Custom Built Chassis's

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Custom Built Chassis's

Post by Wookiee » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:55 pm

So, I'm happy running with the stock plastic tub chassis for the clod at the moment, but I see alot of custom chassis designs out there. Besides the manufacturer made custom chassis's (CPE, etc) has anyone made their own and if you have how did you go about it?
I did read some peope had their own CNC machines, but that begs the question to me, how much did you pay for your CNC machine, as I have always understood these are quite expensive....well very expensive!!!

Also are there any online templates that I could make my own chassis from? Up the road from my work is an ali fabricator, so if I took them a design I could get a custom chassis madeand work it from there...

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by SFC K » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:45 pm

I built this on the cheap side and I think it turned out really well.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23379
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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by ClodMonster » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:11 am

SFC K wrote:I built this on the cheap side and I think it turned out really well.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23379
I agree! =D>

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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by Dukk » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:47 am

Hit ebay and search for 'desktop cnc'. You can get some basic ones with controller and software for about $600, better for like $1600.

Making a chassis isn't all that hard. Do a google image search for clodbuster chassis. There's one on here (if I remember correctly) that he made out of clear polycarbonate and in his thread he has links to plans.

Get some 3+ mm aluminum, draw your design and cut it with a bandsaw, router, or jigsaw depending on what you have and your skill level.

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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by Wookiee » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:18 pm

Thanks guys,

Appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by Dukk » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:04 pm

Here's that thread with the clear chassis. viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27969

It's a great place to start if anything. You could keep the pick up points for the links and shocks static and change the shape of the plates to anything you want.

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Re: Custom Built Chassis's

Post by Irio - esos » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:05 pm

Band saw and angle grinder here. Maybe one day I'll be rich and buy a cnc machine and lathe. Hell while I'm dreaming lets make it a flow jet machine~

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