Build What You Can Afford

You need to roughly figure out what you can afford to spend on your hotrod.


If you don't, you're gonna end up with an undriveable, unfinished project. It's gonna be all over your garage. You'll be broke. Your kids will cry.Your dog will bite you.

You get the picture...

Figure out about what you have to spend. Figure in the cost of the car first. Then figure what it will take to fix it up. Now, triple that last figure.


No matter how well you plan, that's what happens. Parts, materials, trips for bolts, little things you forgot about, it all adds up.

Don't get discouraged! That's what happens to everyone.

But now you know!

If you plan for it, you'll have a finished hotrod. You'll be happy. Your kids will be happy. Your dog won't bite you.

Let's get started...

How much do you have to start? (Without taking a loan...) Get an idea of what you want. Now get an idea of what a decent example costs. If you don't have enough, save a while.

"But that's all I have..."

Then how are you going to fix it up? That leads us to the next point...

How much time and money are you going to be able to put toward it a month? Make plans and make a goal. That way you will have money to save for it. Then you will have money and time to fix it up.

Otherwise you will buy something cheap that needs more work and money than it's worth. It won't be what you want. You won't like it. You won't have the money to fix it.

That's how unfinished projects are created.

Don't be that guy! (or girl)

This is one of the most important things you need to learn!!!

Figure out what you can afford. Figure out how much time and money you have a month. Figure out what you want. It's that easy.

Then, alot of the stress is gone. You'll be excited about what you're building. You'll finish it and have money left to put in the tank. The kids will be happy. The dog...

Oh, you get the point...

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