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    Budget update,


    Previous balance = $2498


    Additional purchases;
    angle iron for steering arm $20
    2 rear shocks $43
    rear suspension links $80
    rear suspension tie rod ends $80
    used steering rack $135
    steering rack rebuild kit $46
    4 front wheel studs $11
    king pin set $60
    swap meet air cleaner $30
    '63 Nova steering wheel $10
    steering column tubing $10
    steering shaft $13
    steering column bearing $5
    steering universal joint $50
    Speedway brake pedal and master cylinder $170
    2 rod ends $36
    rod end safety washers $8
    6 jam nuts $4
    head lights $80
    brake line kit $62
    brake hose clips $5
    Adel clamps $12
    neutral safety switch $7
    bike brake cables $10
    2 front shocks $38
    distributor $131
    ignition coil $38
    2 rear parking brake cables $42
    parking brake handle $51
    spun aluminum gas tank $179


    $1466+$2498 previous total = $3964


    Maybe I can get this thing on the road for $6000 or so. Time will tell.
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    Most give up on a budget after awhile, it's going to be fun to see if you can get er done .
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    I kept a running total on my Track-t and completed it for $5539.22, painted, upholstered, carpeted, and lettered. I got the engine and the seat upholstery in exchange for doing work on a friend's '40 Ford pickup. If I had bought those pieces the total would probably be $500 - $600 more. Shortly after I put it on the road I made floor mats for it which cost another $20 or so. When I sold it last July I got almost double my $$$ investment. (I never count my time when I'm working for myself. If I did, at $15 per hour, I probably lost abut 20K!) I know things have gone up in price since, but I think $6K is a realistic goal.
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    You're doing really well on your budget! I always blow mine because I can't leave anything alone.
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    Thanks guys. My original goal was $4000. Now itís $6000. Iíll just keep ďslightly adjustingĒ the goal as needed to make it work out!

    Every type of project I take on always takes about double the time and money I think it will, so Iím used to that.

    Iím having a lot fun on this journey so far. All my friends and neighbors check out my progress every time they stop over. My plumber was gawking at it tonight after he replaced my water heater.
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    I understand, you never go over budget cause you raise it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I understand, you never go over budget cause you raise it
    Well said Seth.
    I wish I could push the 'Like' button twice for that!

    And I too like what you're doing on this build Steve.
    I've been following it with interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I understand, you never go over budget cause you raise it
    LOL, well...... When you say it like that, you make me sound like a politician or something.


    Thanks for the compliment Johnboy. Iím glad Iím providing some entertainment.
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    LOL, well...... When you say it like that, you make me sound like a politician or something.
    I was going to link it to the US " Debt Ceiling " so I think we're on the same thought page
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    Iíve finally found some time to get some stuff done on the T.

    I used some leftover 2Ē x 3Ē frame tubing to make a pair of shock/headlight stanchions. As usual, I used some poster board to make the pattern. I welded a 5/16Ē bolt on the inside to use as a headlight and turn signal ground. Iím using front shocks for a Ď75 Ford Pinto. The lower mounts are just a piece of angle iron which attach to the lower batwing bolts.

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    I finished up the last few brackets, e-brake cables, brake line mounts, trailer hitch, etc. then I took it all apart to finish the welding and start the painting.


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    Nothing looks better in my eyes than a fresh orange small block Chevy.


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    I finished welding up the frame, and adding gussets to all the weld joints. I got it painted, and itís going back together. The past couple days I have been running battery cables, fuel, brake, and transmission cooler lines.


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    Why the Ford style solenoid?
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    I did that as a little bit of a theft deterrent. An exposed small block Chevy is extremely easy to hot wire. At least now someone would have to crawl under the car and find the solenoid in order to hot wire it.
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