The problem is widespread in racing. A perfectly set up car has an introduction with some concrete and never seems to perform the same way again. Countless repairs and tweaks do little, and the car appears destined to be a perennial backmarker. If only there was an easy way to fix the car and get it back to the front. Now there is, with help from DCS Performance Engineering's Unijig.
The Unijig is a universal chassis jig that will fit any type of racing chassis built. Anything from racing GM and Ford frames to off-road trucks to Winston Cup cars to Saturday-night Late Models to street stocks-even equipment outside of racing. In addition, it allows the Saturday-night racer to change a manufacturer's chassis geometry easily and with exacting repeatability. It can even be used as a welding and fabricating table.
The money-saving benefits of the Unijig alone can add up quickly. With the Unijig, a Saturday-night racer is not at the mercy of an outside chassis shop to repair, and bill for, a bent chassis. With the one jig, a racer can inspect, repair, and return a damaged car to its original setup specifications.
The jig is made of CNC-machined 31/44x 3-inch bolt rails that are mounted to the 31/416-inch steel-tube framework. A specific welding pattern used during construction ensures exacting tolerances. The frame features built-in leveling screws and anchor plates as well as standardized bolt spacing for easy interchange of accessories. Adjustable steel fixtures attach to the bolt rails, and the car chassis is mounted directly on the fixtures. The fixtures are made specific to each car and are either manufactured by the customer or can be purchased through various chassis dealers throughout the country. Once the fixtures are in place and a chassis is set on the jig, any variances between a damaged chassis and an original baseline can easily be seen.
Another benefit is that the Unijig allows cars from different divisions to share the same jig. A set of fixtures only takes about 10 minutes to set up, so it is entirely possible to work on a Late Model, a street stock, and a hot rod, or whatever, all on one piece, instead of having numerous bays full of equipment occupying precious floor space. When it is not used as a chassis jig, the jig provides a solid workplace to bolt on other tools such as tubing benders, bench vises, and engine cradles. Also, gone is the need to purchase a new jig simply because of a move up in divisions. Just replace the fixtures with ones for your new car, and it will fit perfectly.
DCS can provide delivery and setup training or can ship directly to your shop.