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Old January 12th, 2016, 12:16 AM
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Who's selling galvy chassis?

Which vendors are currently importing and selling galvy chassis in the US? And what brands are they selling?

I've done a bunch of research, but it's certainly not exhaustive. It's clear that Rovers North is selling chassis, but not sure of the manufacturer. Maybe someone can clarify.

Anyone else have updated (and/or verified) info?
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Old January 12th, 2016, 01:01 AM
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Safari HP sells Marsland which is the best imho
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Defenders Northwest. They sell Richards Chassis. I bought one from them and it's awesome.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 08:15 PM
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Any others?
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Old January 12th, 2016, 08:42 PM
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Atlantic British sells them for 90's. Not sure who's they sell.
ULC has them too but seems like you might want to ask around before buying from them.
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Just remembered another one: D.A.P. in Springfield, VT sells galvi ones too.
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We(Rovers North) sell Marsland for all our defender chassis, there's no comparison between that and the Richards if you're comparing them bare. We sell Richards for series because Marsland doesn't do series anymore.
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We(Rovers North) sell Marsland for all our defender chassis, there's no comparison between that and the Richards if you're comparing them bare. We sell Richards for series because Marsland doesn't do series anymore.
Is Marsland able to do hybrid chassis (eg, a 300tdi 110 w/ a steel fuel tank option)?
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Is Marsland able to do hybrid chassis (eg, a 300tdi 110 w/ a steel fuel tank option)?
Yes they are.
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We(Rovers North) sell Marsland for all our defender chassis, there's no comparison between that and the Richards if you're comparing them bare. We sell Richards for series because Marsland doesn't do series anymore.
Hi Zach, can you expand on that a bit--what makes a Marsland better than a Richards?
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Construction and build quality. If you put the two next to each other it's obvious, harder to explain on the internet
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Construction and build quality. If you put the two next to each other it's obvious, harder to explain on the internet
From Marsland website:

"Main legs are in pressed pieces as original made from 2mm steel with 3mm stiffeners fitted and spotwelded internally for added strength where outriggers and suspension mounting points are fitted, effectively giving you 5mm of material where most needed."

From Richards website:

"Our chassis are made using 2.5mm side rails which are 25% heavier than the standard 2.00mm rails. Overall this gives a small increase in the vehicle weight but has a massive effect on the long term durability of the chassis."

It sounds like the reason that Richards is not made like they were in the factory is because they use 2.5mm steel vs 2mm at marsland.




Zack, did you sell both of them in the early 90's, or just one? My series has a RN galvy chassis put in in 92 and its in good shape.
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From Marsland website: "Main legs are in pressed pieces as original made from 2mm steel with 3mm stiffeners fitted and spotwelded internally for added strength where outriggers and suspension mounting points are fitted, effectively giving you 5mm of material where most needed." From Richards website: "Our chassis are made using 2.5mm side rails which are 25% heavier than the standard 2.00mm rails. Overall this gives a small increase in the vehicle weight but has a massive effect on the long term durability of the chassis." It sounds like the reason that Richards is not made like they were in the factory is because they use 2.5mm steel vs 2mm at marsland. Zack, did you sell both of them in the early 90's, or just one? My series has a RN galvy chassis put in in 92 and its in good shape.
Sweet -So the Marsland chassis are internally butted?

While apples to oranges - higher end bike frames use butted tubing as the weight to strength ratio is much better as well as the flex / force distribution.

Both should be better than stock LR save for a Perentie.

I have a RN/Marsland and have been happy with it. Things lined and matched up well and that galvy finish :D
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I wouldn't say butted. That implies it is a single piece formed to different thicknesses. Id say laminated, sandwiched, internal gusset, or has a backing plate, etc. -Jeff
Should have added a smiley on my post. Internal gusset would be a better description but butted just sounds cooler, haha
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