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10-30-2012 08:24 PM
foodog2 Thanks for all the advice. ill just keep thinkng about it and maybe just get a car.
10-29-2012 02:31 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
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
10-29-2012 02:03 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by foodog2 View Post
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?
10-29-2012 01:07 PM
bigdog7373 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.
10-29-2012 12:43 PM
RWENUTS X3.
Here's a 32 highboy. 14 years and over 70 big ones in to it.
Not mine, a buddies.
10-29-2012 12:11 PM
techinspector1
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Originally Posted by 327NUT View Post
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
Times two ^
10-29-2012 10:35 AM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
If you're just writing a cheque buy one already built.
Here's a link.
Ford For Sale - Classic Ford Classifieds - Classic Cars
There's a ton of nice rides on there! Op check that out. For what it sounds like you want you'd be better off buying a built car.
10-29-2012 09:14 AM
RWENUTS If you're just writing a cheque buy one already built.
Here's a link.
Ford For Sale - Classic Ford Classifieds - Classic Cars
10-29-2012 08:21 AM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by foodog2 View Post
so i need avarything to pretty much bolt together.
Sorry, but you're in the wrong hobby. Nothing in hotrodding "just bolts together". You should be looking at buying a completed car. Check around your local craigslist, you'd be amazed whats out there.
10-29-2012 08:17 AM
1Gary
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Originally Posted by 327NUT View Post
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
Great advise Dave.

I just want to add the one thing not many people account for is the tools,equipment,and work space/shop needed.It is easy to run into the thousands for that as well.
10-29-2012 08:07 AM
delawarebill
bucket body

when u were on the ntba did u get a chance to talk to ron of "RPM" motors ??? he is a member and does body building and fabrication.. he just be up your Allie on this one.. there are companies that make longer and wider bodies..
and i agree with 327 nut.. they ain't plug and play..
10-29-2012 12:23 AM
327NUT 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
10-29-2012 12:01 AM
foodog2 Here are the two choices the blue is the brookville and yellow is the zipper but i am choosing a different bed if I go zippers.

Zipper Motors | Lakes Modifieds & Track-T's: Bodies, Rollers & Turn-Keys

28-32 Pickup
10-28-2012 10:11 PM
timothale
over size T bucket.

NEHR builds a larger sized T bucket, I have my original 16 steel body T bucket, channeled and there is very little room in it.
10-28-2012 10:09 PM
RWENUTS Could you post some links to the ones you're considering.
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