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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lcfman, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
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    I am in the market for a 32 Ford frame for a 5 window full fender car. I am looking at TCR Auto Reproductions straight axle frame. Does anyone have one of these frames or have done business with TCR. If so what was your experience?
     
  2. Gman0046
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    Do not buy a TCI chassis. I made that mistake once.
     
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  3. Deuce Daddy Don
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    I sell 1932 FOMOCO blueprints for the frame, showing all dimensions & 3 views for $50.50 plus S/H charges to your zip code.
     
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  4. Fogger
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    Did you mean TRC in Georgia? If you have one of their glass bodies could be a good idea to buy their chassis too. Then if nothing fits you'd have recourse.
     
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  5. lcfman
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    Sorry yes I meant TCR. I looked on their website and they have a good looking frame assembly. My body is a UPI 5 window.
     
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  7. woodiewagon46
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    Gman, I have had a TCI chassis under my Deuce Roadster for 20 years, 55 thousand miles with zero problems. Why don't you like the TCI chassis?
     
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  8. ............I would like to know as well, thanks.
     
  9. Blue One
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    I bet that @krylon32 could build you a very nice 32 chassis.
     
  10. deucendude
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    I have had excellent results with TCI chassis' and parts. Whats wrong.
     
  11. Thousands of miles on this Wescott bodied Roadster on a TCI chassis. What issues did you have Gman? 044-vi (1) (1).jpg
     
  12. Dirty Dug
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    If you're looking for the best reproduction frame rails you can't go wrong with J.W. Rod Garage.
     
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  13. bchctybob
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    Over the years I’ve seen many ‘32s and Model As with the rear wheels and tires not centered in the fenders, a real pet peeve of mine. Almost all of them were on TCI chassis. It could just be assembly errors but it just seems strange that they were all TCI. (I asked). Honestly, I haven’t looked at their offerings for a long time but it seems like they were selling the same stuff they were selling in the ‘80s. There are a lot of better options out there these days.


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  14. clem
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    exact copy of an original then ...........?
     
  15. patsurf
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    good one....
     
  16. bchctybob
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    If that's what they were trying to do, they nailed it......
     
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  17. lcfman
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    Thanks for the replies but I was not asking about TCI I was asking about TCR.
     
  18. I have nothing but good things to say about @krylon32. He builds a damn good product and he is a man of his word which can be a rather scarce commodity these days.
     
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  19. 32Dan
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    Don’t have any knowledge about TCR but know of a great place in SoCal you can at least call. Classic Street Rod Mfg, Ontario Ca. Good luck on your build.
     
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  20. The lack of experience with TCR might be considered to be the response to your original question.

    Phil
     
  21. The37Kid
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    Centering the rear wheels in the wheel well has nothing to do with the frame rails, position of the rear crossmenber and type of spring does.

    Bob
     
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  22. jimmy six
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    Karl Fjastad owner and makes 32 frames as the Deuce Factory Frame Co in Stanton Ca. Made to any spec you would like.
     
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  23. dirty old man
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    All you guys seem to be suggesting anything but a TRC!! And that is what the OP is asking about, TRC.
    Just might be that since he is in TN and GA is next door, that shipping costs could be a factor, all else being equal:rolleyes:
    I, as a lifelong (and proud of it) resident of GA, would like to know more about TRC and their location in GA (it's a BIG state), and their products.:confused:
    Also, what's the problem with TCI?
     
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  24. We've all been waiting for the report on TRC. Since nothing is coming forward, op might consider taking that as an answer.

    Phil
     
  25. LM14
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    When I started down the path on my '32 build, I considered a TRC kit (rolling chassis and body). After talking to several people, a lot of internet searches and several phone calls I ended up with a Pete and Jake's rolling chassis. More options, custom built for my engine location and transmission, very nice quality and the originators of many of the parts used on nearly everyone else's chassis. When talking to TRC a few times, I didn't come away with the confidence in their product that I did when talking to P&J. It seemed to me they wanted to sell one chassis package one way with very few options other than a few chrome pieces being natural finish. Offering one basic design keeps costs down for them. The frame itself looks very similar to P&J design and used mostly P&J parts. Also make sure they are using a Mullins or Borgeson Vega box, not the offshore piece of junk many others use. Be very specific with your questions while talking with them. I felt P&J used top quality parts while most others seemed to skimp on the steering box and a few of the bolt on parts outside the kits they bought from P&J. That's where their profit margin is.

    JMO,
    SPark
     
  26. LM14
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    http://www.trcauto32.com/index.cfm/...duct_id=30/category_id=16/mode=prod/prd30.htm

    Doesn't appear their web site has been updated in 5 years. When I talked to them 4 years ago they mentioned the prices were out of date but I see nobody has corrected that issue yet.
    SPark
     
  27. clem
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    too be fair, it was a little difficult to make out what you were looking for.....
    (........and everyone got to learn something along the way.......)
     
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  28. IronFord
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  29. TCATTC
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    TRC is in Lavonia, Ga. I talked to them last week, they do not manufacture bodies they sold BeBops bodies and now sell Russ Nomore bodies. They are mostly a rod shop.
     
  30. @lcfman what chassis did you choose for your United Pacific 5 window project?
     
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