The ever-escalating cost of building or buying a hot rod is leaving more and more would-be hot rodders behind. This book will get those hopefuls off the sidelines by showing how a hot rod can be built for less than the cost of, say, a new Hyundai.
Author Dennis Parks documents his own project--building a quintessentially cool Model T roadster from a "Track-T" kit--showing in step-by-step detail how to turn a pile of parts into a rockin hot rod. He provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide for building a car of your own.
The advice and instructions cover every aspect of an affordable hot rod build, from establishing the target vehicle and budget, to finding parts, building the car, and fine tuning the finished vehicle on the road.
With Parks' money-saving tips and photo-supported how-to sequences, virtually anyone with minimal mechanical skills and the will to use them can be sure of building their hot rod right, and for the right price. The book also includes a full resource guide and recommendations for further reading.
Chapter One: Build It in Your Mind
What You Want versus What You Can Afford
Type of Vehicle
What You Already Have
Wheels and Tires
Lump Sum Available
Pay as You Go
Do It Yourself
Sidebar: Photo Collection of Relatively Low-Dollar Hot Rods to Inspire Creativity . . .
Chapter Two: Where to Find Parts
Visual and Hands-On Inspection
Cash Is King
Photos at Best
Not 100 Percent Accurate Condition
May Not Be What It Is Thought to Be
Additional Methods of Payment
Poor Quality Photos
Limited Methods of Payment
Local Hot Rod Shop or Auto Parts Store
Can Offer Expertise
New Parts, More Expensive
Wide Selection of Parts and Manuf