Or is there an alternative being sold anywhere else as both these cost around the same with shipping costs and obviously the USA one will incur import duty etc. The Ratco frame claims to have improvements over the original Triumph design which havent been done on the CTM chassis - has anyone driven a car with both these chassis to compare - I would love to hear forum members thoughts on this.
It is reinforced in all the places that I could see that need it and can't think of anything else that the USA chassis might have on it to further improve it. Be aware that CTM will want you to supply a pair of front turrets to build into a new chassis for you. I also have the CTM one fitted to my race car. They are full copies with the added strengthening gussets. Very nice piece of kit. Lead-time is about 2 years: Order now and expect it to be ready for delivery by April CTM lead-time is about 9 months.
Has anyone made there own chassis using the bridge's and turrets as most of the brackets etc are available and generally the longer box sections that rot which in theory are the simplest part to make with the right kit. I have a mate who builds tubular replacement chassis who having helped me out with mine is "interested" having taken a few measurements is looking at the viability. I think repairing a section of chassis is ok but effectively making your own chassis but just grafting in some of the bracketry or turrets might make the guys at Swansea suck their teeth.
I know that CTM is approved as a replacement chassis manufacturer and supplier and they are available from there, but it's even a doubtful area if you swap another used chassis with your rotted out one. If you want to go that way I should research it before jumping into it. He made about a dozen and having seen one they are very good. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Restore formatting. Only 75 emoji are allowed.
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Ratco TR6 Frame Posted by mailbot. Ratco TR6 Frame 1. This read-only message was archived from a public mail list. I figured that while they were being made, I would purchase one and put it away for the day when my frame needs replacing or if I decide to build a modified TR6. His facility is modern and super clean. Tony gave my wife and I the tour of his shop, where he explained the use of the CNC plasma cutter and the welding jigs for the various TR frames.
He said it's taken him 2 years to make all the Cad drawing for the various TR frames and is still tweaking things. He was also hosting a tech day for his Triumph club, and a number of TR6'sa spitfire and his own TR were already inside. His club is the one that was slicing a TR6 down the middle and widening the car by 6". The car is tucked away in his shop too, and he says it will be finished this year.
I have to say the frame he made me, is real work of art. The Frame welding is first rate, and with the foam filling and black powder coating, it's almost a shame to put it under a car. There are slight differences from the original, so it's not for a concourse car, but it's the hot ticket for a Modified, fast road, or race car.
Usually he sets the frame up for coil over springs and shocks, but I wanted to stay with levers, so he modified mine, so that I can go either way. He also usually moves the engine bay cross bar further forward for fan belt clearance.
Mine also has a removable lower cruciform section which should really make exhaust installation easier. He will pretty much set it up any way that you require. If anyone is interested, I have a few pictures I can send.
I have no financial interest. I just think Tony is a class act who is incredibly passionate about the Triumph hobby and is a perfectionist when it comes to the products he produces. John Mitchell 76 TR6 www. Sponsored Links. Ratco TR6 Frame 2. Mail From: email redacted John! Right on! Tony and I have been talking for over a year.
I finally got to meet him at VTR and review the frames. One of our Vintage Racers TR4 received a frame this spring and is already running races with it. He couldnt be happier and insists it made a difference in the handling with additional stiffness. Another vintage racer took delivery of his frame, but I am unaware the status of the build. There will be more, I am sure.
Tony is the real deal with these frames. He doesnt have to do this, but he is. Joe A. Sorry, you can't reply to this topic.Welcome to Classic Cars and Tools! Website is new and will be frequently updated. Please bookmark and check every week for new blog posts and other updates. Finally having the poor little neglected TR6 up on one of my Maxjax lifts, I find a horrible sight! The holes seen here are NOT supposed to be there!
The TA could possibly come loose then hit the ground catapulting the TR6 end over end! A frame without rust in relatively good condition requiring only a few months of work!! This was my decision! But this decision only came about because a fellow member on the 6-pack.
Ken or Poolboy informed of this Rolling Chassis which I could get and then get back to work once again. I think they just wanted to keep me on the forum! In short, my husband and I took a 7 hour drive to Louisiana to buy the rolling chassis which would put me back in business once again! On the way, I was relatively worried about how we were going to get the rolling chassis on our trailer, but Phil owner of the trailerhad that fixed, here he had the chassis supported by his front end loader on his tractor!
He just lowered the chassis onto our trailer and we were set!! Like it was made for it! Please enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. RSS - Posts. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Don says:. July 28, at pm. Click here to cancel reply. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Subscribe to My Blog via Email Please enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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Remanufactured Transmissions and Differentials Schedule an appointment for a one-day turn around, or in some cases, same-day turnaround Schedule an appointment for a one-day turn around, or in some cases, same-day turnaround.My Triumph TR-6, owned since aboutI am the third owner. This project started out as a clutch throw out bearing replacement and somehow ended up with a new customized RATCO frame, all new suspension, a Nissan LSD differential and custom CV joint half shafts.
All the main sections of the frame layed out on. A closer shot of the "T-Shirt" area of the frame. Almost all welded nuts were eliminated in favor of the much. Tack welded on in this. Welding a nut to sheet metal always. Extra gusseting was added to the differential bridge tower. Another shot of work in progress. Note now carefully the. This is a shot of the front end showing the how the turrets. Obviously accuracy is crucial here. The basic frame has been welded.
The upper "T-Shirt". The lower T-Shirt plate is not. A shot showing the underside of the diff bridge and the. Can you say poorly designed?
Note the added.
The roughly horizontal pieces were added. Note also the mongo diff mount pins. These are M16, grade The front end suspension, this is one of the lower A-arm. These are notorious for failing on the. TR-6 frame.Prior to rebuilding the suspension system, I collected all of the spare parts that I would need to completely rebuild the suspension, without using what was originally on the car.
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I did this so that I could have everything cleaned and then powder coated prior to assembly. This is what we started with. I bought all of these parts on eBay. This is what they looked like when Bob was done cleaning, sandblasting and powder coating the parts. Prior to the sandblasting, Bob strips all grease from the parts.Hood or Bonnet? Our Triumph TR4 Gets Its Final Missing Piece - Wegs Garage
All of these parts will be rethreaded where needed, not because of the powder, but to insure an easy assembly of a used part. The result is a durable hard coated surface that is easy to clean. This will add a little color to the bottom with the grey and chassis black. Nice job above on the inside surfaces of the rear trailing arms. I think that Bob likes the red more than the grey color.
All of the work is done on site and under Bob's control. The entire surface finish is removed, down to bare metal, prior to coating. Then the parts are sprayed and baked for the appropriate curing cylce. All of the important areas are masked or plugged prior to coating. Bearing surfaces of the spindle above and the threads of the shock bracket mounting studs are covered prior to being sprayed. Any area that requires a pressed bushing is cleaned well and then capped.
The internal threads for studs on the arms below are protected as well. Finally, the baking cycle to cure the powder coating and add the shine. Sadly, Cape Cod Powder Coating is no longer in business as of March 19,