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  • #16
    Originally posted by swyman View Post
    Tossing around the idea of building a custom chassis of a reg. cab short bed f-150. Would use King Coilovers, mid-engine (would like to put it behind the cab). Would build the f-150 looking, not using a cab, just building a roll cage and sheet metal the cab and flared fiberglass fenders and bed sides. How would you build the chassis... sq.tube? round tube? Chromemoly?? I was thinking of using round tube, building two truss like rails for the main frame and building off that. Am I on the right track? Any web sites to point me towards regarding chassis design??
    Thanks in advance, Shane
    I used to race a buggy that was mild steel round tube truss like rails with everything built off it. Bring your cage uprights down on top of vertical tubes in the trusses and they're really strong and can be fairly light. Lots of triangulation and you're onto a winner. Chromoly would be lighter but I wouldn't go there myself unless I had a proven chassis design. MS is so much cheaper for R&D.

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