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Hot Rods BeBop Fiberglass Bodies Reputation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by travj31, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. I know I know... it's fiberglass, but we all can't afford a real deal 32 3-window. Anyways, what kind of reputation do these bodies have? How do they compare to an "Outlaw" body? A few years back, I had the chance to tour the Outlaw plant and I must say I was impressed. Are the BeBop's anywhere close to those?
     
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  2. ilinrods41
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
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    A friend bought one of their Williys bodies. I was very impressed with it. Doors close better than most new cars, and fit and finish is first class
     
  3. Talk to those guys every year at the NATS......very nice folks an they build a solid body!
     
  4. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
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    My father purchased a 3 window body from them this past fall. Very nice!
     

  5. Mullda
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 303

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    I bought a '29 roadster body from them about 10 years ago and it was excellent. Great folks too!
     
  6. Da Flash
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    Great bodies, fit well and tight when properly mated to a good chassis. The roadster doors don't open as wide as an original because of the hinges, but a good one other wise.
    Westcotts bodies are really the top of the line and the only one I know of that are identical to original.

    Da Flash
     
  7. mlinton1941
    Joined: Oct 17, 2012
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    is there wood inter structure ??
     
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  8. Nicholas Coe
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    I would really recommend New Age Motorsports. Each body is built and fitted by hand. I've seen bodies from other manufacturers some are definitely better than others.

    My only major recommendation is to look the body over in person and speak with the manufacturer to make sure your expectations are in line with theirs.

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  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    I believe Nicholas is giving sound advice . You need to see in person . Ultimately, your opinion as the buyer is the one that counts.
     
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  10. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
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    If I remember correctly, there is wood in the inner structure. You might want to call Bebop there inner structure with them.

    My father's Bebop '32 3 window coupe has been on the road for several years and I have been very impressed with it.
     
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  11. I helped a pal with his Be-Bop '34 roadster. We hauled his chassis down there and they fit the body to it. I did some further mods here and there. It's been together for 10 years or so wit a lot of road miles....holding up well. We get the nickle tour of their shop. It was up to my expectations as I had done Corvette body restorations and modifications from the 60's into the 80's.
     
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  12. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    I used BeBops Fenders on the front of my 35 Ford PU. They had all of the reveal lines correct, even around the bumper cut-outs, and fit really well (for the most part). I did have to use a heat gun to bend the front 4"s or so to have a little more curve inward, but other than that, they fit well. They were probably a little thinner than Westcotts brand, but they were also about half the price at the time. I know its not a full body, but I would recommend and use them again if necessary.
    1935 Ford PU.JPG
     
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  13. A couple of guys in my club bought and built BeBop 3 window bodys and I helped with one of them, they are extremely well made, a lot of bang for the buck. HRP
     
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  14. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    I had them build me a set of 37 Chev trk fenders and met them at the F 100 Nats in Pidgeon Forge to pick up ..great guys....havnt done business​
     
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  15. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    in a while tho
     
  16. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
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    patsurf

    keeping us in suspense...
     
  17. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    Sorry i accidently posted before finishing my statement......I havent done business with them in a while tho.......
     
  18. The reason I didn't post photo's is because they both are street rods with huge billet wheels. :rolleyes: HRP
     
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  19. mlinton1941
    Joined: Oct 17, 2012
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    one thing I did see is there isn't a bead around the cowl...
     
  20. Joe H
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
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    Joe H
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    I have their fenders on my '37 Chevy truck, been there 20 years now and still holding up great. I would buy from them again.
     

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