are Rodster® Street Rods?
They're the EZ-cruisin' Street
Rods you build using a modern production vehicle as a base. The best
way to think about them is that they are ingenious way to get a street
rod that will be 3X the fun @ 1/3 the cost.
Because you build a Rodster Street Rod using an '83-'94 S-10 Blazer
as a donor vehicle, it's a straightforward and easy build-up, quite
easy to keep running, and a fun, fun, fun "worry-free" cruiser.
Plus the total build up end up being about 1/3 the cost of the typical
street/hot rod build up.
With our state-of-the-art
body kit, you convert a readily-available used S-10 Blazer into a completed
Roadster that's ready for the paint shop after about 120 hours of work
(and about 60 hours for the Sedan Delivery) in your home garage.
Clever engineering, suburb craftsmanship, state-of-the-art manufacturing,
and attention to detail combine to make the Rodster Street Rod as easy
to build as it is also a pleasure to own and enjoy.
The Rodster Street Rod design
also maximizes the advantages of its donor vehicle by retaining the
Blazer's major OEM components: the complete drive train, pollution-control
equipment, interior (2-seater) with the original appointments and the
windshield/cowl. Even the factory doors are retained by using a proprietary
Caroselli Design window tracking mechanism (roadster). The only major
mechanical modifications are to the cooling system, relocation of the
battery, and lowering the suspension.
And, not only are S-10 Blazers
readily available at a reasonable cost, the Rodster Street Rod retains
the Blazer's registration, eliminating another common headache of specialty
car ownership. Also of note is the extensive aftermarket support for
the S-10 Blazer, which makes personalization/customization of your Rodster
Street Rod that much easier. And maintenance is as easy for the Rodster
Street Rod as it is for the S-10 Blazer.
But what makes the Rodster
Street Rod truly special is its "curb appeal." People driving
by are constantly giving you a "thumbs-up." Like the original
street rods and hot rods, a Rodster Street Rod is a clever way to get
yourself a reasonably-priced custom rod - plus one that's meant to be
enjoyed. Like we said, a Rodster Street Rod is "3X the fun @ 1/3
- ultra high-quality hand-laminated
fiberglass body parts
- designed-in mounting flanges
- unique tilt nose ("picks-off"
for easy engine access)
- operational trunk (roadster)
- window tracking mechanism
- urethane front hinge bushings
and rear body mounts
- styling hoop (not intended
to offer roll-over protection)
Single host donor vehicle
(1983-1994 Chevy S-10 Blazer/GMC S-15 Jimmy
Rodster Street Rods retain
- original S-10 Blazer/S-15
Jimmy registration/VIN (most States)
- all fuel-injection and
pollution control equipment
- complete drivetrain (power
brakes, power steering, IFS, etc.)
- interior appointments
- factory doors (w/OEM windows)
Only mechanical modifications
- roof cut (roadster)
- cooling systems (upgraded
high-efficiency radiator and electric fan)
- battery relocation
- lowering suspension -
- window tracks in doors
Approximately 120 hours (about
60 for the Sedan Delivery) to have ready to take to paint shop.
From customer reports, the
typical Rodster Street Rod Roadster has a total build-up cost in the
$10K to $15K range, and a Rodster Street Rod Sedan Delivery usually
builds up for only $9K to $11K (this includes the cost of the '83-'94
Blazer donor vehicle). For conversion kit pricing see price link (at
top or bottom of page).
Check out how a Rodster Street
Rod goes together with our 50+ pg. Assembly Manual. This step-by-step
manual, with over 100 photos/illustrations, is just $49 w/S&H (of
course, completely refundable with the purchase of a Rodster Street
(original model) on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.