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Unread 05-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.

I'm a computer hardware enthusiast who knows absolutely zero about anything automotive, and I hope to remedy that.

So anyway, I'm 17, and I've managed to amass enough money to get a car—but I don't want to do it the orthodox way; I'm far too hipster to just go out and buy a car.

I want to build a car from as close to scratch as I possibly get. Obviously, I don't have the tools to build my own chassis, and stuff like that.

So yep, I know absolutely nothing, and I came here to fix that. I know so much nothing that I don't even know what questions to ask =P . (btw if anyone wants to direct me to a thread for nubs that would be great)

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Without any knowledge about cars whatsoever, building your own vehicle just isn't realistic, let alone the result; it probably wouldn't be a safe ride at all.

But, welcome to the forums!

I suggest you just orthodoxely buy your first car, read some stuff about how everything works and perhaps even talk with a buddy who knows more, and ofcourse you can ask around on these forums!

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My goal is to learn as much as I possibly can before building it, lol
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Sadly cars are not as simple as pc's, but we'll help you on your road to knowledge. Welcome to cfn!
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My goal is to learn as much as I possibly can before building it, lol
You would learn more by buying a decent car that has a lot of modding potential like a 240sx or something similiar.
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Or, buy a stupid reliable (the good stupid), older vehicle. The ones that are ridiculously easy to work on.


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An old fox body 5.0 would be cheap to buy and to mod. Not exactly a tuners car but if you are into muscle then it's a good choice.
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It's far, far, far, far, far more expensive to "make" a car from scratch than to just buy one. The results are also usually better... Seeing as a certain car brand has usually had over 100+ years of experience making automobiles with many automotive engineers. No offense, but I don't think you should build your first car from scratch...

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