Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Re: Real world benifits of frame boxing and stiffening
Thanks Ramey, I'm really stoked you like it, I'll be getting some of your HD front swaybar mounts soon.
The HPI Customs kit is worth the money and I would of went that way if it wasn't for the cost and time involved in shipping it here.
My frame work set me back $1500 all up, I was quoted between $3000-$4500 by the top custom shops over here as it was such a rare oddball chassis (why did I buy an Olds), that isn't the same as a Chevelle as one guy told me. The guy that did all the fabrication and welding worked at Bunnings Hardware, the downturn over here has all the top tradesmen working there. He was great and even borrowed a laser level to check it before I got it back.
My body needs to be lifted 1/8'-1/4" as I made sure the drive line angle was near perfect before the gearbox crossmember mounts were welded in.
Because I wanted to run the Olds crossmember and have a stock look it hits the floor on either side.
I was even surprised at how much the frame weighs even with all the extra steel in it.