Originally Posted by Deuce
I knew the count was over 20 ...
I did not know it was as high as 37.
IF 1bad32 likes the style of the fiberglass N&N ... he should buy one.
It is very evident that he is new to Hot Rods and does not really know what he needs.
I do not know what he needs either
I am just trying to get the guy to LOOK around, smell the roses and figure out what suits him.
I have a friend who bought a 32 3W ... from the second owner. It may have been one of your builds. HE hates the car. He did a quick impulse buy. The car is OK ... typical plastic 3W build
but not what he wants now that he has been to a few events and shows.
1 ) the coupe smells of resin when sitting in the HOT South Carolina weather
2 ) the paint is lifting ... ( heat on the fiberglass )
3 ) the doors do not open well or latch well ( body has shifted )
4 ) the electric windows fail to work everytime ( electrical ground issue on a fiberglass door )
5 ) NO cowl vent ...
6 ) bucket seats ... ???
7 ) He has a T-350 not a 700R4
8 ) the engine is not real powerful. ( GM 290 HP crate I believe )
He has tried to sell it ... with no buyers.
It will be in Daytona Beach this Thanksgiving ... with a for sale sign in it. He is willing to lose 5 / 7 grand ... just to get rid of the thing.
I do not have any interest in selling 1bad32 a coupe. Nor do I want to work on his coupe. I am not trying to get him to buy ANY particular body or product. I am not trying to set the style of his build.
My comments are purely on a educational level.
I am DONE ...
Wasn't 1 of mine Randy.
The problem with your buddy's is related to bad resin or high resin content.
Lotsa lo end body mfg's use waaaay tooo much resin, causing the problems your buddy is having.
A quality body won't smell, expand or contract after 72 hrs of cure time.
None of mine ever get Baby motors, or bucket seats.
Re: the ground issue, if ya build em right with a good ground buss you'l never have a problem.
The paint problem he's having is related to PPP (piXX poor prep)
Probably 1 of those P.O.S outta Mission Kansas.
Have had the very unfortunate opportunity to rework a couple of those over the years.