WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

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WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by signsup » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:36 am

Getting ready to pull the trigger on a complete speedster body kit sold from one of the major suppliers in the $5,300 price range, plus shipping. Rootlieb is in CA, Langs is in MA and I am in GA, so not looking forward to that shipping freight number. So checking here to see if, perhaps, someone has given up on a project and might have something that would make a road trip to pick up worth while.
I've got a 1920 roadster project that the running ger and chassis have been restored, but the body parts are toasty and the commander in chief says she could live with a speedster, so easier on me but more painful to the wallet.

If you have anything or some direction for this project, I take advice very easily. Thanks in advance.
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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Quickm007 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:55 am

Hi, Ray Well did my 1911 Touring and I am really please with his work. He's in California. I'm sure it is easy for him doing speedster as well.

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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Model T Mark » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:04 am

Tom Butterworth who is a poster here used to live in Michigan is the builder of what I would consider one of the best speedster bodies around. He now is in Florida. Try contacting him here for speedster advice. I have two of his and couldn’t be happier.


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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Model T Tom » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:16 pm

Thanks Mark I'm thinking about building a few more bodies . No boattail speedster any more ,

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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:43 pm

signsup wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:36 am
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a complete speedster body kit sold from one of the major suppliers in the $5,300 price range, plus shipping. Rootlieb is in CA, Langs is in MA and I am in GA, so not looking forward to that shipping freight number. So checking here to see if, perhaps, someone has given up on a project and might have something that would make a road trip to pick up worth while.
I've got a 1920 roadster project that the running ger and chassis have been restored, but the body parts are toasty and the commander in chief says she could live with a speedster, so easier on me but more painful to the wallet.

If you have anything or some direction for this project, I take advice very easily. Thanks in advance.
There are two ways to go with a speedster: what I call the "stutz" look or the "racer" look. Depending on what you have and your skill set either one can be a DIY.
"Stutz" look is what the vendors are selling. should be easy to replicate. Wour fenders or I believe member Hank Lee in Tennessee, still has a set of speedster fenders up for sale. The rest is plywood.... and you can DIY.
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Seats can be made or purchased ($$ is in the upholstery). If you have seats they can be used all depends on your vision
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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Model T Tom » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:53 pm

This is what I need to build
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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Model T Mark » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:10 pm

Just like the body Tom build for my son. I trimmed ours in aluminum and painted it body color. Ours is on a 15 chassis and has car production fenders on it. I have a trunk and a 11 torpedo tank.

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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:25 pm

I have fenders/aprons for a 1915/16 new old reproductions of the late 1970’s in Tennessee.

$1,000.00 you collect.

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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:33 pm

signsup wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:36 am
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a complete speedster body kit sold from one of the major suppliers in the $5,300 price range, plus shipping. Rootlieb is in CA, Langs is in MA and I am in GA, so not looking forward to that shipping freight number. So checking here to see if, perhaps, someone has given up on a project and might have something that would make a road trip to pick up worth while.
I've got a 1920 roadster project that the running ger and chassis have been restored, but the body parts are toasty and the commander in chief says she could live with a speedster, so easier on me but more painful to the wallet.

If you have anything or some direction for this project, I take advice very easily. Thanks in advance.
Check out Hanks Fenders he is only 3 hrs away from Winston GA, he's South Pittsburg TN. He likely has many other things that you'd be interested in as well! Trust me - I have a few of them
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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:01 am

Richard, I didn't know you before last year. You doing amazing body and you are not so far from my home. If I have another project, I will use your services as well for sure
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Re: WTB: Complete Speedster Body Kit

Post by olebmw » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:08 pm

Check out Ron Covel's bomber seat video. Lots of good info if you want to build your own.

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