I have done both and will probably do more buying than building in the future. This old rack of bones can't take the cold cement floors or cold garages like I did when I was a youngin'. And there were things I had to farm out even when I was younger. My bottom line is this I did what I was capable of doing and depended on my fiends a bunch to help out. As long as the hot rod has my name on the title and I could care less if I did all the work, some of the work, or none of the work. I had to work at other things or jobs to finance it one way or another.