When we talk about sports cars, we imagine models from Jaguar, Porsche, Chevrolet, Lexus, Cadillac and
Pontiac. But sports cars can be custom-made too! Quality replicas, as most people call them, can pass for
those really nifty sports cars parading along a ritzy street.
What are the other things one needs to know about custom-built cars? Here they are:
1. Roadster or Coupe?
Whether the driver wants his car to be roadster or coupe, companies that custom-build cars can adjust to the
2. The Big Kit
Okay, before customizing, one must have this important tool: the kit. Companies like ‘Quality Roadsters’
provide kits and packages to turn a bland car into a ‘wow-worthy’ one. From the car's frame to other
materials and features, these are all provided to ensure maximum performance.
As for the frame, the driver must take into consideration if he is going for the round tube or the square one.
He must remember that round tube frame is lighter and tougher. On the other hand, a square tube frame is
very easy to design. It can be stylish but not rigid or it can be rigid but not stylish.
Body-wise, the driver must choose a dimensionally-able car, with longer foot boxes and impressive
fiberglass. The driver must custom-build it to the point that when he drives the car, it seems as if he is not
driving the body, but the chassis.
The driver must also take note of the suspension. He must stay away from the independent rear suspension
from Jaguar as it is harder to maintain. He must stick to a custom-built car with suspension materials similar
to that of Mustang GT's. While replica industries usually make their own suspension, others just stick to the
excellent-performing ones available on the market.
As for the engine, it is best that the driver goes for the one from Ford. Operating at 400-hp 302 V8 with
transmitting power coming from a T-5 five speed, this engine qualifies as one of the better ones that can
fully support a custom-built sports car.
Other car accessories like air-conditioning, overflow tank, cooling fan, shroud kit, fuel injection systems,
wiper system and oil filter relocator must also be carefully and systematically selected.
A custom-built sports car will really spruce up the driver's lifestyle as it reflects his personality. He just has
to be sure that the replica industry he has chosen will take care of him.
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