DIY motor mount bracket?

David Pertuz d.pertuz at
Thu Jun 20 12:01:40 CDT 2013

You might have a tough time bending suitably thick sheetmetal with a vice,
hammer and torch. Off the top of my head I'm supposing something like 1/4"
mild steel would be appropriate, but I might be all wet, and you might
could get away with something thinner than you could otherwise if the
bracket is relatively tall.


On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Jim Wright <06specv at>wrote:

> On Jun 20, 2013, at 10:30 AM, David Pertuz <d.pertuz at> wrote:
> Nope, sounds good. If you've got access to a sheetmetal brake that can
> handle the material thickness, there's no reason you couldn't make your
> own.
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Jim Wright <06specv at>wrote:
>> Has anyone done their own mount bracket like this before for anything?
>>  This is for a track car, but the engine is from a Paseo and only does
>> about 100hp.
> I have access to a propane torch, a vice, and a hammer.  That's as close
> as I've got to a sheet metal brake.  :)
> I planned to hit Home Depot to see what they might have that looked close
> to what I needed, I was thinking of a zinc mending plate or something
> similar.
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