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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 PM
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Hey, I forgot to do my little introduction thing...

Anyhow, I have been doing car stuff since I was 15, when my dad told me I could have his old VW bug that was buried under weeds in the yard, if I could get it running. So I turned it into a baja bug. Then I got into Z cars, and built a bunch of custom street racers. I have built a few off-road trucks and sandrails as well. I had a old Porsche 928s, which was a pain in the ass to maintain. I have always loved hot rods, but until recently, I was always under the impression that they were very expensive to build. But the whole rat rod thing has made me realize I could build a pretty bad ass car, without all the custom paint, expensive bodywork and interior, etc. Plus I recently learned how to weld, so I feel more comfortable with doing some of the minor fabrication work myself. Anyhow, I wanted to get a car with a well-built frame, because I don't trust my own design and welding skills for the critical components. So I bought a 50% completed car, where they built the frame, and the body was already chopped, etc. But it has no driveshaft, no brakes, no steering, no gas tank or fuel lines, no electrical, etc. Over the next 6 months to a year I hope to complete the engine, interior, and all the other stuff. Then work on cosmetic enhancements, body modifications, etc. I figure finishing someone else's project will be a good starting place. Once I get this one successfully rolling down the road, I may undertake a ground-up build.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:13 PM
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welcome to RRR, would love to see some pics of what you are workin on, start a build thread!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:23 PM
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Welcome to the site.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:28 PM
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Hello,welcome to RRR......... post some pictures let us look
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:53 AM
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welcome to rrr.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:52 AM
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If ya have pics of any of ur stuff please post them for us to see
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:16 AM
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Welcome from the big pond!

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:16 AM
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welcome from mass
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:32 AM
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Welcome to rrr-lets see some pix
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:55 PM
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Welcome to RRR, lets see that ride.
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