EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

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EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

by Enno » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Hi All,
I recently acquired a 64 EH Ute that I am going to bring back from the dead.
Always loved the line and style, since my old man had one when I was only a youngster.
The chassis has seen better days and needs replacing.
I intend using Rowe and Sons in Perth to fabricate the replacement chassis, but need some dimensional details.
If anyone can provide any detail it would be greatly appreciated.
Ta
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Re: EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

by Enno » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:52 pm

Let me clarify.
The rear chassis.
Even some really good photos would suffice.
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Re: EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

by claysummers » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:05 am

Hi enno,
Sorry I don't have an EH to provide dimensions. I do believe that ute, van, wagon and sedan are identical chassis wise, apart from fuel tank detail.

See if you can get hold of an original factory workshop manual as it should show the key dimensions for chassis alignment.
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Re: EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

by Harv » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:54 am

From the factory Workshop Manual:

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Re: EH Ute Chassis Repair/Replacement

by Enno » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks Clay & Harv for the details.
This will be helpful when placing the spring hangers and alignment.
As mentioned I have engaged a reputable company to fabricate the chassis members from some rather rusted samples.
The only real major concern is the rear cross member, I have the middle tunnel piece, but where it joins to the sills is gone.
I know this joins onto the front of the rails, and then to the sills.
We will just allow plenty of material for strength, without being too heavy.
I think we will be okay and I will have an engineer look over it (I am in Perth and the police are really strict when it come to this sort of thing).
Anyway thanks again, but if you do find any additional detail, please send it to me.
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