DIY Chassis kits

Looking for a kit you can build at home?

Our DIY kits are laser notched and CNC bent and come flat packed for you to assemble at home. Its the most affordable way to get into a chassis!

Its as easy as clicking the chassis you like, adding the bracing you want, add the brackets you need and waiting on the FedEx guy like a kid waits on Christmas. Click the link to get started configuring your new chassis in the store, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Tim@Bentfabrications.com if you have questions about which chassis is right for you.

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2 chassis kits to choose from, but which one is the right choice for your build?  Lets compare the 2 options to help you decide.

The Cliffhanger is going to be the go to choice for universal appeal.  First off, its price point at $2350 for the base chassis should allow anyone out there with the fab skills needed to complete a rig get into a platform that looks great and has all the hard work already done.  From the bottom up, the subframe is the same width front and rear, allowing the engine to be centered for pass and driver drop transfer cases that can clock mostly flat, and will allow people to set these up rear engine if desired.  The rub rail is more of a standard layout, but does narrow in from the front of the seat to the back, still allowing the +2 seats to fit.  The single B-Pillar is moved back just a little more to give that little extra room for the big guys too. The unique front shock hoop that gives the chassis its name makes setting up standard 14” shocks right on top of the axle a breeze while allowing axles as narrow as stock Toyota’s at 57.5” WMS work just fine, yet be just as comfortable with your full width 1 ton axles.  In the rear, a 16” shock will mount directly on the axle or on trailing arms for those wanting to get to the rocks faster.  The top is extended back just a few inches to give those bigger guys just a touch more room as well.  The bent windshield tube gives the chassis style to match the front shock hoop. The front is designed to fit your V8, so of course it will fit your smaller V6 and 4 cylinders easily, even your big long 4.0 will set right in there. If your after a pretty standard build with a little style thrown into the mix, the Cliffhanger is going to fit your needs.

The CK1, although very similar in overall size, is meant for the truly hard core crawlers and trail breakers out there. The differences are subtle, but will play a big part in helping you dominate the competition.  The subframe is shaped specifically for front engine designs and the front frame shape will hold your LS for those that want to party, so you know your turbo 4 cylinder will fit as the concept for this chassis is to fit into the trail class front engine, 2 seat, rear steer class in rock crawling events.  With that in mind, I raised the rub rail of the chassis for more clearance in the rocks, as well as brought the front tube work up 4” to accommodate the axle location when running portal axles and extremely high steering setups.  The foot well remains wide enough to be comfortable on the trails, but narrows down even farther than the Cliffhanger as the chassis slides to the back of the seats to be just 48″ wide.  The cockpit is slightly smaller, but the seat angle is reclined just a touch more.  The front shock is designed to ride on the lower part of the portal C, allowing it to be mounted down on the chassis 3” lower for maximum visibility in the front (shock brackets can locate the shocks up for standard axles easily though).  The added C pillar or double B, aids in safety for those lines that failure could have catastrophic results, so you know your safe.  The top windshield tube is moved to the top plane of the roof to aid in visibility to plan your attack looking up to the obstacle ahead.  The price is a little higher because simply put, it has features that just aren’t in any other chassis’s out there.  It is the evolution of the sport, for those that are truly ready to push the limits.

These kits are notched by laser, tabbed to fit into each other, CNC bent to perfection and ready for you to MIG or TIG. You won’t find a better kit on the market, so what are you waiting for?