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Old 01-01-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Cutting Chassis

Has anyone cut and glued a stock chassis?

Either making it longer or shorter.

My question is what glue was used? and How strong was the joint afterwards?

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The suggestion would be dont do it.
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Any suggestions?

I have done my share of composite chassis cutting... epoxy and CA are your adhesives of choice. Zap makes a great 5 minute epoxy (clear) that can be mixed with ground up composite to further strengthen it. CA of the slow variety should be used for working time, and your primary adhesive. The epoxy is a final adhesive/gap filler. Prep is most important... accuracy is key. It has been done in both on and offroad applications, so strength isnt a problem... as long as you dont do anything that would have broken the original chassis to begin with. Making your cut in an area that has alot of reinforcement will be better in the long run... but makes for a time consuming project. As far as woven graphite plate being cut... i wouldnt recommend it.

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