By Jessica M. Beaveed
Building custom replica cars is something that even a novice car builder can accomplish if provided with a well designed car kit. Even someone who has built many such replicas can find the task of building a car a lot easier when the kit comes from a manufacturer who understands building and driving replicas. For the ultimate dream car building experience, builders should consider these three things when looking for a kit.
The ideal vehicle for those building a replica is universally a car that is top of the line in terms of mechanics and handling. So, when selecting the kit to construct replica cars, buyers should look for the quality of the kit. It all comes down to the small things such as the detailed work of the designers who replicate the originals exactly, and the construction with materials like poly resin fiberglass which ensures a solid body. The replica shouldn’t only be of the body, but ought to include the floor and trunk pan, the doors and firewall, and the trunk and hood. Buyers should consider these things before anything else: quality materials and completeness of the kit.
Only after that should buyers ask for kits that can be customized after they buyer has bought them. Aftermarket parts and modifications should be easily done if the kit is designed properly. Because no matter the skill or wishes of the builder, everyone wants to make their replica precisely the way they want, even if it’s not standard. The number of changes a builder wants to initiate won’t be curtailed because designs that allow for customization allow the builder to follow any dream design idea.
However, even more important than design and customization is great customer service and assistance. When a problem does happen, good customer service will be there for the builder, even if it has been many years since the replicar was bought. One thing buyers and builders should require is a manufacturer that works with builders from the purchase all the way through getting the car on the road. An excellent manufacturer will have a policy of ensuring that its kits don’t get left in the buyer’s garage, but actually gets made so that the builder can enjoy his replica car.
No matter the skills of the builder, the right manufacturer can help any builder get their dream car built. This includes helping with everything through the car kit transaction to building and driving the replicar.