Build Budget Estimator

Prices below are only estimates

This tool is meant to give you an idea of what your total out-of-pocket cost will be when you finish your Goblin. This includes the kit from DF Kit Car along with items you will get yourself like the donor car, wheels and tires, paint and other finishing items.

Donor Type

Select your ideal donor below:

Note: The donor prices shown below are estimates. You will buy your own donor. It is not included in the Goblin kit.

Frame Details

Select your cage type:

Note: The city frame is easier to climb in and out of.

Body and Lights

Select your body panels:

Note: Body panels are optional and can be purchased after your build is finished.

Select your lights:


Select your seats

Note: The donor seats can be reused but they do sit higher and further forward than aftermarket seats. The Corbeau race seat package from DFKC includes two seats, two harnesses and two sets of fixed seat mounts.

Select your wheels and tires:

Note: Some builders reuse the wheels from the donor car and install new tires. However, most guys buy atfermarket wheels and new tires. The prices below are estimates for the average set of wheels and tires.

Select chassis powder coat/paint:

You will have to get your chassis coated or painted near you. Prices vary from shop to shop. You can choose to spray paint your chassis to save some money but it is hard to get decent coverage. We recommend powder coating the chassis.

Select other parts powder coat/paint:

Note: Along with the chassis, parts like your floor pan, firewalls, fuel tank and other kit parts should be coated. These pieces can easily be spray painted so if you'd like to save some money, spray paint is a good alternative.

Select body panel paint/wrap:

Note: The body panels are delivered bare. You will wrap or paint these parts. The most common option is to have a vinyl wrap shop cover the body panels for you. You can also purchase rolls of vinyl online and wrap the panels yourself.

Estimated Budget

Item Price
Goblin Kit
Original Goblin:
Base Auto Kit:
Open Cage:
Naked Goblin:
No Lights:
Seats From Donor:
Donor Car
Automatic LS or LT:
Donor wheels, new tires:
Spray paint chassis:
Spray paint parts:
Bare panels:
Powertrain fluids
Brake pads:
Brake fluid:
Other items:
Final Build Budget $10,020