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I have a 96 Escort and am looking to buy an underbody car kit. I don't know anything about them and the few styles I've found for my car doesn't appeal to my likings. So I was wondering if there are kits for another type of car that would fit mine?

Also, if anyone has any pointers for me on buying or installing these kits...all help is appreciated! Thanks!
 

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search button... id go and write a list for you but i have other things to do... there are lists of companies that make kits for our cars ALL OVER this site just use the search button and look.
 

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ok r u talking about an underbody neon kit or a body kit...im not sure which one it is...if ur looking for a body kit then andysautosport will be ur best bet unless u wanna do a custom job with something else...if ur looking for an underbody car neon kit, then streetglow is a good place to start.
 

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If you have the skills you can buy a rather inexpensive Civic kit and fab. it onto car. I'm looking at doing that. It takes a lot of work, but the results are staggering.
 

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I'm looking for an actual body kit. I already have some underbody lights that I got as an x-mas gift, but the lights are showing big time, which makes it illegal....so that's where I'm at. I'm stuck on getting a body kit, cuz I don't know much about them. Well to be exact, I don't know anything about them, except that some of the pictures on this site makes the cars look pretty neat. But I wouldn't know how to modify a kit that goes to anything but an escort to put it onto my car. Shoot, I don't even know how a kit is put onto a car...lol. So maybe I'm trying to get myself into a big mess??? Not sure yet...all I know is that I am open to all suggestions that could be passed my way!!!
 

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Bodykits are usually best left up to professionals if you don't know want your doing. I would highly recommend for you to find a body shop that does good work and spend the extra money and have them install it for you.
 

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Ok well thanks for all the advise, maybe I should go the professional route. It's just that I love to learn how to do new things to my car, but honestly I wouldn't know where to start with a body kit!
 

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:roll:

Hey has anyone actually thought about making there own body kit. I mean yeah its gonna get your hands dirty and take time. But if you take your front bumper of your escort and get a honda civic bumper. You can cut it and shape it plastic weld it or fiber glass it make it look tidy then paint it. Ching ching :D . You get wat I mean. If not I can post a link I think.
 

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a guy who lives somewhere in my city had an escort with a homemade body kit. it was pretty sweet, but didn't look as nice as the rest of the kits out there that are available for out kind of cars. sorry man, no link for that.
 

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But it works

Thats the main thing how did he make his one. The same way as myne or did he use cardboard :oops: . I did that it works if ur gonna fiberglass it otherwise do it for fun.
 

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yeah, i heard he made his outta cardboard and newspapers and stuff. in my mind, i don't know how the hell that will work. makes me think of those paper mache art projects we made in grade school. but it looked solid and nice nonetheless.
 

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I think of all the kits that you can buy right now the Andy's Auto Sport one is the cleanest one yet. although if The Cossie kit that a member on here is trying to organize goes through then I think we'd have a new king of kits... Personally I am just planning on putting on the Evo3 front end I've got coming and then maybe making my own rear later, I think my sideskirts are fine, if anything I'd put on some 91-92 skideskirts for the top extensions.
 

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the best way to do it if you want to make funky designs is to use something like cardboard as a base and then put expensing foam on in or argile...i like to work with argile but the bad thing is that you have to keep humid as the project goes on otherwise it will crack...and then cut and sand it with a knife and sanding paper...it requires good sculpting skills but man is it easy and fun to do... then when thte sculpting is done you can fiberglass it on top..or mold it with molding resin and then fiberglass the inside of the mold ( you have to put something greasy between the fiberglass and the mold).then separate the fiberglass from the mold and voila :p

+ like that you can make thousands of replicas for almost nothing..that what i do all the time ! :p works great.
 

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I live in the southern part of Indiana, about 45 min from Louisville KY. I haven't checked into it, but there might be a shop or two somewhere near Louisville. Maybe they'll have an idea or two for me.


Ok total different question....I've been thinking about painting my car (well not me, but a professional) after getting the body kit, and don't know what color or design. I've got an underbody light kit that has who knows how many colors to it, so the lights don't help on picking anything out.
Anyone have a site with custom paint designs/colors, or just got an idea for me? Should I leave it one color or put some cool design to it?
 
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