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RE: Chassis Source other than Hammond or Par Metal.

Very economical is a large aluminum baking pan suited to use in commercial kitchens. Unlike the sometimes flimsy stuff sold for home use, these pans are strong. A "fatty", like me, can stand on them and they don't buckle. The flanges are good for the attachment of bottom plates. Dress 'em up with wood, if you like.

"Elbow grease" is required to get a decent finish. Auto body filler covers maker's marks. Light sanding and washing follows. Self etching primer sets things up for the final finish. "Hammerite" is easiest, but high gloss or matte can be attempted, should a proper dust free spraying environment be available.

Eli D.

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