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Old 11-27-2007, 12:32 PM   #278 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Comments about using bed frame...

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Bed frame sounds perfect to me, good reuse of materials and plenty strong.
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I did that once and learned afterwards to make sure the angle iron isn't plated with zinc or something before starting to weld; it can produce poisonous gases.
Yes! I actually learned about that this summer when researching building my bicycle trailer (from zinc coated electrical conduit).

Breathing the fumes can give you "metal fever".

It's better done outdoors, with a good breeze. (Or not at all.)
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