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Brookville Roadster question.................

Im looking for a new project and Im thinking about a 32 roadster,any bad issues with Brookville Roadsters?Theyve been making these for awhile now.A 3 window coupe is what I want but theres a 2 year waiting list,aint gonna work.Im thinking an easy car with no flash.Small block,5-speed,painted wheels and simple interior.Id be building this in my one car garage in a Condo complex so no major fabrication work in the garage.Ive got a few friends with trailers so I could move it around if I had to.As far as a chassis goes what would be the best way to go.A-arms in the front and a regular rear end out back.Would $35,000 get a big part of this rolling without paint-interior?Which frame out there is set up for a C4 suspension up front?Thanks for any help.
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Please do not fool yourself, building one of these cars is a major undertaking no matter how simple you plan on making it. The Brookville car is tons better than a glass body, but they still require a considerable amount of body work to complete.

Most people go with either a dropped front axle or a Mustang II geometry front end. I think Art Morrison uses C4 and C5 components on their frames, but I am not sure if they build a frame for the 32.

$35K is a good start, but it will probably go higher.

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There is a Brookville 32 3W body on eBay right now ... number #12 out of the factory . It is in Long Beach California ... so you would also save freight and have a body within the week. All you have to do is STEP UP ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1932-...em160155812916

The auction is NOT MINE ... nor do I know the seller.

If you want a 3W ... do not settle for anything else. I am fortunate to have BOTH ... a roadster and a 3W

If you do not get the #12 body ... a option would be to place a order with Brookville for the 3W and then go ahead and build the chassis ... while waiting for the Brookville body to come in.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1 is a photo journal of my 3W coupe project progress.

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Please do not fool yourself, building one of these cars is a major undertaking no matter how simple you plan on making it. The Brookville car is tons better than a glass body, but they still require a considerable amount of body work to complete.

Most people go with either a dropped front axle or a Mustang II geometry front end. I think Art Morrison uses C4 and C5 components on their frames, but I am not sure if they build a frame for the 32.

$35K is a good start, but it will probably go higher.

Vince
When I said easy car I meant no flash,a 50s-60s type build,solid painted wheels, no billet crap.I know this is a major project,one that Ive been thinking about for awhile now.Im in the position to build,buy the car Ive always wanted.I would never buy a finished car,why buy somebody elses garbage.At first I wanted a resto project,a 69 Z/28,cant touch them.Theres a guy here in town with a 69 RS Z/28 thats been sitting in the driveway for 25+ years,wont sell and Im not going to pay $50k+ for a Camaro.Ill be working on the car in a one car garage so Id have to keep it low key.I can build the car,take a look at my Photo Journal.Im of the impression that you can pretty much buy anything for the car,I can fab parts buy not in my garage.AS far as the car on Ebay goes I would buy it but I will have to wait 3 months.Ill build the complete frame while waiting for the body to be built.I can buy a new Corvette which has about as much personality as a cardboard box or I can build a *****in full fender 32 with a lift off hardtop.The only trick part of the 32 build would be the C4 front end.
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Don't ever believe that a Brookville is an easy car - I'm building one of their '31s - and if you need a quick breakdown of some of the problems I've had, take a look in the Company Reviews section here. The Golohans(owners) are not easy to deal with. But with that said, a Brookville is still better then trying to resurrect a rust bucket.

As far as costs, I have a TCI IFS Stage 3+chassis, a crate SBF, a TCI transmission, 4 wheel Wilwood discs, Billet Specialties wheels Wescott front fenders and Albrect rears and so on. At this time I'm afraid to total my complete list of receipts - I stopped filling out my spread sheet 3 years ago at $33K - but everything is new. My guess at the final total will be $50-60K, or close the cost of an '07 Z06 'vette, but a lot more fun
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I forgot to add - the bare steel version Brookville is running around shows looks rough and has been "worked on" for acceptability
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The new ZO6 Vette has plenty of personality. How can you say a 505hp car has no personality?

FWIW, 50 or 60 style hotrods usually had no fenders. An IFS does not look good on a fenderless car IMO.

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The new ZO6 Vette has plenty of personality. How can you say a 505hp car has no personality?
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Vince,
505 Hp - yawn. Even in Texas you can't use but a fraction of it
Anyone with a minimal down payment can 'own' one(along with his bank) - not everyone can build, own and drive a street rod. You gotta believe that your '34 will get whole lot more attention and comments then any 'vette, be it parked or being driven .
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The new ZO6 Vette has plenty of personality. How can you say a 505hp car has no personality?

FWIW, 50 or 60 style hotrods usually had no fenders. An IFS does not look good on a fenderless car IMO.

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Not from where Im coming from.The car is very impressive.I drove a base 2008 a few weeks ago,436 right out the box and it was quick.I dont like the Z06 anyway.If I do build a 32 it will have fenders.I would have a hard time doing business with somebody thats not easy to deal with.Ive got my Nova to hold me over for awhile.Irelands child hit right on the head.Thats what Im after.
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This isn't the style you asked for, but this Brookville 32 was put together in short time in a home garage and "owner painted". A local retired guy in town did it. I went over the body fit & details really closely; To me, the panels were very straight. There were a few body reveals (beads) that did not quite "look right", but I was really looking for flaws as I'd never seen a Brookville. Overall, I liked what I saw.

The owner is very happy with it, if that means anything
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Which frame out there is set up for a C4 suspension up front?Thanks for any help.
Do you already have the C4 stuff for the front? I would LOVE to see this become a more commonly use choice of front suspensions in the wonderful world of 32's. BIG bang for the buck!

Send me a PM about you build.
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I wouldn't *assume* that you can do anything beyond parking in that condo garage...
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