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  1. A Boner
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    Are there any fiberglass manufacturers who offer a racing style roadster body like this one? I’m thinking Polyform used to, back when they were in business. Anyone buy their molds and offer them for sale now?

    This one is owned by the “Mayor of El Mirage”...or so they say!
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  2. OLDSMAN
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    This is a28-29 models Ford roadster that has been modified. Nothing special at all
     
  3. Stan Back
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    Mike Cook offers fiberglass bodies like that.

    You know – flush doors, almost flush coupe' pillar, no gas filler, almost flush dash rail . . . "replica" bodies that pass inspection.
     
  4. jimmy six
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    You got to do your own driver surround. Even poly forms just fit over the edges and for the most part was flat. Some side and others center steering. Many tonneau covers with windshield mounts are aluminum. I did my own with help from Jack Kelly. (RIP) A29902F2-8C58-4B3C-88B0-D7B77E167CB1.jpeg
     
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  5. 737670FC-B337-4592-92ED-5733454B0ABD.jpeg 13393771-CC9B-4C96-881A-D75D2A1ACF9C.jpeg 7EB885A9-C8DC-4125-99F5-26D0445B02AC.jpeg 2ED5A039-949A-4960-86AD-50A5AC65FC7C.jpeg 77FCEBF1-06FA-4CE9-8ECA-956D9E6F97BA.jpeg 6C12B6AC-177C-4933-9E3A-ED11CECE76AA.jpeg 42E78233-2602-41D1-9587-3FAD79242F63.jpeg I visited ElMirage dry lakes from Texas for my 69th birthday.Weather was perfect/low 60’s/ racers ran every couple of minutes as soon as dust settles. Roadsters were pretty common. Here are: a few I took pics of:
     
  6. A Boner
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    I have to disagree about not being special!
     
  7. OLDSMAN
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    You missed the point completely. I didn’t mean the car wasn’t anything special, just that the body was a 28-29 roadster
     
  8. Marty Strode
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    I did a cage for a buddy in this one, pretty sure it's a Raven, out of Montana. IMG_2123.JPG IMG_2118.JPG
     
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  9. A Boner
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    Most 28-29 roadster bodies have opening doors and the driver doesn’t sit in the trunk area. The bodies used at El Mirage and Bonneville are either highly modified old Ford bodies or “for racing only” specially made fiberglass bodies. My original question was asking if any fiberglass body manufacturers are at the present time producing any purpose built roadster bodies like one I posted a pic of. Comprende?
     
  10. OLDSMAN
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    Modify one the market for a modified one is too small for any manufacturer to produce
     
  11. And talk to the Roadster Class Contact before buying anything. You want to make sure it will be legal.
     
  12. A Boner
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    Raven Fiberglass looks like the will do a specialty body, but it doesn’t seem like it is an everyday thing for them.
    Was Dick Williams the go to guy prior to his passing?
     
  13. $um Fun
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    Like Stan mentioned talk to Mike Cook he will has them 951-278-4243
     
  14. Mike Kilger had two for sale on one of the FB Landspeed groups this week One was a 27 I believe?
     
  15. chop job
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  16. jimmy six
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    Are you wanting to build a Gas/Fuel or a street roadster. If Gas/Fuel do you want to sit to the left, right , or in the middle. That’s way there are no bodies specially manufactured for the classes. This isn’t NASCAR with mandated body’s and decals. One of the most important dimension is the one at the front where the body meets the frame. It can’t be pinched in like could be when shipped. I don’t know the stock number but I know what it looks like when some one has cheated.. opps pushed the rules.
     

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