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Robert K
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posted 07-02-2003 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know there are several cottage industries that have sprang up around kit cars (mainly the cobra style cars). What do you think about starting a business building kit cars for people that want them but don't want the hassles of building it themselves ?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-09-2003 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think for most people, building them is half the fun. I think you'd get some business but not much.

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Robert K
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posted 07-10-2003 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. I think building them is ALL the fun but that's just me. I'm thinking about the people who want a car but don't have the skillset, time or tools to actually put one together. I hear what you're saying about the "yes, I built if myself" crowd but I've got to believe that not everyone who wants one of these cars also wants to spend a month or two (or more) building one or worse yet attempting to build one. I still have a lot of research to do but thanks for the feedback.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-28-2003 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert I'd agree with you.I think there is a market for it.I know during HAN here in Reno.Year after year I run into more people.That don't build their own car.Heck a lot of them don't even know what parts are on the car.Their is a small Custom Rod shop n town he stays real busy doing kit cars and street rods.He was doing so well and turning away so much work.That there is now two more shops open.

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george brown
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posted 10-03-2003 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for george brown   Click Here to Email george brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I had $1.00 for every person that has tried unsuccessfully to do what you propose. The market isn't really there; the suppliers are not cooperative (they would rather sell the buyer a turn-key car) and go out of business regularly, etc.

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