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12-08-2008 04:34 PM
ap72 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.
12-08-2008 04:17 PM
McLeay F1 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
12-08-2008 03:11 PM
rachet ralph you can also look at this site if you want to build your own frame, they have about all you'll need to weld up a frame and more!, www.welderseries.com along with a speedway catalog, www.speedwaymotors.com , and ask guestions on here most people on here are very helpfull, and read alot post from here lots infomation on here one the best sites i found in many years!!!, so dare to be different!!, and , i'd rather eat worms than drive an automatic!!! i finnally got it to load my pic, this is my nexted build, it's a Harley Earl car from 1959, that GM destroied it, if you look fenders and haed lights look close to a 1959 and a 1960 cadillac so going to start with a cadillac cowl forward, build my own frame under it and want to use a IRS in the rear, and a 500 or 472 cadillac motor, now i'm looking for a cadillac from 1959 or 1960 to start to cut apart, it's all in what you want to drive!
12-07-2008 09:11 PM
techinspector1 You're welcome.
12-07-2008 08:39 PM
hemizach
Yes, I know

I'm aware I can use google... but what happens if I have a question about a car? I wanna see some builds from the folks here, I can use google anytime.
12-07-2008 08:32 PM
techinspector1 Go to google. Click on images at the top of the page. Type in budget rat rod or budget hot rod or whatever you want. You'll find tons of pics.
12-07-2008 08:04 PM
hemizach
Ok, more pics!!!

Anyone have some more pics of some budget rods??
12-07-2008 07:59 PM
jnanam
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
You did a great job for your first.You didn't give up that's what count's to me... But I would give cboy idea a thought.It would sure be Kool and the first one I've ever seen.The UPS was done already. I would love to do a chopped school bus,with a blown big block.I know they already did it, But they can have more then one.. If I ever get my hand's on one ''LOOK OUT''...

ya its a great idea it really got me thinking about that stuff. i was kinda just going to go with a flat black cuz its taking up room in the shop and also i have some other cars and trucks like a 38 ford thats my next one that i wanna spend some more time on. i did this one because of a bet that i coudlnt build a car but and really thinking about the brinks idea now i would love and old 50s short bus ford with a blower that would be sick. keep up the good work really enjoy watching your builds
12-07-2008 07:23 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by jnanam
haha thanks guys i havent though of the brinks idea yet, most people thing of adams fam or something like that. that would be a funny idea though. its been fun, ill try and think of something good to finish it off with

You did a great job for your first.You didn't give up that's what count's to me... But I would give cboy idea a thought.It would sure be Kool and the first one I've ever seen.The UPS was done already. I would love to do a chopped school bus,with a blown big block.I know they already did it, But they can have more then one.. If I ever get my hand's on one ''LOOK OUT''...
12-07-2008 07:15 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by cboy
When you uploaded the photos using the Attachment Manager feature you should be able to click on the yellow link that will show up. This should give you a full size picture. Then just right click on the picture to give you a menu and select "copy image location". Then just click on the little yellow icon with the mountains on it and insert the address of the photo you just copied. (You might just be able to right click on the yellow link itself and the "copy"...but I don't know if you'll get the thumbnail or the full size photo.)

Does that make sense, or is that what you did and it didn't work properly? You have all kinds of full size photos in your other threads, did you link to those from you photo gallery?
Sometimes I do things on here,And don't remember how I did it,I did get a big picture on there,But It was way to big.Tried to fix it,And don't know what happen. I will give your way a try one day Thanks cboy for the help...
12-07-2008 06:59 PM
jnanam haha thanks guys i havent though of the brinks idea yet, most people thing of adams fam or something like that. that would be a funny idea though. its been fun, ill try and think of something good to finish it off with
12-07-2008 05:34 PM
cboy
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
...Not sure how you did it...
When you uploaded the photos using the Attachment Manager feature you should be able to click on the yellow link that will show up. This should give you a full size picture. Then just right click on the picture to give you a menu and select "copy image location". Then just click on the little yellow icon with the mountains on it and insert the address of the photo you just copied. (You might just be able to right click on the yellow link itself and the "copy"...but I don't know if you'll get the thumbnail or the full size photo.)

Does that make sense, or is that what you did and it didn't work properly? You have all kinds of full size photos in your other threads, did you link to those from you photo gallery?
12-07-2008 04:33 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by cboy
jnanam,

I think you made an excellent start and you were wise to stick with simple, straight lines and corners for your first shot at this. And if I can offer up an opinion without blundering into something offensive, I think you have an ideal base here for something really cool. A "Hot Rod Brinks" A downsized, hopped up, very quick armored car.

In fact, somewhere around here I still have plans for doing something quite similar but it was a Hot Rod UPS Truck. But the same idea. Nice straight lines and corners that would simplify construction, but have it a recognizable facsimile of a popular vehicle, but tricked out with all the normal hot rod influences.

I could just see you project painted up to mimic a Brinks truck on hot rod steroids...and people would go wild. And it would be a very unique rod.

I do agree with you on this cboy...That would really look ""KOOL"" Please don't take this the wrong way jnanam....
12-07-2008 04:30 PM
NEW INTERIORS [QUOTE=cboy]Sheesh Randy, do I have to do EVERTHING for you. What kind of hot rodder are you. Lol. (Great job BTW...never got around to telling you that after you finished this build.)

Thanks cboy,Not sure how you did it. But you fixed it. thanks,I guess I should stick to building hot rods,Maybe I'll figure this Computer stuff out one day.... (I have gotten a little better...)
12-07-2008 04:18 PM
techinspector1 The Brinks theme was also my first thought. That would be just too cool.

In the photo, I was wondering if the protuberance on the roof is just an errant welding helmet or a port for a roof-mounted, remotely-controlled machine gun

Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not making light of your project. On the contrary, you have my respect for conceptualization and execution of the project. I applaud you.
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