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Old 06-15-2004, 08:48 PM
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Red face Ever heard of Glass Act Street Rods?

Anyone ever had any experience or seen a Glass Act body or street rod? They make 31 Ford roadsters and 3 window coupes. Their company is based out of Ontario Canada. Curious what their product and rolling chassis is like.

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Old 06-15-2004, 09:05 PM
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I wrote them an e-mail about a year ago cause I was looking for a kit.
Their website is www.hotrokits.com
They look pretty cool





They seem to be a decent company.....

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Old 06-15-2004, 09:19 PM
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Thanks Mike I do have their web site but I wanted to know if anyone has seen these cars up close. What kind of quality their frames and suspension have. What their glass bodies are like, how things fit, you know the usual.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:21 PM
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I have never heard of this body before, but these days there are a lot of new manufacters out there, along with some real Junk,
just a word of advice if you are planning on buying a glass body,,I would definately look at the body in person before even thinking of buying it, and make sure how the pieces are put together, we are finishing up a RATS GLASS COUPE, one of the top selling bodys around, NOT a good body, all pieces that are glued together are done so with body filler, not adhesive, Our body and paint budget went out the window in cost, and the majority of the repop bodys on the market today are bad, look real close at the way the doors and trunk are hung,[ BRACING] make sure that there aren;t flat spots on the doors, trunk, top, and all big areas, a good glass body manifacturer will use coremat in the large areas, [ a white stiff panel on the inside that keeps the area in shape, ] and good internal bracing,

There's some good bodys coming out of Canada lately, and possably this night be one of them, I don't know, just make sure what you are buying, Superior glass has a good body , downs, outlaw, Raven,
anyway,,,,, good luck in your search don't hesatate to ask questions, cause once you buy it and take it home ,, its yours, and you want a good one, later BILL
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:34 PM
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Thanks Bill good to know.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:39 PM
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They are a local company, used to be in Erin Ontario, now in Dundalk Ontario. I was at their old shop a couple of years ago. They build the bodies, one at a time and from what I saw the quality was very good. They have a coupe, roadster, pickup and were working on a panel when I was there. They also sell frames and components and will sell you an assembled car.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:05 PM
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Poncho did you get a good look at their frames when you were there? From the picture on their site they look a little light duty or maybe it's just the angle they took it on.
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Old 06-16-2004, 05:50 AM
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Can't say that I looked real close. I was there with a friend who was looking to buy one. He ended up buying a steel bodied 26 "T", but he said he was impressed with their quality etc.
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glass act bodies

I have one of Scott's bodies and have it on the road. Drop me a line for more info.
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Cool...got some pics you can put on here?
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glass act

I have a glass act body on the road. If you still want info cantact me . Ross.
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Post some pics so we can see it. Cole
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Anybody who is going down the road with a plastic car need to spend whatever it takes to go visit the mfg before you buy. No matter what it costs it will be a small amount compared to what it will take to finish or repair a bad body. With paint on a good straight car at around $7500 or more not including extra body work you can see that a couple hundred for a trip is well worth it.

The body alone is not the only question. If there is no wood interior for the upholstery to mount on you will have to add this yourself or pay the upholstery shop to do it. It can double the cost of upholstery easily. Many shops won't even take the job if this is not done.
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Anybody who is going down the road with a plastic car need to spend whatever it takes to go visit the mfg before you buy. No matter what it costs it will be a small amount compared to what it will take to finish or repair a bad body. With paint on a good straight car at around $7500 or more not including extra body work you can see that a couple hundred for a trip is well worth it.

The body alone is not the only question. If there is no wood interior for the upholstery to mount on you will have to add this yourself or pay the upholstery shop to do it. It can double the cost of upholstery easily. Many shops won't even take the job if this is not done.

Bentwings is dead on here... Take a trip to see what you are getting.. That little trip may save you a lot later....
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Did you guys see the og post is over 5 years old,
That outfit is probably broke by now.
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