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#1 bicknell1

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:06 AM

So what are some of the differences between Bicknell vs Hig Fab chassis?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

Bicknell sells alot more..........wins alot more......

#3 Dennis W. Murphy

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

Like most modifieds today there isn't much difference between any of them. Higfab is more a custom modified built for the driver, and Bicknells are mass produced for pretty much everyone. Bicknell is all the way up near The Falls. And HigFab is down in Orange County hundreds of miles away. Think Bloomquist vs Rocket chassis, Bloomquist custom builds his so there are fewer but still a top notch chassis. Rocket is probably the most popular late model chassis, there for it has the most wins.

I will tell you this, a higfab chassis is as top quality a car as Bicknell, Teo, or Troyer. And I'm hoping it turns some heads at Syracuse.
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#4 Jerry Higbie

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

Hig fab cars are American made, bicknells aren't. That's one difference.
True bicknell makes more so they've won more. Lol

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hig fab cars are American made, bicknells aren't. That's one difference.
True bicknell makes more so they've won more. Lol


Some jockeys ride 150 horses in a 2 month meet and win 30 times. Another joc may ride 40 horses and win 8 times, who's the better rider? It's just great that the public has the choice of more than one top notch product!!!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Some jockeys ride 150 horses in a 2 month meet and win 30 times. Another joc may ride 40 horses and win 8 times, who's the better rider? It's just great that the public has the choice of more than one top notch product!!!


LOVE the horse racing referance!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

HigFab may sell fewer chassis but is not a small time builder! Family has been in this game a long time and their home built cars beat the likes of Buzzie Wayne Balough and others! Nothing but quality ever rolls out of thaat shop!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

not that my opinion means anything....lol....but if I had the $$ to buy another car...Id buy a Hig....I like the idea of it being american made....but more than that...I know that nothing but good things have ever been said about Hig...the quality is 2nd to none....and unlike with the big 3 where your just another # unless your one of the top drivers... with Hig Im sure you would get so much more one on one and work personaly with Jerry himself
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#9 Jerry Higbie

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

To answer the original question, the cage is quite different, as is the front, mid and rear sub frames. The engine and rack placements are similar although the engine angle is different in the hig car. The hig car is built custom for the customer. For example, if a person is taking a teo apart to utilize its components, the frame is taylored to fit teo pars. HigFab isn't offering engine mounts or pan hard mounts yet so they are utilizing others. This has proven to be a good sales point, although not as good of money maker at the point of sale. Bicknell is a much much larger company and I hear can construct 8 or 9 frames with bodies per week. Hig at this point can do 1. The HFC is just another flavor in the car market. Each car maker has the rule book stretched to its limits for sure. There are at this point many similarities in all makes.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

My Bicknell has always served me well. I consider Randy and the gang from Bicknell top notch in our industry. They provide 2nd to none customer service and make parts that are top quality.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Jerry you've won in Bicknells, Teos, and of course your own chassis. correct?
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hig fab cars are American made, bicknells aren't.


Cars built in Canada are American made too, "North American" :)

To answer the original question, the cage is quite different, as is the front, mid and rear sub frames. The engine and rack placements are similar although the engine angle is different in the hig car. The hig car is built custom for the customer. For example, if a person is taking a teo apart to utilize its components, the frame is taylored to fit teo pars. HigFab isn't offering engine mounts or pan hard mounts yet so they are utilizing others. This has proven to be a good sales point, although not as good of money maker at the point of sale. Bicknell is a much much larger company and I hear can construct 8 or 9 frames with bodies per week. Hig at this point can do 1. The HFC is just another flavor in the car market. Each car maker has the rule book stretched to its limits for sure. There are at this point many similarities in all makes.


Thanks for the answer to the original question.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

My Bicknell has always served me well. I consider Randy and the gang from Bicknell top notch in our industry. They provide 2nd to none customer service and make parts that are top quality.

Your respectful comments speakes volumns of your character Mr Higbie. Was at the fence at Accord last week just after the drivers drew for starting spots and witnessed your interaction with children and well wishers. You are sir a class act. Best of luck, racing needs fine gentleman like yourself.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

Jerry you've won in Bicknells, Teos, and of course your own chassis. correct?

Correct. Also won in a Pmc, Olsen and . Any car can be fast any night!


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

Your respectful comments speakes volumns of your character Mr Higbie. Was at the fence at Accord last week just after the drivers drew for starting spots and witnessed your interaction with children and well wishers. You are sir a class act. Best of luck, racing needs fine gentleman like yourself.

Thank you. I appreciate it. I love racing and everything that goes with it.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

I agree completly, Jerry Higbie is a class act. He has always been nothing but helpful to my team, who are far from being contenders for a win. We are new to dirt mod racing, coming from pavement, & anytime we have asked anything of Jerry, he hasbeen very helpful. I also would be in line for a HFC car, if i had the $$ for a new chassis.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

Thank You Jerry Higbie for answering my questions.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:58 PM

Higbie is one of the most personable people in racing, but Erica Bicknell has much nicer legs than he does.

Does that help?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

Higbie is one of the most personable people in racing, but Erica Bicknell has much nicer legs than he does.

Does that help?

I will shave my legs 1st thing in the morning! Will that help? Lol


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

Going to try to be more aerodynamic like the bicycle racers?
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