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Old 03-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Formula chassis ?

Well was looking into one. For my rig. To drop some weight and make some room for 2 more seat and motor swop and keep the toy theme going. Well mike e-mailed me back on the f-chassis. Well problem is chassis price is cool but shipped killed the hole idea. Allmost the same price as chassis. I like the look and idea. So have any of you built your own f-chassis.
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dam if you had just posted this last week. i just drove from freakin LA to austin sunday. i could of brought a chassis with me

1100 for shipping? i had heard it was 500 or something like that.


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Old 03-22-2006, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well was looking into one. For my rig. To drop some weight and make some room for 2 more seat and motor swop and keep the toy theme going. Well mike e-mailed me back on the f-chassis. Well problem is chassis price is cool but shipped killed the hole idea. Allmost the same price as chassis. I like the look and idea. So have any of you built your own f-chassis.

Mine was 615 from his shop to Columbus Ohio..

Check your own quote with ABF.. Where your getting killed is the 2 hour drive from Mikes shop to LA for a depot..
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mike said a ball park of $500 to $700. To ship.
I know a top fuel chassis shop down in houston tx that a family freind owns. I mite give him a call and see what he can built it for. I just know right off hand hes high on prices. But he builds nhra cages and chassis so it well be up to snuff. Im not down'n hedrix work. Thing that sucks wife looked at some pics i had saved seen them and said whats the cost on one of them i told her she said not bad. And i want have to much down time. Why dont you look into one. I was lost for a couple mins. Thought she was joking around.
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Was talking to my boss about shiping cost. I guess the weight isnt what jacks up the price its the size. Allmost 12.5 foot long. Wish my brother still did hotshots.

As for Round Rock i just moved up here 4 months ago. Different from what im use to. East texas rednecks. But the pay is good and my work is a hour and a half to katemcy or k-rock. So i got one of the best parks around right down the road.
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hell ya, i am an east texas redneck
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hell ya, i am an east texas redneck


That explains alot
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That explains alot
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Didnt know they have that good of a place to wheel in dallas. Yall have any comp in katemcy or k-rock this year. Mite have to wait. Plus mike doesnt hve any of the hrew chassis built right now.
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I guess i just dont understand why whaleys can receive chassis and weld them together but a customer cant do the same. The cages will be the same i guess i just dont understand.
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I guess i just dont understand why whaleys can receive chassis and weld them together but a customer cant do the same. The cages will be the same i guess i just dont understand.
Basically they became an approved vendor, why is it so hard to understand that you can do it to but you have to be an approved vendor?
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I guess i just dont understand why whaleys can receive chassis and weld them together but a customer cant do the same. The cages will be the same i guess i just dont understand.
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hrew chassis built right now.
dude, serously. you spend 10k putting one of these together only to have it dinged all up because of a couple hundred bucks not to get DOM. my DOM is really banged up and i cant imagine what HREW would be like. oh wait, yes i can, look at todd's, lol
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Hell i run a pipe exo right now. And i bang on it all the time. I have only one good flat spot on it. The rest is just grind down. And im look looking at $1500 to built my rig. I have a running chassis right now. So just swop cab for chassis cage and add odds and ends. Back on trail.
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Hell i run a pipe exo right now. And i bang on it all the time. I have only one good flat spot on it. The rest is just grind down. And im look looking at $1500 to built my rig. I have a running chassis right now. So just swop cab for chassis cage and add odds and ends. Back on trail.
Pipe and HREW are totally differant when it comes to the abuse they will take agaist the rocks. You WILL regret not getting the D.O.M.
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Hell i run a pipe exo right now. And i bang on it all the time. I have only one good flat spot on it. The rest is just grind down. And im look looking at $1500 to built my rig. I have a running chassis right now. So just swop cab for chassis cage and add odds and ends. Back on trail.

thats what I though I'm probably another $5,000 into it so far.
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So just swop cab for chassis cage and add odds and ends. Back on trail.
Not to talk you out of it, because FToys are the best thing going IMHO... but it's not that simple. You've got lots of time and money ahead of you to do it right.

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All im doing is swoping out a exo and cab for a tub chassis cage. Make some floors, mount pedels and brake booster, steering colum some wireing. Ready to hit the trail again. Im going to use all the factory stuff off the truck that i can that way i can run stock parts. My rig works very well right now. Im just ready to lose the cab and have a tub look with less weight. Ya look at my sig. I have a 85 trail rig allready this what it going on.
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All im doing is swoping out a exo and cab for a tub chassis cage. Make some floors, mount pedels and brake booster, steering colum some wireing. Ready to hit the trail again. Im going to use all the factory stuff off the truck that i can that way i can run stock parts. My rig works very well right now. Im just ready to lose the cab and have a tub look with less weight. Ya look at my sig. I have a 85 trail rig allready this what it going on.

Dude, it's NOT that simple and fast. I was around for a lot of RE:Todd's build-up
of his F Toy and it takes MORE time and MORE money than you think.
I'm not saying it's as expensive as a full tube chassis build, but IMO you're
drastically underestimating what you're getting into.
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Im not trying to ague with yall but this well be my 8 buggy build or this one a rebuilt. Im not changing none of my suspension setup. Just drop in new motor,tranny,raditor and staying with same toy t-case set up i running. Little things arent that hard for me to do. Plus i got a 12,000sq ft. Machine shop at my useage. Plus all i need is some peices of tubing to do the floor and some alum for some skins. I have the rest sitting on the rig right now.
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It can be done quick and cheap using your existing parts. Most people cant or dont want to do it like that.
One difference is most people move their motor back 2-8" so that will change some things. None of its rocket science, just alot of little stuff that adds up.
Things like fabbing floor,fire wall,seat mounts, elecs,belly plan, etc.... all take time. Once your into it your gonna want it nice, cause we are all gonna be looking at it to
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