Tiverton, Rhode Island
DIY car to truck conversion kits
New Beetle kit 98-10
There is nothing like the feeling of building your own car. As the founder of Factory Five Racing, Mark Smith has been designing race cars and kit cars for 25 years. Smyth kits use this race bred engineering to turn your car into a terrific "ute" or sport truck. GM has abandoned the El Camino, Ford has left the Ranchero, even Holden in Australia has stopped production of their ute. We love car based trucks here at Smyth Performance and believe that Smyth truck projects are an easy way to enjoy the astounding performance of cars with the utility of a pick-up. Smyth all aluminum bolt together bed panels provide a structural rust free base for an easy light duty hot rod pick up build of your VW, Subaru, Audi or Dodge Charger
Easy to Build
Days not years
Engineered to be stronger than the base car, Smyth ute kits are a combination of bolt together aluminum plate panels, riveted subsections and fiberglass gel coated outer body parts. Cutting the cars in two places after removing the doors and trunk makes for an exciting and fast moving project that does not have to take up your garage for more than a few weeks. And most important is the fact that you can enjoy them every day.
Modern Safety and Comfort
We are all accustomed to air bags and modern crash protection in our daily drivers. Hot rods ,kit cars, and old classics, as cool as they are, sacrifice safety for the wild style. With a Smyth truck almost every aspect of the original cars' safety features are retained, something that allows you to let everyone enjoy and drive the finished Smyth ute without worry or special instructions.
TV's ultimate car guy Rutledge Wood with Mark Smith and his son William. Rut and Randy from Kenwood Rod Shop built their Smyth Ute on his television show "Lost In Transmission"