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Thread: Looking for a High Boy project

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    Jan 2004
    Mauldin SC
    Car Year, Make, Model: 87 XJ6 with a 95 LT1,71 Triumph Spitfire

    Looking for a High Boy project


    I was attending a recent show in my home town of Greenville SC the other weekend and came across a High Boy that just made my knees weak.

    I would like to build one, either from a kit or plans available in the market. I do not know where to even start.

    Backgound, I can weld really nice spots with a mig but I do not trust my ability to lay a secure bead, I do have a person that can weld up all the prefab spots that I put on to hold everything together. I consider myself a fairly good engine builder, I do nice body work once the metal is in place. I do not do finish paint.
    I have the space to bulid it.
    I have funds for a standard drivable car, I do not build cars to sit and look at, I want to drive it.

    Anyone know where I can start?

    I see a black on black High Boy with flames in my future!

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    Little Elm
    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 Ford Low Boy w/ZZ430 Clone

    Depends on how much work you want to do, and how much you want to buy. Also depends on whether you want steel or glass, original or reproduction.

    If you want steel, check Brookville's website.

    If you want glass, check the Rod Shop

    Pete and Jakes makes a great frame - and about anything else you want for a chassis. You can buy parts or have them build the whole thing. There are a bunch of other chassis builders out there - TCI, SoCal for a couple.

    Downs makes great bodies, but they tend to be on the high side.

    Get Streetrodder and Street Rod Builder magazines and look for ideas.

    Don't buy anything that Gibbon made - or Street Beasts either.

    If you want an original '32 roadster to build . . . good luck. Hen's teeth are more plentiful.

    Gone to Texas

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