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Alright here's a hypothetical example of how much a hot rod costs. In this case were going the budget route and building a rod with the least amount of parts posible. It's a 1929 A Model hiboy roadster.
If you were to add guards, you could easily add $2500, a sedan or tudor, another $5000

Of course what this list does not include is any work you get professionally done ie. paint, trim, electrics. This will significantly add to the cost of the project. Plus there's the all trips to the local Pick a Part, Swap Meets and countless other trips and don't forget the local bolt barn, where you can hold $50 worth of bolts in one hand.

I'm sure that there is stuff we've left out, I fact I've just had another look at the list and I can see one classic piece that's missing which would add $500 - $1000 to our cost. So why not tell us what you think we've left out!

Description Cost Sub Total
Body   $9,300.00
1928 Ford Roadster Fiberglass Body $6,500.00  
Paint $1,500.00  
Windscreen $500.00  
Radiator Surround
$400.00  
Grille
$400.00  
     
     
Chassis   $3,950.00
Replacement Chassis Rails $450.00  
A Model front and rear crossmembers $500.00  
K member, engine and trans mounts $3,000.00  
     
Interior   $3,300.00
Seat(s) $500.00  
Steering Wheel and column $250.00  
Instruments $500.00  
Shifter $250.00  
Carpet $100.00  
Door Trims $200.00  
Hoodlining $1,200.00  
Sound Deadening $300.00  
     
Motor   $2,950.00
Second Hand 350 Chev Small Block V8 $1,250.00  
4 Barrell Manifold $300.00  
Holley Carb $500.00  
Air Cleaner $100.00  
Valve Covers $200.00  
Fan and Belts $100.00  
Radiator, hoses and clamps $500.00  
     
Transmission   $2,550.00
Reconditioned Turbo 350 $1,250.00  
2500 Stall Torque Convertor $800.00  
Custom Drive shaft $500.00  
     
Front End
  $2650.00
I Beam Axle
  $750.00
Transverse spring
  $700
4 bars and parts
  $1,200
     
Rear End   $2,275.00
Second Hand 9" assembly $500.00  
rebuilt centre $500.00  
new universals $75.00  
4 bars
$400  
Coil-over shocks
$800  
   
Exhaust   $1,800.00
Headers or Extractors $600.00  
Muffers $600.00  
Pipes and Hangers $600.00  
     
Brakes   $1,900.00
Front rotors and calipers and brackets $800.00  
Rear shoes, cylinders, drums machined $300.00  
Master Cylinder and booster $250.00  
Brake lines, fittings and clamps $200.00  
Brake hoses $150.00  
Hand Brake lever and cables $200.00  
     
Electrical   $2,460.00
Alternator $200.00  
Hi Torque Starter $275.00  
Head Lights $300.00  
Tail Lights $400.00  
Indicators $200.00  
Horn $85.00  
Wipers $100.00  
Wiring loom $400.00  
Stereo and speakers $500.00  
     
Wheels and Tyres   $2,000.00
2 x 14 x 6 Mags $600.00  
2 x 15 x 8 Mags $800.00  
2 x 14 x 6 Tyres $250.00  
2 x 15 x 8 Tyres $350.00  
     
Other   $150.00
Fuel Tank, filler tube and cap $150.00  
     
Total   $35,285.00
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