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Launching Soon: the RW Speedster Electric

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!

RW Speedster Electric - In Process
RW Speedster Electric – In Process

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.

We believe we exceeded the objectives! And here is how it happened.   Continue reading Launching Soon: the RW Speedster Electric

Speedster Body Repair Work

Yes, we can do this too! Here is an example of some recent body work with which we helped a customer.

The Damage

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.

Body damage to Speedster
Body damage to Client’s Speedster

Repair Options

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

Update on Work in Progress

We’re juggling a lot of cool projects around here.

Here are some pictures of work in the shop. We’ll provide more details as the jobs are wrapped up.

RW Electric Speedster  (in process)
RW Electric Speedster (in process)
RW Speedster - Yellow (freshly painted)
RW Speedster – Yellow (freshly painted)
RW Spyder RS - Front Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS – Front Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS - Back of Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS – Back of Body (in process)
RW GTS Tooling (in process)
RW GTS Kit Fender Well Detailing