I just took delivery of one his 57 Vette bodies and a bare frame (no
suspension). I'm quite impressed by the finish and the quality of the work.
The body is surprisingly complete with the doors, hood and trunk lid
prehung even including the door latches and mechanism. A good bodyman
friend was impressed with the straightness of the body's gel coat. The
frame is quite well built - good welds and very solid. I'm impressed
overall and quite happy with the purchase.
I've only had it for a week but did notice that the air vent between the
windshield and hood is glassed in and not functional.
Unfortunately, Joe only supplies the kits with Mustang II front ends and
Ford 9" rear ends - blasphemy as far as I'm concerned. I'm mounting 1984
Vette IFS and IRS on mine. Just have to do some measuring and will have a
custom front crossmember made by Flat Out Engineering in Calif. The IRS
looks like it will be not too hard to install myself.
On a side note, since I have only the body and frame, I've temporarily put
it on car wheel skates so I can move it around the garage. The car skates
are made for 4000 lb vehicles like my 54 Pontiac but with the frame and
body only weighing about 800 lb tops, it so easy to move it around. One
finger and it moves!
Joe is a very easy guy to work with and I'm very happy with my purchase.
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