WANTED - A USA Based Project Elf for a Race Car- HELP

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WANTED - A USA Based Project Elf for a Race Car- HELP

Post  RileyUSMan on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:49 pm

I want to build an Elf road race car, if anyone knows where a good project car is in the USA, please let me know....

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Re: WANTED - A USA Based Project Elf for a Race Car- HELP

Post  pete on Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:59 pm

RileyUSMan wrote:Whats better than 2 Rileys...... 3 Very Happy

Being the wrong side of the pond, I can't help. But I do admire your reasoning! Wink

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Post  Red Riley on Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:48 am

Where are you located? (It would help if you'd fill out your forum profile) There are a couple advertised on MiniMania's Forum, but they might not be close to you, or to your budget.

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Post  RileyUSMan on Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:28 pm

New Jersey, $1000 - $1500 (give or take a few bucks)
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Post  Red Riley on Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:02 pm

That's gonna be a tall order to fill. Problem is that since the Elf/Hornet wasn't officially imported here, there aren't too many rotten cars just sitting around. In fact I might have found the only one. Add to that that the ones that are brought in are pretty well cherished and not going to go for cheap money. Your best bet might be to find someone in UK or NZ with an unloved car to sell and get it shipped over. You might be able to find one cheap, of course it will cost more to ship than it's worth, but you'll end up with less invested than finding a decent one already over here. I have to admit I took advantage of someone who didn't know what they had when I bought the 67 shell that I cut up for a trailer. I doubt I'll ever find another one like that. Good luck!

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Post  RileyUSMan on Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:14 pm

Red Riley - I think/ thought you are probably right so I just bought a 1967 Austin America to convert into my soon to be road race car!! I love these little cars!!!
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Post  Red Riley on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:39 am

Too bad you couldn't just get this one: Hornet Racer. You could just change the grille and make it into an Elf.
Good call on the 1100. Have you seen this yet? Austin 1100 VTEC kit. I really like your Kestrel. If I can ever afford another car I'd like to find one of those.

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Re: WANTED - A USA Based Project Elf for a Race Car- HELP

Post  RileyUSMan on Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:49 am

Red Riley, that Hornet is SICK!!!! I hope I can make a fun Road Race Car out of my Austin! It will be a work in process for a while.

I love the Kestrel, thats the car that started my obsession with these mini cars! My Kestrel and Elf will be maintained and kept pristine and just taken to shows and out for Sunday drives.

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