rodster street rod body parts

rodster street rods have been winning trophies since 1996

2000 AHA Manufacturer
of the Year -
plus check out
the many other trophies
and awards.

"Here's the ticket to a low-buck, fat-fendered hot rod." Popular Mechanics, Nov. 1998.

a rodster street rod is perfect for the HOT ROD magazine power tour

Rodster Street Rods were pioneering HOT ROD magazine Power Tourers. Great stories at HOT ROD Power Tours.

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits - on his TV show - liked what he saw
rodster street rod factory
At Caroselli Design, we are dedicated to making your street rod buildup a fun and EZ one.

check out our excellent manual

Rodster Street Rod

Only $49 w/S&H
Step-by-step, over 100 PIX, very comprehensive, 54 pgs. w/templates. (Completely refundable with the purchase of a Rodster Street Rod kit.)

Quick-download of ASSEMBLY MANUAL order form "PDF"

“…there’s a lot of hot rodding room here.”  HOT ROD magazine, Aug. 1996

a street rod so cool it’s patented

The Rodster Street Rod was awarded U.S. Patent #D450,284. There is only one real Rodster.
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“A cool, affordable, back-to-basics, home-built street rod.”  CAR and DRIVER, Sept. 1999.

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What is the Rodster¨?
What's different about the Super Deluxe version?
What is the Sedan Delivery Street Rod?
The automotive press writes about the Rodster¨.
Rodster¨ Owners speak.

View the Rodster¨ buildup process.
About the Rodster¨ donor vehicle.
Cruise the Rodster¨ price list.

The Rodster¨ goes on the Hot Rod Power Tours.
Awards for the Rodster¨
What is a Hot Rod anyway?
Why a Rodster¨?
Who designed the Rodster¨?
Turn-key Rodsters¨  for sale!
Can you use a V8?
The Rodster¨ Pickup Truck
And there's a 4x4 Rodster¨.

Frequently Asked Questions: the Rodster¨ FAQ.
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Caroselli Design
214 Main St. # 15-B
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-2767

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rodster street rod roadster kits are a lot easier, more affordable, and tons of fun

The award-winning Rodster Street Rod conversion kits use a modern production vehicle (1st-Gen. Chevy S-10) as the starting point. They’re fun to build, easy to keep running, and all-around cool to own. Available as an Open Roadster, Sedan Delivery, or Pickup Truck. Isn’t it time you built yourself one?

Our innovative concept of REVERSING the typical street rod build-up has set a trend (with our kits you reverse the process, and avoid the pain of fitting modern running gear and accessories into a 60-year-old body). Yep, it’s a whole lot easier to put a retro-rod body conversion on a readily-available vehicle (‘82 –‘94 Chevy S-10s) that already has all the goodies.

A street rod build-up using one of our kits (superbly engineered and manufactured to exact tolerances using the highest-quality materials) avoids the big headaches and big expense of what you’d otherwise expect with a custom rod build-up.

It’s cool that Rodster Street Rod kits have been recognized on numerous TV shows and in many national publications as a true breakthrough for the DIY builder. We’re also very proud that our company has been recognized for its good business practices.

a street rod you build on a 1982 to 1993 Chevrolet S-10.
There’s Chevy S-10 Blazer hiding in this photo.

So what do our owners say?

We hear from our owners that building a Rodster Street Rod is a relatively short and quite satisfying experience. And they tell us they’ve had fun adding their own custom touches, making their rod uniquely their own.

They report that they absolutely love the Rodster Street Rod’s crowd-pleasing personality. On top of that, they constantly admonish us to be sure to tell everyone how the reliable/up-to-date underpinnings and more-reasonable total investment make a Rodster Street Rod that much more enjoyable.

a rodster street rod sedan delivery is the easy rod
Check out the Sedan Delivery Street Rod!

Our owners tell us that they typically have only $9K-$15K in their completed street rods (compare that to the $35K-$50K you’d have in your average Cobra replica or even a basic ‘32 Hiboy Roadster replica).

Simply put, a Rodster Street Rod works out to be 3X the fun at only 1/3 the cost. I guess that’s why they were rated a "Quick & Easy Low-Cost Kit" by the leading magazine in our industry.

you could easily build four rodster street rod pickup trucks for the price of a chevy ssr

And check out the cool Rodster Pickup Truck!

So, there’s gotta be some sweat, tears, and busted knuckles (and money), right?

Because you start with an operational vehicle (donor costs are usually $2,000 or less) the messy and dirty headaches of a typical street rod build-up are avoided. For instance, due to the state-of-the-art design of our kits, we’ve had customers put a SEDAN DELIVERY model together in less than 60 hours.

Beyond fitting the body, the only major mechanical operations are lowering the ride-height 3 inches, installing a new radiator, and relocating the battery. Plus, assembling one of our kits does not require any welding, special jigs, or unique fabrication talents. All around, our trend-setting kits have received glowing reports from our customers because Rodster Street Rods have earned a reputation for reducing the headaches and maximizing the fun.

start with a chevy s-10 blazer or s10 pickup and end up with a street rod
A worthy donor can be had for less than $2000.

Our BASIC Rodster Street Rod kits, which start at only $3,295, include the proprietary ultra-high-quality fiberglass body pieces.

Our COMPLETE kits, which start at only $4,195, have everything you need to convert a first-generation Chevy S-10 except new wheels/tires, misc. fasteners/glues, and a paint job.

If you do the math, you’ll see that for sheer bang for the buck, Rodster Street Rods are hard to beat. Think about it, a Rodster Street Rod total build-up can easily cost less than just the rolling-chassis for a ‘32 Ford.

a rodster street rod is more fun because it saves you lots of work and headaches
Factory OEM (GM) interior appointments are amazing for a street rod.

So isn’t it time to rock n’ roll?

The best way to get started is by perusing the whole story on this website –– the site has tons of information, more than we could ever stuff into an info pkg. But, if you’d like to receive some hard-copy info, please e-mail us your snail-mail address (note: because we get barraged with free info request we’ve had to go to a simple flyer and price list).

If you’re ready to get started in making that street rod dream a reality, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail requesting an itemized quote (with shipping).

Another way to check it out is with our comprehensive step-by-step Assembly Manual. For a limited time it’s only $39 w/S&H (completely refundable with purchase of a kit – see quick-downloadable “.PDF” order form in gray column at left).

So next time you see a used Chevy S-10, remember, it’s just begging to have a new life as a Rodster Street Rod.

Thanks for the interest.

All prices subject to change without notice and are F.O.B. El Segundo, CA and/or Sparks, NV.

3 retro street rods ready for cruising to a car show