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Old 01-14-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Anyone have the contact information for the company now making 1940 Ford frame patch pieces. Precision Coachworks near Boston used to make pieces but I believe the owner Dave Maher passed away.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:34 PM   #2
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Chassis Engineering makes replacemnt x member sections. I have used them 3 times and they worked well.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:59 PM   #3
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I think Joe's Antique Auto Parts picked up the Precision parts business. I have seen the outside rail repair section on e-bay recently.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Frame-repai...gAAOSwXsFacO9B

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Old 01-17-2020, 12:48 PM   #4
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Those parts are now made by Dave's successor by a company in Billerica MA I believe. Got the '40 fame support parts for seat from them, they worked perfectly. I believe they told me that Joe's was going to carry their stuff.
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Chassis Engineering at West Branch, Iowa, is long gone. Someone may have bought out their name and stock, but I have no info. They used to be close to my building, and would come over to see and measure my cars to design parts.
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Chassis Engineering at West Branch, Iowa, is long gone. Someone may have bought out their name and stock, but I have no info. They used to be close to my building, and would come over to see and measure my cars to design parts.

Chassis Engineering has been bought-out by HEIDTS Hot Rod and Muscle Cars. DD


Heidts Hot Rod and Muscle Cars

800 Oakwood Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

For all technical questions or for
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CALL 1-800-841-8188

This should be a link to their new website:

https://chassisengineeringinc.com/

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Old 01-18-2020, 07:30 AM   #7
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Precision Coachworks was in Billerica, Mass. Dave Maher was the owner and made perfect replacement pieces for several early Ford frames. After Dave passed away I believe Weld Fab also in Billerica took over making the pieces. From Joe's Antique Auto Parts catalog (on line) it appears Weld Fab may be selling pieces through Joe's. They do offer the kick ups for the frame.
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