A fellow drove a few hundred miles to my place just so he could restore an original vintage vehicle he was working on. My wife also invited a co-worker over who was alone for the weekend. The Brookville Roadsters body I acquired through an interesting chain of events was set up for a rear rumble seat. Last weekend was our Thanksgiving Holiday. An original 31 roadster body with one new brookville quarter, and to be honest even that much repo bugs me, i'd swap it in a minute for a good original quarter.
All of the structural details of the original Ford floor pans and body braces are accurately recreated and are stamped into high-strength 19-gauge thickness steel. I have a original Deuce Roadster body. The old body has real 'soul' as some of the 'elite' claim. So up really up with the other carriers? It it aint a real 31,32 whatever body then it aint real and thats why i went all out to get my truck right,ok it aint quite right yet as i needed to get it done but it will be period correct within a couple of years. I have noticed that many builders keep everything in storage with the thought that they may have a use for it at some later date. Personally, dollar for dollar, I would go new.
Wooden bodies with thin metal sheets on the outside were then bolted to the frame and then painted with a white primer. Nostalgia and tradition are great. It would be nice to have a few teams of helpers to move things along a bit quicker. It is also the home of the 1929 Ford hot rod and the 1987 Corvette convertible. No question i'd be driving my roadster now if I'd used a brookville, but I think just the fact that the old ford survived this long is cool. My 32 with Wescott body and other aftermarket as well as many home-made components has made more than a bit of history itself.
These new bodies are created as exact duplicates of the originals or with modern updates that make them more functional while retaining the appearance of the real thing. Block sand it and you are ready to go. My two pennies worth here If you like the thought of the car having another life before you owned it and all the nostalgia that goes with it then get the original,if that don't matter buy new. It's more about saving a couple of bucks. Summary Steel reproduction bodies have made possible the continuation and growth of the hot rod and classic car marketplace. I will not take the vehicle to a shipping terminal. Why is buying a fibre glass body risky? All you have to do is decide what exterior finish you wish to lay on to cover that smooth Brookville Oxide Red Primer! New Mopar offering a 1970 Challenger coupe.
Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No. New models are being introduced as demand dictates so if the one that you are hoping to build is not yet available, check out the web sites of the various companies offering reproduction bodies. Stainless steel A-arm front suspension and 4-bar link rear suspension. Marq Thanks for your time. My policy in the shop is not to keep anything that I am not currently using. Smooth Painted Side Covers Side Curtains for Top Glass rear Window Tinted Windshield with Stainless Trim Side Wings and drivers side mirror Garage Dust Cover Flaws: There are a few minor scratches that have been touched up.
I'm a little indicisive on this one so thanks for the advice. Tom McMullen resisted our efforts to introduce the magazine because he felt that the old car supply would soon be exhausted and limit the potential readership. If the other body has questionable work you will spend more fixing it in the long run anyway. In another post I will show how I over came this problem and how the very most rear body mounts were created. . Another big problem would have to do with the consistency in thickest of the body and parts. All of the removed parts were advertised in the Old Autos newspaper a Canadian publication devoted to car enthusiasts.
This subject should fire up the worms. Stepping up to parts with current technology and mettulurgy has appeal, also. A Roach with your added touche's wlll be cheaper. Frank Or you can be somewhere in the middle like me. I will not however let you or your inspector drive this vehicle. Minor paint rub on very small area inside door jambs normal for all model A's and not viewable with doors closed The list goes on and on and on and I can't remember it all.
I have seen many cheap fibre glass bodies and some as much as what Brookville Roadster would charge. They even make the 37 tudors in fiberglass now. Whether you are looking for a patch panel, body panel, chassis, body, or a complete car, Brookville Roadster is your one stop hot rod headquarters. It will have a flathead, 3spd, and banjo. I may buy a 32 Brookville 3 window body. I find the post office just charges me only the taxes, and a tiny handling amount. With the floor pans and rumble seat metal removed from the Brookville Roadsters Model A Ford body, the body is starting to look sad.
I will take you for a test ride but I have too much money invested to let a stranger drive my truck. My input is more of how will you feel talking about each once you are done? Due to national laws at the time Australian bodies had to be partially manufactured and assembled in Australia—thus they feature distinct differences from their American counterparts. Not only that, anybody can build a good looking and well built hot rod. I made a conscious decision to run a Wescott body after I'd found a Deuce roadster for 7 grand. So far everything is on track and my expectations in the project cost are bang on.
The first was to move the rear floor cross member a few inches forward. I just don't know if it's worth my time. I still get geeked up when I see a new metal reproduction body pop onto the scene—especially one as rare as a 1932 Ford Phaeton. Original versions are so sought after that starting in the 1960s hot rodders and restorers alike began importing Australian phaetons. Drag cars are really the direction my life is headed but still. I was tired of dealing with rust after doing battle with the Rust-Devil on my 63 Chevy pickup. I would do the same again.