That would certainly add weight and keeping it low would keep the Center of gravity low.
It would however make the chassis non flexible and could be a detriment to traction on less than level ground.
I could see the possibliity of wheels off the ground.
I remember when my brother was in high school he would clean the shop at the Ford Garage(where he worked) every saturday afternoon and I would help him. We would move all the cars and trucks out to scrub the floors. There was a fairly steep ramp into the garage. Maytag had a Ford shuttle tractor(running between plants) and it was serviced every Saturday morning. Only one of the rear axles was driven(the other being a Tag Axle) You had to keep it rolling going up the ramp to prevent being high centered on the ramp) with the drive axle in the air. Don't ask me how I know?
Now I could use some of that steel ! Like to reinforce the roof of the friut cellar I'm planing to build next spring. Or maybe build a drag (land plane) to maintain my 1/4 mile gravel lane.
Edited by JD DANNELS, December 31, 2013 - 01:09 PM.