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  • August 29, 2008 07:23 PM - 22612 Views
    Sorta Purple A friend if going to put Mustang II type front end under a mid 50's Chevy PU. He is considering a $1299 deal from Rod Parts Warehouse, and I am wondering if any of you have used this particular set up or purchased parts from this business? Thanks Larry
     

     
     
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  • 39deluxe Info - murfreesboro, Tennessee
    August 29, 2008 08:19 PM
    I bought this setup minus the crossmember. It all came in brown cardboard boxes with no company logos. I've not driven the car yet, but everything went together OK. There were spacers included to put between the ball joints and the spindles that I'm not too crazy about. The brake rotors are from Advance Auto, and the calipers are GM metric units. The wheel bearings are from China. The kit was complete, nothing else to buy. For the money, it's an OK deal.
    The only problem I had with dealing with them was in the rear disc brake kit I bought. The rotors were also from Advance Auto, and had the same part # on the box. However, the rotors were different. They were the same size, but looked different. When I called and let them know, I was told that you couldn't see both rotors at the same time. I ended up going to Advance and swapping rotors myself.
     
  • BigAlBre Rides Info - saint petersburg, Florida
    August 31, 2008 12:29 PM
    BigAlBre
    I'd call Heidts Hot Rod Shop.... I think I only paid around $750 for my MII ....
     
  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    August 29, 2008 09:47 PM
    We have them, Jim Weimer Rod Garage Mustang II front ends, hub to hub, tubular a-arms for $1499 FREE SHIPPING

    www.vendettaautofab.com

    or

    mike@vendettaautofab.com


    thanks,

    Mike K.
     
  • plwheelie Rides Info - tahlequah, Oklahoma
    August 30, 2008 12:21 AM
    plwheelie
    I have bought lots of stuff from Rod Parts Warehouse over the years. They worked very well and when there was a problem it was made right pronto, and the price was always right.

    Paul
     
    •  Paul Wheeler (plwheelie)
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  • jimmothershead Rides Info - huntingtown, Maryland
    August 31, 2008 12:32 PM
    jimmothershead
    Al.....check that receipt. No way at $750 for a full MII kit. Heidt's does not include 2" dropped spindles that you will want or big brakes like TCI, Total Cost Involved, includes. Check Yogi's on this site. TCI is FREE shipping.
     
  • Tweety37 Rides Info - bismarck, North Dakota
    August 30, 2008 12:08 PM
    Tweety37
    I STRONGLY suggest you do a search for previous postings on this site for Rod Parts Warehouse. There has been numerous discussions about this outfit, most of them not good. A few years ago I ordered some parts from them. The quality was crap and some damage. After shipping them back at "Jay's" request and getting no resolution for a few months, I finally went to my credit card co. and eventually did get the charges reversed.


    On the other hand, I know guys that have ordered stuff from them and had no problems.
     
  • Sorta Purple Rides Info - albuquerque, New Mexico
    August 30, 2008 03:25 PM
    Sorta Purple
    I tired a search yesterday before I posted this and again just now. Either I am doing it wrong or there is nothing to read. Either way I thank you all for your comments so far.
     
  • iajonesy Info - lisbon, Iowa
    August 30, 2008 07:02 PM
    Larry,

    I sent you an e-mail about this.


    Mike
     
  • Tweety37 Rides Info - bismarck, North Dakota
    August 30, 2008 10:35 PM
    Tweety37
    Larry,

    The "General Discussion" archives apparently don't go back far enough. That's why a search didn't turn up anything. When I was wrestling with Rod Parts Warehouse I saved a bunch of emails from other folks in a folder. Some of these came from guys on this site and some from other websites. If you want, email me direct thru this site and I will batch some of them together and send them to you. One of them even concerns a front end kit. Interesting reading!

    Carl
     
  • koolstuff0099 Rides Info - newburyport, Massachusetts
    August 31, 2008 08:14 AM
    koolstuff0099
    I bought a car that already had a Jim Weimer front end installed. When I called them with some questions they were very helpful and had no problem answering everything question I threw at them..... That's my 2 cents........Who's going to GG Poconos?
     
    •  Bernie Casey (koolstuff0099)
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  • BigAlBre Rides Info - saint petersburg, Florida
    August 31, 2008 09:26 AM
    BigAlBre
    Jim you're right... it didn't include the cross member which was part of the chassis... just the bolt on stuff and it was the cheapest (and strongest) that Gary made at the time.... six years ago.... the brakes are 11 inch and I don't think the spindles are dropped... if they were it would be too low in front (frame horns are roughly 10 inches from the ground)....so dropped spindles are not necessarily always a good thing (or I have them and they are perfect) hehehehe
     
  • orphans2 Rides Info - stewartstown, Pennsylvannia
    August 31, 2008 09:44 AM
    orphans2
    There were a number of negative comments about this vendor a while back, but nothing lately. Who knows, perhaps their business stategy has changed and they are more customer oriented. Weirder things have happened. There are plenty of other vendors selling similar stuff at various prices. Even the best of vendors have low periods due to a variety of reasons, usually associated with personnel. Overall though, it is "caveat emptor".


    Just like roulette, you put your money up, spin the wheel and take your chances.


    BTW, Eriq, if there is anyway you can create a searchable archive in you next reiteration of this site, you need to do so. I have attempted several times to search for discussions that occured in the 1st site, only to come up with zero finds. I know it probably isn't an easy thing to do, but our history is becoming lost to us. And while things do change and situations may improve it would be best to have access to the discussions so people can form their own opinions on a subject. Other sites seem to be able to do this well, we seem to come up short from time to time. JMHO.
     
  • 57BELAIR Rides Info - monroe, mi 48162, Michigan
    August 31, 2008 11:32 AM
    57BELAIR
    Jim Wiemer Rod Garage
     
  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    August 31, 2008 05:42 PM
    I got Jim Wiemer stuff.... FREE SHIPPING.


    Mike K.

    Vendetta Auto Fab

    www.vendettaautofab.com

    mike@vendettaautofab.com
     
  • Tweety37 Rides Info - bismarck, North Dakota
    August 31, 2008 06:15 PM
    Tweety37
    OK, I'll make one last post on this subject. I spoke with a friend yesteday that is building a '49 Chevy coupe. He ordered a complete MII front end kit from Rod Parts Warehouse earlier this summer. After waiting many weeks, no parts and getting blown off every time he called RPW, he has now started proceedings with his credit card co. to get his money back. It doesn't look like this outfit has changed at all. A tiger can't change his stripes.

    There are too many reputable vendors selling this kind of stuff to take a chance on questionable characters.
     
  • whipsold39 Rides Info - 400 9th ave silvis 61282, Illinois
    September 01, 2008 12:22 AM
    whipsold39
    Go with chassisengineeringinc.com. Tech ph- 319- 643- 2645 Complete kit should be around $1350 YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED
     
  • Sorta Purple Rides Info - albuquerque, New Mexico
    September 01, 2008 11:26 AM
    Sorta Purple
    I want to thank every one that commented on this subject. I think my friend has enough advise to figure out what he wants to do. He will weigh the pros and cons, Make a lot of phone calls and make a decision, hopefully the right one for what he needs.


    Thanks again

    Larry
     
  • junkman49 Info - kuna, Idaho
    March 01, 2012 08:13 PM

    I've been trying to access their web site, it dosen't seem to exist. There is something really odd when you try to buy something on line and you can't get to there no matter what you do. If it sounds too good to be true, guess what. If your looking for a Mll front end I would advise TCI, I used theirs in my 36 ford and it works great, plus they are super on the phone no matter how lame my questions seemed.

     
  • jimmothershead Rides Info - huntingtown, Maryland
    March 02, 2012 11:09 AM
    jimmothershead

    www.totalcostinvolved.com

    FREE shipping

    1 800 984 0223

     
    •  Rod Parts Warehouse
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  • dixie Rides Info - dade city, Florida
    March 06, 2012 03:28 PM
    dixie

    ORPHAN where in the world u been for the last year are so ? Sure hope your ok.      DIXIE

     
  • slowpoke Rides Info - broken arrow, Oklahoma
    March 06, 2012 04:10 PM
    slowpoke

    X2 www.chassisengineeringinc.com 

     
  • jimmothershead Rides Info - huntingtown, Maryland
    March 07, 2012 06:32 AM
    jimmothershead

    Stamped/OEM style control arms or tubular / 9" or 11" rotors ? 2" dropped spindels or stock? Free shipping ? Power or manual rack ?

    TCI gives all the  above FREE.............

     

    WHOOPS......this blog is almost 4 years old

     
  • da34guy Rides Info - marlow, Oklahoma
    March 07, 2012 07:19 AM
    da34guy

    Yeah Jim I saw that also.

    Think he's got it figured out by now?

     
  • jimmothershead Rides Info - huntingtown, Maryland
    March 08, 2012 08:25 AM
    jimmothershead

    Yep

     
     
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