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Old 08-28-2010, 06:23 PM
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1932 fiberglass roadster bodys

I'm looking for a Fiberglass roadster body for a new project. I purchased one from Atlanta that was a total piece of junk and I don't want to go through that again.I am wondering if anyone has had any luck with Kilbourne bodies? How about Downs or Be bops? Looking forward to your comments.

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:41 PM
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i'm building a downs 37 h/t for a friend right now. i would go pick it up in person to make sure all the parts are correct and you like the workmanship. i don't know your skill level, but if you expect to get a glass car and not have to do alot of fit and finish work you are kidding yourself. I have heard rats glass bodies are excellent, also talked to downs about two weeks ago about thwe 37 and was told that jamie was lowering the prices on the downs cars. worth a look.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:56 PM
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Try N&N in Arkansas
Have built over 15 using his bodies.
Have used them all in the 45+ years of doin this and they are 1 of the best bang for you buck
Call me @ 928-445-Rods if ya need any more info
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Kilbourne's seem to be pretty good. I'd also look at New Age.... they build a VERY nice body.
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I will go along with Don (Da34guy) 100%. The N&N bodies are beautiful and the price is very good. The owner, Duane is a hell of a nice down to earth guy.

Now on the other hand, I bought a '32 Victoria body from Downs a few years back, the glass is good but the inside workmanship was terrible. It looked like they used a chainsaw to cut the wood pieces.....
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Kilbourne's seem to be pretty good. I'd also look at New Age.... they build a VERY nice body.
Your statment "Seems to be good" is wide open
Have ya ever built 1?
I'm not affiliated with N&N, just a builder with years of experiance, have used them all.
Can get a N&N ready to paint in less than 2 days, they are that nice.
Ed @ New Age also builds a great body, but if your lookin for the best bang for your buck
N & N
Call Duane and tellem Don of Dons Hot Rods sent ya.
Nuff said!!!!!!!!!!
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On any glass body I would want to go see the builder and see how he does his layup and how things fit and just exactly what you are getting for the money..Fancy offices and slick brochures do not impress me all that much..

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Kilbourne's seem to be pretty good. I'd also look at New Age.... they build a VERY nice body.
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Kilbourne's seem to be pretty good. I'd also look at New Age.... they build a VERY nice body.
Why repeat your self, do ya stutter?
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Why repeat your self, do ya stutter?
Nope... the server was really slow when I made the post.... after sometime (almost 9 hours!) I hit 'submit' again... sorry if reading hurts your eyes
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Wescott makes the BEST 32 Ford roadster body.

But theirs is also the most expensive.

You get what you pay for ...

When painted and finished ... you cannot tell their body from a real, original Ford roadster body. If something happened to my original steel 32 roadster ... I would buy a Wescott to replace it.

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Nope... the server was really slow when I made the post.... after sometime (almost 9 hours!) I hit 'submit' again... sorry if reading hurts your eyes
No Sense of humor??????????
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Thank you all for your input. I will check out n& n. I have not had that much experience with Glass bodies but I have restored steel cars in the past and I'm not expecting a ready to paint finish. I talked to several people at Good Guys in Columbus this year that used Kilbourne and they all seemed pleased.
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I will also agree with Deuce that Wescott builds probably the "Cadillac" of fiberglass bodies.......but they are $$$$$$$$. The Wescott '32 roadster body is $9500, it has a complete interior steel frame structure like no one else.

The N&N '32 roadster body is $5500 with the normal steel interior structure but I just don't think I would or better yet could justify the extra 4k for the Wescott. All depends on how much money you want to spend.
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