You are walking down an aisle at the Pomona Swap Meet and the crowd parts so you can see them. They are beautiful, and a perfect matched set. They aren’t cheap, but they are way too good a deal to pass up. You can hardly contain your excitement. Then your friends remind you that you don’t own a car that can hold a 14 inch wide Convo Pro, and ask which one you are going to cut up to make them fit. You answer “None, I’ll find something else they can go on.” Your giddiness in check, you negotiate a deal and take them home for $400 even though you have nothing to use them on. “But you can’t buy these anymore!” is your response when the better half asks about them and shakes his or her head. Which is true, because although you can buy Centerline Convo Pros new again, they are only offered up to 10 inches wide, which is great, but not Pro Street great. And they are so good, that even though they made their own wheels, Mickey Thompson used the Convo Pro in every photo of the Sportsman Pro tires on their own website!
So these awesome Convo Pros hang out in the living room for the next 6 months, (Hey it’s my story, shut up.) at which point you find a Vega on Marketplace that has a perfect body but horribly rusty floors that are begging to leave in favor of back half greatness and a blown big block. Win! You score it for $1000 and then ravage the Chassisworks catalog to get everything needed to back half and tub it, order up your Sportsman Pros, and then go on to spend $30,000 building a bitchin Pro Street Vega. Or Mustang. Or Dart. Or….You get the point.
So maybe this is an extreme example. Or maybe it isn’t nearly as extreme as something you’ve done. I heard about a guy that once built a car after buying a hood ornament on eBay and then decided he wanted the car that went with it!
So have you done it? Admit it if you have. The statute of limitations is only a year, so you can admit it freely if you’ve done this before. We want to know details though. Tell us!
Have You Ever Bought One Part That Turned Into A Whole New Project Car?