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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Martin Critz, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Martin Critz
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    Martin Critz

    Anyone have experience with American Street Rod Bodies?
     
  2. Martin Critz
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    Martin Critz

    And what about Russ Nomore and N&N?
     
  3. thirtytwo
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    From what I have seen fiberglass is a good budget alternative if your willing to put in the work to make it nice but if you want a really good bolt on and go body the price break from steel really isn’t that significant
     
  4. Fordors
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    That is meant to be a joke, right?
     
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  5. DDDenny
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    Why are you not considering a Wescott???
     
  6. 26hotrod
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    I would like a comparison from someone that has used several brands. Always heard Wescott was the best...…...
     
  7. krylon32
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    krylon32
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    For the kind of money your going to spend on a glass body both for the initial investment and the time spent to make it nice you might consider swanwaco on here. He's offering factory assembled Brookville steel bodies for 9500.00. He's in Kansas City.
     
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    N&N is no longer in business although I did use over 8 of them and were XLNT, Russnomore is a GR8 body and they are gr* to work with. My personal roadster is 1 and I've used 6 more and happy with them.
     
  9. 36couper
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    I just bought a BeBop 32 3w coupe. I know they make roadsters too. They are very high quality and the gel coat polishes up nicely. They are great people to work with. Located in Athens TN
     
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  10. thirtytwo
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    Could be wrong but I believe wescott price is around 8k and decent body’s with hung doors are around 6 , not far off from the 9500 for a brookville now if you get one with no inner structure or doors hung your looking at 2,500 if your handy then it’s a big price break but for 1,500 -3 k difference, I’ll go steel
     
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  11. Fordors
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    thirtytwo, I had no idea a Brookville ‘32 roadster could be had for that kind of money until it was mentioned in a post. How paint ready are they, or is there a fair amount of body work to be done?
     
  12. nugget32
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    Expensive

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  13. harpo1313
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    Block , fine tune ,block ,fine tune etc, pretty clean slate.
     
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  16. thirtytwo
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    I’ve seen people get REALLY picky ,but yes a pretty presentable paint job on a brookville car doesn’t require a lot of effort
     
  17. goldmountain
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    Are fiberglass cars becoming extinct?
     
  18. DDDenny
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    Only if you don't have one!
     
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  19. GordonC
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    Even Brookeville bodies require some work before squirting some color on em!
     
  20. I am doing a Brookville right now on an original frame. A bit of work before paint but not too much. I waited too long to get primer on mine. It was in a shop and I did know that bats were flying around in there and bat piss caused rust problems. That took a lot of work to fix
     
  21. dylan60
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    I have built both glass and steel body cars. With this being said body work about the same. If you buy a bebop there is a good cost savings. If you buy a wescott I would spend the extra on a brookville. Not much of a price difference


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  22. DDDenny
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    But........when you're at an event how do you feel when every time you are asked "who's body is that"?
    When you say Brookville you'll feel just like everyone else.
    Not knocking their quality, would I choose them if I was doing it again, NOPE.
     
  23. dylan60
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    It doesn’t bother me because you can have a rust hole in the side of your body and someone will ask if it’s a kit car. Lol


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  24. s55mercury66
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    Oh, but "rust" holes can be put in a fiberglass body by grinding through from the inside, they should be part of every fake patina job.
     
  25. Vernon2
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    Check out Spirit Cars.com
     
  26. town sedan
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    If your not to far from Kansas City a Brookville body from John can be a good deal. He sold me a body and a nice rolling frame awhile back. I had the body put in epoxy primer and the painter who did it said the body didn't need to much work before he shot it.
    -Dave
     
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