Rock Crawler Tube Chassis Guide

Disclaimer: BreakingBolts.com is not affiliated or an affiliate for any manufacture listed in this guide.

What is a tube chassis?

Tube chassis are strong, and safe platforms to build many vehicle types. You will commonly see tube chassis used for most extreme sports like drifting, autocross, racecars, drag racing, monster trucks, mud trucks, rock crawlers, and many more. For decades now, a tube chassis has been the best choice for many; especially rock crawlers and rock bouncers.

By far, a tube chassis is the best foundation to build an offroad vehicle on, but they come at a price. May the price be monetary or time – a tube chassis will be a fun and frustrating venture.

Finding the right tube chassis can be difficult, to say the least. If you’re not planning to custom-build your own, then this directory will help point you to the correct manufacture.  

Why should I use a tube chassis?

Besides a complete roll cage like the one pictured above, a tube chassis is the only way to protect your friends, family, or yourself while off-road. While a complete tube chassis is the best choice for safety, a roll cage can get the job done.

The largest issues with roll cages are they do not protect the body of the vehicle. Yes, exterior tubing can be welded on to help shield from damage. Over time, the body of the vehicle will begin to fall apart from the constant abuse.

A tube chassis is designed to roll down a hill, then get winched back up so you can try the obstacle time and time again.

A tube chassis will also be superior in performance to an off-road vehicle like a jeep. On-road vehicles are designed to drive highway speeds, they are not designed to offer world-class suspension travel.

Are tube chassis lighter?

Tube chassis, depending on what it is built for, the type of material it is constructed from, and what we are comparing it to. For the most part, is much lighter!

What kind of chassis are there?

Tube chassis for rock crawling, rock bouncing, rock racing, or trail riding come in many shapes and sizes. It is important to be clear with your overall goals for the vehicle.

How do I pick the right tube chassis?

After you have decided the goals for the vehicle it is now time to decide which type to go with. Tube chassis come in many forms likes:

  • Production chassis (Section 1)
  • Tube Chassis Kits (Section 2)
  • Custom Chassis Builders (Section 3)

What are production rock crawler chassis?

Production chassis are chassis built by manufacturers and offered to the public as a ready-to-go solution. This specific type of chassis is designed, tested, and mass-produced or built by order. Most manufactures will offer customizability if asked, but for the most part, the overall design and function will remain the same.

The greatest advantage to tube chassis is they are proven platforms, and the price tag can be much lower than a full custom-built chassis. Less labor goes into design and mockup since many have been built before, the shop’s machinery is set up for it, and jigs can be used to speed up turnaround times.

What is a tube chassis kit?

Tube chassis kits come in pre-bent and pre-notched pieces that can be welded by you in your shop, garage, and sometimes even your driveway. They require welding knowledge, but for the most part, any reputable chassis builder’s instructions, precise notching, and tube markings make the whole project manageable by anyone.

Tube chassis kits are the least expensive way to go about a buggy project. (except for custom made by yourself)

What are custom built tube chassis?

In most cases with a custom-built tube chassis, you have specific needs, goals, and expectations of performance. While this is the most expensive way to go about any buggy, it will net precise results for your application.

How much do tube chassis cost?

Tube chassis can cost anywhere between $2000-$15,000 depending on your goals. The average tube chassis will cost about $4800.00 said and done.

How much are tube chassis to ship?

If you’re lucky the manufacture of the chassis you desire is the city over. However, most of the time this is the exact opposite. For me being in Houston, TX I have limited choices.  

The average cost to freight a chassis from California to Texas is $850.00.

Expect a higher price if the distance is further, expect a lower price if the distance is shorter. You could also make a road trip out it and take delivery in person.

Who makes tube chassis?

This section will go over manufactures of these types of tube chassis:

  • Production chassis (Section 1)
  • Tube Chassis Kits (Section 2)
  • Custom Chassis Builders (Section 3)

Disclaimer: BreakingBolts.com is not affiliated or an affiliate for any manufacture listed in this guide.

Section 1: Production Chassis


Fabn801

Fabn801 Youtube:

Fabn801 Models:

Fabn801 2 Seat Chassis:

The Standard RockLizard 2.0

Price: $3,002.72-$3,538.92

https://www.fabn801.com/standard-lizardOpens in a new tab.

The XL RockLizard 2.0

Price: $3,538.92-$4,075.12

https://www.fabn801.com/xl-lizardOpens in a new tab.

The blade

Price: $4,825.80

https://www.fabn801.com/the-bladeOpens in a new tab.

Fabn801 4 Seat Chassis:

4-seater RockLizard

Price: $4,611.32-$4,933.04

https://www.fabn801.com/4-seaterOpens in a new tab.

Fabn801 Other Chassis:

The baby Rocklizard

Price: $2,144.80-$2,359.28

https://www.fabn801.com/baby-chassisOpens in a new tab.

About Fabn801

Husband and wife team Thomas Meiser and Jessica Meiser started Fabn801 in 2018. Since their creation, they have made a tangible impact in the rock crawling sector. They are a customer-focused and customer-driven company, and it is easy to see. Quality parts and quality performance for a price fit for all skill levels and experience.

Contact Fabn801

Website: Opens in a new tab.https://www.fabn801.comOpens in a new tab./Opens in a new tab.

Email: Opens in a new tab.fabn801@gmail.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: Parowan, Utah 84761

Instagram: Opens in a new tab.https://www.instagram.com/fabn801/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Fabn801Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: Opens in a new tab.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnhrPVwp73gSoah38KRjStAOpens in a new tab.


Sessions Motorsports

Sessions Motorsports Youtube:

Sessions Motorsports Models:

Sessions Motorsports 2 Seat Chassis:

The Outlaw

Price: Contact Sessions Motorsports

https://sessionsmotorsports.com/buggy-build-packages/base-chassis/Opens in a new tab.

Custom Builds:

Pricing: Contact Sessions Motorsports

Sessions Motorsports Custom Turnkey Builds

https://sessionsmotorsports.com/customer-projects/Opens in a new tab.

About Sessions Motorsports

Sessions Motorsports was first established over 15 years ago. They are known for building turnkey buggies and jeeps that are extremly capable. Do not worry if you’re not in the market for a full turnkey build, because they also have production chassis and rolling chassis available.

Contact Sessions Motorsports:

Website: Opens in a new tab.https://sessionsmotorsports.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: 970-493-6766

Email: Info@sessionsmotorsports.com

Address: 1308 Riverside Ave.  Suite A

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Instagram:Opens in a new tab. https://www.instagram.com/sessionsmotorsports/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sessionsmotorsports/?ref=br_rsOpens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2aO-CIskSGlA–4TsbDEw


645 Fabworx

645 Fabworx Truggy

645 Fabworx Models:

645 Fabworx 2 Seat Chassis:

645 Fabworx Truggy:

Price: $4800-$5600

https://www.645fabworx.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ehLLLXJj-G02zfXsffSxL3C8l9QABAO6enMw1i0nsJ4DBdLEhwdHuewoOpens in a new tab.

645 Fabworx 4 Seat Chassis:

Price: $4800-$5600

https://www.645fabworx.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ehLLLXJj-G02zfXsffSxL3C8l9QABAO6enMw1i0nsJ4DBdLEhwdHuewoOpens in a new tab.

About 645 Fabworx:

645 Fabworx had a grassroots start, a start with no intention on make a carreer from offroading. Like most of us, he had a hard time paying someone else to work on his build. He made the decision to buy the necessary tools to get the job done himself. Over many years of perfecting his craft, he began to do work for friends. Then custom work for friends turned into a successful business and an amazing refined chassis.

Contact 645 Fabworx:

Website: Opens in a new tab.http://www.645fabworx.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: (813) 779-3900

Email: 645fabworx@gmail.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: 3885 Correia Dr Zephyrhills, FL 33542Opens in a new tab.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/645fabworx/?fbclid=IwAR0DKPRg9UM84ByiUrOC4o5TzudzJDlLbTdi-H47S5aEODOdlF5WwOAmp_QOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/645Fabworx/Opens in a new tab.


Bomber Fabrication

Bomber Fabrication on Youtube:

Bomber Fabrication Models:

6 Bomber Fabrication 2 Seat Chassis:

Bomber 4130 CNC Chassis

Price: $7999.99

https://bomberfab.com/products/bomber-chassisOpens in a new tab.

Bomber Fab CNC Trail Chassis

Price: $4,499.99

https://bomberfab.com/products/bomber-fab-cnc-trail-chassisOpens in a new tab.

About Bomber Fabrication :

Bomber Fabrication was founded in 2009 by Randy Slawson. If you have ever seen an Ultra 4 4400 car or have seen King of Hammers on TV or in person, chances are you have seen many of their chassis, and chances are their chassis crossed the finish line.

Contact Bomber Fabrication:

Website: Opens in a new tab.https://bomberfab.com/Opens in a new tab.

Adress: Gardnerville, NV

Instagram: Opens in a new tab.https://www.instagram.com/bomberfabrication/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bomberfab/info?tab=page_infoOpens in a new tab.



Wide Open Design

Wide Open Design Youtube:

Wide Open Design Models:

Rock Bouncer X Chassis

Price: $6099.99-$8,879.95

https://www.wideopendesign.com/rock-bouncer-x-chassisOpens in a new tab.

JC Jeep Chassis for LJ

Price: $3899.99-$7,979.95

https://www.wideopendesign.com/jc-jeep-chassis-for-ljOpens in a new tab.

TJC Chassis for TJ

Price: $3,599.99-$7,679.95

https://www.wideopendesign.com/tjc-chassis-for-tjOpens in a new tab.

JC Chassis for CJ/YJ

Price: $3,599.99-$7,679.95

https://www.wideopendesign.com/jc-chassis-for-cj-yjOpens in a new tab.

Revolution 2.0 Rock Crawler Chassis

Price: $4,900.00-$7,579.96

https://www.wideopendesign.com/revolution-2-0-rock-crawler-chassisOpens in a new tab.

Revolution 2.0 Rock Crawler 4 Seat Chassis

Price: $5,900.00-$8,579.96

https://www.wideopendesign.com/revolution-2-0-rock-crawler-4-seat-chassisOpens in a new tab.

Revolution Rock Crawler Chassis with Jeep Hood and Grill

Price: $5,900.00-$8,579.96

https://www.wideopendesign.com/revolution-chassis-with-jeep-hood-and-grillOpens in a new tab.

Evolution Rock Crawler Chassis

Price: $4,900.00-$7,579.96

https://www.wideopendesign.com/evolution-rock-crawler-chassisOpens in a new tab.

Rock Bouncer Chassis

Price: $5,500.00-$8,179.96

https://www.wideopendesign.com/rock-bouncer-chassisOpens in a new tab.

Rock Bouncer Chassis For Rockwells

Price: $5,500.00-$7,679.97

https://www.wideopendesign.com/rock-bouncer-chassis-for-rockwells-1Opens in a new tab.

Rock Bouncer Chassis with Bypass Shocks

Price: $5,500.00-$7,679.97

https://www.wideopendesign.com/rock-bouncer-with-bypass-shocksOpens in a new tab.

Rock Bouncer Chassis For Rockwells and Bypass Shocks

Price: $5,500.00-$7,679.97

https://www.wideopendesign.com/rock-bouncer-chassis-for-rockwells-and-by-pass-shocks-1Opens in a new tab.

About Wide Open Design:

Wide Open Designs is an industry leader for rock crawler chassis. They offer a wide selection of chassis that are engineered by some of the best in the business.

Contact Wide Open Design:

Website: Opens in a new tab.https://www.wideopendesign.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: sales@wideopendesign.comOpens in a new tab.

Phone: (615) 962-9135Opens in a new tab.

Address: Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wideopendesign/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wideopendesign/Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/wideopendesignOpens in a new tab.


Partially Committed Racing

Partially Committed Racing Models:

Partially Committed 2 Seat Chassis:

Price: $6500.00 (Doors are an addon)

https://www.facebook.com/PartiallyCommittedRacing/Opens in a new tab.

Partially Committed 4 Seat Chassis:

Price: $7500.00 (Doors are an addon)

https://www.facebook.com/PartiallyCommittedRacing/Opens in a new tab.

Custom Builds:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/PartiallyCommittedRacing/aboutOpens in a new tab.

About Partially Committed Racing :

“Partially Committed Racing, based in Atlanta, GA brings together classic styling with up-to-date suspension in tough, easy to work on, easily customizable CNC-built chassis that can trail ride, rock race, or endurance race. We offer chassis in bare form, as rollers, or as turnkeys. Interior and external paneling, as well as all tabs and brackets, are laser cut and machine formed. We also are a dealer for almost all major parts for your build.” – Lee Ravenel

Contact Partially Committed Racing:

Phone: (704) 579-0497

Address: Atlanta, GA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partiallycommittedracing/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PartiallyCommittedRacing/aboutOpens in a new tab.


Busted Knuckle Offroad

Busted Knuckle Offroad Youtube:

Busted Knuckle Offroad Models:

PURE RACE Riot Chassis

Price: $5,300-$6,560

https://bustedknuckleoffroad.com/collections/chassis/products/pure-race-riot-chassis?variant=32111297200214Opens in a new tab.

RACE Riot Chassis

Price: $5,300-$6,560

https://bustedknuckleoffroad.com/collections/chassis/products/race-riot-chassis?variant=32111330721878Opens in a new tab.

Custom Builds

Price: Starting at $84,999.99

https://bustedknuckleoffroad.com/pages/the-ultimate-precision-built-rock-bouncerOpens in a new tab.

About Busted Knuckle Offroad

Jake Burkey is the owner of Busted Knuckle Fims, Busted Knuckle Offroad, and previously Jake Burkey racing. Him and his companies have been instrumental in the popularization of rock crawling and rock bouncing. If you’re looking for a company to team with to build exactly what you want. Busted Knuckle Offroad will go above and beyond.

Contact Busted Knuckle Offroad

Website: https://bustedknuckleoffroad.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: BurkeyRacing@gmail.com 

Address: 5270 AL HWY 69 South, Cullman, AL 35057

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jake.burkey.busted.knuckle/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BustedKnuckleOffRoadShop/Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BustedKnuckleVideoOpens in a new tab.


Section 2: Tube Chassis Kits

TMR Customs

TMR Customs Chassis

TMR Customs Models:

TMR Customs 2 Seat Chassis:

TMR Customs DIY Tube Chassis Kit

Price: $3999.95

https://www.tmrcustoms.com/products/tmr-customs-tube-chassis-kit-race-series-diyOpens in a new tab.

About TMR Customs

 “T” for Tim, “M” for Mike and “R” for Rogers.

The Rogers brothers started TMR customs 2008 – They are leaders in the community and offer a wide selection of parts and accessories.

Contact TMR Customs

Website: https://www.tmrcustoms.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: sales@tmrcustoms.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: 120 Harry Walker Pkwy
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B2,  Canada

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tmrcustoms/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tmrcustoms/Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TMRCUSTOMSOpens in a new tab.


Bent Fabrications

Bent Fabrications

Bent Fabrications Youtube:

Bent Fabrications Models:

Bent Fabrications 2 Seat Chassis:

CLIFFHANGER (CH2)

Price: $4200.00

Bent Fabrications Cliffhanger (CH2)

https://bentfabchassis.com/store/product/2020-cliffhanger/Opens in a new tab.

Bent Fabrications 3 Seat Chassis:

EEVO3R WAGON

Price: $5895.00

Bent Fabrications EEV03R

https://bentfabchassis.com/store/product/evo3r/Opens in a new tab.

About Bent Fabrications

Bent Fabrications is the kind of builder that knows no bounds. High octane, horsepower, and a unique well-built buggy. Bent Fabrications is a true asset to the offroad and rock crawling community.

Contact Bent Fabrications

Website: https://bentfabchassis.com/store/Opens in a new tab.

Website 2: Bent FabricationsOpens in a new tab.

Phone: (859) 396-4541

Address: Georgetown, KY 40324

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bentfabrications/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BentFabrications/Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BentFabricationsOpens in a new tab.


Goat Built

Goat Built Chassis

Goat Built Youtube channel:

Goat Built Models

Goat Built 2 Seat Complete Kit:

Price: Starting @ $11,200

https://goatbuilt.com/product/ibex-2-seat-complete-kit/Opens in a new tab.

Goat Built 4 Seat Complete Kit:

IBEX 4-Seat Complete Kit

Price: Starting @ $12,000

https://goatbuilt.com/product/ibex-4-seat-complete-kit/Opens in a new tab.

IBEX 2 Seat Chassis Kit

Price: $1,999.95-$4,599.95

https://goatbuilt.com/product-category/ibex/chassis/2-seat-chassis/Opens in a new tab.

IBEX 2 Seat Chassis Options:

IBEX 4 Seat Chassis Kit:

Price: $2,299.00-$4,499.95

https://goatbuilt.com/product/ibex-4-seat-chassis/Opens in a new tab.

IBEX 4 Seat Chassis Kit Options:

About Goat Built

Goat Built has been designing truly custom performance offroad parts for over 15 years now. With their team of engineers, they design world-class technology to push rock rods to another level.

Contact Goat Built

Website: https://goatbuilt.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: 262-295-1113

Email: sales@goatbuilt.com

Address: Goatbuilt 267 Wild Rose Rd, Genoa City WI 53128

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goatbuilt/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Goat-Built-232476493510814Opens in a new tab.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoatBuiltOpens in a new tab.


Miller Motorsports

Miller Motorsports on Youtube:

Miller Motorsports Models:

Race Kit:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://millerrockracing.com/c-83-pro-chassis-race-kit.htmlOpens in a new tab.

Pre Runner Kit:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://millerrockracing.com/c-137-pro-chassis-pre-runner-kit.htmlOpens in a new tab.

About Miller Motorsports:

Miller Motorsports is owned and operated by champion driver Erik Miller.

Contact Miller Motorsports:

Website: https://millerrockracing.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: info@millerrockracing.comOpens in a new tab.

Phone: 301-759-2592

Address: 13711 Van Horn Road
Cumberland, MD 21502

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/millermotorsportsllc/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/millermotorsports4421/Opens in a new tab.

WelderD

WelderD Models:

Custom Kit:

Price: Starting at $1200

https://www.welderd.com/Opens in a new tab.

About WelderD:

Owned by Travis Snider, WelderD does business a bit differently than others. Instead of producing a cookie-cutter chassis, they work one on one with you to build a kit exactly how you want.

Contact WelderD

Website: https://www.welderd.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email:

Address: PO Box 223 Moscow Mills, MO 63362

Instagram: travis@welderd.comOpens in a new tab.



Section 3: Custom Chassis Builders

CutlerFab

CutlerFab Models

CutlerFab 2 Seat Chassis:

Price: Contact CutlerFab

https://www.facebook.com/cutlerfab/?ref=page_internalOpens in a new tab.

CutlerFab Custom Builds:

Price: Contact CutlerFab

https://www.facebook.com/cutlerfab/?ref=page_internalOpens in a new tab.

About CutlerFab

“I joke that CutlerFab is a boutique buggy shop. All custom, no two alike. Fabrication is more a love than a labor.” – Mike Cutler

Contact CutlerFab

Email: matthewcutler@live.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: Mount Airy, NC 27030

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cutlerfab/?ref=page_internalOpens in a new tab.


Boen Built

Boen Built on Youtube:

Boan Built Models

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/Boen-built-114449467123445/Opens in a new tab.

About Boen Built

Boen Built is a custom rock crawler fabrication company owned by Jake Boen. It is easy to see the passion in Boan Builts projects.

Contact Boen Built

Website: http://Boenbuilt.weebly.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: (480) 438-5797

Address: Tempe, AZ

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Boen-built-114449467123445/Opens in a new tab.


Sasquatch Motorsports

Sasquatch Motorsports Models

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/SasquatchMotorsportsLLC/Opens in a new tab.

Contact Sasquatch Motorsports

Email: sasquatchmotorsportsllc@gmail.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: 526 commerce st unit108

Hurricane, UT 84737

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SasquatchMotorsportsLLC/Opens in a new tab.


Jesse Haines Fabrication

Jesse Haines Fabrication Youtube:

Jesse Haines Fabrication Models:

JHF Buggy:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.jessehainesfab.com/jhf-chassis.aspxOpens in a new tab.

Contact Jesse Haines Fabrication

Website: https://www.jessehainesfab.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: sales@jessehainesfab.com

Address: 43 River Vista Dr
Dayton, Nevada 89403

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capitalonespark/Opens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jessehainesfab/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/americommerceOpens in a new tab.


M & M Off Road

M & M Off Road Models:

Price: Contact Manufacture

https://www.facebook.com/MandMfab/?ref=page_internalOpens in a new tab.

Contact M & M Off Road

Website: http://www.mandmfab.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: 336-909-2076

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MandMfab/?ref=page_internal


Trent Fabrication

Trent Fabrication on Youtube:

Trent Fabrication Models:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/Trent-Fabrication-157703884282872/?ref=page_internalOpens in a new tab.

Contract Trent Fabrication

Website: https://trentfab.us/Opens in a new tab.

Email: trentfab@sbcglobal.netOpens in a new tab.

Address: 34 Hardy Dr Sparks, NV 89431

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trent_fabrication/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Trent-Fabrication-157703884282872/?ref=page_internal


Tribe16

Tribe16 on Youtube:

Tribe16 Models:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/tribe4x4/Opens in a new tab.

Contract Tribe16:

Website: http://www.tribe-16.com/Opens in a new tab.

Email: adam@tribe4x4.comOpens in a new tab.

Address: 7709 Maplewood Ave North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetribe16/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tribe4x4/


Get Bent Fabrication Works

Get Bent Fabrication Works Models

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/Get-Bent-Fabrication-Works-349185278460405/Opens in a new tab.

Contact Get Bent Fabrication Works

Address: 88 P and S Ln Newcastle, CA 95658

Email: getbentfabworks@yahoo.comOpens in a new tab.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getbentfabworks/?hl=enOpens in a new tab.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Get-Bent-Fabrication-Works-349185278460405/


Liberty Mountain Fabrication

Liberty Mountain Fabrication on Youtube:

Liberty Mountain Fabrication Models:

Price: Contract Manufactuer

https://www.facebook.com/Liberty-Mountain-Fabrication-200910915730/Opens in a new tab.

Contact Liberty Mountain Fabrication:

Website: http://www.libertymountainfabrication.com/Opens in a new tab.

Address: Hwy 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410

Email: libertymtnfab@yahoo.comOpens in a new tab.


Bent Fabrication

Bent Fabrication Models:

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.bentfabaz.com/Articles.asp?ID=255Opens in a new tab.

Contact Bent Fabrication

Address: 7339 W Union Hills Dr

Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (480)326-0855

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bentfabaz

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bentfabaz/Opens in a new tab.


Brink Fabrication

Brink Fabrication Models

Price: Contact Manufacturer

https://www.facebook.com/brinkfabmotorsports/Opens in a new tab.

Contact Brink Fabrication

Website: http://brinkfab.com/Opens in a new tab.

Phone: +1 403-304-0024

Address: 6-4127 Henry St Red Deer, AB, Canada T4S2A8

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/brinkfabmotorsports/


Are tube chassis safe?

Compared to its counterpart; tub and frame. Tube chassis is by far the safest platform to build an offroad vehicle. Tube chassis is engineered for performance, and safety if rolled. Whereas a converted on-road vehicle like a Jeep Wrangler is designed and engineered for high-speed collisions and aerodynamics.

The problem with tube chassis is it could be hard to title and register one to be street legal.

Are tube chassis street legal?

In their pure form, no. A Tube chassis is not street legal. That is not to say it is not possible to title and register a tube chassis. It has been done thousands of times over the years. There are a couple of strategies to get a tube chassis registered to be street legal.

One of the key ways is to use a VIN number from a vehicle that has been grandfathered in, something that does not need to be emissions tested or safety tested. This all really depends on the state and county you reside in. Some are easier and some are tougher to accomplish this goal.

Even though it is possible to make a tube chassis street legal, it does not mean it will be exactly safe. Like previously stated a tube chassis is designed to roll, they are not designed to handle a collision.

My tube chassis has a dent, what should I do?

If you have a minor dent on a roll cage or tube chassis the best way to resolve it is something called “slugging”.

Slugging Guide:

1) Cut the damaged tube on both sides

2) Cut a coupler out of DOM (Or the material that is applicable) that is the same size as your current roll cage/chassis.

3) Cut another piece of DOM that has an outside diameter that is slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the coupler.

4) Tack weld the coupler to the inserts.

5) Slide the inserts into the roll cage or chassis.

6) Weld and rosette each side making sure to penetrate all three materials.

Where can I get tube chassis blueprints?

Contacting a custom tube chassis builder is the best plan of action for acquiring tube chassis blueprints. The next best plan of action is learning software called bend tech to create your own chassis at home.

What steel is used for tube chassis?

By far the most commons metals used for tube chassis are the following:

  • DOM
  • Chromoly
  • HREW

What is the strongest tubing?

The strongest common tubing to use for a tube chassis is Chromoly. Chromoly has its corks, but overall if you’re looking to race competitively, Chromoly is the answer.

What is the difference between a chassis and a frame?

You will commonly find a frame on vehicles like trucks, SUVs, and sometimes sedans. As far as offroad is concerned vehicles like a Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are both body on frame vehicles. There are not any manufactures making production vehicles on tube chassis currently.

A tube chassis is an engineered “frame” and roll cage made out of round or square tubing.

Is round or square tubing stronger?

For the most part, pound for pound. Round tubing is stronger than square tubing. That is not to say square tubing does not have its place offroad. While not as strong pound for pound, square tubing is still extremely strong. It also could be less expensive to use square tubing as the “Frame” of the chassis rather than round tubing.

Which is stronger pipe or tubing?

Pipe is used to carry liquids and gas across distances; it is not structural in any way. Tubing is a structural type of material specifically designed for the job. Pipe should never be used on a tube chassis.

Is Dom stronger than HREW?

DOM is stronger than HREW.

HREW is a welded type tubing – it can be identified quickly by a seem across the length of the tube. While HREW is plenty strong in its own right and made from a 1010 alloy. DOM is drawn of mandrel and made from 1026 alloy.

Is Chromoly stronger than DOM?

Chromoly is stronger than DOM.

DOM is drawn over mandrel and made from a 1026 alloy. Chromoly is a chrome-alloy, which is stronger pound for pound but all more brittle, meaning Chromoly does not take impacts all that well.

Can I use pipe for tube chassis?

No, pipe is used to carry liquids and gasses. Pipe is not meant is not designed to be structural in any capcity.

Can I use HREW for tube chassis?

While HREW definitely could be used successfully to build a tube chassis, it is important to oversize both diameter and thickness when designing a chassis with HREW.

For example, a great place to use HREW in a chassis would be a rectangular frame for the base of the build. I myself would not design the entire chassis with HREW, it becomes too heavy too quickly.

Why is Chromoly hard to work with?

Since Chromoly is made from a chrome-alloy, differents steps and care need to be taken when welding. While it is possible to weld Chromoly with a MIG machine, the best results are realized when using TIG. TIG on any project will increase labor substantially.

What size DOM should I use for a chassis?

Sizing the diameter for DOM tubing for a chassis really depends on the overall goals of the build. Do you plan to rock crawl, rock bounce, or rock race? How heavy will the vehicle be? What drivetrain are you planning to use?

The most common sizes are 1.5″-2″ DOM.

What thickness DOM should I use for a chassis?

Like when sizing the diameter of tubing to use. You also want to ask the same questions when sizing wall thickness of DOM tubing. There is always a question of should I go with a larger diameter and smaller wall thickness or should I go with a heavier wall thickness and a smaller diameter.

Overall it is usually best to go with a middle ground of tube diameter and wall thickness. A 1.75″ DOM diameter with a .120 wall thickness will make a great platform for a lightweight buggy.

The most common wall thicknesses are .120 wall-.250 wall.

How much does a rock crawler weigh?

Rock crawlers usually weigh between 1500-5000 pounds on average.

How much does a tube chassis weigh?

A tube chassis will weigh between 250-1000 pounds on average.

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