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Old 01-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default best 32 ford 3w coupe kit car?

Thinking about building a fg kit car 32 ford 3w coupe any suggestions?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Kilbourne, Gibbons and Outlaw all make good bodies. I'd suggest you talk to them about bodies and/or body/chassis combinations. There are plenty of good chassis out there. See what the hot rod shops near you carry. Don't let all the wise asses on here deter you. Build what you want and can afford. I've had both steel and glass 32s and enjoyed them all equally.
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Do not purchase on PRICE ... the cheaper bodies need a LOT of work. Some need re-enforcing so the doors do not hang low.

This is a Wescott 3 ..



Wescott has the BEST fiberglass 3W body IMHO ... but it is also the most expensive.

http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...indowCoupe.pdf

When properly painted ... it is very difficult to tell from Henry's steel coupe.

Many of the cheaper bodies do not have the correct window shapes, the roof is flat and they do not have all the bumps and warts that make a real HENRY
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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Kilbourne, Gibbons and Outlaw all make good bodies. I'd suggest you talk to them.
Gibbons has been bought out and no longer is in the upper midwest. The new company is Gibbons Glass Cars



This is their offering
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Best quality is a redneck body, if I was going to build one for me ( I can't afford redneck) I would use be-bops out of tn. Have not used the wescott but that sub structure looks nice

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speedways looks pretty nice
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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Gibbons has been bought out and no longer is in the upper midwest. The new company is Gibbons Glass Cars



This is their offering
I'm not up to speed on the Company but I got my info from this web site:
http://www.gibbonfiberglass.org/index.html
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Do not purchase on PRICE ... the cheaper bodies need a LOT of work. Some need re-enforcing so the doors do not hang low.

This is a Wescott 3 ..



Wescott has the BEST fiberglass 3W body IMHO ... but it is also the most expensive.

http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...indowCoupe.pdf

When properly painted ... it is very difficult to tell from Henry's steel coupe.

Many of the cheaper bodies do not have the correct window shapes, the roof is flat and they do not have all the bumps and warts that make a real HENRY
Wescott is the best if you can afford it. Some of the lesser expensive will work just fine though. I built a Kilborne 5W 12+ years ago and its still going strong with over 30,000 miles on it and no signs of problems..
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Kit? lol......make sure you buy enough glue

Nothing kit about them. YUOu want a turn key car, some vendors will put a deal together for you so it becomes a kit
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anyone ever use a jim weimer rod garage 32 3 window body? the price isnt to bad but i have never seen one in person. they have a nice lay back chop top.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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Brookville makes a nice 3window kit!
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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I can vouch for Westcott's coupes. I did some finish work on one a few years ago and was very impressed with it.
I don't have a pic at hand, but most people would never know it was' glass.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #17
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Someone makes a full kit for a 32 Coupe....a kit car, like you get Cobras and GT40s? No fucking way?! What a way to take away individuality and any creativity in Hot Rodding!
I can understand the sports car kits, they are copy's of a production line car, but a kit Hot Rod? Thats just wrong in so many ways!
Isn't building a Hot Rod all about individuality, don't we build our cars to express ourself through our car's.
A kit of a Hot Rod just takes all of that away. 1800dial-a-billet-rod was bad enough, but having kit-rod's is wrong. Can you imagine seeing a row of 20 or more 32 Coupe's all exactly the same....UGH!!!

I fear people that this may just well be another nail in the coffin of our beloved way of life.

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Can you imagine seeing a row of 20 or more 32 Coupe's all exactly the same....UGH!!!
We did see that a few years ago with the Bobby Alloway cars. All looked alike and look like shit if you ask me. Buying similar rolling chassis/body combos doesn't mean all finished cars are going to look alike. Color, interior wheels ,tires and so on will make them all unique. I would rather see that than a dozen guys standing around all with slicked back hair, chain drive wallets, black T shirts and tattoos all exactly the same....UGH!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #19
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I have an old Downs Vicky body. They have changed hands since .With no big issues. Just finished a Westcott Roadster. Was a nice body too
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It's great you're getting so many different opinions on here, isn't it?
Choose whatever car you want, and build it however you like, after all, it's YOUR car!
Build it, and enjoy building it, no matter whether you start with a kit or just a couple of individual components and fabricate everything else.
When you've finished building it, drive the wheels off it and enjoy the hell out of it.
Good luck and have fun.
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