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Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (27th May 11 at 3:55am UTC)
I sold my XJ and I am looking to buy a Tube chassis and some axles to start a new project.

I was wondering what you guys would do. I am not super rich and would like to keep the price down as much as possible but I still want a decent built 4 seater.

If it helps I am thinking of running a Chevy V8 and either Ruff Stuff 9s or Dana 60/70

I am open for all suggestions.


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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (27th May 11 at 2:51pm UTC)
Jimmys chassis will be the cheapest way to go probably. and get the most for your money too

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (27th May 11 at 5:05pm UTC)
I would go with a 14 bolt over a 70. Stronger and cheaper.

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (28th May 11 at 3:17am UTC)
Jimmy's 4x4 chassis look good I will have to contact them about prices. Thanks I forgot about them.


I have thought about the 14 bolt but I don't really want to have to shave it down, I know its not alway necessary. I will shop around, I do see a lot of people selling Chevy D60s & 14 bolts so I will keep that in mind.



Here is a noob question..... what are the pros or cons to buying a set of dually axles? I see a few whole Ford Dually trucks for sale here and there for pretty cheap.

If things go as plan I have about $3500 to get me started.


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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (28th May 11 at 5:37am UTC)
Dually fronts are wider. 14 bolts are the shit if you don't want to gear lower than 5.38. The lip ain't a big deal.

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (28th May 11 at 5:37am UTC)
Dually fronts are wider. 14 bolts are the shit if you don't want to gear lower than 5.38. The lip ain't a big deal.
My theory is if an 1 inch of ground clearance at the very center of the axle stop your forward momentum, to the point were you can no longer go down the trail, your a shitty driver.


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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (29th May 11 at 6:15pm UTC)
 
Dually fronts are wider. 14 bolts are the shit if you don't want to gear lower than 5.38. The lip ain't a big deal.
My theory is if an 1 inch of ground clearance at the very center of the axle stop your forward momentum, to the point were you can no longer go down the trail, your a shitty driver.



That is true about the clearance I never thought of it like that.

So can you change the knuckles on the dually fronts to make them normal width? From what I can tell that looks like the only difference right.

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (29th May 11 at 9:07pm UTC)
It the hub itself. You can buy new ones, used ones, or most can be machined down to work.

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (31st May 11 at 12:51am UTC)
Awesome good to know thank you for the info, I will post up what I end up with I will start a build thread.

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (6th Jun 11 at 2:27pm UTC)
Dana 70s come with 35 spline shafts hmm if your on a buget for the chassis check out No Limit Fab , Brian Tilton and possibly Silly Fab they've all made good rigs see witch one best fits your style (needs) these guys are all locals too

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (7th Jun 11 at 3:10pm UTC)
 
Dana 70s come with 35 spline shafts hmm if your on a buget for the chassis check out No Limit Fab , Brian Tilton and possibly Silly Fab they've all made good rigs see witch one best fits your style (needs) these guys are all locals too


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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (8th Jun 11 at 2:46am UTC)
thanks for the plug jeremy.

dana 70's come w/ 32 spl and 2 different 35 spl variations. you can't get 5.38's for them (everything else though and as deep as 7.17)

not sure if they have pinion support but pretty sure they don't. 14bolt fan right here {Cheesy}

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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (21st Jun 11 at 8:55pm UTC)
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Re: Looking to buy a Tube chassis.... (22nd Jun 11 at 8:41pm UTC)
 
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