Anyone having issues with GT Forte?

#42
FWIW, Darren sent me replacement bushings at no cost (including shipping to the US) after I emailed him about a problem I had. I know others have had problems, and I've seen very, very, slow responses at times, but the guy did come through for me on this. As they say though, your mileage may vary.

Lastly, if he is still selling the complete chassis, and you could guarantee delivery (maybe set up an escrow account?), I'd jump on it. It's a heck of a good buy or at least was when I bought mine. Very good product.
 
#43
So i ordered the flat pack, the chassis panel kit, and a lasercut profiles kit. This was back last october. I gave Darrin 3 months to deliver. As we agreed in the begining. And he did indeed send me the flat pack and the laser profiles kit. Or atleast the majority of that. I never have recieved the panel kit. Thats 700 dollars us. I have sent multiple emails to him with no reply. I havent yet begun welding the kit together yet. Butt i built my table and inspected and studyed everything. I bought steel here in the us to make the missing parts out of. And i had a couple extra tubes as well. I havent yet tried to call darin butt i will be calling him soon. I want to get his roll cage instead of the panels kit. So im hoping hes a good chap and makes my order right. Will report back to this thread with my experience.
 
#45
Don't do GTforte's rollcage.
Its design will kill you in a roll over incident as it has no upper side bars to support the front hoop.

As it has only middle support, the side of the front hoop will colapse inwards with the driver sitting there.

Rear hoop only is best with some supportbars to the rear.

Got this all told and shown bij SouthernGT. He had a wreck which proved hes right.
 
#48
Wish I read this thread before ordering headlight and spotlight perspex online, no answer to any efforts at trying to contact Darren at GT Forte or Autosport GP Engineering. Someone ring his neck for me when they see him.
 

Bob Jones

Member
GT40s Supporter
#49
So i ordered the flat pack, the chassis panel kit, and a lasercut profiles kit. This was back last october. I gave Darrin 3 months to deliver. As we agreed in the begining. And he did indeed send me the flat pack and the laser profiles kit. Or atleast the majority of that. I never have recieved the panel kit. Thats 700 dollars us. I have sent multiple emails to him with no reply. I havent yet begun welding the kit together yet. Butt i built my table and inspected and studyed everything. I bought steel here in the us to make the missing parts out of. And i had a couple extra tubes as well. I havent yet tried to call darin butt i will be calling him soon. I want to get his roll cage instead of the panels kit. So im hoping hes a good chap and makes my order right. Will report back to this thread with my experience.
Hi Bryan. For your roll cage I can recommend this company.

https://tube-bender.co.uk/kit_car_roll_cage.html

He made the roll hoop for mine and delivered within the week.
Very accurate work.
I bought some extra tube to fabricate the rear braces.
I’ve modded mine to make them bolt on.

Bob.

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#50
Hi Bryan. For your roll cage I can recommend this company.

https://tube-bender.co.uk/kit_car_roll_cage.html

He made the roll hoop for mine and delivered within the week.
Very accurate work.
I bought some extra tube to fabricate the rear braces.
I’ve modded mine to make them bolt on.

Bob.

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Thanks bob i sent them a e mail asking them to check your order and compare to what i need and for a shipping quote to Texas USA. Darrin finally e mailed me back and is working on finishing up my original order. On the panel set he said he used that money for shipping. So i agree shipping was high. Butt we also agreed it was not 700 dollars so he is going to send me a rear upright kit and the missing parts from the kit.and i will be very happy with that. One thing people have to understand is you can not order these gt 40 kits from someone who is running a small operation and expect it be built right away. Ive never met darrin butt ive built cars most of my life and it takes lots of time. I look forward to talking with you more bob as you have a ocean of knowledge that i can use to see my dream car become reality.
 
#51
From what Ive heart from one of Darren's local parts supliers, Darren is involved in to many things including making some carbon F1 stuff. He has no time for the GT40 stuff.
That suplier aint local for me but its my suplier also.
 

Bob Jones

Member
GT40s Supporter
#52
Thanks bob i sent them a e mail asking them to check your order and compare to what i need and for a shipping quote to Texas USA. Darrin finally e mailed me back and is working on finishing up my original order. On the panel set he said he used that money for shipping. So i agree shipping was high. Butt we also agreed it was not 700 dollars so he is going to send me a rear upright kit and the missing parts from the kit.and i will be very happy with that. One thing people have to understand is you can not order these gt 40 kits from someone who is running a small operation and expect it be built right away. Ive never met darrin butt ive built cars most of my life and it takes lots of time. I look forward to talking with you more bob as you have a ocean of knowledge that i can use to see my dream car become reality.
Thanks for the kind remarks Bryan. I only bought the drawings from Darren. I think he has since withdrawn this option but it would certainly make sense when shipping across the pond. You could buy the box section locally. I think he charged me £300 for all drawings delivered by email. I’ve bought a few bits from him since mainly when he had a special offer or something. I’ve had to pester him for delivery a few times but I have eventually received everything I ordered.
 
#53
Hi There, I have jut started my GT40 build but I unfortunately ordered from Darren George GT Forte. He had my deposit for 18 months
and supplied nothing. I eventually got £1300 back of the £2000 but I don't think I will get the rest easily or without going to court. I purchased
now from southern GT and I am very pleased with service and product
 
#54
Hi There, I have jut started my GT40 build but I unfortunately ordered from Darren George GT Forte. He had my deposit for 18 months
and supplied nothing. I eventually got £1300 back of the £2000 but I don't think I will get the rest easily or without going to court. I purchased
now from southern GT and I am very pleased with service and product
It’s absolutely amazing that this keeps happening! How many of you are from the UK? Why don’t you folks report him for TAX EVASION. He declared bankruptcy a while ago and his business licenses are invalid. You can also report him to government for fraudulent business practices.
Could cause some serious consequences for that F#%k&r
 
#55
Darrin isn’t busy doing anything like F1 Carbon. He’s probably talking crap out his mouth to look like he’s doing well, but if you really look at his business practices then it seems like he is just blowing smoke up everyones ass to get what he wants.
Your money!
And if he really is doing other things, then forget about getting what you paid for. He’s probably not even caring about your order if he’s scamming new circles outside of GT40 builds.
ONCE A THEIF ALWAYS A THEIF.
 
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