So you want to start start building kits? There is a lot skills you will need especially if you have never done any car modeling and fiberglassing. The approach is almost the same regardless which kits you will be building. Right from the beginning you have to make a decision if your going to build just a few cars or more as this will dictate how much detail you must put in to the PLUG (the full scale model of the car).
I guess the plug is the most crucial part of building kits since this is what you will be pulling the mould imprint from. If you don’t pay careful attention to the details in the plug all the imperfections will be transferred to the mould then to the final fiberglass kit.
Another big mistake builders make is not stiffening up the mould during the creation process. Usually you can add more stiffness glassing in some hard materials over the top of the mould. Wood, steel, pvc piping and even rolled up newspaper can be used for these materials. This is a industry standard trick it stops the mould from warping and reduces the number of layers you need for the mould.
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The Ford GT40 kit car is by far becoming a car of choice by a lot of enthusiasts, but unfortunately most of us cant afford a mid-engine sports car. This classic GT40 comes with a really nice modern price tag. I have seen these babies for as much as $240k …now that’s a lot of money right???
If you are lucky enough you can sometimes find unfinished projects floating around on ebay, but who has the time to waist hoping one is going to magically appear one day.
I still haven’t worked out why these kit cars are so expensive after all they are no different then any other mid engine kit car. The doors on the GT40 are hinged just like a normal car and so is the weather seal around the doors.
After examining the GT40 body it looks very straight forward to replicate. Using the Kitcarplans system you quickly and inexpensively replicate the body and save tens of thousands of dollars. There is nothing more rewarding then building a car from scratch not only do you learn in the process but you can also put in more details and personal touch to every part of the car.
The best thing about building your own body is that you can utilize original glass and any other parts you can manage to find. There are so many manufacturers that are reproducing vintage car parts you just need to do a google search.
Kitcarplans System has videos that shows you how to build the body and you also get the GT40 chassis plans for FREE.
So you want to build a kitcar, but you just don’t know where to start. There is a lot of planning you have to do before you make the decision and take the project on. Here are some things you will need to consider:
1. Contact your local authorities who are in charge of vehicle registrations, and find out what the laws are in your local area. Individually constructed vehicles need certain compliance plates, (this will depend which country you are in).
2. Work out if you want to build a car based on a donor vehicle or you would prefer to build it on a custom chassis. (donor option is always cheaper)
3. Can you afford to buy the body kit? Most body kits are expensive and still need a lot of work to modify to make the fit properly. You can build the body yourself using the same methods as kitcar manufactures and save a lot of money. How to build a kitcar body….
How to build a Lamborghini is a question I get asked all the time, a replica actually. If you don’t have a lot money to spend on a body kit why not build one yourself. Scratch building a car body is not that difficult when you know the right steps. You can build a Lamborghini body kit from scratch yourself using simple tools in your garage. See how to build a lamborghini.