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Company Profile – About Us
Raymond Lewis Leicht, Sr. purchased his first 1961 Corvette Convertible. Then came a '58 that needed a rear clip in '63. In '64 he
got a '57 “Fuelie” and then a wrecked '63 Split-Window. This was the beginning
of Lewis Auto Sales in
It was a natural transition to get involved in the Restomod Chassis, due to the need to replace the rusted out Corvette Chassis. Research began in 2003, to find out what the best unit was on the market. With the demand for upgraded suspension on the older Corvettes it became evident that there was a need for a Replacement Chassis. Along with the need for a Replacement Chassis for the "Original Corvette", there were a number of companies manufacturing complete bodies that would also needed a “New” Chassis.
After careful consideration, The Street Shop Inc. C2/C4 was considered the best choice for a Mid-Year Replacement Chassis. We purchased three chassis to become an “Authorized Dealer”. After six successful years of being a Street Shop Dealer, and a desire to do things a little different, we decided that a new Design and Concept was the way we should go.That was the begining of CHASSIS CONCEPTS.
Safety was the First Concern. For our C1/C4 Chassis, we decided to use 3”x4”, Box Welded Tube. The Box Tube used on the Chassis is "A500" Structural Steel with a .125 Wall Thickness. All Joints, Brackets and Attachments to the Chassis are "Mig" Welded on a dedicated Jig Table, with Permanent Fixtures to avoid variance and distortion from one Chassis to the next. This process assures exact replication of the Chassis.
The Second Concern was the Handling of the Chassis. Exact GM Specifications and Geometry have been maintained throughout the design of the Chassis. Even when Components were narrowed or modified, they were kept to the "Factory" Dynamics.
The Third Concern was the Ride of the Chassis. It was decided to develop the Chassis so it could use an "Original" Style, Front and Rear Transverse Fiberglass Spring, or have the Option to install aftermarket Coil-over Shocks/Springs.
Our last Concern was for the Durability and Appearance of the Chassis. For this cause, we decided to use a "Five Step" process. All of the welds on the Chassis are "Box Sealed" so that there is no standing water on the inside of the Chassis. After Fabrication, the Chassis is Media Blasted to remove any foreign material used in the prep process. The next step is a Chemical Wash/Prep to further insure proper adhesion of the Powder Coat. A Powder Coat Primer is then applied to the Chassis and Oven Baked. The Final Step in the Process is to apply a Gloss Black "UV" Protected Powder Coat and again put it through the baking process.
After several prototypes, we settled on a design that would accomplish
our goals for the Chassis. That was the start of Chassis Concept, Inc. in 2009.
Chassis Concepts C1/C4 Chassis #7 was displayed at the Olde Towne (
To provide the best Replacement Chassis available, and to help Corvette Enthusiasts with your questions.
To represent Our LORD, JESUS CHRIST in a manner that will bring Praise and Honor to Him, by treating our “Friends” and Customers with honesty and Integrity. The way we walk, should be an example of what we say. Psalms 51:10