In my never ending search for greatness on the internet, I came across some sad looking cars that gave me a really great idea (for you, not me…). Ok, are you ready for this? These four words might change your world forever, so I hope you are sitting down. Seriously. Ok… here goes…. “Rolls Royce Hot Rod”. That’s right folks! Live the life of luxury with hand built quality, the finest metals, and do it on the cheap! “But how!?” Well, with the Nutt’s & Bolts Blog Guide to greatness of course!!
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Step 1) Start with a parted out Rolls from eBay for like $700. Doors and trunk lid are recommended but not completely necessary. (Home made tube doors will work fine in a pinch.)
Step 2) Build a custom boxed steel frame, with a junkyard IFS, and a usable junkyard rear differential (welded of course).
Step 3) Pull that spare 350 out from your shed, and shove a 8-71 blower on it. (Trust me on this, do what I say, and you will be the coolest person in your neighborhood.)
Step 4) Gut the interior of the car of anything that has mass. Throw it all in the trash or sell on eBay for maximum money recoupage.
Step 5) Rig up a manual transmission of your liking with a universal hydraulic master cylinder setup. Piece of cake.
Step6) Add drag radials to the back & tub floor pan as necessary. Any wheels that bolt onto the front will be fine. Black steelies maybe?
Step 7) Be sure to paint it flat black, and get the car as low to the ground as possible. It’s the only way to succeed.
Step 8 ) Burnouts, donuts, and jealous friends and neighbors will soon follow. Be ready for high 5′s, gift baskets, and invites to pool parties. So much win, for so little investment.
Pictures borrowed from:
Ebay item number 190433491734
Ebay item number 190433491718