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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM
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Question more questions from the young guy

well i want to start a project..a guy might give me in the spring a 1957 ford shortbox
now i dont have alot of money(i have 2 other projects) but want a more moderen frame..
would there be certain car frames or pickup frames from lik the 80s or 90s that would work for it? thxs

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If you want to do as you stated - but don't have much money - keep what little you have and spend it on something else.Better yet,save it till you have lots of money, then buy the most truck you can afford.Otherwise, you'll end up discouraged, broke, and will end up selling your project at a loss.

I know you didn't love that advice,but there are many examples of people showing up with great plans and ambition - but with scarce funds - who disappear after a few weeks or a few posts.Heck,there are members here, and I mean long-time members,who've never completed even one of their planned projects in the time I've been here.

Get it running as is first.Drive it,enjoy it as a second vehicle,and refurbish it over time.You might find that you like it in stock, or close-to stock form.There is no easy, let alone inexpensive, frame swap.

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no..thxs for the advice..i see what u mean
its got a 223 six that runs but it would need a little of work to get it drving

thx for advice
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Just my 2 cents worth. You see alot of SAP on CL.

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no..thxs for the advice..i see what u mean
its got a 223 six that runs but it would need a little of work to get it drving

thx for advice
Just start slowly,picking off items one-by-one, a few things each paycheck.Spending a little here and there ,over time, is easier ,in my opinion and keeps up the enthusiasm.Also,monitoring all the Craigslists in the country using SearchTempest,and doing it daily,pus monitoring eBay daily is a great strategy.That 223 is a good workhorse motor,though no sex-appeal to most people.I've seen them given away!Personally,I think having three projects going is biting off more than you can chew - for anyone, let alone a 15 year old with scant resources to spend.Pick one, the one you really love, and finish it off,then move to your next one.Good luck.
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You've been given a lot of sound advice. I don't have much to add (for once), but what's SAP?
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ya thts hard..i love ford but the one i got is a 1940 chevy and i like that thing too..then my 89 4x4

its hard hahah

and ya i see stuff on cl all the time..i found a 390 i would put in it with a 4speed for 400bucks it runs good but aint pretty came out of a 67 ford f250..but i see tht a while ago..but so many project to choose from haha
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ya wat is sap?
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o wait i see what it means
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I bought all kinds of projects between age 15-20 and now 26 I have finally sold off most of them that were half started and I burnt out on, you gotta figure out which project you really want to do then stick with it, avoid temptation!

That being said I still have 5 car/truck projects but I did sell a few over the last year, at a loss I might add.

Honestly stick with what you have or sell it before buying another project. Two is just right. Do a little work on one then hop on to the other so you dont get bored.

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I also have 2 I'm working on. Today I backed the 59 out of the shop and worked most of the day on my 37. I found them both on Craigslist and they were both really good deals for nice trucks, so who's gonna chime in and tell me what SAP is.... I still don't get it.
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Never mind. I scrolled back and found it. It's a big fear for me, but it's only happened once. A 1946 BSA 500 single with a rigid frame. British army M20. It needed everything and everything was ver expensive. Now I stick to the fords, as I have tons of accumulated parts and they make sense to me.
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pick the one that you want first and than park the rest behind your hose for later.
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Never mind. I scrolled back and found it. It's a big fear for me, but it's only happened once. A 1946 BSA 500 single with a rigid frame. British army M20. It needed everything and everything was ver expensive. Now I stick to the fords, as I have tons of accumulated parts and they make sense to me.
Do you still have the BSA? They are so cool! I've got a couple "old-ish" Jap bikes but nothing with the character of a BSA!
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