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VersaChassis

The VersaChassis is the first product co-developed by the engineering teams at VEX and West Coast Products. This chassis provides the “West Coast”-style drivetrain in a very versatile package. No other similar products on the market allow for a fully custom configuration like the VersaChassis.

SKU: versachassis

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VersaChassis

The VersaChassis is the first product co-developed by the engineering teams at VEX and West Coast Products. This chassis provides the “West Coast”-style drivetrain in a very versatile package. No other similar products on the market allow for a fully custom configuration like the VersaChassis.

This chassis itself is assembled using 2” x 1” VersaFrame tubes and sheet-metal gusset plates. Designers can configure it into a variety of shapes & configurations using nothing but a saw and hand drill. Users can easily mount any of the VEXpro or West Coast Products gearboxes & wheels using the provided VersaBlocks.

The VersaBlock clamps around the VersaChassis tube such that it provides a "West Coast"-style bearing block which can be placed anywhere on the tube, not just in a specific milled slot. The VersaBlock and VersaChassis tubes were designed & toleranced together such that the tube itself aligns the block; this is what makes it so versatile.

To hold the VersaBlocks in place, West Coast Products has provided cams which attach to the side of the VersaChassis. These cams allow for the simple belt or chain tensioning that "West Coast"-style drive users love.

In addition to functioning as part of our system, all of these products can be easily integrated into custom drivetrain solutions.


Bearing Blocks for WestCoast Drive

n recent years, the "West Coast Drive" (WCD) has exploded in popularity among FIRST ®Robotics Competition teams. With their cantilevered wheels and direct-driven axles, teams using this iconic drivetrain style have risen to the top of the competition with remarkable success; however, the precision machining capabilities necessary can cause reluctance among some teams.

VEXpro and West Coast Products (WCP) have teamed up to solve this problem. The VersaBlock easily bolts on to the outside of the pre-drilled VersaChassis tubing - no precision machining needed to achieve a precision aligned drivetrain.

For users who prefer the traditional “milled slot” approach, the 2-piece WCP Side Bearing Block provides a lightweight and compact solution. The 1-piece WCP Gearbox Bearing Block is a similar version, intended to be used directly with WCP WCD-configured gearboxes.

When paired with the WCP Cam to ensure proper tensioning, all teams now have access to a complete, high-performance, "West Coast"-style Drive.

New for the 2018 season, the VersaBlock Mini is a smaller version of the original VersaBlock Kit. The VersaBlock Mini uses ⅞” OD bearings, and clamps around a 1” x 1” VersaChassis tube. You can also use the VersaBlock Mini in tandem with our new 1" x 1" plastic VersaFrame tubing. This means that if you’re an FTC team, you can use these to make your drivetrains even smaller and lighter!

Tech Specs

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Kit Contents
VersaBlock Kit:
  • (2) VersaBlock Halves
  • (2) #10-32 Bolts

WCP Cam:
  • (1) WCP Cam

VersaChassis Hex Shaft:
  • (1) VersaChassis Hex Shaft

VersaBlock Kit (217-3432):

  • (2) VersaBlock Halves
  • (2) #10-32 Bolts

VersaBlock Mini Kit (217-5852):
  • (2) VersaBlock Mini Halves
  • (4) #8-32 x 1.500" Socket Head Cap Screws
  • (4) #8-32 Nyloc Nut

WCP Side Bearing Block Kit (217-3436):
  • (1) WCP Side Bearing Block Front
  • (1) WCP Side Bearing Block Back
  • (2) #10-32 x 1.375" Flat Head Cap Screw
WCP Gearbox Bearing Block (217-3634):
  • (1) WCP Gearbox Bearing Block

Plastic Clamping Bearing Block (217-4155):
  • (2) Plastic Bearing Block Half
  • (3) #10-32 Jam Nut
  • (3) #10-32 X 1.375" Socket Head Bolt
Material Type VersaFrame Tubing, VersaBlock: 6061-T6 Aluminum
VersaChassis Gusset: 5052 Aluminum
VersaChassis Hex Shaft: 7075 Aluminum
WCP Cam: Sintered Steel

Bearing Blocks: 6061 T-6 Aluminum
Plastic Clamping Bearing Block: Glass Filled Nylon
Material Finish Bearing Blocks: Black Anodized
WCP Cam: Black Oxide
Material Thickness VersaFrame Tubing: 0.10"
VersaChassis Gusset: 0.090"
CAD Model 1" x 2" x 0.010" Pre-Drilled VersaFrame Aluminum Tube Stock (59") (217-3453)
VersaChassis Gusset (8-pack) (217-3557) 

VersaBlock Mini Kit (217-5852)
VersaBlock Kit (217-3432)

WCP Cam (217-3431)
VersaChassis Hex Shaft (217-3437) 

Plastic Clamping Bearing Block (217-4155) 
WCP Side Bearing Block Kit (217-3436)
WCP Gearbox Bearing Block (217-3634) 

Drawing 217-3453 (1" x 2" x 0.10" VersaFrame Tubing) (PDF)
217-3557 (VersaChassis Gusset) (PDF)
217-3432 (VersaBlock) (PDF)
217-3431 (WCP Cam) (PDF)
217-3437 (VersaChassis Hex Shaft) (PDF)

WCP Cam & VersaBlock (217-3431 & 217-3432)

VersaBlock (217-3432)
VersaBlock Mini (217-5852)
WCP Side Bearing Block Kit (217-3436)
WCP Gearbox Bearing Block (217-3634)
Plastic Clamping Bearing Block (217-4155)
Clamping Gearbox / Plastic Bearing Block Spacing
Weight 217-3453 (VersaFrame 1" x 2" x 0.10" Tubing, 59" length) - 3.28 lb
217-3557 (VersaChassis Gusset) - 0.0394 lb
217-3432 (VersaBlock Kit) - 0.22 lb
217-3431 (WCP Cam) - 0.03 lb
217-3437 (VersaChassis HEX Shaft) - 0.102 lb
217-3436 (WCP Side Bearing Block Kit) - 0.14 lb
217-3634 (WCP Gearbox Bearing Block) - 0.13 lb