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Old 11-20-2015, 03:29 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Johny Law Motors IFS in 1955 - 1959 (quality issues)

Hey Guys just ordered a Johny Law Motors corner killer IFS kit ( Helix suspension kit ) for my 1955 second series 3100 Chevy truck. This kit is using the coil over shocks . Has any one , installed one in their truck and is there anything I should know before going into this R&R suspension project ?
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:38 AM   #2
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I have the IFS Johny Law sells and not happy about it. All the rubber included has split or cracked before the build was finished. I'm concerned about other issues down the road.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:45 AM   #3
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So the rubber . May be of a cheap compound. What type of warranty did they give you ?
My concern is that this kit will not be installed for a few years
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:07 PM   #4
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So the rubber . May be of a cheap compound. What type of warranty did they give you ?
My concern is that this kit will not be installed for a few years
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Its the Hoffman group selling it, google them
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #5
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Re: Johny Law Motors IFS in 1955 - 1959

I've got one too that I bought from "Welder Joe" on Ebay.

The welding is sloppy at best and the welds were ground clear through where they "finished off the edges.






My son said he would weld it up right but it may never end up under one of my trucks instead being put under a little roadster that will run a 16 valve 4 cylinder engine and five speed and weigh right at 1000lbs.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:46 PM   #6
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WTF these guys are welding these with a Oxy Acetylene outfit and coat hangers. I am a fabricator and will jack their AZZ up if the kit I bought is like that. Any other help , experience and opinions are always welcome.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:53 PM   #7
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The one I have is the "universal" crossmember but as you see it is pretty sloppy. Between my son, his friend that taught him to weld and one of my longest time friends who is a top rate certified welder I can get it squared away eventually.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:06 AM   #8
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The one I have is the "universal" crossmember but as you see it is pretty sloppy. Between my son, his friend that taught him to weld and one of my longest time friends who is a top rate certified welder I can get it squared away eventually.
Still it's sloppy and unsafe work that you paid for. THEY should have the certified welder. Johnny Lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:35 AM   #9
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Are these built over seas ?
I will know what I bought in 2 weeks when I get to Reno Nevada where my parts have been shipped. That is where my truck is.
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Are these built over seas ?
I will know what I bought in 2 weeks when I get to Reno Nevada where my parts have been shipped. That is where my truck is.
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Almost everything form a Hoffman Group company is made oversea
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #11
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Well I am going to ask them if they carry manufacturers risk insurance and to produce one copy.
I am not going to put some POS under my vehicle and take the chances.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:41 PM   #12
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If you want a quality made ifs for your truck that is made in the USA take a look at us we have a HUGE sale now and our products are 100% domestic made materials and 100% tig welded.Let us know www.scottshotrods.com
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:23 AM   #13
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Well I am going to ask them if they carry manufacturers risk insurance and to produce one copy.
I am not going to put some POS under my vehicle and take the chances.
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I think if you read their fine print they warranty nothing that they sell and everything you buy from them is warranted by the producing company in China or Taiwan.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:12 AM   #14
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That's the same as no warranty at all.

Never had much luck with anything from Hoffman.
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