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RB's Obsolete Automotive

 
buddha1 buddha1
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 11/08
Posted: 11/10/08
09:02 AM

I've upgraded my 51 Chevy 3100 with a Mustang II IFS. I bought the bolt on Xmember through RB's and now I need to get the compatable engine mounts for a 350cid Chevy. I've just discovered RB's is no longer in business. Does anyone know if they were bought out and by who?  

48chevytruckdude 48chevytruckdude
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 11/08
Posted: 11/13/08
05:51 AM

It is my understaning that The founder of RB's had had the business up for sale and one day walked in and closed all doors. Leaving several people and their projects out in the cold. I have heard from people that have dealt with Mr. Doe that he ran with their Dough. I was looking for one of the great classic truck magazines to do a story on the business closing but noone ever persued it. i would probably give chassis engineering a call they are a very reputable company and eager to help. You might even have to use a weld in mount. Best of luck and sorry about what happened at RB's like many you were left out in the cold.  

deflew deflew
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 04/09
Posted: 04/21/09
10:33 PM

I've found everything that Rb'S sold under the name serious hardware was from Kimbridge Enterprises  from washington or oregon Call them there are quite helpfull.  

mpayne mpayne
Guru | Posts: 1157 | Joined: 11/07
Posted: 04/22/09
05:10 PM

There's a post on Custom Classic Trucks site to about how RB's took someone for 5k when he ordered a chassis that was never delivered.  

BGRAY BGRAY
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 05/09
Posted: 05/24/09
09:37 AM

Icon Quotedeflew:
I've found everything that Rb'S sold under the name serious hardware was from Kimbridge Enterprises  from washington or oregon Call them there are quite helpfull.

Kimbridge Enterprises is owned by my father in law.
He is one of the smartest, honest people I know, He built all of rb's serious hardware parts since about 1989-90, and when Ray ripped everyone off and closed the doors, my father in law was also taken for a lot of money. Since he only built exclusively for rb's, his name was never public. He is still building great parts and they are for sell through Kimbridge Enterprises. There out of Clearview, Washington and like the the gentleman said they are very helpful give them a call. They also have a web site now.  www.kimbridgeent.com

Thanks  

71_vintage_chevy 71_vintage_chevy
New User | Posts: 40 | Joined: 07/09
Posted: 07/17/09
07:16 PM

It's my understanding that the owner's wife (Betty I think) was fighting a losing battle to cancer.  She use to make it to all the shows that they had a vendor booth set up, but then as her health began fading, she couldn't make it to the shows.  Not that I'm giving a reason for the sudden dissapearance of RB's, but I now from personal experience what it's like to watch someones life be taken over by this unforgiving illness and, in a way, I can see why he would give in and close the place up.  It's unfortunate about the unfinished business dealings that seem to have taken place.