If you can zoom in on the scale enough.. it's 350.4kg (772.5lbs). much lighter than I had thought it would be. But I opted for the thinner top since it's primary function will be bolting fixture pieces down, vs fabrication, beating and banging.
Light weight compared to mine. 😂😂😂 mine just over double. 🤦🏻♂️
You would be very surprised how easy it is to build a cad designed jig table using re machined tube split clamps bolted to the table to hold bars in place. Lay tube in the saddle and tighten the top clamp and tubr is locked in place. Easy, very easy to replicate that way.
Thinking about a BFR chassis? . We do have a support group on Facebook to help everyone out while building your buggy! Purchasing the kit is just the start of the build, part of the advantage of buying a kit is that during your build, you have people you can go to with any questions and ideas as you go, you also have me that you can talk to directly as well to make sure your on the right track! It cuts all the hassle of building a buggy and makes the process less stressful and fun like it should be. . I like to think that your going to spend the same amount of money either way, would you rather spend it with a guarantee it's going to look and perform the way you expect, or gamble that your hard earned money and design work is going to meet your expectations? . www Facebook.com/groups/bentfabchassissupport . BFR #bentfabrications#cliffhanger#Ch2#chassis#diychassiskits#lasercoped#cncbent#rockrods#crawler#rockcrawling#rockcrawlingisback#buggy#buggylife#supercrawl#ultra4#ultra4racing#wemakecoolkids... See MoreSee Less
ONE DAY ONLY! End of year flash sale! . I've got a few people that I know want to be in on this run, so I'm offering one last chance for any other stragglers.. Everyone in this run will ship out end of January! . Head over to the website today to get your order placed! . bentfabchassis.com/store/product/2020-cliffhanger/ . Any additional bracketry or options will come from me directly. Don't forget we have a support group over on Facebook to help out all owners as well as direct contact with myself for any questions along the way. Don't hesitate to get ahold of me with any questions about your build if your considering a chassis. Call or text 859-396-4541 or DM, or email Tim@BentFabrications.com ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have any pictures of the Cliff Hanger chassis as a complete vehicle... I'm sure it here on face book somewhere but I'm an inpatient surfer. Any chance you have a completed one I could sit in? I live in PA but am in Lexington once or twice a year
As things evolve, more and more "shop time" is doing the same things you'd be doing with tools in the shop on the PC instead. When you look at models built in Solid Works, each step you'd do with the real thing in the shop is also done in the program to make it manufacturable. Figure out length, locate bends, determine how the tube will interact with other tubes and be notched.. all the way down to trimming the notches as if you were cleaning it up with a grinder after the whole saw went through. It's a process that takes time, but once it's done, your ready for production! . What can we build for you? . #BentFabrications #BFR#SolidWorks #shoptime #shoplife #CNC #timesarechanging #FabricationEvolved #wemakecoolkids... See MoreSee Less
Would you choose 16", 19", or 25" of suspension travel? . With the Cliffhanger kits, you have plenty of choices on how you'd like to set it up! Crawling to hauling, air shocks directly on portal axles to trailing arms with bypasses.. every kit comes with support setting up your suspension to ensure it'll perform the way it should! It's peace of mind knowing performance is part of the package. . Did you order yours yet? www.BentFabChassis.com . Questions about your build? Don't hesitate to give me a shout in DM, email Tim@BentFabrications.com, or pick up the phone and call 8593964541 . #BFR #BentFabrications #Cliffhanger #Chassis #Chassiskits #DIY #CAD#lasercut #CNCbent #crawler#rockcrawler#rockcrawlingisback #RockCrawlingEvolved #rockrods#trailkiller#hillkiller#ultra4racing #ultra4#wemakecoolkids... See MoreSee Less
Have a look at the new BFR World Headquarters! . No, it's not a new shop. I just finally forced myself to take a little time between projects and actually do something for myself. It's super easy to get in the grind and just keep piling stuff into your workspace. Before you know it, you realize stuff is setting around that will never be utilized.. clearing the clutter feels awesome, and future pictures of projects can be more focused on the project itself with way less chaos in the background. As we slightly shift gears with my business model Into more and more DIY parts, I know how much time will be in front of those 40" monitors, having a clean fresh space that's comfortable makes the long hours so much easier. . Tearing one side of the shop completely apart was an eye opener to how much had accumulated and how dirty even a clean shop really is. We insulated the walls, put up foe brick finishes behind the computer area to match the back of the shop, and scored on some 30 year old roofing metal from a local barn that was torn down. It changed the feel in the shop in a huge way! I found a killer cabinet to house the organizer bins, did a little rearanging, painted all the tool boxes a matching black, and set up some sweet lighting as well as built the shop a new sign! There's even some new tooling on the way from @wrightcncusa and @weldtables to increase capabilities and turnaround times on ultra custom one off parts and production. . We are going into 2020 with a BANG launching the new Cliffhanger series chassis line and more options than ever coming soon! . What can we build for you? . #BFR #BentFabrications #shoplife#shoptalk#renovation#newtools#comingsoon#wrightcnc#weldtables#fab101#weldporn #CNC #Solidworks #thatsmeontheTV #wemakecoolkids @ Bent Fabrications ... See MoreSee Less
Those chassis lines... . Style that comes from function, it's a minimalistic chassis that's designed to give you an unfair advantage in performance. . The ability to design in 3D and have CNC equipment laser cope and bend out the chassis, gives us an opportunity to introduce elements into the chassis design that just aren't feasable to try to consistently reproduce by hand. It allows us to redefine what a chassis can be and offer it in kit form. . If your looking for another chassis to compare too.. there isn't one. When you see one, you'll realize this is truly in a class of its own. Take advantage of the current preorder sale now through Dec 6th to save $500 if you'd like to be in on the first run! . Head over to www.BentFabChassis.com to place your order! . Hit me up with any questions, I'd love to get you in one. We have additional brackets for suspension for the chassis as well as axles available to take all the guesswork out if performance, as well as many other brackets and fixture kits coming soon. We can also build rollers to turn key in house as well. . #BFR#bentfabrications#cliffhanger#DIYKits#crawler#rockcrawler#rockcrawlingisback#trailkiller#hillkiller#prerunner#portals#portalrevolution#buggylife#buggy#werock#werocklive#supercrawl#ultra4#betterbydesign#wemakecoolkids... See MoreSee Less
@motionraceworks makes a good point.. do you have you winter project lined out? It's time! Let's get you in a BFR DIY chassis kit and you might even have enough extra time over the holidays for a few nice campfires.😎 . www.BentFabChassis.com... See MoreSee Less
Are you guys ready for the new Cliffhanger kits? Portals or standard axles, crawling, trail riding, hill killing, or prerunning, it's the chassis that can be set up for whatever terrain you want to kill!
Be humble. Bitter posts about your customers isn’t going to help portray your side of the story. More likely going to steer customers away. Too bad things went down the way they did. Don’t let them drag you down to their level. I was looking forward to seeing this one come together. Top notch work.
The first setup definitely didn't work, and the torch came out to make sure things were worthy of the BFR name. I spent more time cutting stuff out and doing some reworks on this build than possibly any other build I've ever done. Some specific changes to the chassis design for the height needed in the chassis, combined with a bench seat that had to clear a transmission on the tall side of the bellhousing on a rear engine pushed the subframe low, add 5" to the chassis length to stretch the middle and it puts the motor back further than I had hoped. The changes compounded to make it a challenge for sure, because the suspension geometry should still take precedence in any build, if not, why are you even building a buggy., Not to mention a months worth of additional work and head scratching on my dime to ensure things worked the way they should. I with held pictures of the build because I needed things to be right before releasing them. When a disgruntled customer comes in and friends immediately start trash talking. Well.. yeah. Here we go. . As builders, we put our heart and soul Into these metal creations. They are art to us, we bleed for them, we sacrifice family time for them.. to the point of loosing family, to the point of missing our kids grow up, to the point that if your not in it for the love of doing it the minimal profit left in the end means nothing. When a customer shows up and isn't even interested in looking at the damn thing, it hurts the heart. It makes you question why you even do this type of work anymore. . This one is actually a super badass build, I was super excited about it. The customer got a case of the ass when it started taking longer than planned and pulled funding to come pick it up. Regardless, I'll have some pics of it going up soon.. . For all my fantastic customers, you guys are why I put up with shit like this. Love you guys and glad your part of the BFR family❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Was this the rig with yota axles and the 3 person bench seat I saw several times?
People have no clue what it takes to build a buggy! There are no manuals just what comes out of your head and hands.
Keep up the good work. I find estimates are one of the most difficult things in this industry, especially since customers love to make little changes that they think take 5 minutes each but really are hours each. I try not to work with customers that have no understanding of what goes into fabrication.
I really like how the motor mount is done with the motor skid and hung from the top too.
Keep doin what ya do Tim, chassis are awesome and tech help after buying a chassis is even better even at late hours of the night getting questions answered 🤘🏻🤘🏻
Could you put a carrier bearing right at the adapter plate? Make a mount similar to Jesse's?
Build season is here! . Have you ordered your CK1 kit yet from www.BentFabChassis.com ?? . If you have questions, don't hesitate to DM, email Tim@BentFabrications.com, or call 18593964541. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday night dab session. A job that used to take about an hour to weld up 8 control arms, now takes a full day... But the finished product is ohhh sooo fine. . I'm always curious as to other people's methods as a learn a little each day. So to add a little tech, this was done with my @lincolnelectric TIG200 set at 165amps pulsing at 1.5pps using a 309L rod as a cover pass over an er70s-2 root. Using none less than my @mfurick Fupa12 cup that was here just in time after breaking my last one on Tuesday night!
Looks awesome! I’m guessing the reduction in time was a trade off in terms of quality. I run a small machine shop and one thing I’ve learned is when you increase quality you increase value and that is how you not only boost the bottom line, but you also boost your customers above the rest. You guys are kicking ass, I’m really impressed by your work!!!💪
When you get the chance to try something new, always jump on the opportunity. . @thewanderingfrenchie brought this little @miller_welders Millermatic 211 up and said to keep it a few weeks and see what I thought. It's a little inverter machine that should be very comparable to the @lincolnelectric MP210 I use often, so hell yeah, why not. . At first glance, the controls looked simple compared to the flashy digital screen on the Lincoln. But simple is good right? . Well.. it turns out that simple IS AWESOME! This thing has an autoset mode that you literally just dial the heat up and down and it takes care of the wire speed for you. It makes welding as simple as watching your penetration. It has the ability to dial your wire speed in yourself, bit so far, the auto setting is capable of laying a fantastic bead. Seriously, anyone could grab this thing and weld something up with a decent bead. . Now my Lincoln has some more settings, and can be dialed in to the ability to weld in flip-flops with next to zero splatter... If you take the time to really dial in your settings manually (the autoset is no where near as dialed in as this Miller). The Miller does splatter just a touch, nothing like the little Hobart 175 your used to seeing on that cart, but I'd dare to say that a Miller 211 might be in that carts future. Same ease of use as my Hobart, way less splatter, it's quiet, and it just flat out performs. . In now way am I associated with any of these welding companies, bit if you've followed along, you know I don't mind saying when a product is great, and when it's shit. If your after a small welder for your garage, I'd put the Millermatic 211 high on your list. . #BFR#bentfabrications#welding#weldeveryday#millerwelders#productsthatdontsuck#grindeverday#shoplife#shoptalk @ Bent Fabrications ... See MoreSee Less
My buddy @votawmichael stopped in for a sec..he's about the biggest frame I designed the CK1 around being 6'3". You'd want a slim seat and probably a little footwell pocket, but you'd still be comfy. . If you have questions about your build ideas.. hit me up! I'd love to get you in a chassis! . www.BentFabChassis.com . #BFR #BentFabrications #CK1 #diykits #chassis#offroad#buggy #Buggylife #wemakecoolkids @ Bent Fabrications ... See MoreSee Less
It's awesome seeing so many BFR chassis's coming together and getting out to the trails this year!
#Repost @jpwayne86 • • • • • First big trip for @billmoore317 and his @bentfabrications chassis. Thing is super low and Bill can drive it. It was a lot of fun watching him make stuff look easy. ... See MoreSee Less