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I am thinking about using the TCI complete rolling chassis under my 1930 model-a coupe with independent suspension. any advice? also, should I order the chrome suspension system ? or will it be a pain to keep clean. or does any body know of a better company doing this type of manufacturing? thanks--lew p.

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Lew TCI makes good stuff but I would check a couple others. You will get some answers from members that have used this unit and get some more Info. I would not get chrome hard to keep clean and you can use that money for something else. ROY
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I used mostly TCI front suspension parts on my ’31 Tudor. I would recommend them, but make sure they pay attention to the specifics of your order.

I ordered Chevy bolt pattern rotors, they sent me Ford. I didn’t realize the problem until after I assembled the complete front end. Then they said, no problem… send it all back. Since the bearing adapters are different, that meant sending everything back. Well, luckily I hadn’t purchased wheels yet, so I just swapped to the Ford pattern. Buyer beware.

If you like shiny pieces parts, go with stainless if it is available for the parts you need. It is easier to keep clean, no waxing and buffing. But unless you are planning to go fenderless, don’t bother with chrome or stainless. Like Roy said, save you money for something else.
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sounds like lots of other suppliers yes sure you can send the parts back at your expense and if they were paying attention you might have recieved the right part the first time . do i sound bitter?? i hope not

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I also like TCI,when they make a mistake its allways been fixed(their nut).I also call them and tell them how good something is when i am done if i like it.(also when dont think something is real good ) I am not a dealer for them soo....no gain for me.I also like Bob at progressive a lot .He builds some really nice stuff.I to would go stainless if you have to have the shiny stuff. But a well built painted rod will get more looks than and overly chromed rod will. KISS is the best methoed now a days(Keep It Simply Stupid)Anybody can order up parts and put them on,its how well you blend all those parts with your idea's makes it your car and not just another cookie cutter rod. Good Luck and have fun!!!
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I have had really good success with TCI. They care about the quality of their parts. Chassis Eng is okay, but I have had some problems with follow up and wrong orders. TCI makes an awseome looking front end kit in chrome, but for the money difference, the "Econo" kit is much better and easier to clean. Be careful to check the options available with the econo version because somethings can't be used, like the hairpins because the batwings are pre welded on the kit.

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Iwant to thank you all for your advice on the chassis ordering. especially about the hubs . I
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Iwant to thank you all for your advice on the chassis ordering. especially about the hubs . I didn't ask them what they were putting on. since the rear-end is ford, i'll make sure the front is ford. I only want to carry one spare. Next question, i want to paint the frame black, whats the best approach who's got the best primer & paint? lew
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Go with what ever system you are comfortable with.I use dupont but only cause a friend is the rep around here and can get me out of trouble if i screw something up.One thing that is a must pick a company and stay with it.Not a real smart to mix companys if your not a pro.Powder coating on frames i have learned is not the way to go.Have had many failure's now that i have had them out there for a few years.Paint it NO powder coating here any more(at least on the frame stuff) One little trick on a frame is try to prime it close to the color you will paint that way the road rash wont show.(stone chips )
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[quote]Originally posted by bettylew:
<strong>I am thinking about using the TCI complete rolling chassis under my 1930 model-a coupe with independent suspension. any advice? also, should I order the chrome suspension system ? or will it be a pain to keep clean. or does any body know of a better company doing this type of manufacturing? thanks--lew p.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I have the TCI frame under a 1930 Model A. They would be a good choice. The unit is as good or better than anyone elses and they have good after the sale technical help. I have the Chrome suspension, and you have to constantly clean this. If you are willing to do this and pay the extra price for the chrome to start with then go for it. If I were you I would order the brake lines with master cylinder installed also as there is a lot of engineering involved with this. I have had mine for 15 years with no problems.
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