The 6,000 I'm planning on spending is just for the engine, tranny, and mods to them like aftermarket headers, carb and such. Overall, currently, I'm hoping to make it out spending around 15-20k. Although, I figure its gonna end up being a lot more than that once I factor in all the mess ups im going to have.
I know its gonna be a long while before I have a chance to even think about the motor/tranny, and I haven't even put a thought into the interior, paint, rims, tires, etc etc. I was just curious about motor/tranny so if I see a really good deal on craigslist or something I can just pick it up and stuff it in the shop until I need it. That way also I know what kind of rear end to put in while I got the body off the frame.
Atm I'm expecting around these numbers:
6k - engine/tranny
5k - frame resto/suspension
4k - body/interior/paint
These are just kinda tentative numbers and like i said since im a newbie and am just learning as I am going along (harassing you guys for advice). I figure I gonna screw enough stuff up to make those numbers a lot higher...
Also this is kind of random, but while talking to some guys around town, they advised me to make sure and go the extra mile for safety on the car which seems like a fantastic idea. I was informed to spend extra money and get the top of the line stuff for the rebuilding of the front end. So as dumb as this sounds, what all was he talking about with rebuilding the front end? I have some base assumptions but I'm kinda retarded so I was hoping for some more advice in that area.
Thanks for the advice and tips so far guys I really, really appreciate the help.
edit: Didn't see Dave's post, thats a very good point, I wouldn't have even thought of. What's the general verdict on a remanufactured engine vs a crate vs just buying a block on craigslist and having it rebuilt? I am scared to even try and do things like set up the appropriate timing, and compression ratios and such so I would be getting that done at my local shop if that route was taken. Same with a tranny, rebuilt/remanufactured or new?
Last edited by DustinMock; 06-12-2010 at 12:40 PM.