Specialty Vehicles Require Specialty Chassis
Posted Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 by
Cars, trucks and vans built for the general consumer market are built to provide the best possible combination of performance, agility, comfort and safety at a price most people can afford. In other words, they’re the result of hundreds of compromises at every step of the development process.
But makers of specialty motorsports vehicles are able to minimize the compromises they accept in their products. For example, racing cars are built to maximize performance, often at the expense of price, agility, comfort and, to a lesser extent, safety. Dune buggies and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) achieve their superior agility by sacrificing comfort, safety and performance.
At the heart of most motorsports vehicles are custom chassis designed and built to achieve an often very narrow purpose. From competitive stock, drag and Formula 1 racers to the most creative off-road vehicles, trained automotive fabricators use tools ranging from advanced computers to classic acetylene torches to create custom automotive chassis that are strong, tough and lightweight. Materials can range from steel pipes to advanced composites. Cost is often a major factor but, when prizes are at stake, money can be no object.
Learn Motorsports Chassis Fabrication at WyoTech in Laramie
At WyoTech’s campus in Laramie, Wyo., you can choose to concentrate in Motorsport Chassis Fabrication. In addition to the basics of 21st century automotive technology, you’ll get intensive hands-on training in:
- The study of metal types and configurations
- Measuring, pattern and outline development
- Mechanical drawing reading and development
- Attachment methods
- Metal finishing
- MIG and TIG welding
- Frame design and modification
The Motorsports Chassis Fabrication specialty, part of the Automotive Technology program, is taught by auto industry pros who bring years of experience to their classroom instruction. You’ll get to work with the same type of tools and equipment you’ll find in a modern workshop or garage, including engine lathes, vertical mills and acetylene torches.
Upon graduation, you’ll be able to take advantage of WyoTech’s Career Services department, which offers ongoing job search support that helps match graduates with potential employers.*
About the Laramie Campus
Founded in 1966, WyoTech’s Laramie, Wyoming, campus now occupies 298,000 square feet, including a new 123,000-square-foot diesel/street rod facility. Our instructors are seasoned industry professionals who are eager to start you on your way to career success.
Want to know more about Motorsports Chassis Fabrication career training in Laramie? Contact WyoTech today!
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.