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Our History

Back in the 1980’s in Bakersfield, CA, NZ ex-pat Squeak Bell established Kiwi Konnection which in the beginning primarily supplied hot rod parts.

As the company grew, Squeak developed and produced a line of frames that have become world renowned for their quality and availability.

In 2007, after working for Squeak for several years, Duane Jones purchased the business and today continues to produce the sought after frames and associated chassis components.

 

Our Frames

 The Kiwi Konnection range comprises the A-V8, 32 and 33-34 frames.

 

What our customers say...

“The 32 frame arrived today! On time and more than I expected. I had waited for almost a year to get one built from another builder, you delivered and on time at the cost that I could afford. Thank you so much for such great service. I would recommend your service to anyone wanting to build a with a quality chassis at a reasonable cost.”

- Mike V

"Hello Duane Jones, I have been busy but wanted to let you know that Rick got the frame up to me just as we planned. I am very happy with it and you do fantastic work. I would highly recommend you. Thank you also for your communication with me. It is a very important part of the process and is why you will always be successful. I appreciate everything." 
- Tom G, Oregon.
 

"Good news keeps a coming...was worried on the transporting of this one but got there in great shape!! cool!! Duane; I got the frame today it looks really nice. I'm an old carpenter so I crisscrossed measured looks good and square, plumb, straight and level. Everything I hoped for I guess I’m overjoyed." 
- Greg J, Iowa.

“After all this time, I finally got to drive my 3 window. Thanks for the awesome chassis you built for me. Thanks again.”
- Nelson A

 "I would like to just take a minute and give a little plug to Duane Jones. Earlier this year I was looking to have a chassis built for my Model A project and after asking around and doing some research I had decided to go with a 32 chassis pinched for a Model A by Kiwi Konnection. I have never regretted that decision, Duane was excellent to work with and was always helpful. I felt like there was an open line of communication between us and I knew exactly what I was getting. He had no problems sending me progress pics to keep me updated on the build. When the chassis and all the components were ready to ship he was very helpful in the process of getting everything crated up and shipped from California to Utah. When the chassis arrived it was an absolute work of art! Because he also has the California roadster co. he has more to offer than just chassis components. I recently called him and purchased a 32 grille shell and insert and he wasn't happy with the fit of the ones he had in stock and waited a couple days until another shipment arrived to make sure that he had a good fitting pair. Because he is an alliance vendor he tries to give alliance members the best price he can. I highly recommend Duane and Kiwi Konnection / California Roadster Co. Next time you are shopping around give Duane a call or send him an email he is great to work with!"
- Britt H, Utah"

California Roadster Co.

19044 Palm Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93314

United States

 

(661) 871-5494