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Folks Of Interest Roy Lewis of Chassis Engineering passed away today

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by arkiehotrods, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,417


    I went to the Chassis Engineering Inc website this evening, and they have posted that Roy Lewis, founder of Chassis Engineering, passed away today. Services are this coming Saturday in West Branch, Iowa.
    He contributed a great deal to our passion for building hot rods. My condolences to his family and friends.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  2. cosmotiki
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 17

    from SoCal

  3. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 553

    Hot Rod Nut

    RIP Roy, one of the Greats.
  4. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,027

    from Quincy, IL

    Sorry to hear of Mr Lewis' passing. I only met him once some years ago when I picked up an order at the shop. He graciously offered me a shop tour and I was privileged to see the Bonneville car and a rack of
    engines, mostly Hemis, as I recall.

    IMO, his legacy of founding and operating a business with a consistent good reputation....for honesty, high quality and fair prices is a fitting epitaph for any such man. Rest in Peace, Mr Lewis, and condolences to family, friends and co-workers.

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  5. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,449

    rd martin
    from indiana

    rest in piece, you and your company have put many hotrods on the road!
  6. Sorry to hear that. CE certainly set a standard for others to follow with their innovative, well engineered parts that WORK, coupled with great customer service. Hopefully the legacy that he built will continue in his absence. Condolences to his family in this difficult time.
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,093


    Thoughts and prayers going out to his family and friends. He built a stretched chassis for my '29 Tudor years ago, very nice quality piece. Bob
  8. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,258

    from Ok

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  10. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 827

    from Austin, TX

    Bummer, never met him but a great company.
  11. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,876


    Talked with him a couple times at swap meets. Nice guy, usually wearing his 200 MPH Club red hat. RIP.
  12. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    I had some contact with him at Bonneville, and found him to be a wise and interesting man. I hope his daughter Janine is going to continue the business in the same manner. I will miss him.
  13. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,264

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    My condolences. Great line of parts by Chassis Engineering.
  14. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Never met the man , but used a lot of his products. They always fit and functioned properly.
    Sorry to see someone pass, but hope the company maintains it's quality and customer service.
    My prayers are with the family and employees.
  15. I met Roy a couple times years ago- once at his shop and a couple times at NSRA Kalamazoo.He graciously showed me through his shop and collection of ‘stuff’
    Through his passion for old cars and safety He developed a line of well engineered , well built parts and systems to improve and enhance the design and safety of the old vehicles we all enjoy. He built a company with this passion based on quality and service to his Customers. That Reputation continues today.
    God Speed Roy- condolences to your family, friends and colleagues

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
  16. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 692

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

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