Chassis rotten? Or do you
just dream of the comfort of coils?
Which ever Designa Chassis have the solution
has been involved with Land Rovers since 1982. He is now concentrating on offering replacement and alternative chassis for all Land Rovers through his steel fabrication specialist company Designa Chassis, which was founded in 1991 and is still based in Doncaster, Yorkshire in the North of England.
Designa Chassis have for over a decade, been leading the way in offering replacement galvanised chassis for all leaf spring Series Land Rovers. The company is also, and probably better known for its range of replacement heavy duty galvanised coil spring chassis for Series vehicles, 88, lightweight, 109, 90, and 110. All the
Designa Chassis are built and jig assembled in house
with 3mm side rails (4 or 5mm also available) using
computer designed machined parts. These chassis allow
you to convert your old Land Rover leafer
into a coiler with little fuss and without
the need to look around for a donor vehicle chassis
to cut and re-weld to the correct wheelbase, bearing
in mind that the donor chassis is old and its condition
is unknown other than what you can see on the surface.
Large numbers of older Series vehicles
have now been successfully transplanted onto Designa
coil chassis. Not only has the new chassis extended
the vehicles life but after driving a Lightweight with
a galvanised Coil chassis fitted, it can
certainly be said the difference between that and driving
an original leaf sprung model is well no comparison
at all. It brings an old Series (cart spring) Land Rover
into the twentieth century.
The possibilities of chassis available
from Designa Chassis are almost unlimited. Designa Chassis
offer coil sprung specials built to whatever
you require. 110 chassis extended to 127 or 130, 4x4,
6x6 camper motorhome chassis also available. In fact
any size chassis from 88 inch to 26 ft can be built.
From an article by Wayne Mitchelson
Land Rover Monthly July 1999
The rust bug is no stranger to the
Land Rover, and my Series II was no exception. There
was no way I could sell it, as the chassis resembled
a colander and buying a new 90 was out of my league,
so the only alternative was to rebuild my 88 and
bring it into the 90s.
It was in fact, the 90 that provided
the inspiration to build a coil-sprung hybrid. I use
the term loosely, as Im still not sure whether
I ended up with a hybrid or not.
While poking about under several hybrids
looking for ideas I discovered those who can weld
can and those who cant shouldnt bother
making hybrids. However I took a closer look at one
of Designa Chassis examples and decided this was the
very answer I cant weld and dont
pretend to, the guys at Designa Chassis can and do it