Assembling AME’s New ’67-72 C10 “IRS” Chassis

Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) has a brand-new C10 chassis offering, and this is the first one out the door with the IRS upgrade. Let’s take a closer look as the crew at MetalWorks Classic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon, assembles AME’s number one into a roller!

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Art Morrison Enterprises purchased by long-time employee Matt Jones

Fife, Wa – Matt Jones, who joined Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) in 2005 with a freshly minted Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, was hand-selected by Art Morrison to purchase the controlling interest in AME.  Over his nearly 20-year tenure, Matt has worked closely with company founder Art Morrison and the late Craig Morrison in numerous instrumental roles including lead engineer, operations manager and now president.  

Of the recently completed purchase, Art said “Matt has played a huge role in the success of the company and has earned the trust of our many long-term employees.  It will be in good hands”.  And while after 51 years in business, Art and his wife of 53-years, Jeanette, will now be able to refocus and spend more time traveling and enjoying their grandson Alexander, Art will not be disappearing.  “Those of you who know Art and his desire to create things will appreciate that he will retain his office here – his home away from home – and will remain a valuable consultant and mentor, but without having the burden of running the business on his shoulders” added Matt.

“As we look toward the future, I am immensely humbled and honored to continue the tremendous legacy of Art and Craig Morrison by retaining our long-term employees, providing top notch customer service, and producing the best products possible using the industry’s most talented craftsmen, right here in Washington” said Matt.

The prime motivator in the development of the highly successful AME Multilink IRS, Matt has been an automotive enthusiast all his life.  Matt’s silver 1969 Camaro became the development “mule” for many of AME’s suspension components, which scored high marks in several “suspension shootouts” held by leading enthusiast publications.  Matt and his wife, Lisa, live in nearby Auburn, Washington and have two daughters, ages 13 and 8.

Founded in 1971, Art Morrison Enterprises has grown from a one-man garage fabrication business into an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of chassis and components, which are engineered for peak performance.  Now occupying five stand-alone buildings in Fife, Washington, AME proudly completes virtually all of their metal-forming, CNC machining and precision assembly in-house.  An industry leader, AME pioneered the true bolt-on GT Sport chassis, which laid the foundation for the burgeoning restomod market.  For more information visit

Harnessing Safety

When it comes to safely securing the human cargo in a pre-’70s Chevy, it’s rare to find an option that improves upon the basic lap belt. Vehicle designs of the time were more based on styling than safety, so when it comes to upgrading the restraint system in a vintage Chevy, one’s often faced with some daunting decisions…

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Sanders Street Rods 59 Corvette

Sanders Street Rods 59 Corvette

Josh Sanders of Sanders Street Rods has built an incredible car and was considered for the prestigious “Battle of the Builders at this year’s SEMA Show. The talented young fabricator, at 24 years old used an Art Morrison Corvette C1 Chassis with Morrison IFS and MultiLink IRS as the platform for this build. 

The other parts used in this car’s construction reads like the who’s who of the automotive aftermarket:

  • Wilwood brakes: 14″ rotors should stop this car on a dime. We almost exclusively use Wilwood products on all our projects.
  • Classic Instruments: Classic instruments gauges are one of the highest quality gauges you can get and there direct fit series made it the obvious choice. We were able to customize them and even order a matching three gauge set for the engine bay which I will go over later. The electronic gauges will pair with the outputs from the ECU of the LS7 to give a modern style gauges with the classic look. 
  • Chevrolet performance: The LS7, T56 Transmission and ECU all work together so well with the chassis and produce a consistent powerful drivetrain. They make the ECU very user friendly and easy to hook up with a basic understanding of engine electrical. We have used the LS7 on other projects and after tuning they produce over 600HP… plenty for this little car. 600HP and a 6 speed will make banging through these gears an absolute blast. The chassis and the drivetrain make or break a build like this and no expenses were spared to make sure they seamlessly work together. 
  • Modern Driveline: Supplied the clutch components and knowledge to make marrying the engine and transmission smooth. They have supplied us with many transmission parts and the know-how on this project and many others. They machine their own adapters for using a modern slave cylinder for the aftermarket transmissions.
  • PPG: We used PPG paint products on this vehicle because of their high quality, beautiful colors and workability. The DBC system and high solids DC clear layout well and cut and buff flat, not to mention the countless hours we put into the body work of this car. The car should be in paint next month and I can supply pictures at that time if requested. This car is sure to turn some heads when that deep black shiny paint job. 
  • Vintage Air: Compact mini evaporator, control options and hose kits make this the easy choice. We used a couple of there dash vents which look great in the custom center console. Not much to see on the car from Vintage air but I guarantee you will feel that cold air on a hot day cruising around!
  • American Autowire: Their highway 22 kit is what we use in all our projects. It has enough circuits for this car to power the ECU, power windows, a stereo etc. The kits are easy to follow and adaptable to most any requirements. The fuse panel is set up in a way you can easily organize and route the wires to make it look neat and clean even in the areas that are not as visible. 
  • JL audio: Undeniably makes some of the best sounding speakers there a custom made areas in the car to house all the speakers. 
  • Lokar: Made a few parts for the car from a beautiful hood latch cable and handle to the E brake cables we regularly use their products around the shop. 
  • Paragon Corvette: Supplied all the necessary reproduction parts for the project from trim pieces to taillights. All the parts we receive from Paragon are good quality and fit well. 
  • Evod Industries: Supplied the beautiful machined billet wheels and steering wheel. These components will really set the car apart, I think the pictures will say the rest.
  • Flaming river: Supplied the beautiful steering column, firewall support, and steering joints. They build high quality steering components with unmatched quality. We regularly use their products and were happy with the fit of their polished corvette steering column. The salesman Kevin is very helpful and always makes things right.
  • Strange Engineering: Supplied the coilovers and the Center section that Art Morison uses with a Strange with Tru Trac posi. All great proven products we use on high end builds. 
  • Magnaflow: We plan to use polished stainless Magnaflows for the best sound and performance paired with fully removable polished stainless exhaust. 
  • Ultimate Headers: We used their LS7 headers which are absolutely stunning. The detail in the cast flanges and polished couplers are impressive. 

Please click the link below to watch the YouTube video that goes over the car in detail and provides some insight behind the scenes at Sanders Street Rods:

RJ Race Cars/Quarter-Max Chassis and Racing Components 1959 Belair

Rick Jones of RJ Races Cars/Quarter-Max Chassis sent us photos of his amazing 1959 Belair. Powered by a 427 Cubic Inch LS style engine backed by a Tremec T-56 6 speed with Borla EFI Stack Injection.

This beautiful car won the prestigious “Builders Choice Award” at the recently completed 30th Annual Goodguys/Speedway Motors Hartland Nationals presented by BASF!!

More photos of this awesome ride are in our “Photo Gallery

Remembering Craig Morrison

Sadly, we must report the passing of Craig Morrison on Sunday, June 13th due to complications from COVID-19. Craig’s wife Clarey Morrison was at his side when he passed.

Craig was born on April 27th 1975 to Art and Jeanette Morrison in Tacoma, Washington – seemingly with a wrench in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. He enthusiastically followed in his father’s footsteps as an avid outdoorsman and automotive enthusiast.

Following his graduation Craig embarked on a series of travels around the world, and on a trip to England he met the love of his life, Clarey. She emigrated to the United States, married Craig, and they had a son, Alexander – who is now 12.

Craig began working on his first car, a 1940 Ford, before he had a driver’s license. The ’40 was followed by several notable projects including a 1980 Chevrolet C10 and a 1950 Chevy “Farm Truck” that were both featured in prominent automotive enthusiast magazines.

He tried his hand in competition too, driving the Art Morrison Enterprises-built “Project Super Glass” 1955 Chevy in NHRA Super Gas competition at Division VI events.

After getting some “real world experience” in the automotive aftermarket, Craig returned to AME and became involved in many facets of the company business – eventually rising to Vice President.

It was Craig who recognized the need of a true “bolt-on” replacement chassis to provide a contemporary ride, handing, and stance for older vehicles and was the impetus behind the creation of the Morrison GT Sport chassis line – which has become an important cornerstone in the “Restomod” movement.

Above all, Craig was a “people person” of the highest order. His enthusiasm, sense of humor, and genuine caring enabled him to make friends the world over.

He will be sorely missed.