Standard chassis are made of 0.063", 14 gauge aluminum. 14 Gauge aluminum is over 50% thicker than Hammond chassis, 0.04".They feature blue PVC masking to protect the high gloss mill finish on the exterior and 5/8" lips turned in on the short sides. Corners are simple but joints. Standard chassis come in the following sizes: 16"x8"x2" and 12"x7"x2".
12x7x2 standard chassis in 14 gauge with bottom plate, just $16. They have 1/2" lips on the long sides.
Standard chassis are just $16 each. Bottom plates are $6. Shipping is a flat $11 for one or more chassis in the continental U.S. only. The more you buy, the more you save.
Deluxe chassis are made of 0.08", 12 gauge aluminum. 12 gauge aluminum is twice as thick as Hammond chassis, 0.04". Great for heavier transformers. They feature blue PVC masking to protect the high gloss mill finish on the exterior and 5/8" lips turned in on the short sides. Corners are simple but joints. Standard chassis come in the following size: 17"x8"x2" and 19x8x2". Lips can be bent out on the short sides on request.
Deluxe chassis are just $18 each. Bottom plates are $6. Shipping is a flat $11 for one or more chassis in the continental U.S. only. The more you buy, the more you save.
Dirty Dawg Amps is now offering custom chassis. Custom chassis come in 12 or 14 gauge aluminum. 12 gauge aluminum, 0.08", is twice as thick as Hammond chassis, 0.04". Great for heavier transformers. They feature a high gloss mill finish. Alumiiwelded corners are optional for an additional $5 charge. Mounting lips can be turned in or out on the long or short sides but not both. Bottom plates are available.
Custom chassis start at $21. Larger chassis cost more of course, up to $51 for sizes up to 27x12x4. If you need larger we can discuss it. Email email@example.com for a quote.
Custom chassis 20" long or less ship for $11. Chassis over 20" long ship for $13. Both prices are for one or more in the continental continental U.S. only. The more you buy, the more you save.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you need. Paypal or money order accepted.
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Do you offer volume discounts? Standard and Deluxe chassis orders save on shipping. Orders of 4 or more identical custom chassis save $4 per chassis.
Can you make chassis with angled fronts like Fender? All I do is straight sided boxes.
Can you put lips all around the edges? I can put lips on the long or short ends but not all around. The metal springs back some when bent so to get a 90 degree bend you have to bend past 90 degrees. With lips all around I wouldn't be able to bend past 90 degrees without hitting the lips on the other sides.
Can you make the dimensions spot on? Exterior dimensions are generally off by no more than 1/16". If a particular dimension is critical, I can guarantee the dimension will not be more than the critical dimension.
Can you punch a chassis? I do not offer pre-punched chassis.
What is alumiwelding? Alumiwelding is brazing for aluminum. The rods used have a 700 degree melting point, about half that of aluminum. Alumiwelding can be done with a propane torch rather than expensive welding equipment. A properly made joint is very strong, though not as strong as welding. I test all my joints before shipping by stressing them with a hand brake. The cost for alumiwelding is $5 and you can order standard or deluxe chassis with alumiwelding for an additional $5 charge.
How long after my order will my chassis ship? Standard and deluxe chassis ship within 24 hours. Custom chassis are usually bent on the weekend (I have a day job) and shipped on Monday. Get your order in early as there may be a waiting list.
Why did your prices go up? After more than 3 years of stable prices, my aluminum supplier raised their prices and I have had to increase my prices to cover the additional cost.