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Average Reviewer Rating:   3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5  Number of Brookville Roadsters Reviews: 2
2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   Not the quality I expected
Reviewer: Irelands child     December 30, 2006
I think Brookville is a better choice than trying to restore a 74 - 75 year old original 31A roadster but I am at least a 2 years behind on finishing this project. I am NOT a body man. I feel that there should be an attempt by the manufacturer to produce a "quality" product as the Golohans (sp?) of Brookville stated to me. This is a partial list of aches and pains:
1.Right quarter was totally flat - did not have a bit of curve to match the left nor the door. This took many hours of disassembly and reassembly.
2. Neither rear quarter was welded to the sub frame only had 6-8 tabs bent over the subframe made for a floppy body.
3. The floor boards kinked while kneeling(I weigh less than 200#) in them to set up the seats - required new ones made up by my local Metal Supermarket.
4 Cowl cover missed the right cowl side by [U]over[/U] 1/2 an inch, the left by ~1/4"
5. Hinges were bound up so tight they kinked the doors. Bushed with Oilite and made new pins and straightened the kinks
6. Most body rivets not bucked enough - needed to bolt and/or weld the entire body together.
7. Molding under the windshield needed complete reshaping.
8.The original one piece windshield posts that I purchased were ground to the point of paper thickness - returned for credit - also completely misdrilled the brass risers for the posts.Also the posts were not finished or chromed read the (real) fine print. I ended up with LeBarron Bonney stainless 2 piece posts
9. I ordered a 5" recessed firewall for a SB Ford and got a 3" so needed to modify it 2 more inches to clear.
10. The grille shell needed many repairs to look look and fit properly.
11. When fitting up the top, the upolsterer discovered the entire rear section of the body was off by up to .500 which required him to adjust the rear window in the top fabric.
12. The hot rod rear deck former is just plain poorly done I should have elected for the original wood style. This was corrected.
13. Their poor grade of primer had to be completely stripped it was up to .030 thick in places and covering a multitude of workmanship sins
14. There isnt a single panel on the car that is smooth enough for prime and paint without many hours of metal, filler and high fill primer work
And it goes on and on. I guess they may make and OK 28-9 and 32, but after this experience, not for me - I'd buy someone elses. Im making the best of it and it will be a nice car when done but the extra work on a new steel car has been frustrating
Oh yes one good thing happened it fit the TCI frame nicely (theirs appears to be an old design TCI clone) !!!!
 
 
5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   Purchased my frame,brake system and gas tanks.All Ok
Reviewer: Anonymous from Elkton,Md     April 12, 2004
I purchased my model "A" frame from them and it was perfect.All
the welds were excellent. I also purchased the plumbing for the brakes and their saddle tanks.Some parts were missing for the tanks.I called and the parts were mailed out and I got them in two days.The only thing that I had a problem with was the installation
instructions for the tanks.I called their tech. people and they sent me a diagram which cleared up my confusion.I intend to buy from them again.
Retired HVAC and Fire/Security Tech.  
 
 
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