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Old 08-21-2009, 05:53 AM
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Documenting a custom hot rod build?

Is there a book or manual one could fill out as they build a custom hot rod? Like a owners manual but since the parts arent factory you could write part #'s and such into a manual of some sort? I hope that makes sence to somebody, lol...

Basically I want a blank manual/book that I fill out/in with the parts that are on my hot rod, like what rearend, bearings, axles ect.. something thats printed but I add the parts to it?

If thats not making sence I can elaborate... Thank you

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You could also type it up in word ,print it and put it in a three ring binder
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was looking a little more fancy I have it well most of it wrote on paper, lol
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As long as you have a computer you have the tools. Also, a 3" and a couple of smaller loose leaf binders.

I document all parts (well most of 'em anyhow) that count. The description as well as part number is on a Word Doc file.

The original packaging, at least the cover and any instructions or descriptive paper work is kept in the 3" loose leaf notebook. I have a separate .500" notebook for my transmission, a C4 Ford and a third, a 1" for the electricals.

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I use a 8 1/2 x 11 spiral notebook divided into several sections with sticky tabs. It always stays with the car! A couple of pocket folders stapled to the inside of the back cover make excellent storage for all the various receipts that will need to be accounted for and pics of the build. Tie a pen to the spiral so it stays with the book. That way you always have something to write with and those little things like dimensions, misc parts and things that are only partially done get written before forgotten. The first section of my book is the "Not done" section. It includes bolts only finger tight, Places only spot welded, wires not hooked up, brakes not bled, compartments not filled, parts not installed for whatever reason and anything else not finished. After everything else is done , go through the not done list and finish all those things you have forgotten you didn't finish. Saves alot of inagural trip hassles. If you want pretty, transcribe it to linen paper and have it bound. Not as expensive as one might think.
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