The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tudorkeith, Jan 12, 2010.
I can't pin it down to the penny, but I'm super close at the 6K mark with my 53 in my avatar, including purchase price. It is still not finished, but are they ever really?
4000 g and drive it daily
what size tires you rollin on the 50? i want those!
Cool thread. Its cool to see guys in the same boat as me!
It funny how people are so quick to say you built something wrong, without knowing anything about it.
I like the IH. I figured you must have built it with junk since it was cheap. Looks fine to me!
Because it started out here...
Had about $1100 in the ol' 33 Pickup...
Bought for $2800 and put another 6-700 in it including interior.
In Brian's defense, that is everything he has spent on that car SINCE the 70's.
I don't know what it is about this car, but man is it beautiful. Well done!
I wish I knew what it was too! lol! The way I see it, I'm just a kid who built himself a old style hot rod.....had no idea it would get this kinda reaction....its pretty cool, for a my first build.
I did this car in 3 years and $3000.00 TOTAL!!!! ..... It can be done
i cant tell ya how much i got into the car yet but its def budget built ill tally up the receipt afterwards
Bought this for $1900 last August:
Sold engine, trans, rearend, seats, and some other parts for just over $400.
Bought everything for the build used from neighbors, friends, Craigslist, swap meets, etc., except for a new Speedway straight axle, wiring harness, brake lines, fuel lines, front tires, and headers.
I'm under $6k in it now, but still need to buy body and paint supplies to finish the body next winter. But it's a driver now, so I'll enjoy my budget ride this summer!
Here is mine under 6k..
58 TBird, started out free, towed it out of a front lawn with a jeep (had sunk almost to the body)... We are now in it about 3k, that is the used 390, new tires, front disc brakes, rebuilt fronts and and the 1k for the tunes.
Not sure it's old enough for the HAMB, but it does get lots of comments when we rip around town with it.
got about $3000 in this.
from backyard to first cruise--30days and 2500.00 with the help of a lot of good friends.
I don't know exactly, I'm hovering right around $4500.00.
But a rods knockin.
Heres a couple I built a couple years ago. Each one under $4500
My '29 Model A truck all owner built over 2 years. $4500 with 14K miles on it now.
My '46 Studebaker truck built over 13 years. $3000 in it with over 15K miles on it now.
Quick Speed Shop
I'm pretty close to 6k, but definately under.
wow... I totally remember those.
I figure I bring this thread from the dead. Anyone has any budget builds?
Working on a budget is all part of Hot Rodding, using what you have and make the rest.
I have less than 5k in mine, counting the purchase price of the car.
Granted It's not done but she is road worthy. I think its a good deal, I could have done it for alot less ( no M2 or airbags) but its what I wanted.
right at $6k, needed garnish rails and upholstery
Keep it them coming boys!
since when does it SNOW in Burbank California ???
About $5k into this.Lotsa favors,horse-trading and I used to barter bead-blasting for labor.Friends have helped a lot.
Some interior(seats are done)window trims and one glass pane,gauge install(got em) and then paint the dash and trims.
Exterior is old paint before the "patina" craze hit.It'll stay this way awhile yet.
I have other wheels/tires that go on it...
It's fun to change it slow and see the progress?
(P.S.the front valance has been repaired recently.)
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