- Contact Us
Real Deal Steel,LLC Introduces 1955-57 Convertible Clipster
New Steel Bodies For Classics!
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - Sanford, Florida USA - Real Deal Steel, LLC is excited to announce the introduction of their all-new 1955, 1956 and 1957 Convertible steel "Clipster". The "Clipster" is the complete main body structure less the exterior skins (which are available as an extra cost option) and the cowl/firewall/A-Pillar assembly. Included are the full floor and trunk floor with all braces and supports, inner and outer rocker panels, inner quarters/trunk walls/wheelhouse panels, the complete trunk hinge assembly and the convertible windshield frame. The "Clipster" is designed to allow the end user to utilize an original cowl/firewall assembly of any body style and attach it to the "Clipster" themselves allowing the build of a very low cost convertible. The "Clipster" includes the outer rocker panels for the particular year model ordered for an easy to complete assembly. All components are fully fixture-welded in the USA ready for exterior skin installation.
Optional upgrades include factory installation of new full quarter panels/rear deck panel/tailpan. Doors, hinges and a fitted deck lid are also available at extra cost.
Real Deal Steel is the innovator of the all-new Silver Weld-Thru primer technology which allows for quicker panel installation by not having to grind or remove an E-coat finish. The Silver Weld-Thru primer gives a pleasing steel-look finish which can be scuffed, primed and painted.
Real Deal Steel, LLC is a new company formed by Joe Whitaker and Randy Irwin formerly of Eckler's Classic Chevy. Joe and Randy are lifelong friends and car enthusiasts each having built at least one personal hot rod or muscle car for themselves per year for the last 20 years. Their company occupies a 9,000 square foot warehouse and assembly plant in Sanford, Florida.
Real Deal Steel, LLC states their primary goal is to offer high quality, realistically priced steel bodies and components to the classic car aftermarket. All steel skeletons and exterior panel upgrades are fully assembled right in their factory in the USA.
1955, 1956 and 1957 Convertible "Clipsters" start at $9,500. Also available is the 1957 Convertible Skeleton starting at $11,500 and the 1957 2-Door Hardtop skeleton starting at $9,500. The 1955-56 Convertible and 2-Door Hardtop skeletons will be available before the end of 2011. The 1955, 1956, 1957 2-Door Sedan body skeletons will be available February 2012.
Stop by and see one of their all-new 1957 Convertible skeletons Booth 24194 in The Restoration Marketplace. Also look for their 10 new product entries upstairs in the New Products Display area.