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How to build hot rod from scratch

Before you can even build your hot rod chassis youwill need a jig to maneuver your chassis and support your building process. Inlight of this we will talk about building the jig, then talk about building thehot rod chassis.

Everybody probably knows just how much it costs to build a hot rod, so I kind of put the thought out of my mind and decided to build a lovely XY GT replica instead. Some of you would have seen it getting around on cruise nights over the last couple of years.

How to build a hot rod from scratch

    • Frame: Complete detailed plans to build a HotRod T-Bucket frame with dimensions and templates.
    • Body: What is really cool is that you can shop around and find a fiberglass T-Bucket body for less than $500 — sometimes way less. We show how to install a floor and reinforce the body, channel it over the frame, build a seat riser, windshield bracket reinforcements and everything else you need to know to build a HotRod T-Bucket on a budget.
    • Pickup Box: How to save money and build your own from junkyard parts.

For the longest time I swore we would never build a hot rod

To build a hot rod frame jig you need a few lengthsof 5cm box section and four trolley wheels. First you need to measure out threelengths of 1.5 meters and cut out the lengths, you then need two lengths of 750mm, you can now weld the two 750mm lengths on the ends of the three longerlengths. This will means you end up with an image like below:

Our StreetRod 101 Instructional DVD SeriesOnce you have all the terrific T-Bucket building information we have available, you may actually want to see just how an experienced builder goes about each step of building a hot rod. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a really great …