Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

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Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby gbeck » Tue 17 Jan 2012 8:33 pm

Long shot I know but has anyone in the south west got/know of either a usable stage 1 chassis or a complete vehicle with a decent chassis - if not there may be quite a lot of parts on here soon!

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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby justamin » Wed 18 Jan 2012 2:11 pm

You'll be hard pressed to find an original stage one chassis anywhere. BHowever you can use any series 3 chassis and change the mounts etc over. This one's not cheap and appears to have had a V8 and its not far from you - any good? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Series-3-Land ... 19ccba8c0f
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby gbeck » Wed 18 Jan 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks for your reply. Yeah I've started to realise they're a bit rare!!! I've been quoted a whopping £2300 inc vat and carriage for a new chassis which is a bit steep. It's annoying because the front half of the chassis is perfect but the back half is rotten beyond sensible repair and already been patched (badly). I'm not 100% sure but I think the standard series and the stage 1 chassis are quite different - steering box mounts, front dumb irons and most of the crossmembers are different and i think there's an extra front one but i'm not sure of that. Does anyone know if it's legal to weld a decent standard series back half to my front half???
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby justamin » Thu 19 Jan 2012 1:33 pm

It is legal, yes. The one in the link I sent you is a heavy duty chassis like yours with the extended spring hangers, so either a military or a 1-ton chassis. In truth there aren't a huge amount of differences in a "standard" chassis and a stage one, just bracketry which can easily be changed from one to the other. If you a competant fabricator/welder making a good chassis up with yours shouldn't be a problem, just takes time!
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby justamin » Thu 19 Jan 2012 3:12 pm

Just so you realise, a standard half chassis will not be right as the rear spring hangers will be different as the half chassis is for a SWB model :?
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby gbeck » Thu 19 Jan 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks - that's great advice. Welding and fabrication isn't a problem, I can easily weld the two halves together now I know you're allowed to. I will check out that one on e-bay and maybe go have a look.
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby justamin » Tue 24 Jan 2012 5:53 pm

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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby gbeck » Tue 24 Jan 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks Justamin
That's just what I'm looking for!

Cheers for your help it's much appreciated.
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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby gbeck » Sun 12 Feb 2012 11:06 pm

Hi mate
Just thought I'd let you know I bought that chassis. It's been home a week and it's had two new outriggers, a new section welded in to the dumb iron and it;s off to be shot blasted this week. Won't be too long before the ol' girls back on the road!

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Re: Stage 1 V8 Chassis 109

Postby justamin » Mon 13 Feb 2012 8:44 am

Glad to be of service! Best of luck and hopefully see you in her later this tear!
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