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Chassis Engineering Inc - shut down?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swingcatt, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. roadsterpilot
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
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    Most of these businesses were established long before the internet!!!! There was a time when you ordered parts from a catalog and actually talked to a human being on a telephone:D
     
  2. fairlane 63
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    from NO.DAK.

    what 49ratfink said.
     
  3. 32coupedeville
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    paper calalogs!!!!! what about the trees??????????

    yes chassis engineering has very good products. we used alot of the stuff.
     
  4. need louvers ?
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    Chassis Engineering is a great company, I was just shocked that someone would take the time (and bandwidth) to question whether a company was in business on a public forum rather than pick up a phone and call... Especially an old-line company like this! It's just too damn simple. Almost evey living human being carries a cell phone with long distance capabilities these days. Common sense.
     
  5. falconsprint63
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    I'm glad somebody posted this before me--that way you take the brunt of the wrath :D . I had the same experiece last week/over the weekend. FWIW--I keep forgetting to call during operating hours and was hitting the website to do some price checking since my last catalog is from 2007.

    glad to hear nothing's up.
     
  6. happy to hear everything is alright with them. i'm waiting for a crossmember from them. everything i've recieved from them has been top notch.
     
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I called them on the 8th and this came in the mail a few minutes ago.

    I'd say that's pretty good service and it's nice to be able to sit and study the paper catalog to see what they have.

    I'll agree that they really need someone to build them a proper website that you can actually use as well as you can the paper catalog.
     

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  8. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
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    Just got off the phone with CEI, they are aware of their not so user friendly web sight and that it was out dated anyway so rebooting a new. Catalog, updated version,in the mail!
     
  9. New website lacks all the good build advice. Better get a catalog.
     
  10. Sad to say but I think I like the old website better.
     
  11. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    For crying out loud, Elpolacko is on this site (use the COMMUNITY tag up the top of the page) and if you had done a couple of simple searches even here I am sure you would have determined that.

    From there you could PM or email him even if a phone call was too much trouble.

    Or read a few threads like this which will change your mind

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=769913&highlight=industrial+chassis+inc
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  12. blyndgesser
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    So are you saying that "Industrial Chassis Inc." and "Chassis Engineering Inc." are the same company? 'Cause that is not at all as obvious as you seem to think it is.
     
  13. fiftyv8
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    Could be a case of mistaken identity by me then.
    I figured because AZ was mentioned it was the company I was thinking of.
    I will have to stop jumping to conclusions then.
    Back to my corner for another piece of humble pie...
     
  14. blyndgesser
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    Just to add to the confusion, there's another company called "Chassis Engineering" (without the "Inc") as well as a lot of other companies that do "chassis engineering" (without the caps).
     
  15. Search Dog
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    I agree. There's a Chassis Engineering a few miles from me that builds race cars, and even designed and built the US Olympic bobsled!
    That's the first place I think of when I hear that name... :-D
     
  16. AZAV8
    Joined: May 3, 2005
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    When I started my F1 pickup build, I looked at Chassis Engineering for their bolt-in IFS system. It is good quality stuff. And then from the HAMB, I found Industrial Chassis, right in my own home town and his Dakota IFS stuff. I had used Chassis Engineering parts for my roadster project so I trusted their quality. After looking at Elpolacko's quality first hand, I had him install the Dakota in my F1. I'd still use Chassis Engineering parts. Besides anybody who can build a 300 mph diesel-powered streamliner knows his chassis. Chassis Engineering was the first diesel-powered streamliner over 300.
     
  17. Mr48chev
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    I jump through that little flaming hoop every time I look for their website.

    I don't know anyone could get Industrial Chassis Inc confused with Chassis engineering inc though.

    The Chassis Engineering bolt on Crossmember is the same one that R&B (Chevy Truck parts) sold tons of when they were in business and is one of the most straightforward and simple to install pieces I have seen.
     
  18. 54 Chevy
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    The bolt on crossmember that R&B used to sell was made by Kimbridge industries and allowed the use of a power steering rack. Chassis Engineering's does not. Both are well made parts.
     
  19. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
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    My local hot rod parts store pushes TCI parts, so have been using them for many years.
    My coupe project came with all the Chassis Engineering front suspension, brakes, steering, centre crossmember and wishbone splitting kits so used them instead.
    It all worked well and no problems.(touch wood) I would use them again and recommend them to anyone.
    When I bought this car in a basket, my plan was to use the dropped axle for the next season, but after driving it, it will stay as is. Rides real well with the mono-leaf spring.
     
  20. hotrodhoodlum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    some of you guys or gals (to be politically correct) bitch about things just to bitch
    get a life and move on with it
    and yes Chassis Engineering is a great company not only in user friendly products
    but in service and quality
     
  21. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    CE products are excellent and time proven--I just look in the catalog and call them--never tried the website. Have used their stuff on many early fords.
     
  22. 41PICUP
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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    Just went to their site..working just fine.
     
  23. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Great products and people.
     
  24. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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  25. Just installed a bunch of their front end components on my 40... great products, great customer service. Also, prices seem very reasonable.

    While I prefer to internet shop I actually went "old school" and picked up a phone this time.. and I highly recommend it!
     
  26. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
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    I sent them a traditional post card, results were perfect!
     
  27. 54LedSled
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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    Looks like there site is down again :(
     
  28. I talked to them last week. They are still around. Use the phone.
     
  29. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,800

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    Are they the only company that manufactures forged dropped beam axles in the U.S.?
     
  30. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960

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    try this guy

    http://droppedaxles.com/
     

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