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Hey fellow hotrodders. It's been a long time since I built a hot rod. Me and my 13 year old son just bought a 67 firebird. We plan on doing a complete tear down and replacing every nut and bolt. He really wants a blown motor 8-71 on the car, I never built a 8-71 motor before. I included some pictures to show you guys what were working with. This will be a 3-4 year project for us, and we plan on starting the tear down this summer. Any help with guidance and info would be great. It will need metal work done, and I have never done that before. So I will be looking for a shop[ in the Milwaukee area that would be able to weld in floor boards and quarter panels. Anyone know of any please let me know. We won't get to that part till fall time. We will make a complete journal, and provide lots of pictures for everyone to see.
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Hey fellow hotrodders. It's been a long time since I built a hot rod. Me and my 13 year old son just bought a 67 firebird. We plan on doing a complete tear down and replacing every nut and bolt. He really wants a blown motor 8-71 on the car, I never built a 8-71 motor before. I included some pictures to show you guys what were working with. This will be a 3-4 year project for us, and we plan on starting the tear down this summer. Any help with guidance and info would be great. It will need metal work done, and I have never done that before. So I will be looking for a shop[ in the Milwaukee area that would be able to weld in floor boards and quarter panels. Anyone know of any please let me know. We won't get to that part till fall time. We will make a complete journal, and provide lots of pictures for everyone to see.
Welcome to the site.

I know that a person can put out a lot of money in this hobby, with that said there are tools that are almost a must when building cars. one is a welder. May i suggest that you and your son take a welding class, the collage in our little town offers one about 3 or 4 times a year. You might have to buy a welder but they always come in handy. That way the two of you can put the panels in yourself, and maybe have less in it than having a shop do it, plus it feels good when you say we did it.

If you don't have a lot of tools, well that is one thing you are going to have to get first, they are a must. Just a thought.

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Thanks Bob. I was thinking about that. I wanted to see about how much a shop would charge for that. I am already going to college to be an engineer, I was thinking about enrolling in another college for the summer to learn how to weld. My school does not offer welding classes (itt-tech). I was just kind of weighing my options.
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Thanks Bob. I was thinking about that. I wanted to see about how much a shop would charge for that. I am already going to college to be an engineer, I was thinking about enrolling in another college for the summer to learn how to weld. My school does not offer welding classes (itt-tech). I was just kind of weighing my options.
I don't know if there is an age limit, but I would try and take your son with you. No matter what he does in life he can always use welding, and if he stays with cars it is a must.

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