The last year or so has not been the best times finacially for me in my life.Ive even wanted to feel sorry for myself a few times,but thought better of it.I thought to myself,hey,there are so many people in this world,that are far worse off than me,and if your gonna be broke,what better country in the world,than the good old U.S. of A. to be broke in! So I jumped in over my head and decided to build a T roadster to take to the Hamb drags.It had to be done on a tight budget,without taking money from the normal family budget,because it just wasnt there.So having way too many projects and parts,left over from when I felt things were going real good,that I knew I would never get done,I started selling everything,I could ,to come up with the money to build this thing.Ive never built a car,just starting with two pieces of tubing before.So I decided to do a T, because its a simple car to build, right? Wrong!Ive found there are no simple cars.Lucky for me,I had Choprods, to help with,some of the more difficult work to be done,Im just a half ass mechanic/toolmaker.It would have been a lot smarter to just buy one,finished.But with no dough,it wasnt happenning.But hey,I would have missed out on all the late night sessions,of cussing and yelling at myself,my family saying,wheres dad? and dont forget all the injuries incurred along the way,scrapes,cuts,burns,ect!And its still not done.As I write this,Im still way deep in the building session,but I will be at the drags with this thing,even if I have to drag it in there behind a tow car.Drags takes on a whole new meaning,right!I thought having less cash to work with,would be a bummer,and it is!, cash is like coke,"THINGS ALWAYS GO BETTER WITH CASH!" But you know what? Life goes on,even if the the cash cow,has been under the weather a little. Ive had to be a lot more creative,building this thing.Had to use whatever I had laying around,even though,I knew there was a better way,and that I could have just purchased,that part,instead of having to make it,from whatever.Yes its not 100% traditional, but guess what? Its gonna run and drive,and Im gonna run and drive the HELL out of it and have a great time doing it.Well right now,Just wondering if anyone else felt the same,about this subject? Ive actually got a good vibe about this car,proud that its come this far,on such a small budget.Ive had to do a lot more thinking and be much more creative,to build it,but I feel a lot more confident,from having to do this.Ive thought about posting this for a while,but Ive been working,and now I guess Im looking to you all to give me that,extra boost I need to get this thing to the drags.May be that Ive have learned what real hot rodding was like,in the old days, just do what you can,with what you have.And its not so much of always wanting what you dont have,as it is being thankful for what you do have.So Ive come up with a qoute for the hamb weary-"when the moo la stops flowing, its time to get off your butt and get your rod goin!" Yes its hard work,and you will have to sacrifice, but driving a hot rod is good for your sole and you will feel better when its done.Speaking of which,mines not! So its back to work,so am I alone in this line of thinking or do you all have similar thoughts? I will check back late tonight.Later Reggie.