For the past few decades, Fatman Fabrications has been building top quality chassis for the classic truck marketplace. Since they opened shop in 1985, they now offer a chassis for many popular trucks, such as '37-59 Chevys and '32-66 Fords. Each chassis is built using 3/16-inch wall rectangular 1020 SAE steel tubing, generally in a 2x5-inch size for strength. Mandrel bent sections join to the main framerails with internally doubled joints to provide very nice kick-ups over the rearend. Fatman's chassis feature Stainless IFS, standard on all chassis, along with 9-inch rearends mounted on coilovers and rear 4-bars. Engine and trans mounts, and floor mounted pedal assemblies, are also standard. Each chassis also includes the proper body, bed, bumper, and sheetmetal mounts for easy fit. Besides the standard options, Fatman will also outfit your chassis with QA1 Pro coilovers; Air Ride Technologies airbags; and Wilwood, Baer, or ECI brakes.
Chris Alston's Chassisworks has been building custom chassis since 1975, and still to this day can provide anyone with a chassis suited for their vehicle. Although Chassiswork's doesn't stock replacement chassis for the truck market, they will build one to order for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks, '48 to present. All chassis are manufactured from mandrel bent 4x2x0.120-inch box tube. All frames can be ordered factory welded with 41/2- or 6-inch frame clearance, or they can be sent in an unassembled kit form complete with assembly diagrams. Chassis feature 4-inch exhaust ports, IFS, and rack-and-pinion steering. From there options run deep, including coilovers, Air Ride Technology Shockwaves, springs, brake kits, FAB9 housing, ladder bar, four-link rear suspension, antiroll bars, and more.
Chris Alston's Chassisworks
No Limit Engineering builds custom chassis for various trucks, including '47-54 Chevy, '55-59 Chevy, '48-52 F-1 Ford, '53-56 F-100, and '67-72 Chevy. Depending on the vehicle, all No Limit chassis are 2x4-inch or 2x6-inch main rails. All rails, crossmembers, and supports are 3/16-inch thick material. Most chassis feature round tube sub-structures for additional bracing and strength. All of their chassis include: body, bed, core support, motor, transmission, and bumper mounts-to make the buildup process as easy as possible. All base chassis include No Limit's Wide Ride IFS. However, for those looking to go the extra distance, No Limit offers their Fatbar 4-Bar. No Limit also offers high-kick rear framerails at no extra charge. Other options include air-ride suspension, big brakes, fuel tanks, plumbing packages, and custom powdercoating in over 50 colors.
No Limit Engineering