So I'm considering buying a '27 rolling chassis of a touring. The question is would it be cheaper to go with a speedster or go back to original? I have a love for both.
How many folks ride with you? If you have kids and this is your only T---Touring!!!
buy a running car with papers. Unless you have all of the parts under the bed get one that is running.
Be sure you can get a title for it no matter what you decide. A '27 will have a motor number stamped into the frame. How do you know the chassis is from a Touring?
To me, a rolling chassis is no body and no power plant. Those make up the largest cost of a T. From that standpoint, a speedster MAY be cheaper. It depends on the setup you choose. Either way you have a lot of body parts to find.
"Cheaper" in the long run may be to buy a complete car.
Ok I lied I suppose. The chassis comes with an engine and transmission so it's just missing the body and fenders. I'm still learning the vocab so excuse my ignorance. The owner says that it runs but I won't believe it till I see it.
for what it is worth, I'm starting with just a frame and some 'wheels' I'm building a speedster to keep the costs down. By that I mean instead of spending $3500-$5000 all at once, I'm doing it over 2 years. You're lucky getting an engine and I hope good wheels. Those are the biggest cost hurdles for me. I'm putting a lot of sweat equity into the body, and a bunch of recycled wood. For me the build is as important as the ride. Good luck with whichever you choose!