- Would Buzzkil sound deadener be suitable for insulating the roof over the headliner in a 56 Chevy? Would it stay attached to the roof and NEVER fall down onto the headliner even when sitting out in the hot sun all day?
- Why don't you manufacture all of your parts in the US?
- Where are your parts manufactured?
- Just wanting to know what a complete body for a 56 Bel air 210 sedan (post car) would run. with the wider tubs?
- I am interested in your 1955-57 Chevy Nomad Right Door but was wondering if they can be ordered with the trim holes pre-drilled for a 1956 Nomad?
- Does Real Deal make their own parts?
Q: Would Buzzkil sound deadener be suitable for insulating the roof over the headliner in a 56 Chevy? Would it stay attached to the roof and NEVER fall down onto the headliner even when sitting out in the hot sun all day?
It is prefect for top (roof) panels before headliner installation. Thicker sound deadeners create issues with the headliner wires fitting where they are supposed to but not a problem with Buzzkil. Buzzkil has much better adhesion than any other sound deadener we have ever used, however, the underside of your top panel must be clean and frre of rust and the old felt mat and any residue. If not perfectly clean, we recommend using 3M Super Trim Spray Adhesive on the underside of the top and on the backside of Buzzkil. This will improve adhesion if you do not have a clean surface to attach it to.
Q: Why don't you manufacture all of your parts in the US?
We often submit samples to a US manufacturer and an overseas manufacturer. Depending on the material the part is made from and the complexity of the part, sometimes it makes sense to have the part made in the US and sometimes it is smarter to make the part overseas. For example, all of the complex stampings for our full bodies are made overseas. Could we have had the parts manufactured in the US? Yes, but instead of a quarter panel that can be sold for $899. that same item manufactured in the US might cost $2000. Having these types of parts manufactured in the US would drive the cost of our parts and bodies above what a customer can afford to pay. Additionally, most of the US stamping plants (located in Ohio and Michigan)are so busy stamping parts for the "Big Three" as well as foreign makes that manufacture bodies in the US that scheduling production runs in the US is very difficult.
Q: Where are your parts manufactured?
Real Deal sources parts from Taiwan, ROC as well as the US. Most of our body sheet metal is manufactured in Taiwan. Don't let this scare you - as the quality is very good to excellent. The sheet metal we stock and sell is the very same sheet metal we use to build our new steel car bodies.
Q: Just wanting to know what a complete body for a 56 Bel air 210 sedan (post car) would run. with the wider tubs?
We do not offer complete bodies for any of the 1956 cars except for convertible. Full quarter panels are unavailable for 1956 hardtop and sedan. We can, however, build the skeleton with dash for $12,500 add the tubs $1,250. total $13,750. The body would come with drip rails and a top skin, but you would need to add quarters at your end.
Q: I am interested in your 1955-57 Chevy Nomad Right Door but was wondering if they can be ordered with the trim holes pre-drilled for a 1956 Nomad?
The Nomad doors come with no trim holes so they can be universally used for 1955-57 Nomad and Pontiac Safari. You can use your original door to make a large craft paper template and drill holes in the new door. The new holes will be round and not square as the originals, but the new style clips work fine in round holes.
Q: Does Real Deal make their own parts?
Yes. Though we do not manufacture in Florida, we have over 100 items that are proprietary to us. That means we submitted the sample, approved or made corrections to the prototype, approved the final sample and instructed the manufacturer to run production for us. Those items are available only from us or through one of our dealers.