As a family owned and operated company, Dennis and Daniel Carpenter have been making Ford restoration parts for over 46 years. Dennis Carpenter hand poured the first plastic dash knobs for their 1940 Ford convertible in an unfinished room in their home. Demand for these was strong because no one had ever made factory correct replacement knobs, and good originals were impossible to find. The business was birthed, and soon thereafter they purchased their first injection molding machine for making large runs of higher quality knobs.
As the business grew they began manufacturing rubber seals, rubber bumpers, die cast chrome parts and metal stamped parts. In 1998 Ford granted them the honor to use the original Ford factory tooling for many parts that they make now. Today they have over 160 employees at their facility making quality Ford parts. They now have 12 plastic injection molding machines, a rubber extruding operation, 54 rubber molding machines, 48 metal stamping presses, 2 zinc die casting machines, 3 roller mills and many other special machines for making quality parts in America.
In the Ford restoration parts market, where most parts manufactured by others are sourced overseas (due to economics), they are proud to say that 85% of Dennis Carpenter rubber products, 95% of their stamped metal parts, 99% of our plastic injected parts and 100% of their Ford tooling parts are made in the U.S.A. Sometimes products made in the USA cost a little more than those made overseas, but you can rest in the fact that their parts are made from the highest quality materials and offer long term durability.