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Arkie Dirt Racer
Member
posted February 28, 2001 10:47 AM
Me and a friend are really wanting to build our first car. We want a decent street stock, our track calls them hobby stocks. How much should we expect to spend for a good camaro, firebird, monte carlo, etc. building the motor ourselves and doing all the fabrication and that sort of stuff ourselves. We have several friends and family members who race, and would be willing to loan us parts and services. It would be nice to find a race-ready car less the motor/trans. I'm just trying to find out how much I should expect to spend right now. this is still just in the planning stages for next year (hopefully).
Thanks for any advice!

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poboy2
Member
posted February 28, 2001 11:15 AM
You can figure on three to five thousand to have a competitive car. You might consider buying a used car to begin with.(most people will tear the heck out of their first car anyway.)


VIPER000
Member
posted March 02, 2001 11:52 AM
I AGREE IT WOULD BE BETER TO BUY A USED CAR. USE IT AS A LERNING SOURCE. THEN AS YOU LEARN A LITTLE START TO BUILD ANOTHER. BUY THE TIME YOU TOTALY DESTROY THE FIRST THE NEW ONE SHOULD BE READY. ALSO I HAVE SEAN DECENT ROLERS FOR AROUND $1200 NO MOTOR OR TRANS. MOTOR DEPENDS ON RULES AND BUDGET I BUILD MY OWN FOR $1000 IN USED PARTS PLUS $200 FOR AND OLD ENGINE. FIGURE $200 FOR BLOCK WORK. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THIS HAVE FUN. IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT FUN ALSO DON'T FORGET YOU WILL NEED TIRES, A TRAILER,HAULER EXT. THEY CAN RUN A PRITY LARGE AMOUNT. IF YOU CAN RUN THEM TALK TO SOME MODIFIED GUYS AND BUY THEIR USED TIRES I PAY AROUND $15-$25 PER TIRE FOR ONES THAT HAVE ONLY BEN RUN 3-5 TIMES AND CAN RUN THEM FOR 1/2 A SEASON.


Kid Rock
Member
posted March 02, 2001 08:27 PM
It has taken me almost a year to build my first race car. It is also a factory stock. I raced a few races in a late model of a friends. So, now, i am going to start where i should have. My father and I have built a very nice car. It is almost complete. We probably have around three to four thousand in it. Granted, half the parts come from around the shop, off my dad's modifieds and other race cars. We did all the work ourselves, that saves a lot of money. I will be using his old truck and trailor, which is a huge help. My half-ton wouldn't do the trick with the trailor. I think the most expensive aspect is the bad wrecks you will encounter. Those are unforseen costs. Good luck, i hope you get going for 2002!


Kid Rock
Member
posted March 02, 2001 08:28 PM
It has taken me almost a year to build my first race car. It is also a factory stock. I raced a few races in a late model of a friends. So, now, i am going to start where i should have. My father and I have built a very nice car. It is almost complete. We probably have around three to four thousand in it. Granted, half the parts come from around the shop, off my dad's modifieds and other race cars. We did all the work ourselves, that saves a lot of money. I will be using his old truck and trailor, which is a huge help. My half-ton wouldn't do the trick with the trailor. I think the most expensive aspect is the bad wrecks you will encounter. Those are unforseen costs. Good luck, i hope you get going for 2002!