Chassis Bracing and Strengthening
Have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Forgot your username?

 
Likes Likes:  0
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Keep on Trucking... F100Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    South wales
    Posts
    535
    Images
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    130
    F100Jay is offline

    Chassis Bracing and Strengthening

    Im tearing my truck back down at the moment. First thing that strikes is how flimsy the chassis is. Im expecting very reasonable power from the engine rebuild next year so the chassis has to be able to cope.

    Heres a standard one




    The cross members are flimsy and riveted in, Im looking for idea's on sorting it out. I was thinking of putting in new cross members, welding them to the inside of the chassis walls..and then box in around it. Would this be the correct way to do it? Also where to put new ones in? same place as the originals?

    I've seen the way Wayne has done one of his on a build thread, Seen below. Would something along those lines be a better set up?



    What have you all done? Put some pics up if you can.

    Cheers

    Jay

  2. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    I'm a grown up member now ! 34ford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Buntingford, Herts
    Posts
    94
    Images
    9
    Post Thanks / Like
    34ford is offline
    Done by chevy2 on here
    Attached Images

  4. #3
    Official RnS Addict
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Glasgow,Scotland
    Posts
    2,123
    Images
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    german8rcoupe is offline
    Pick up chassis are designed to flex....more practical on crap roads/farms etc....
    Simply boxing the frame will stiffen it considerably. Crossmembers are usually altered to accomodate new running gear.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Keep on Trucking... F100Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    South wales
    Posts
    535
    Images
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    130
    F100Jay is offline
    I did think about tubular reinforcements. I've already got a pipe bender which helps. Doesnt seem as strong a design though, but id imagine it would still be plenty adequate for my street usage.

  7. #5
    Off the Xmas card list kapri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    22,991
    Images
    12
    Post Thanks / Like
    kapri is offline
    Depending what you are doing suspension wise you may need to derate your original springs if boxing. Tech article I did a few years back now

    UK Hot Rods: News, tech, chat, email group for hot rods, street rods and kustoms

  8. #6
    Official RnS Addict
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    The north
    Posts
    1,361
    Images
    1314
    Post Thanks / Like
    nuggets is offline
    Box it, cage it, triangulate it......wont flex much then

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Where you live, Town\City\County etc.

Please enter your full name
This field cannot be edited once it has been completed other than via contacting the site admin. Please make sure the information is correct first time.

Log-in

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. chassis engineering and speedway suppliers?
      By 29stude in forum On Topic
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 10-09-2012, 18:03
    2. chassis rails and v5....T bucket beginings ?
      By TOETAG in forum Stuff - FOR SALE
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 09-06-2012, 11:59
    3. REQUESTED Chassis, engine and tub from Hull to East Sussex
      By Broken Arrow in forum RnS Parts Relay Service
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 10-01-2011, 20:34
    4. Replies: 11
      Last Post: 13-12-2010, 08:13
    5. Chevy Chassis, Engine and gearbox with V5c
      By roland cad 500 in forum Stuff - FOR SALE
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 19-08-2010, 06:48

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may post new threads
    • You may post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •