Most people around the world have heard of a street car, also known as a hot rod, custom car or tin can car. These types of motorsport vehicles are popular throughout the world due to their low cost of entry and their iconic styling. However, building a street car isn’t as easy as it seems and a lot of money can go into purchasing the right parts. That being said, it’s a great way to showcase your engineering skills and it’s something that can be a lot of fun to build!
The Parts You’ll Need
If you’re looking to build a street car, you’ll need to set aside a decent amount of money in advance. One of the biggest expenses will be the engine, which will cost you a four-figure sum. Other parts, such as the exterior body and interior trim, will run you about as much as the engine. You’ll also need professional help in the form of an engineer or a designer to help you figure out where to put all of this stuff.
The Tools You’ll Need
You’ll also need a few tools to help with the build process. The best part is that you can easily get them all at home or at any automotive repair shop. You’ll need a drill, socket set, wrenches, impact gun, hammer, etc. In addition, you’ll need plenty of time to work on your car – at least a couple of months.
The Established Tracks
If you want to build a street car, you’ll need to start by looking at established tracks around your area. These are the areas that you can use to practice and tune your car before you take it out on the streets. You can either buy a membership to an existing track or you can build one yourself. The former will save you a ton of money while the latter requires a bit more work but it’s still doable by an experienced builder.
The Location For The Finished Product
Once you have your car, you’ll need to figure out where you’re going to park it. This is especially important if you’re going to be parking in a lot or at a garage. Space is at a premium in cities and garages charge you a fortune for premium parking spots. That said, make sure you locate somewhere that has ample space and that is safe and secure – especially if you’re going to be parking overnight.
The Keys To A Successful Build
If you want to build a street car, you’ll need to put in the time and energy to make sure that your project is going to be a roaring success. You can’t just jump into this project without taking the time to plan and figure out how you’re going to do it. Set aside some time each week to work on your project and make sure that you review the plans and work through any kinks before you start cutting and drilling. In addition, you should also communicate with your fellow carbuilders and see how they’re faring with their own projects. This will help you stay motivated and inspired throughout the build process.
Building a street car can be a lot of fun and it can also be a good way to display your technical skills and creativity. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor once you finish and tune up your masterpiece. If you want to build a speed monster that will be worth boasting about, then this is the ultimate project for you! Good luck out there, MechWarrior fans!