Building your dream car isn’t easy, so we hit up some local experts to get their most valuable advice on when to do what and what to avoid.
Most of us who’ve built a car will have a list of things we would do differently next time. Experience tells us we’ve not looked far enough ahead, that we’ve used the wrong people, or just generally did the build arse-about-face.
Even the experts learn something new every time they build a car, so it’s obvious there is no perfect solution. However, over the following pages are words of wisdom and advice from some of the country’s best car builders.
Most of these guys are in the industry themselves and play a part in building or modifying vehicles every day, while others have a wealth of knowledge and experience through building top quality vehicles for themselves.
While everyone has an opinion on which order things should be done, there are some recurring themes, so if you’re planning to build the type of car you see in this magazine each month, read on for some of the most important advice you will ever receive.
Wayne Grimmer – 2x cover car owner and Western Auto Electrical proprietor
Once you have purchased your project car, decide how you envision the look of the finished vehicle. Get your wheels and tyres first, what type, size of rims and depth of dish and so on, and build the car around those wheels.