Heinzman Street Rod Shop is no stranger to building truck chassis. Since the shop opened their doors years ago, they have been building affordable, quality, street friendly chassis ready to go the minute they arrive. Nowadays, Heinzman has expanded their repertoire to cover more than two decades of trucks, ranging from '37-59 Chevys and '28-56 Fords. Their basic chassis feature a brand-new Heidts Mustang II setup with tubular A-arms and 11-inch disc brakes. The chassis are also outfitted with motor mounts. Out back, the chassis receive a Ford 9-inch with parallel leaf springs. To increase handling, chassis also receive a front and rear sway bar package. For those looking to step up, Heinzman also offers other various options, including a coilover setup.
Heinzman Street Rod Shop
Although this next manufacturer is dubbed The Roadster Shop, they are much more than just roadsters. Besides being in the street rod world, The Roadster Shop also branches out into the muscle car and truck world. In fact, they build chassis for many of the trucks that grace the pages of CCT, which includes '28-41 and '53-56 Ford trucks, '47-53 Chevy, '54-55 1st Series Chevy, and '55-59 Chevys. All chassis feature fully boxed fabricated framerails that are strong and true to original form. They also feature a tubular dual-level center crossmember, which is utilized for added strength and they include a drop-out trans mount. Chassis come complete with motor and trans mounts set up to each customer's specs, and are test fitted in the jig with an actual block and transmission. Complete Stage III chassis are designed to be direct bolt-up units with all stock cab, bed, and core support mounts, as well as fender, running board, and bumper mounts utilizing all stock bracketry. The Roadster Shop also offers various packages for both show and go, such as chrome and polish packages, IFS, traditional drop axle (pre-1934 only), Wilwood disc brake upgrade, brake line packages, sway bar packages, air-ride, coilovers, Ford 9-inch rearends, IRS, Pro-Street options, lowered ride height, and multiple stance options.
The Roadster Shop
Art Morrison Enterprises began as a full-service drag-race chassis building shop, but as the years ticked away, they soon realized that mail-order products for the hot rod community was the hot ticket. Nowadays, AME has a plethora of performance suspension parts and applications, including replacement chassis for virtually any truck an enthusiast has. Morrison offers a unique chassis that has an ultra-rigid "backbone" that provides builders with the perfect foundation for any classic truck project. Their engineers start with a big 2x6-inch main framerail, complementing it with a mandrel-formed 2x4-inch front and rear substructure. The chassis is all fixture welded to assure the perfect alignment of all suspension components. In addition to being designed for the exact year/make/model truck, Morrison can build in the exact ride height desired to obtain a contemporary stance. The chassis also features thru-frame exhaust passages, which allow the truck to have a lower overall stance, while still maintaining ample ground clearance. When it comes to suspension, Morrison also offers several packages, including C6 Corvette IFS, Pro-Street back half, custom set ride height, and air-ride suspension.
Art Morrison Enterprises Inc.