Fabrication & Exterior
The SportChassis body sub-frame consistsof .125 extruded aluminum tubing mounted to 1X3 inch solid aluminum sleeper rails. The sub-frame is spaced and reinforced in such a manner as to maximize carrying capacity while providing a near perfect surface for exterior skin attachment.
All body cutouts for lighting installation, jambs and doors, compartments and fender openings have no sharp edges or burrs, and are cut so that edges have a machine finish. By using CNC technology, consistent tolerance of 0.004” is maintained for absolute quality and maximum redundancy. This means if your vehicle is ever damaged, any blemished aluminum part can be replaced with its exact replica.
Each SportChassis compartment is CNC-routed and break formed to ensure tight tolerances and the utmost durability. The body compartment doors are constructed using .125 aluminum skins fastened to extruded frames and mounted in counter-extruded jambs. This allows our door to be flush with the body side skin when closed.
Stainless steel piano-type hinges run the full height of the door frame. As protection from the effects of electrolysis and galvanic corrosion, each exterior door has an inert barrier strip installed between the hinge strap and the door jamb. Each door is gasketed with a closed-cell neoprene gasket completely encircling the door with an unbroken seal. The seal does not come in contact with the striker pins, latches or hinges, which prevents the intrusion of moisture and/or dust into the compartments when the doors are closed. The body side skins are .125 smooth aluminum and are cut using CNC technology. Further, each side skin is attached to the sub-frame using aircraft technoligies.
To mate the skins to the frame work, SportChassis features a unique jig and trolley system. This means that the tubing is always square and that the welds, inner and outer, are applied and inspected at eye level. This insures a construction and weld quality second to none.
Once the bed is complete, it moves to the paint shop where computer-mixed materials are applied in an acclimated paint booth by some of the best finish artists in the business. The process ensures that finishes are consistent to mil specs and hold both their adhesion and luster for years of quality service.
After leaving the paint shop, it’s time for another full inspection and detailing. Ensuring that all components, installation, and materials exceed exception is a core mission of the Quality Assurance department. This staff of experienced professionals drawn from all areas of manufacturing process and possess the hands-on knowledge and expertise to recognize any problem or imperfection and eliminate it. Additional customization and branding finish out process including road tests, electronic shakedown, and that personal touch that concludes the journey from chassis to SportChassis.
•Available in six exterior paint colors •Aircraft grade aluminum body •SportChassis Ride Enhancement Package •Air-ride cab and rear suspension with manual dump switch •Chrome and stainless steel bright work accents •Power adjust heated mirrors with wide angle spot mirrors •Integrated air supply •Sealed storage compartments •Halogen headlights •L.E.D. perimeter and accessory lighting •Protective bed rail •7-pin trailer harness connector •Class V trailer hitch receiver •IPD Front Swaybar •4.56 Axle Ratio •Auto locking no-spin rear differential •Dual 26" Air Horns
Axle, Suspension & Equipment
•BOSCH hydraulic brake package with optional air supply •Wabco 4S/4M anti-lock brake system •AF-8.0-3 10,000 lb single front axle •10,000 lb taper leaf front suspension •Payload capacity 5,647lb •Gross vehicle weight rating 19,500lb •TRW THP-45 power steering •Bilstein front shock absorbers •Maintenance free rubber bushings •11,500 L-Series single rear axle •4.56 axle ratio •Trac-tech full time no-spin rear differential •Castrol Transynd synthetic automatic transmission oil & Mobil synthetic 75W-90W All Axles •Airliner 11,500lb SportChassis recreational vehicle rear air-suspension •Manual dump switch for air suspension with autofill override valve •Single rear suspension leveling valve w/ping tank •150 gallon fuel storage •Alliance fuel/water separator with heated bowl and indicator light •Equiflo inboard fuel system w/ auxiliary fuel supply return ports
Tires & Wheels
•F/L Domed Turbo 22.5X8.25 10-HUB PILOT aluminum wheels •255/70R22.5 16ply radial tires