Services was founded in 1987, as a small machine and repair shop.
Parts were built evenings and weekends, while I worked full time
in manufacturing and engineering positions. Our first products were
repair parts for the auto wash industry. Over the next few years
we developed a number of improvements to our line of parts, which
improved reliability and durability, but ultimately led to selling
less parts! By 1996, with volumes at all-time lows, I began looking
for new products to build. Late in 1997, I decided to temporarily
close the business down so that I could spend time with my ailing
the passing of my Mother in April of 1998, I began a more serious
quest for products for the shop. I remembered not being able to
find replacement transmission mounts for my 1963 Plymouth, and discovered
that they were still not available. The few NOS parts that did exist
where so outrageously expensive that people were resorting to all
sorts of make-shift arrangements to secure their transmissions.
And the thought of paying $150 or more for a 35 year old, NOS rubber
mount was not at all appealing.
the help of some of my online friends, I was able to procure a few
mounts for analysis, built tooling, and released the first production
parts in late 1998. Additional part numbers and applications followed.
Newer tooling and manufacturing techniques are now yielding more
professional looking parts, with better durability, while maintaining
the introductory pricing of the parts late in 1998. We continue
to vigorously pursue better methods and materials, and to date have
had very few failures, from a population of in excess of 2000 transmission
mounts. Most failures occured in early production of the 1966-1970
style mount, in high horsepower manual transmission applications.
Subsequent design modifications have proven successful in the elimination
of similar failures.
now focus on continuous improvement of our line of 1957-1975 Chrysler
Product transmission mount offerings, and are slowly adding new
products for other Mopar applications. We generally target parts
that are not currently available from other sources, as there are
plenty of parts that need to be reproduced. There is no point in
duplicating effort and stifling development in this small segment
of the industry.
Services was originally a Sole Proprietorship owned and operated
by Steven Charette. Effective 2009 Imperial Services is now a
part of Promerican Corporation.
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