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    Junior Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Looking For DIY Info On Chassis Construction

    There's lots of info on this site I'd like to find more pictures that would give me some ideas before I start on my Vega chassis, any other forums out there that have chassis and suspension construction info and pics? Evidently my Google skills need work. Thanks

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Do a search for "H" body. Lots of them out there.

    http://v8hbodytalk.yuku.com/forums/3...s#.UlsEf2vD_IV

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    Junior Member JOURNEYMAN
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    I've been through those and a couple others that are focused on the H body but most of those threads are old and don't have a lot of pictures. It doesn't have to be a Vega forum, just chassis in general that would give me some ideas.
    Thanks

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Are you building a new chassis or modifying a stock frame?

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    Go to chris alston's chassiswork, and click on tech center, you may find some helpful info there.

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    If your 100% sure your gonna build your own from scratch...Go ahead and buy the SFI spec manual that tells you step by step where bar placement goes along with proper wall thickness and OD on tubing...don't know what type chassis you have u have in mind but you can get the SFI SPEC from 6.0 moly on up...of course Alston, chasssis engineering are two very reputable vendors on selling un welded kits.

    If it were me I would check into the pre fabricated cage and build from there..at least you know you are gonna be all over certification and still plenty of fab work left for you...and the price is not much difference to me anyhow for the time etccc you will have invested at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjuice
    If your 100% sure your gonna build your own from scratch...Go ahead and buy the SFI spec manual that tells you step by step where bar placement goes along with proper wall thickness and OD on tubing...don't know what type chassis you have u have in mind but you can get the SFI SPEC from 6.0 moly on up...of course Alston, chasssis engineering are two very reputable vendors on selling un welded kits.

    If it were me I would check into the pre fabricated cage and build from there..at least you know you are gonna be all over certification and still plenty of fab work left for you...and the price is not much difference to me anyhow for the time etccc you will have invested at this point.

    JMO
    ditto.

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    The only thing that i wouls suggest if you go with a Cris Alston chassis kit, i'd go with a rec, tube frame.
    I've got a Alston 1941 willys tube chassis model 7401 with blue prints and was a nightmare, it's almost done now, just unmounting the body finish welding the roll cage and doing the front suspension.

    JMO

    Zip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipper06
    The only thing that i wouls suggest if you go with a Cris Alston chassis kit, i'd go with a rec, tube frame.
    JMO

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    x2 For the 90% of us who don't mind the weight difference between round tube and rectangular tubing, you will save tons in headaches when you start squaring up and welding tabs and mounts. Even though we have a jig / plumb bob setup, we still buy the factory welded 4 link kits. It makes for a clean accurate beginning.
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