Unless you are very very short your best option is the Bradley seat. The sitting position in the Bradley is very reclined. The stock Bradley seats have the headrests tilted forward which makes driving the car much easier.
They can be recovered to look quite nice.
If you are tall I would also suggest either a body lift and/or a floor pan drop.
But generally speaking there are really very few factory seats that will work.
"So I see 3 solutions 1) Get a glass manufacturer to make a new run as suggested earlier. Expensive and hard to organize. 2) Get a aircraft or motorsports windscreen supplier to make a small run in Plexi-glass. Also expensive but much weight savings, may be some legal issues in some states. 3) Modify an existing production glass to fit. What about contacting a high end Hot Rod / Custom car shop. They are always moving rooflines around and needing to cut down glass. "
Pretty much...and those have been the solutions that have been identified for probably 10 years (or more) now.
None have worked to date....other than probably Skip's 280ZX approach.
GT windshield is from a late 60's corvette convertible. Still readily available and not expensive. If my VERY old memory serves me I believe the GT windshield is significantly smaller than the GT2.
But with creativity and money anything is possible. How it would end up looking is another question entirely. It appears that the 280zx windshield is pretty close and requires minimal fabrication to fit.
D) Wait until the time is right to invest your hard earned money into a toy
Seriously...kits are toys. They are just toys for people who have a little extra disposable income. They are very very poor daily drivers (one exception..JT), they are not overly reliable (same exception), and they can often become money pits because of the way they were built.
But...if only A,B & C are the options I would say that A is the worst choice. B would be the best choice. And C will be needed no matter which one you choose. If you think about the costs to bring a decent kit up to speed you are probably talking in the thousands of dollars. And then you will still have a bad daily driver, which isn't that reliable and is just a toy.
Well the Bradley has a decent amount of area since you should really paint the inside as well.
It also depends on what you are talking about re: reduced or unreduced?
From memory I think I used 2 gallons of high build. I then probably used a gallon of reduced color and then another gallon of unreduced clear. Some people like using a nice reduced epoxy as a sealer over the high build. You probably would need 2 quarts of unreduced epoxy to give two coats of sealer.
All those amounts reflect you being perfect and not having to redo any section.
Well "low budget" and resurrecting a abandoned kit car are two terms that usually don't go hand in hand so be prepared.
Try to stick to the basics to make the car safe while driving so you don't risk your life or others. Brakes are real important. There are lots of things that if you do half way will end up costing a lot more down the road.
Don't invest any money into it that you don't mind losing. Even though you got a great head start (with it being free) you won't recoup any money that you invest in it.
I don't have one but I would suggest the common sites like ebay, The Samba, Craigslist and of course here.
Make sure the windshield is intact...its custom and VERY hard to locate.
Also you should understand that your vision have been tried by many and the failure rate is probably 99%. Your project will require a custom frame, a custom cooling system, custom exhaust, custom fuel system, and then of course a custom braking system for your custom suspension.
Not an easy undertaking and the reason for the very high failure rate.
No one makes parts for Bradleys. You can try the standard places like Craigslist, EBAY, The Samba, and here for parts.
They are getting more and more rare and the prices for parts like rear windows and doors are about the same prices as full cars.
k1286: need to find body parts (gull wing doors and rear glass) for early Bradley gt, just bought this car and need help finding a source for parts
Oct 1, 2016 17:17:48 GMT -5
kitcarguy: You have to make them yourself . They are not available anymore
Oct 4, 2016 15:51:03 GMT -5
skip20: Pictures would help alot!!
Oct 5, 2016 11:17:36 GMT -5
rangerxp: I have one of your Ranger Xp's in Chico! Please reply
Oct 17, 2016 18:32:05 GMT -5
kitcarguy: What Rangerxp?
Nov 4, 2016 20:28:59 GMT -5
dx1: Just bought gt2 HOw do I know what year it is and is there an id # on the body anywhere?
Jan 6, 2017 15:44:31 GMT -5
kitcarguy: dx1 There is no way to tell what year the body is. The Dataplate (if there is one) will not give you any useful info.
Jan 10, 2017 12:13:18 GMT -5
leglehookr: does someone have an idea for a door lift replacement? I dont really care for the originals.
May 1, 2017 23:44:11 GMT -5
manwithplan: where is the serial number located on a gt2?
Jun 6, 2017 13:20:54 GMT -5
kitcarguy: Hey manwithplan mine were both in the battery area in the rear of the car (behind right tail light) If yours does not have one not to worry, they do not mean anything lol
Jun 12, 2017 14:39:09 GMT -5