Guys Ive had a hankering for a real simple hot rod.....doesnt even need paint. I want it simple, strong and understated, like an old farm tractor. Doesnt have to be all too pretty, just basic....SBC, manual trans. No fiberglass - steel. I have a couple cadillacs....a 50, which is my first old car , (used it in my wedding), all original and runs and drives around town......and a 56 coupe de-basket case which needs a full restoration, but is my dream car. Ive been kicking around the idea of selling the 50, which I imagine would scratch together roughly 6k. I dont think its possible, but Id love to be wrong......could I even get a bare bones, junkyard SBC powered, hot rod like a 29-32 roadster happening for 6-8? I believe the answer is keep dreaming right? Always boggles my mind the money roadsters fetch when its such a small, minimal car..... Also makes me wonder how hard itd be to build something from scratch - wouldnt have to nail a ford body, just be inspired by it. I imagine the frame/chassis alone would set me back a lot. Are the days of cheap hot rodding dead? (If they ever existed to be cheap)?