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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Tube Chassis

I was watching a re-run of extreme 4x4, and they were building a tube chassis for that little Zuke they built a while back... got me thinking... has anyone done a tube chassis for a defender?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a tube chassis? they certainly LOOK cool

Has anyone tried it?

Does anyone have a Solid Works plan put together ? I would love to see it.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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does anybody ever try googling things before they post?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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thanks for the reply... extremely helpful

isn't the point of a "forum" to be able to go to the experts and get advise?? I did a google search and I couldn't find all my answers... so I went to the "experts" here...

I apologize for inconveniencing you "leastonce" I will be sure to preface all my post from now on with a disclaimer: "I have already googled it and I still have questions"
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Old February 25th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Performance & Protection, Whitbread Off-Road & I think ORA in the UK have built them for customers.

Second pic in this linky : http://www.ppcages.com/?page_id=106&pid=391#WPshowroom
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The only one I know of off the top of my head is Rockware: http://www.rockware.net/rr.html

I'm sure there are some racers in the UK that have done it.

Also search on the Rover forum on Pirate and some archives here for Buck and Lane's builds. Not quite buggy but close.
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awesome... thanks guys...
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thanks for the reply... extremely helpful

isn't the point of a "forum" to be able to go to the experts and get advise?? I did a google search and I couldn't find all my answers... so I went to the "experts" here...

I apologize for inconveniencing you "leastonce" I will be sure to preface all my post from now on with a disclaimer: "I have already googled it and I still have questions"

I googled "tube Chassis Land Rover" Theres a thread in Pirate, lots of images, videos, a link to Rockware (gee)

Surprised not to see anything to Bowler, but perhaps thats on another one of the ten pages.
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You can purchase the Bowler in parts and pieces but it becomes a bit pricey.
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And rockware is just down in the springs
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And rockware is just down in the springs
yea... that is really cool... I love their stuff.
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http://www.ppcages.com/?page_id=129

anyone know what one of these would cost? Just the tube chassis with nothing on it... ?? What would it be to get it shipped over here??

Has anyone used one of these?!? Would love to see some pictures...

thanks!
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Hi Phillip,

your looking at 2500 + freight of a 180KG package unless someone has a container with space going over.

Regards all.
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