$1,000 Build: So Close To Done, And Ready To Be Raffled Off For A New Owner! Who’s Going Home With It?

$1,000 Build: So Close To Done, And Ready To Be Raffled Off For A New Owner! Who’s Going Home With It?

It’s still “way” under budget, considering that the budget is just $1,000 and we love this thing. Love, love, love it. The idea behind this project is so good and we love Casey for doing it. As a reminder, Casey’s language is VERY colorful, so don’t watch this turned up at work or with your little kids sitting here.

The closer this truck gets to done the more I want to blow a few hundred dollars on two piles of steaming poo so I can weld them together and make them into something worth driving! Don’t you feel the same? If you aren’t inspired by other folks projects, and especially those done with lots of ingenuity and creativity, then you are not our people. This is a project that definitely inspires us and makes me look at cars on marketplace in a whole new light. I want to buy two piles and make them into something cool! Yes the real budget is $1,000 and yes selling stuff off the donor vehicle to get budget back is allowed, and to be even more real about the budget the tools being used are even being kept on a list so you  know how much money those cost as well!

So here’s the deal. Take one Lincoln Town Car, aka a Crown Vic with more chrome and stuff, and cut the body off of it. Then take an F100 body that looks considerably better than it really is and put the two together. All the while making sure to sell off anything and everything you don’t need from the donor so that you can use that for other parts and pieces to complete the truck. So you understand the math, we’ll make up an example. Lets say you were doing this at home and found a Town Car for $1,200. You buy it, sell the seats, fenders, mirrors, trim, bumpers, and air bags for a total of $575 and now your total investment in the donor car is only $625. See?

Okay, so now let’s get back to the videos. This is part 14 and 15 of the build right here, so if you missed any of the others then use the link below to go see them all in order. It is worth it for sure.


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