machining program (mine cost $13,000 for the software) then generate the tool paths, export the machine code and put it into the CNC ($60,000 machine) ...viola' you have programed the part. So there....if you want to talk start up costs...Im your man...hahah :lol:casual said:for the machining achine you got does it work also like if you have the design on a comp the you send it to the machine like you would print a page but unstead of printing its cutting that picture you designed?
Im designing it for the 2001 because of a redesign on the intake manifold, its a little higher than the 99..or something like that...Boogie said the 99 STB doesnt fit becuse of clearance issues. So if it fits the new intake manifold on the newer versions, it should fit the 99. And BTW, I dont think $300 would cut it on a design like the one pictured....the material alone would run about $150, thats not including design time nor machine time (machine time varies from $60/hour to $100/hour)casual said:as fas as my seriousness for under 300 or 300 i would go for a custom one...question for you why is yours only for 2001 + g's wouldnt the 99 and 2000 be the same dimension?
yeah send me the pic if you can or the measurements i'm interested in eeing this process
Aluminium will work just fine, unless you want to be a big baller and go Titanium...how cool would that be...There is already a location to mount a 3-point STB on the 99+ but it would take some cool design work. If you dont mind the weight, a steel tube design would provide the rigidity.JustinP10 said:I've been contemplating building a front bar my self and adding a third mounting point on the firewall to help stiffen thing up even more, however I am just lacking the time (and a welder) right now to undertake a project of this magnitude. That and I'd have to find a material that's strong enough not to flex under load, yet still be small enough to fit between the IM and the hood.