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How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod

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ISBN-10: 0760323488

ISBN-13: 9780760323489

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Dennis W. Parks, Tom Prufer

List price: $29.99
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The ever-escalating cost of building or buying a hot rod is leaving more and more would-be hot rodders behind. This book will get those hopefuls off the sidelines by showing how a hot rod can be built for less than the cost of, say, a new Hyundai. Author Dennis Parks documents his own project--building a quintessentially cool Model T roadster from a ldquo;Track-Trdquo; kit--showing in step-by-step detail how to turn a pile of parts into anbsp;rockinrsquo; hot rod.nbsp;He provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide for building a car of your own. The advice and instructions cover every aspect of an affordable hot rod build, from establishing the target vehicle and budget, to finding parts,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.30" wide x 11.00" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Dennis W. Parks has written numerous bestsellers for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Paint Your Car, How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair. Parks has also been a longtime contributor to several hot rod-related magazines, such as Street Rodder, Rod & Custom, Custom Classic Trucks, and several others. He is currently a contributor to the new magazine RoddingUSA. Parks' personal hot rod projects currently include a complete buildup of a 1955 Chevy pickup truck. He lives in Cedar Hill, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

Build It in Your Mind
What You Want versus What You Can Afford Type of Vehicle
What You Already Have
Dream Vehicle
Major Components
Chassis Body
Drivetrain Other Components Suspension Wheels and Tires
Brake System Fuel System
Cooling System
Everything Else Budgeting Money Lump Sum Available Pay as You Go Budgeting Time Do It Yourself
Trading Work Sidebar: Photo Collection of Relatively Low-Dollar Hot Rods to Inspire Creativity..
Where to Find Parts Swap Meet
Visual and Hands-On Inspection Measure Immediate Availability Bargain Prices
Cash Is King
Internet Sight Unseen
Photos at Best
Questionable Description
Not 100 Percent Accurate Condition
May Not Be What It Is Thought to Be
Shipping Expense Additional Methods of Payment
Credit Cards
Certified Check Classified Ads
Poor Quality Photos Questionable Description
Limited Methods of Payment
Local Hot Rod Shop or Auto Parts Store
Can Offer Expertise
New Parts, More Expensive Catalog
New Parts, More Expensive Wide Selection of Parts and Manufacturers Shipping Expense
The Rolling Chassis Frame
Original Reproduction
Custom Repair
Collision Damage Rust
Repair Modifications Suspension
Assembling the Front Suspension
Rear Axle Housing Used New Wheels and Tires
Priming and Painting Wheels
Sidebar: Rattle Can versus Automotive
Paint versus Powder Coating
Mounting and Balancing Tires
Assembling the Rear Suspension
Setting the Pinion Angle Brakes
Installing Front Brakes
Installing Rear Brakes
Installing the Master
Cylinder Routing, Bending, and Installing
Brake Lines&