indispensable piece of equipment when building your own chassis from
brass sheet and tubing is a chassis jig. Chris Briggs is offering the
following jig at a very reasonable price...
The Jig was designed by Dave England and is based on the old (hard to
find) Russkit Adjust-O-Jig. The Jig will be selling for 49.95.. The jig
wheels will be 3/4" for the front at $5.00 a set, and 13/16 for the
rear, also at $5.00 a set. The jig Is fully adjustable from 1" to a full
5 3/4" and is designed to take either 1/8 or 3/32 axles. For using the
3/32 axles you will need to sleeve them with some 3/32 ID brass tubing..
To get the most out of the chassis jig I use a "jig plate" to give
yourself a nice flat surface to lay the chassis parts on, and the jig
plate also sets the ground clearance for the chassis. The one you see here is
make of 1/16" thick aluminum. For my 1/32 scale cars I have the plate
cut to fit between the axle holder uprights, and it is 2 1/2" wide at
the widest point. The slot you see in the rear is for clearance of the
spur gear needed with anglewinder and sidewinder chassis set ups. The jig
plate is not for sale. That is something that you will have to make up
For you new builders here are some tips for using the jig. To set your
motor bracket and keep it in place you will need some brass tubing.