Here’s some early information on a new product we’re offering.
Everyone at Rock West Racing is a motorhead at heart, but when we met Michel Bream and his team at EV West, their passion and enthusiasm for electric vehicles got us excited! They have engineered an exceptional package to convert a vehicle to electric power, and in our case, using a VW transmission coupled with available lithium ion batteries. That got us motivated to collaborate and build the RW Speedster Electric!
The objectives were simple: use our standard Speedster component kit, modify it to accept the EV West kit, and provide customers an efficient package. It had to have excellent performance, drive a range of up to 100 miles, be easy to build, and more importantly be a lot of fun to drive. Price is always an issue, so that was a design factor.
Yes, we can do this too! Here is an example of some recent body work with which we helped a customer.
Our customer’s fiberglass bodied car was broken from a collision. The front nose section of the body fractured and split from impact with a trailer hitch. The impact also fractured part of the jamb section of the trunk opening. There were paint damage and blemishes at the rear of the car. Insurance covered the damage, but it was very difficult to find a repair facility to perform both fiberglass body repair and repainting. The customer found Rock West Racing.
The quote for repair satisfied the insurance carrier, but the level of paint repair (spot paint blending) did not meet our customer’s desires. A requote was submitted to include a complete exterior body repaint. The requote was higher than the budget allowed with insurance coverage, so a rethink was in order. The revised plan was for the client to remove all trim and components necessary for repair, and then reassemble the car after repair and paint was completed. This solution met the requirements. Continue reading Speedster Body Repair Work→
The body buck for our RW Speedster was painted with a thick gel coat to initiate the mold for tooling. See the progress below.
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Rock West Racing is reorganizing its business as part of the larger Rock West enterprise. We are shifting our focus to meet growing market demand in other industries. Therefore, we are not providing products and services at present.
Please check our website in 2019, as we will have announcements about our new product offerings after we finish this process. Thanks for your interest in Rock West Racing!