Custom Hot Rod Car Frames & Chassis

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For more than 43 years, Progressive Automotive has produced the highest quality frames, chassis, suspensions, and installation kits for the home builder as well as the pro. If you’re in need of a hot rod car frame or chassis in Ohio, custom built to your specifications, you’ve come to the right place. From pre-1949 street rods to 55-57 Chevys, C1 Corvettes and classic trucks, we’ve got you covered.

We were first founded in 1976 when we introduced our innovative independent front suspension kits for street rods, since then Progressive Automotive has consistently developed new items to provide your classic vehicle with modern performance and today’s safety. Our team of professionals has more than 70 combined years of experience in the custom hot rod industry, and they are all enthusiasts just like you. We hold our product line and our work to the highest standards because this isn’t just our job, it’s also our passion.

When you come to Progressive Automotive for one of our custom frame or chassis, we will be able to set you up with exactly what you want. We specialize in working on vehicles with a full frame, and we currently produce more than 30 specific make and model frames for Ford cars and trucks, Chevrolet cars and trucks, Plymouth cars, Dodge trucks, Willys cars and trucks. All frames, suspensions, and chassis are custom built to your order.

Are you looking for a new frame or chassis for your Hot Rod, Street Rod or Classic Truck? 

All hot rods, street rods, and classic trucks are unique, so shouldn’t your custom hot rod car frame and chassis be manufactured to meet your driving needs? We think so, which is why our frames and chassis are hand-built to your specifications. Whether you want an ultra-low ride height, stock stance with modern comfort, superior handling, or just a nice, smooth ride, our craftsman can build it for you.

1934-35 Chevy Standard Chassis 1936 Chevy Standard Chassis

 

1933 Plymouth Chassis 1942-47 Ford Truck Chassis

1941-48 Ford Chassis

 

Do you have a good frame and just want to do it yourself?

Have you got a bare frame for your project and just need installation kits? Our hot rod and classic truck installation kits are what you need. We offer easy-to-install front and rear suspensions, motor mounts, frame cross members, and more. Plus, all our parts are built in our shop in Ohio. We can also custom build suspension kits for vehicles that aren’t listed. Just look at a few of these vehicles in our Customers’ Rides section.

Assembled Custom Front Driver Side Suspension with Blue Brakes Custom 1949-54 Chevy Chassis Progressive Automotive Custom VFS & VRS for 1964 Ford truck

Custom Hot Rod Suspension by Progressive Automotive Progressive Automotive 1932 Chevy Chassis with Triangulated 4-bar 1935M_1936S 01

 

Need an Installation kit for a vehicle not listed?  

We have custom worksheets in our tech info section to help us get the information we need to build the suspension for your vehicle. Whether you’re working on a complete custom design or basing your design on an original model not listed, we can take the measurements from your vehicle’s frame and customize a modern suspension system to suit your vehicle and give you the handling and ride you need. We also offer in-house upgrades for original frames. Examples are shown at the bottom of our About Our Frames section.

1948 Plymouth Chassis   1948 Cadillac Chassis

At Progressive Automotive, we work hard, which is why it’s extremely rewarding when we receive acknowledgement from our peers. This type of recognition lets us to know we are doing our jobs well, which fuels us to create more innovative products.

We received the NSRA Industry Appreciation Award in 1984 which motivated us to push our skills and innovation to the next level. In 1989, we developed the use of the 1984-96 C4 Corvette suspensions in our rolling chassis and installation kits. In 2015, we integrated the 1997-2005 C5 and 2006-13 C6 Corvette suspensions kits. We don’t see awards or good press as just a pat on the back. We see them to challenge ourselves to try and top what we have accomplished already with new and innovative designs.

When it comes to any business, longevity is always a key indicator for quality and customer satisfaction. So what makes Progressive Automotive special? Quality products and customer service, pure and simple. We’ve been around longer than most, and we continue to keep our customers – not only in Ohio or the United States, but across the world – coming back for our quality hot rod parts, services and experience. Our success speaks for itself, and we appreciate all of our customers. The craftsmen at Progressive Automotive are extremely skilled and meticulous. Safety and function are our highest priority with form to ensure that your custom hot rod or classic restoration keeps its distinctive looks and appeal. Progressive Automotive will continue to innovate and create the best hot rod frames, chassis and installation kits.

When it comes to any business, longevity is always a key indicator for quality and customer satisfaction. So, what makes Progressive Automotive special? Quality products and customer service, pure and simple. We’ve been around longer than most, and we continue to keep our customers across the world coming back for our quality hot rod parts, services, and experience. Our success speaks for itself, and we appreciate all our customers.

The craftsmen at Progressive Automotive are extremely skilled and meticulous. Safety and function are our highest priority with form to ensure that your custom hot rod or classic restoration keeps its distinctive looks and appeal. Progressive Automotive will continue to innovate and create the best custom hot rod frames and chassis in Ohio.

At Progressive Automotive, we look forward to helping customers get the most from their custom hot rods and classic trucks for another 43 years to come. To learn more or to get help finding the right combination for your hot rod project, email or call us at 740-862-4696 today.

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