Chassis designates the complete truck minus the cab—powertrain, steering, braking, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic and electrical, and suspension systems all attached or suspended from the structural automotive frame.
The frame is designed to minimize vehicle weight while maximizing 1) rigidity for absorbing vibration, shock and impact and 2) flexibility to tolerate torsional stresses during operation. Tolerances are set by engineers to fit an intended disposition and repurposing a vintage truck might require re-engineering from set tolerances. Modifications to weight baring or towing systems will alter where a frame experiences stressors (tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear), so we collaborate with engineers and component experts for any redesign of critical suspension and frame systems.
Our team takes the time to overhaul brake, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. This includes: replacing worn hoses, valves and fittings; replacing, rebuilding or upgrading stock components on pneumatic control units (PCUs), central tire inflation systems (CTIS), cab lift power unit pumps, and evaporator-heater assemblies. And because brakes are nothing less than critical, we make all the necessary repairs and replacements on brake shoes, drums, chambers, plungers, spiders and fittings.
Dependent on client needs, we will service existing electronic components and modify or add modern electronic components for functions like measuring vehicle performance, electronic-hydraulic systems, safety/convenience, entertainment, communication and navigation.
For lighting system improvement, we recommended starting with new, modern components to maximize energy efficiency and lumens output. Within that decision, modernizations can range from basic stock component replacements to add-on of lighting systems for safety and convenience.