Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

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Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:57 am

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Hello members I have started to build this chassis. After reading this good article that is listed above. I started over and by doing this, I have done a lot of reading and asking may questions on this subject of the pros and cons.
But as of now I am going to ask you all on the pic's that are listed below within this link. The Red Dragon :arrow: ( viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24521 )
told me that I have two brace support for the front and rear of this chassis. And I am not going to do jack until I hear from all of you.
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As you see within this pic. Both of the aluminum braces are at 4.5 inches long. But the one on top is 1.5 inches wide. Where and how should I place these braces to support the shock mounts?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by todd ritchings » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:50 am

Take a look at this zilla bulid


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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:12 am

I see that,but I am still lost :? .
I would like to mount this,and the small one like this.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by The Red Dragon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:17 am

the big plate looks good at the back. a bolt hole between the two bolt holes in the frames and a bolt hole just behind them so that strengthens everything. the smaller plate i would run on top to allow for parts moving in suspention travel. tho i dont know how high off the ground you plan to run the truck. i always ran my trucks pretty low. as you can see from the picture below.

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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:24 am

The Red Dragon wrote:the big plate looks good at the back. a bolt hole between the two bolt holes in the frames and a bolt hole just behind them so that strengthens everything. the smaller plate i would run on top to allow for parts moving in suspention travel. tho i dont know how high off the ground you plan to run the truck. i always ran my trucks pretty low. as you can see from the picture below.

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so what you are saying is to run both larger plates on the bottom,and run the other two on the top?
because i wanted to run it with the larger plates on top,and small ones on the bottom for better support on the cpe lift-kit.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by Budhatrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 pm

That should be fine- nice and rigid. Are you going to bold them together or durafix it?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:42 pm

Budhatrain wrote:That should be fine- nice and rigid. Are you going to bold them together or durafix it?
:confused: what do you mean by durafix?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by Budhatrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:48 pm

http://durafix.com/index.html?gname&gcl ... 4Aodo2xecQ

looks like all you need is a torch. here's a topic on another forum and the guy used it. Looks real solid and different- I likey.

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scroll down to you see his fab of chassis and you'll see.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:38 pm

i cant read because i am using my t-mobile dash. i have to look at it when i get home. but tell me what it does? and did you used this product on any of your projects ?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by Budhatrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:42 pm

it's like aluminum weld- I have not used it, but will if the occasion comes
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:12 pm

Budhatrain wrote:it's like aluminum weld- I have not used it, but will if the occasion comes
Ok,it's like jb weld. but for aluminum.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by The Red Dragon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:18 pm

no no. the thick plate on top is good. if i was building the truck the thick and skinny plates would both be top side to avoid suspention travel
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:53 pm

The Red Dragon wrote:no no. the thick plate on top is good. if i was building the truck the thick and skinny plates would both be top side to avoid suspention travel
ok, now what about 3/4 inch one on the bottom? use it,or would it give me problems with my suspension?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by Budhatrain » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:19 pm

durafix is not like JB weld... you still need a torch- it's brazing
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Re: Carbon Fiber Chassis Part 1

Post by FlashGordon1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Budhatrain wrote:durafix is not like JB weld... you still need a torch- it's brazing
well i don't think that i am going to need that product. my chassis rails are made out of carbon fiber.
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