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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011, 03:12:41 PM »

There is "NO" CHEAP & EASY build for a race car.  I've got my planned project already over $50K, and it's still on paper and in my head, I haven't bought a single piece of tubing yet to start the cage, and I'm still looking for the right car for the project.
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 03:31:46 PM »

There is "NO" CHEAP & EASY build for a race car.  I've got my planned project already over $50K, and it's still on paper and in my head, I haven't bought a single piece of tubing yet to start the cage, and I'm still looking for the right car for the project.

Just priced DOM tubing yesterday and its $4.75 per foot.  I remember we use to buy that stuff for about $2 per foot not to long ago. Tony
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 03:58:48 PM »

I know he's busy flogging away now, but you might ask 38flattie how to set and maintain a budget.  (It's too late for him to go back and modify his initial quote.)

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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011, 06:40:32 PM »

Man "cheap" is a word that if fast leaving any kind of racing, I just bought 2 sheets, 4'x10', of .063 3003 aluminum and they were just short of $200 each! Sure glad I work cheap!

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 06:50:40 PM »

I know he's busy flogging away now, but you might ask 38flattie how to set and maintain a budget.  (It's too late for him to go back and modify his initial quote.)

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Haha! That's a 'cheap' shot Stan! cheers

Yea, I don't know about "cheap, or 'budgets"!
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2011, 07:22:24 PM »

Well, I must have missed the pic - I don't see it, but I suspect Mr. Palesen will figure it out.

Welcome aboard - trust me when I say I could use an economics lesson on race car building.  If it is a Mopar you're working on, fast and cheap will indeed be a unique combination.

I know he's busy flogging away now, but you might ask 38flattie how to set and maintain a budget.  (It's too late for him to go back and modify his initial quote.)

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Unfortunately, Flattie used my guidelines - if there's still food or beer in the fridge, you're under budget.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011, 08:19:14 PM »

Reading Cheap's intro I think you will find that Chaep and Easy are nicknames for Bruce and his co-conspirator. I am sure they realize that 'cheap and easy' are not in the LSR vocabulary.

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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011, 09:05:18 PM »

Are trying to define cheap in a race car?  My wife and I  seem to have different opinions.
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2011, 09:41:15 PM »

There is no such thing as a cheap race car.  In the pursuit of speed we all spend more than we can afford, and some have paid the ultimate price.  Tony
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2011, 10:09:44 PM »

It is possible to race on a budget.  The trick is to go fast.
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2011, 10:30:12 PM »

There is no such thing as a cheap race car.  In the pursuit of speed we all spend more than we can afford, and some have paid the ultimate price.  Tony

I agree with Tony.... my real job is Financial Planning/Investments/Insurance/Retirement Plans   with 26 years experience you would think I could make and keep to a race build budget,,,, WRONG,,, logic goes out the window when the emotion and the need for speed take over...Life is short,,, Just Build it ....

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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2011, 11:33:28 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2011, 12:45:07 AM »

The two threads on this lakester build should be merged together. Moderators? Tony
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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2011, 04:38:38 PM »

I guess the 'need for speed' means different things to some folks. 168 MPH is not speeding to me.

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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2011, 04:48:03 PM »

I guess the 'need for speed' means different things to some folks. 168 MPH is not speeding to me.

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Sounds like   Seems to me that it was the propster back in 2008 whining about all of the "slow" records set at Speedweek.   afro

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