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Fiberglass Topolino Body?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pacsh, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Pacsh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
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    from Venice, FL

    I have searched high and low for somewhere to buy a "stock" 1-piece fiberglass Topolino body, but with no results.

    I've heard of a few places like Rod 'n Race, but they usually don't have a website, or only make chopped/stretched bodies.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it
     
  2. rooman
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  3. Pacsh
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    Only problem is that everything is chopped 5", or its the intricate (and expensive) "street" body with all the bells and whistles.

    Im just looking for the entire thing as one piece, unchopped. Plain and simple
     

  4. 56sedandelivery
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    There is currently a steel body and doors on that auction site we all know and love. Eagle-fiberglass.com has what your looking for I think (does't appear chopped). Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  5. Pacsh
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    That body appears to be the right one, but the link is dead. Leads to an unused domain.

    I'll try giving them a holler. Meanwhile, if anyone else finds anything else, please don't hesitate to post it
     
  6. LZ
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    Pacsh:

    Rod and race does make a standard body.
    Also Suncoast in your area.. At least there catalog shows an unchopped.
    http://suncoastracecars.com/ROADSTERcatalog.pdf

    Wish I was home. Am a Fiat nut and have a folder of information. There was someone I remember that had one.:confused:
    Good luck
    Luke
     
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  7. Don's Hot Rods
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  8. storm king
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    Just be aware you are probably going to have a crap load of work to make a 'glass body straight and right. I've seen a few of them, not all, so I can't speak to all of the companies out there, but the one's I've been involved with have been horrible. The roof between the "A" pilars bowed in 3 or 4 inches…the doors had been welded shut beofre the mold was taken off one, and the welds were molded right into the body, crap like that. I know there was one company doing complete or kit street Topo's a few years ago, with opening doors and all, and they looked nice. But they all look nice in promotional literature...
     
  9. Wanted to let you know that Class Glass & Performance is currently making a mold for the stock Fiat body. It will be complete by the end of November. There is a picture of the plug on our web site www.classglassperformance.com.
    Bob
     
  10. micky69
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    Give Scott or Zack at ScottRods a call, Im sure he would have something. They make nice stuff.
     
  11. Scottrodsllc
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    This is the body from our Fiat stock body mold, This is the closest thing to and original body I have, I thru in the Sedan Delivery pic cause it's just Cool.

    And this is unchopped.

    And my bodies are very nice, that's why all my stuff comes in Gloss Black Gelcoat,

    Scott
     

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  12. Scottrodsllc
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    Here is a shot of one of our race bodies, it is still in Gel Coat ,it's never been painted.
     

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  13. Scottrodsllc
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    Our Sedan Delivery.
     

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  14. Pacsh
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    I'd actually prefer it to be all one solid piece, without fake door channels/vents/etc. I know there has to be someone out there who is still making them.

    Thanks for a personal reply, but I'm just not interested in your product. Like I said above, Im looking for one solid piece, and I don't care about the little details
     
  15. GasserGlass
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    PACSH......The body you are looking for can be had from Class Glass in Maryland.... If you want a body like the Mondello Car * the Danny Townsand Car * Burkholders Car * Randy Bradfords Car etc... aka A True Blue Nostalgia Topolino race car body from back in the day, then you need to contact Class Glass.......... I know the nostalgic PLUG that the mold is made from.... Its the correct height, length, windshield openings, door window openings, roof opening, body seams, front end etc.... I touched it, I leaned on it, my cigarette ashes fell on it, I saw it with my own two eyes.... Its the Real Deal!
     
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  17. Scottrodsllc
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    The picture of the Fiat with the doors on it is a one piece body ,the mudracer that ordered it from us had us add the groove to give it a door jamb look,

    Thanks for checking us out !

    Scott
     
  18. GasserGlass
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  19. Pasch:
    I have bought and sold a BUNCH of used & new Fiat bodies over the years,both glass and steel.

    I currently have a glass Fiat that built before 1965..It was likely Sold by Cal Automotive,way back when.

    It weighs around 80 LBS..one piece,unchopped..

    The best bodies I have seen available NOW,are ScottsRods..Don't know what his weigh,but considerably less than mine,but they are as straight and accurate as any !

    Don't shoot your foot off buying a POS you won't be happy with.

    Rick
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  20. rooman
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    If you take a good look at the cars that ran back in the day you will find that they had the same door opening lines etc as the Class Glass body as well as the stock profile version that Scott makes. If you don't like them fill them in and quit whining about it. The Class Glass body is exactly the same as what was used in the 60's/70's and you won't find anything better.

    Roo
     
  21. Pacsh
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    This is exactly what I'm looking for. Now I just have to wait for them to go into production.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  22. Brad54
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    hey Scott, I met you at the Hot Rod Reunion this year with Rich Venza. You make a REAL nice product.
    -Brad
     
  23. 1gearhead
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    In case you were interested I have a Steel original Fiat Topolino body that is for sale. Call me at (562) 789-8813.
     

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  24. Scottrodsllc
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    Here's a few pics today of our Fiat One piece body, You can order it with or without the Hood/Grill attached.

    Scott
    www.scottrodscustom.com
     

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  25. Scottrodsllc
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    Side shot without the nose.

    Scott
     

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  26. GasserGlass
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    Yippieee * Yahooooo *

    To Those Of You Who Were Looking For The Nostalgic, Stock ONE PIECE Topolino RACE CAR BODY.....

    The Class Glass Performance Nostalgia Race Car Bodies Are Now Ready For Sale.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The first body is out of the mold and can be seen on the Class Glass web site...... Finally, for the first time in 28 years, we now can buy a 100% nostalgic & correct, One Piece Topolino Race Car body just like the Townsend, Burkholder cars etc...etc...... Ill place my order for a new body before this year is out, cant wait.


    Class Glass Performance
    http://www.classglassperformance.com/stock fiat.html
     

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  27. kennkat
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    Calautomotivefiberglass.com - if it suits you we have the original "Cal Auto" Curt Hamilton molds... see our ad in the "Hamb-o-Dex"
     

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