DF Goblin
Partial Builds

Save some time. Let us build it.

We'll get the donor for you and assemble the kit to whatever point you want.

The Build Percentages

What percent of your kit do you want us to build? When you place your order on our Order Page, just select the build percentage you want us to build your kit to.

Build Percentage Includes Description
0% Just the Kit We supply the kit. You find a donor.
25% Donor Stripped We buy a donor, strip it and supply the parts with your kit.
50% Engine Running We install the engine and get it running.
75% Almost a Roller We finish the suspension, steering and brakes.

0% - Just the Kit

This is the most common way kit cars are sold. You get the welded out chassis and all of the other kit parts from us and it is up to you to find, buy and strip a donor. Once you strip the donor, you use the important donor parts to build your kit from the ground up.

Important Note: The 0% kit does not come with a donor car. You must buy a donor on your own. Check out our Choosing a Donor Guide to get help with buying the right Cobalt for your Goblin.

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The 0% Kit Includes:

  • Stage 1 Kit Parts
    • Uncoated tube chassis, fuel cell, radiator, floor pan, bulkheads and accessories to get your engine installed and running.
  • Stage 2 Kit Parts
    • Front suspension with coilovers, knuckles, steering wheel, front brakes and everything else to get driving.
  • Stage 3 Kit Parts
    • Optional accessories such as body panels, fenders, lights and rear spoiler.

Your build process:

  1. Buy a Donor
    • Find and buy a Chevy Cobalt to use as a donor
  2. Strip the Donor
    • Take apart the Cobalt to get the necessary donor parts
  3. Clean and prep the donor parts
    • Clean and paint the donor parts
    • Modify the donor wiring harness
  4. Assemble Stage 1
    • Install the engine and get it running
  5. Assemble Stage 2
    • Get the Goblin down on its own tires
  6. Assemble Stage 3
    • Finish the Goblin with lights and other options

25% - Donor Stripped

Stripping the Cobalt isn't hard, but some builders don't have room for it or just want to skip the donor stripping process altogether. If you are tight on space or don't want to deal with the donor, let us do it for you.

We'll buy the a donor to fit the Goblin you want to build. Then we'll strip it all the way down to get the parts you'll need. After replacing any broken parts, we'll pack the donor equipment and send it with your kit.

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The 25% Kit Includes:

  • The Donor Parts
    • We will find a donor that will work for your build.
    • The donor will be transported to our shop.
    • We will completely strip the donor for you.
    • We will replace any damaged donor parts.
    • The donor pieces will be packed with the kit.
  • Stage 1 Kit Parts
    • Uncoated tube chassis, fuel cell, radiator, floor pan, bulkheads and accessories to get your engine installed and running.
  • Stage 2 Kit Parts
    • Front suspension with coilovers, knuckles, steering wheel, front brakes and everything else to get driving.
  • Stage 3 Kit Parts
    • Optional accessories such as body panels, fenders, lights and rear spoiler.

Your build process:

  1. Clean and prep
    • Clean and paint the donor parts
    • Modify the donor wiring harness
  2. Assemble Stage 1
    • Install the engine and get it running
  3. Assemble Stage 2
    • Get the Goblin down on its own tires
  4. Assemble Stage 3
    • Finish the Goblin with lights and other options

50% - Engine Running

Getting the engine installed and running does require a bit of donor prep work and some heavy lifting. We can get all that out of the way for you.

We'll buy and strip the donor just like the 25% kit. Then we'll do all of the prep work like reworking the wiring harness and powder coating the frame and sheet metal. The kit will be assembled up to the point that the engine is installed and running.

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The 50% Kit Includes:

  • The Donor Parts
    • We will find a donor that will work for your build.
    • The donor will be transported to our shop.
    • We will completely strip the donor for you.
    • We will replace any damaged donor parts.
    • The donor pieces will be packed with the kit.
  • Stage 1 Assembly
    • Donor part prep work
    • Wire harness rework
    • Chassis, control arms and tunnel cap powder coated
    • Sheet metal and fuel tank powder coated
    • Engine installed and running
  • Stage 2 Kit Parts
    • Front suspension with coilovers, knuckles, steering wheel, front brakes and everything else to get driving.
  • Stage 3 Kit Parts
    • Optional accessories such as body panels, fenders, lights and rear spoiler.

Your build process:

  1. Assemble Stage 2
    • Get the Goblin down on its own tires
  2. Assemble Stage 3
    • Finish the Goblin with lights and other options

75% - Almost a Roller

Skip the donor stripping, engine installation and suspension build up by going with the 75% kit. The 75% kit is just tires and wheels from being a roller and requires minimal work to finish.

Just like the 50% kit, we'll strip the donor and get your engine installed and running. Then we'll get the suspension and steering finished up. The brakes will be installed and bled. To get driving, all you'll have to do is install tires, wheels and seats.

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The 75% Kit Includes:

  • The Donor Parts
    • We will find a donor that will work for your build.
    • The donor will be transported to our shop.
    • We will completely strip the donor for you.
    • We will replace any damaged donor parts.
    • The donor pieces will be packed with the kit.
  • Stage 1 Assembly
    • Donor part prep work
    • Wire harness rework
    • Chassis, control arms and tunnel cap powder coated
    • Sheet metal and fuel tank powder coated
    • Engine installed and running
  • Stage 2 Assembly
    • Install front control arms, coilovers, knuckles and hubs
    • Install rear struts, knuckles, hubs and toe link rack
    • Install the steering column and steering wheel
    • Adjust the suspension
    • Install and bleed the brakes
    • Install and connect the gear selector/shifter
  • Stage 3 Kit Parts
    • Optional accessories such as body panels, fenders, lights and rear spoiler.

Your build process:

  1. Install tires and wheels
  2. Install seats and belts
  3. Assemble Stage 3
    • Finish the Goblin with lights and other options

Customize and price your kit on our order page.