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5 Responses to “Is there a cheap way to fix up an old hot rod car ?”
Okay there are some different options: Junk yards depending on the year of the rod, etc. Next, go on e-bay look up the same year car and if you’re lucky you can buy the whole car and part it out. Also, look at swap meets, but you’d best know your own stuff, otherwise you may get taken. Hemmings Motor News is expensive, but sometimes worth it because they have parts cars. Do you mind me asking what car you have????
Yea man ive been doing it for 3yrs now all you really need is a sander coarse sandpaper for the rust and to remove all the old paint , time and a lil patients also some bondo for the minor dents in the car.
if your good with a paint gun,,and good at body work you can do it your self,,but buying the right sanders ,and having the right equipment to work with it real important ,,if you don’t have this stuff,it will show up in your work,,you have to have the right tools and know how to use them,,good luck hope this help,s.
I have bought many different cars, many different ways. The best is to see it in person, because you get a better idea of what you are getting for the money. I bought my 67 Mustang from a guy my dad knew from work, but I bought my 77 Mustang II off of eBay, because it had the options I wanted (V8, 4spd, A/C). I bought my 87 Mustang through autotrader, and got my 73 through craigslist.org and my 76, I bought from a guy that had just happened to put it up for sale at the base I was stationed at at the time.
As far as cheaply fixing it up, I would say do your homework. I have spent many an hour at the local libraries, and online, just researching a vehicle. Plus if you have a particular interest in a certain vehicle model, join a club near you. You may even come across someone who is wanting to sell theirs. I have found that most car guys and gals are like me, we would rather have or cars go for less money to someone who will enjoy them rather than more money to someone who won’t appreciate it.
Everyone has their favorite cars, but most real car folks will appreciate the time and effort it took to build a car rather than the dollar amount put into it. Personally I would start with something that has lots of parts available before delving into anything a little more uncommon. You will be happier with the results. The cheapest way to get them looking good is to take time, and do it yourself. If you join a club, you can find people to talk to and can ask them how they did certain things, and usually there are guys that’ll be glad to help you if you need it.