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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fleetliner, May 13, 2010.

  1. Fleetliner
    Joined: Aug 4, 2006
    Posts: 103

    Fleetliner
    Member
    from Oregon

    Any one have any trouble with Chassis Engineering parts? Any comments good or bad would help. Thanks.
     
  2. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,729

    hotrod mike
    Member

    High quality and it all fit/works great on my '39 Ford. No issues here.
     
  3. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,743

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Stuff I've bought was high quality. And any product designed by a guy with 200 and 300 MPH Bonneville hats has got to be alright.
     
  4. No problems with all the 40 Ford stuff I've bought ....
     

  5. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 539

    maniac
    Member

    Good stuff, never any problems
     
  6. gasserjohn
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,219

    gasserjohn
    Member

    greatstuff...weld it yourself to save money
     
  7. olddrags
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 476

    olddrags
    Member
    from ky

    Never had a problem with any of their parts! Good fit and construction.
     
  8. couverkid
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,125

    couverkid
    Member

    Never a problem have used alot of there stuff.
     
  9. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,084

    millersgarage
    Member

    motor mounts didn't fit, but all else I have used was great
     
  10. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    56sedandelivery
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    We used their engine/frame mounts on the 51 Chev Bus Coupe V-8 swap; put them right where the instructions said, and they fit perfectly. BUT, I did'nt like the rear trans mount, as it's a strictly weld in affair, and does'nt allow for the trans to be pulled without taking the engine out also. Gave the one we ordered away, and used a modified Dodge Dart trans crossmember for a bolt in/drop out crossmember/trans mount. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  11. woodyTom
    Joined: Jan 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,452

    woodyTom
    Member
    from canton MI

    everything i have used has been excellent, used their products in over a dozen cars over the years
     
  12. Lots of CE components on Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup, everything is top quality, good fit, no problems.
     
  13. I personally believe Chassis Engineering is unmatched in quality and fit. I urged a friend to buy their parts but he purchased TCI instead because he got a "better deal". It has been 8 years since he bought the parts and now that he finally started to install the components under his 53 sedan delivery,needless to say, he wishes he had purchased from Chassis Eng.
     
  14. BBrust
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 27

    BBrust
    Member

    Everything that I've used from them worked great except for a set of motor mount plates for a SB Ford. Called CE and they asked me for measurements and then sent me another set at no cost and no postage. Highly recommend them.
    Bob
     
  15. 36tbird
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,083

    36tbird
    Member

    You know what is funny? The fact that at one time in hot rod history everybody had to make their own stuff! From that I believe it is not too far a stretch that if you buy some hot rod stuff from someone, you might have to work on it to adapt it to your situation. I have been a happy customer of CE for years but I have been known to modify the stuff they send me. OMG!
     
  16. justabeater37
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,345

    justabeater37
    Member

    Front and rear suspension for my 37 came from them and my then 7 year old helped bolt it on. Everything fits and looks good to me. Had a couple of questions on ride height and springs and they were more than happy to talk you through anything you ask.
     
  17. wolfers
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 35

    wolfers
    Member

    I use their stuff and love it. But I have had to modify some things. I bought a radiator mount for a 40 chevy and when installed it put the radiator at the wrong angle. I called them and shipped it back. They sent me another that was just tack welded per our conversation. I twisted it into position and welded it up. It was perfect. Can't bitch about that kind of service. With the exception of the frame and the rear springs and rear lower shock mounts which are Posies, all of the chassis components on my 40 are CE's. Wouldn't trade em for anything else.
     
  18. johnnykck
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,025

    johnnykck
    Member

    Never had any problems with any of their stuff, I would recommend them.
     
  19. used CE components to build my 40 ford , all fit and is still working great after 30,000 miles.
     
  20. Anderhart Speed
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
    Posts: 356

    Anderhart Speed
    Member

    I like their parts, have used them multiple times. High quality parts. Some I've had to modify, but thats one of the things I like about them, you can get bare, un welded parts that are easily modified when you know you're going to have to. I rec. them to everyone looking for that sort of product.
     
  21. Used their Hotchkiss conversion for my '46 Ford. Everything fit, but the springs spec'd were waaaaaayyyyy over sprung. Removed all but two leaves for a decent ride, but had a bit of an issue with axle hop afterward.

    Yup, sometimes you do have to modify things, however, if the box says "bolt-on", my expectation is - bolt-on.

    Cosmo
     
  22. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,214

    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I've been selling and using CE parts for over 20 years, never had a comeback yet.
     
  23. 85-percent
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 323

    85-percent
    Member

    I can't offer any first hand accounts, but I just have to say that CE deserves to enjoy a really great reputation for customer satisfaction. They seem like an exceptional house to deal with.

    There were some remarkable testimonials here. Just sounds like an outfit that solves problems aggressively and creatively and puts customer's first and foremost.

    Credit where credit is due.

    -90% Jimmy
     
  24. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None
    Member

    Great stuff used it for years, and dad used it for years before me.
     
  25. The parts that I have bought from them were all outstanding. Well built, well engineered, easy to install. I couldn't be happier with them.

    The Bonneville streamliner that Roy (Chassis Engineering) built is probably one of the nicest-built cars I have ever seen at Bonneville in over 10-years of going there!...(AND, it ran within 11-MPH of another streamliner with twice the engine size and probably 50-times the $$$ budget!!)

    JG
     
  26. decayed40
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 199

    decayed40
    Member

    Used rear leaf kit in my 36 ford p/u it fit like a glove, i mean it was scary how good it fit! would buy one or any of there parts again in a second .
     
  27. I used their front axle in my 32 because it was the only forged one at that time. I have their front spring also. No complaints.
     
  28. Von MoPar
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 359

    Von MoPar
    Member
    from Australia

    I have used some Chassis Engineering parts in my 33 MoPars, All good
    I can certainy say they fit.......
     
  29. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219

    Labold
    Member

    So far so good.
     

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