BUILDING A PROJECT CAR
Garwin Beukes - The battle of patience.
Motoring enthusiasts who are passionate about improving their vehicles, all strive to having a complete car, built according to their standards. Getting there however, can be very troublesome.
If you’ve completely set your mind on starting this long and most likely painful journey, here’s a few things you need to know before you start:
- Even though it isn’t always possible the ﬁrst and most important tip would be to have an additional car which isn’t your daily car especially when you drive frequently.
- When you’re in the market of buying, look out for rust on the car's body. Rust is the single most annoying thing to deal with. Don’t buy a car that’s been sitting in someone's backyard at the coast for years. Deﬁnitely not worth the trouble with the accumulated rust.
- Do research on the availability of parts for the car you intend to buy. Having to rely on importing all your parts can be very costly .
- Get quality tools. If you intend on doing a lot of the modiﬁcations or ﬁtment yourself you won’t want tools that you need to replace every other month.
- Don’t rush it. Building a project car will take a lot longer than you think. Exhibiting a half-baked car is the last thing you want to be known for.
Next week we run through some in depth tips on starting out.