Aluminum is about half the weight of steel and the more common 6061-t6 is about half the strength. After welding the aluminum frame it would have to be reheat treated. Aluminum also has the bad habit of fatigue cracking after a few years of use. It can be done but has draw backs you should be aware of.
Like Bill said, fatigue in aluminum is cumulative over time. So the design needs to identify areas of stress and increase strength in those areas. Still, if built right, should last 30+ years. Gonna need a pretty large heat treat oven. 900 degrees for 10 hours and a quench should do it.
As opposed to steel which can be stressed over and over and as long as it is not pushed past its molecular elasticity, will last forever (figuratively).
FFR 4040 MKII, IRS, 5.0 w/Cam, Super S pipes, March pulleys, Levy Super Alloy T5, Aluminum Flywheel, Ram clutch, 3.27 LSD, Cobra front brakes, Cobra R wheels, double hoops, driver FB mod, Kirkey Vintage 41 w/heaters, Tunnel mounted BMW E-brake handle, custom shifter/brake and cubby bezels, Mercedes premium carpet.
If you didn't build it, you can't brag about it. Just sayin'.
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