Our Services

Chassis, extensions, modifications & more

We offer three standard dual cab chassis extensions which can be completed within the week; bring your ute in on Monday and you can drive it away for that weekend on Friday. Or you can drop your ute off on a Thursday and we will have it road legal by Wednesday so there is minimal down time for you and your tools.

Have a look at our Extended Ford Ranger with it’s 300mm stretched chassis, this allows you to fit the King Cab tub on it, making one tuff looking ute. Or we can build you a stretched Hilux, Navara, BT-50 or any other dual cab you can think of.

Chassis strengthening
From $500

Chassis Strengthening

  • Laser cut 350mpa 4mm steel
  • Stitched and rosette welded for maximum strength
  • Fully sealed to stop water/dirt getting in
  • Will never fail

Chassis strengthening is a must for all people who are fully loading their ute. How many times have you seen pictures or heard the horror stories about 4×4’s “snapping” or breaking in half in the middle of nowhere? Aside from the obvious possibility of it causing a major accident, this leads to a disappointing holiday and heartache getting your vehicle home or making an insurance claim. The likelihood is that you may have overloaded your vehicle so your insurance company won’t pay out and you may be left with the cost of recovering the vehicle, this can be anywhere from $1,000’s to $10,000’s when in really remote locations.

Cover yourself with one of our chassis strengthening kits. These kits are made from laser cut 4-6mm 350mpa steel plate, stitched and rosette welded to your chassis for maximum strength while retaining you torsional chassis flex for maximum off-road drivability. Depending on your application our plates can go in just the necessary places or you can choose to have a full length strengthener fitted for the unbreakable chassis.

All our plates are painted prior to welding on, then fully sealed before being given a coat of 2 pack polyurethane automotive chassis paint for peace of mind.  We’ve found this technique stops the dirt and water getting in.  We can also under-seal your chassis, or the whole car if you have a habit of going out bush all the time and want the peace of mind that rust wont creep in.

Each chassis is checked for straightness before these plates are welded in for maximum peace of mind and will allow you to push your car beyond its limits without failing.

Chassis repairs

Chassis Repairs

Have you had your chassis checked after your last trip, likelihood is that if you push your 4wd you are likely to damage the chassis, this is not a problem, we can fix it up for you, whether it is twisted, cracked, snapped, bent we can get you back on the road with minimal down time.

GVM upgrade

GVM upgrade

Gross Vehicle Mass – how much your vehicle can weigh when it is fully loaded. As you may know dual cab utes can all carry around the 1 ton mark, what a lot of people don’t realise is that refers to the dry weight before you add a driver, fuel, bull-bar, dual batteries, fridge, mud tyres, need we go on?

The end result is that most 4wd’s are overweight, the good news is that you are usually only around 10% over unless you’re taking the kitchen sink. Amongst other things, the worst news is that if your vehicle is overweight and you need to make a warranty or insurance claim the manufacturer/insurance company will very happily refuse that claim based on you being over the GVM.

With all chassis extensions we recommend that you up the GVM as naturally you will add extra weight if you are adding extra junk. We offer many different types of GVM upgrade using different types of components and manufacturers. The most common GVM upgrade is the Lovells 10% GVM upgrade, talk to us about fitting one to your vehicle while it is in for its chassis extension. We can always fit it at a later date however it make sense to add it all at the same time and make a big saving on engineering fees.

Dual cab conversions

Dual cab conversions

Have you been thinking about building the ultimate 4WD tourer? For this you will need live axles and coil springs, step up the Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol dual cab conversion.

We can complete a dual cab or king cab conversion using our intricate and immaculately finished rear wall with curved sides and internal bracing to any ladder chassis wagon of your choice. To really get the most out of these weapons you need to extend the chassis, how much is up to you and we will guide you with what will fit your needs, 600mm is the shortest useable extension and 850mm is as long as we like to go. Take a look at my daily drive Dual Cab Patrol with an extended wheelbase of 650mm.

Are you brave enough to take on something different, we have got some designs for a VW Amarok extended chassis, an FJ Cruiser Style Side pickup conversion with or without the convertible roof or what about a Monster Ford Everest build. You will love our ideas if you have something different you’d like to build, so just give us a call.

Interested?

Give us a call to discuss your options and find out how we can help make you a vehicle that will last a lifetime…

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