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Old 12-08-2008, 05:17 PM
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I was going to start a thread on this subject but i thought i would be yoda for a moment. and hopefully inspire the young when I was young i used to buy plastic models
usually a few at a time mix match wheels engines do tub jobs and chop jobs alter fat fender cars and just generally fart around. the last car i built for a friend cost about 60 thousand in parts i don't even want to know what he paid for a paint job. but thats what he wanted. when i build a car for myself i look for a good shell. not to much rust something that may have been the ugly duckling but has interesting lines. or really not too popular preferably 2 door hard top I prefer a light weight because weight is the enemy. if this is your first time building a car I would get something simple thats complete has a v8 something you can learn on. take apart rebuild experiment. and learn driving skills!!! In the past I have never been able to build a car for myself for less than $5.000 thousand what some might say is a rat rod. for me its the build that I enjoy the most. I just call it fun. don't look a the money aspect and don't get raped up on horse power or 0 to 60 times or mines bigger than yours. be mindful of your safety as well as others. remember its just a hunk of metal to some and a very serious art to others

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:34 PM
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I think the best way for someone to get started in building is to find something like an old nova or S10. They can do wahtever they want to that using very common parts (cheap) and if they screw a fender up there's hundereds more in the junk yard. The cheapest and easiest cars to work on are the ones that fill the junk yards. Camaros, mustangs, s10's, novas, caprices, and to some extent ones like vegas, pintos, or even the odd ball buick, lincoln or cadillac. Monte Carlo's are another good option that come to mind. Sure there all done a lot, but its a great way to get started. After that you can switch to doing a 72 mustang fastback or maybe a model T or something of that nature.
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