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Old 10-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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Here's a reality check for you....and I'm not trying to be a dick but it's just the truth. I'm building a f/glass w/ steel fenders '32 Ford Victoria....for about 6 years now. These hot rods are expensive to build, if you think you're going to buy a "kit" (and I hate that word) and just bolt everything together then you need to do some more research. It's not that easy and they ALL need some type of fabrication work. There's a million things to do to these cars to finish them and everything costs money......hense the 6 yrs. so far build time.

I would forget the Zipper, they are very small inside. The Brookville bodies are nice but they all need work, I know 2 guys that spent $25 thou for '32 coupe bodies and spent many hours getting the body ready for paint. Not to discourage or insult you but if you're not very knowledgeable about the mechanics of the build process you might look into buying a complete car thats for sale on the many hot rod classifieds...this forum, ebay etc. Due to the economy there are some very good deals out there. Just some food for thought.........Dave
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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Here's a 32 highboy. 14 years and over 70 big ones in to it.
Not mine, a buddies.
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Op, what you get with the "kit" is an unfinished body and a basic frame. You can't just slap the two together and drive.
You still have to buy your engine and your transmission and your wheels and your brakes and your tires and your lights and your belts and your hoses and your seats and your steering column and your steering wheel and your pedals and your brake lines and your wiring and your fuel system and your radiator and your wiring harness..... That's just some of the bigger stuff. Don't forget about your little stuff like your fuses and your lug nuts and your door handles and your shifter and your radio and your speakers and your gauges and your seatbelts and your headers and your exhaust and your fans and your relays and your brake pads and your bushings.... The list goes on and on.
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I hope you see all the stuff that makes it so dang expensive. So if you're not willing to source parts, and modify them to fit, and fabricate brackets and such, then building a car is not for you and you need to buy one already built.
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I have been reading for about a year and am getting close to making the purchase. I am down to three project/kit choices a Spirit 27, a Zipper roadster, or a Brookville 29 pickup.

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I just have to ask (since I've never heard the terminology) what's a "Spirit 27"?? Is this some kit car company, or?
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I just have to ask (since I've never heard the terminology) what's a "Spirit 27"?? Is this some kit car company, or?
It's this I believe: Model T Kits - 27T Super Kit - Spirit Industries
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Thanks for all the advice. ill just keep thinkng about it and maybe just get a car.
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