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Old 07-19-2011, 11:47 PM
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Looking for car kits with 30's type styling

Greetings One and All

I live in Florida and hope to get soome help finding a car kit or something similar. I love the 30 look and was wondering does anyone know where to find FOUR DOOR kit cars or fiberglass fabricators, that don;t cost an arm and a leg as well as your first born masculine child.

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Probably does not exist. If by my understanding, kit cars for 1930's styled vehicles does not exist, except for some MG roadsters and a Mercedes roadster. As in kit, as using a donor vehicle and a kit body to create a 'replica' vehicle.. If your thinking of a Model A or '32 or the like, there generally not a 'kit' at all.
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I agree. "Kits" so to speak of 30's era cars generally consist of just a body and chassis. Everything else comes from either the aftermarket or donor cars of your choice. So, you can easily build a 30's era car, but its your responsibility to find and install all the parts that you would normally think would come in a "kit".

I'll use my '32 Ford 3 window coupe as an example. The body was made in Florida by a guy who went out of business 15 years ago. The chassis consists of frame rails I purchased separately, a frame crossmember kit I purchased separately and suspension from Pete & Jake's. The rear end I purchased separately, the engine and trans I purchased separately, the interior I'm doing myself with some help from my local upholstery shop, etc. All separate components (plus a lot more) that I've purchased to make one 1932 Ford. Put them all together and you could call it a "kit" but if you're looking to purchase everything from one place... probably not going to happen.

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Probably best to find something original and update it, especially for a 4 door.
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Originally Posted by silentpoet
Probably best to find something original and update it, especially for a 4 door.
Actually, this is the BEST way to go ... because 4 doors almost always are at the bottom rung of desirability when it comes to Hot Rods.

Early Fords ( like the Model A shown above ) run in the 10 to 12 thousand range ... for a running, driving DRIVER quality 4 door. I found this photo on eBay ...in Florida. Model A's are fsairly common ( over 4 MILLION Model A's sold by Henry Ford ) so look around and find the right one for one.

Plenty of cars for sale on the web


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