A more sensible decision would be to find a shop, familiarize yourself with their work, and let them do the majority of it for you. On the other hand, if your fingernails are eternally greasy and your wife constantly wonders "what it is you do out there all night," then a-tinkerin' you shall go.
This month, we are going to do my best to walk you through the initial phase for the first-time buyer. There are a ton of decisions to be made before any purchase can even be considered, and those decisions will weigh heavily on what it is you'll be looking for. The goal is to get the right project for your budget-whether it's a Street Rod, a daily driver, or a weekend cruiser.
The Right Choices
We'll take a look at a number of different possible projects, starting from the bare bones, and pile o' parts to the painted-and-driving and everything in between. Hopefully this will give that first-time and perhaps returning street rodders an idea of how to plan their next project.
Hot rods are perhaps some of the most exciting cars to drive. They offer cool looks and a quick ride, and they make you stand out while you are on the road. What more could you want for your car? It was in the early 1950’s that these cars really took off in the United States. Hot rod repairing soon transformed into a family activity because it allowed the whole family to be involved. While we don’t see this as often today there are still many who love to ride them. These cars look amazing and drive well, but they do take a lot of work to make them safe and reliable while on the road. Not only that but you also want them to be looking there best while you are cruising the street. But taking care of such an amazing car can be very tricky. We have listed some of the best tips to maintain your fancy new hot rod in top shape.
A Good Mechanic
Always choose a specialized mechanic if you encounter a problem. The hot rod may have started in the family garage but the price of such a car can be very high nowadays. This means that if you choose to repair it yourself and something goes wrong you will have to take a lot of money out of your pocket. It is better to go to a service that knows how to take care of your car. Also, be very careful with the spare parts you choose. There are some places that sell refurbished parts. This is a good choice, but you can find yourself in a very bad situation if the spare parts are poor quality. Choosing bad parts will only do harm to your car. If you are able to do so, it is better to buy new spare parts that will guarantee you long roads with your favorite car.
About the Company: As you will have gathered from our Business Philosophy, as a family business we're committed to the sport of Hot Rodding. We've been involved since 1973 and over that time have built a number of rods including a '37 Ford coupe, '55 F100, '32 Ford roadster, '32 Ford sedan and our '28 Sedan Delivery that attended six Street Rod Nationals. Proof of our belief that street rods should be DRIVEN.