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duece customs????????????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sickiee32, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. sickiee32
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    anyone know a company in southern california that imports or sells duece customs bodies????????? I heard there the shit....so cal and boyd have used them before???:confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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  4. Ned Ludd
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    What exactly do you mean by "Deuce custom"?

    I remember an art piece by Harry Bradley about customs based on "thin-fendered" cars (I've been trying to get hold of a copy for years.) That is, a Deuce (for instance) given the classic lowered/chop/smooth/perhaps-Carsons-top/skirts/hubcaps-or-Moon-disks/www's treatment. Is that what you've got in mind?
     

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  6. Evel
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    there fiberglass.

    Not to bash fiberglass owners.. but I don't know about that being the shit..

    Brookville repro are the shit. if you can afford if not buy a model A :D
     
  7. sickiee32
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    trying to figure out what I want......steel roadster brookville.....$12000 which is fine or $10000 fiberglass...just comparing my options bro.....

    whatever I get it must have exposed hindges...nothing shaved....cowl vent...stock firewall...and moveable windsheild
     
  8. sickiee32
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    $10000 fiberglass coupe that is........
     
  9. Evel
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    Gotta say that 5 window looks pretty good...
     
  10. Evel
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    the other question is how much to ship to Ca?

    I think I remember on the Boyd show they ordered a 34 and something was wrong..like they shipped the wrong fenders or something.. but thats probally hollywood made up drama ..
     
  11. dickster27
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    Don't forget that the dollar figures you see on their website is in Ausi dollars, which is less than American dollars.
     
  12. Zombie Hot Rod
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    $10,000 AU dollars is about $8500 American dollars, plus shipping.

    I'd spend a little extra and go with the Brookville. Once you've have a steel body, you'll understand why they're preferable to a fiberglass body.
     
  13. sickiee32
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    I like the roadster.....but just worried how practical it really is...for long drives ..like to vegas and stuff
     
  14. Zombie Hot Rod
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    Out in So-Cal a roadster with a top would be fine for long trips. I's just as good a coupe with no side windows, lol.

    We drive roadsters over here in The North East when it's 30 degrees out, I think you'll be fine.
     
  15. sickiee32
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    How do the canvas tops work out for ya????
     
  16. Send them a E-mail and ask if they have dealers in the USA,,,I'm sure they are going cost a good bit more after you add shipping. HRP
     
  17. red baron
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    There will be just as much, if not more work, to get the fiberglass body looking right as a steel one, I would go with a brookville long before a glass one.... especially if the price difference is that small!
     
  18. Call Steve at Lime works,we got a couple from him couple years back,might be the same.really nice bodies so what if its glass.......hes on here as LimeySteve
     
  19. Zombie Hot Rod
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    I'm not sure what material the guy near me uses for the top, but I'm sure any interior shop can make something for that that's water/ weather resistant.
     
  20. If you must go with 'glass, Deuce Customs are the shit. I've seen a couple, and I dont think you'd find better anywhere. Having said that, I'd go with a steel A any day over a glass 32...... even over a steel 32! :D
    I think Kiwi Konnection in SoCal may be the US agents for them.
     
  21. G'day , Don't have any hesitation to use a Duece Customs body , they are the shit!! when it comes to Fibreglass bodies. I worked for Ken for 4 years or so and the bodies were ace . He has a incredible desire to produce a top product and will go above and behond to keep the product good , That is why Boyd had him reproduce the Boydster bodies cause he knew they would be right , there are cars here in Oz that had a few hours prep and then painted as the bodies are generally that good and they hold up really well . The steel out in the shell will amaze you compared to anything else I have seen and the doors close like they should , bang him an e-mail and I am sure you will get some help , however he was recently in the US so he may still be there , good luck with your project ,

    Cad
     
  22. Ya know one was at the moon show back about 5 years ago it was in red gelcoat and the just buffed it and it was Bitchin,,,,,,,,,
     
  23. kookee
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    But metal for $12000 or glass for $8500. Might just be me, but my vote is metal hands down. Quality and Reputation of Brookville is almost legendary.
     
  24. sickiee32
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    yeah it pretty much sucks......pros and cons...hard to decide....I just heard duece does custom chops.....and they look really really close to steel...next to a wescott of course
     
  25. panhead_pete
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    My last 32 was one of theirs and the quality was great.

    The steel/fibreglass thing has been done to death. Get on Skype and give them a call. Ken is a very helpful guy and has shipped these all over the world..
     
  26. deadbeat
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    Yup, last time I spoke to Duane Jones he had them.He is in Bakersfield Calif & he is here on the Hamb.Nows the time to start printing those old decals that I used to see on dune buggies in the 60's & 70's,,Kiss my ass its fibreglass :D,,Deadbeat
     
  27. zmcmil2121
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    I was thinking custom like "kustom" kind of car. I wonder what a kustom deuce coupe would look like... :confused:
     

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