Looking to build a die cast car stand?
Look no further.
This step-by-step guide will help you create a die cast stand seamlessly.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Welding machine capable of welding ¼” thick material (we used the Forney 190 MP)
- Plasma cutter capable of cutting 16 gauge (we used the Forney Flex 30)
- Chop saw with metal blade
- 5 large magnets (Forney ITEM# 70715)
- 5 4” x 12” ¼” thick plate (Forney ITEM# 49620)
- 1 16 gauge sheet metal (Forney ITEM# 49575)
- Angle grinder with flap disc (Forney ITEM# 1905 & 71923)
- 6 inches of ½” square tube (Forney ITEM# 49520)
- Circle cutting guide (Forney ITEM# 85683)
- Personal protective equipment
Move the sheet backwards so the same radius can be cut out of the rear of the sheet metal. Use a tape measure to ensure an even cut on each side.
Build the car platform. Using the chop saw and metal cutting blade, remove 2” off one side of each ¼” plate. This will now make the plates 4”x10”.
Create the bases for the tiered platform. Cut 3 sections of tubing 1-½” tall, 2” tall and 3” tall. Using a chop saw or angle grinder, cut 30-degree angles directly in the center of the of the 1-½” and 3” tall sections, and on the very top of the 2” section. These pieces (once inverted) will create the perfect angles for viewing the top of the car.
Align the plates with the posts facing down, using the magnets to hold them up from the rear.Take your time to really align the podiums for the most uniform and best-looking orientation.
Tack weld the car podiums. Find a way that works for your cars to keep them from rolling off. You can leave this blank, use small magnets, or weld a bar to the plate under the wheels. You can paint the podium, add flags or keep it simple with a clear coat.
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