Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

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Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

Postby mattiker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm

Hello all, kind of new to this so apologies if this question is dumb. I've been searching for an inexpensive base on which to build a small lightweight build (maybe foamie). Anywho, came across this on a local selling forum and was wondering if I could modify it to work. My main concern is the apparent lack of suspension. Thoughts? Advertised as being 4x8 in terms of dimensions. Here are some pictures: https://imgur.com/a/LR37RNt

Again, sorry if this is dumb, just trying to make a good choice. For context I have basic welding skills and am not afraid to purchase additional tools. Thank you.
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Re: Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 pm

Looks like a torsion axle mounted in an orientation opposite of normal. As far as the frame itself, if the cabin is strong, and your overall weight low, then it should be adequate.
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Re: Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

Postby mattiker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:59 pm

Awesome, thank you. I'll shoot him a message and see if I can catch it for a good price.
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Re: Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

Postby tony.latham » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:30 pm

I question the axle orientation. Torsion axles need to trial not lead.

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Re: Is this frame a good option for a lightweight build?

Postby mattiker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:35 pm

Hopefully I can change the orientation then. I'm not sure how it's affixed to the frame, he's going to send me some more pictures tomorrow so hopefully I can post a couple more.
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