Happy New Year to All!! With the start of a new year I decided to start documenting my build thread. I hope this helps others find in one spot, all or most, the information needed to get them going and inspired when building their own projects. I promise a lot pics. I've been working on this project for a while now and had decided to start this thread once the frame was here, but since that has been delayed for several months, I decided to start off on the New year to help keep track of time. This will be a bit of a different build... To start, I have VERY little to no experience building, fabricating, mechanics, welding, painting bodywork or anything else that is needed to complete the job. I will be learning as I go. Someday I hope to have the skills and ability I see here at the HAMB but for now, it is what it is. I know I am going in way over head but with a great desire to complete it. My budget, even thought a bit more common, will be very limited as I have 2 young kids, full family, a home with everything that comes with that, and even a dog that comes before the hobby. The tools I will be using, along with the budget, are not the best...Harbor Freight, will probably be the most higher end tool that you'll see here and used HF tools at best. I will be sharing the money and the time spent. I will be sharing the updated cost as the project progresses. I've always wonder how many hours and how much money goes into these builds. I've always wonder, is it worth it or is it just a love for the art and tradition? Is the joy, the learning curve and experience enough to offset the cost to build? Much like giving details after prom night, it seems like the money spent is something no-one really likes to talk about. I am keeping tabs to the cent, and time spent by the hour. The time includes my trial and errors as I learn. I am not looking to make a profit or thinking of selling my roadster at the end of all this but wondering if is it an investment, a lost, a gain or a non monetary profit/gain? I seem to always hear when someone is selling their project or their finished car say, " it will cost you more to build one like this than my asking price". I don't doubt that statement to be true; however, how much more will it cost me? I was introduced to older/classic cars since an early age by my dad and have always enjoyed it... A Ford Model A is the first memory of a car that I have as child....more to come on that at a later time.... Never had anyone to teach me, guide me or even show me how to do any of this, so I welcome any and all feedback. Tips, ideas and tricks of the trade are also welcome. I have no friends, family members or acquaintances, other than my dad, that share the hobby; so for the most part, I will be doing this all solo. My goal here is to do all the work myself and farm out as little as possible, if any. The HAMB is a wonderful place to learn and the my main source for learning. The search option has been a good friend to me so now I am putting it to practice. Thank you for all the help ahead of time.