We're often asked what's involved in building a rod or what is the correct sequence to building a rod. Well we've finally put all those answers together in one place. Were not saying this is the be all to end all method, but it has had a fair amount of thought put into it and was certainly how a little Chev sedan went together OK.
We can't guarantee that by following the steps below that you will have a pain free build, but it is an excellent start. Just as every hot rod is different so is the way they go together. There are also some tips and traps gained from personal experience and those of members of the HRI Benchracing Forum
NOTE: Each State in Australia has different registration laws and street rod registration programs even though there are now NAtional Registration guidelines. Before building anything you should contact the ASRF Technical Advisory Committee in your State
The second in this series looks at the financial aspects of building a rod, so don't forget to have a look at; How much does a Hot Rod cost?
NOTE: this is NOT a technical guide, rather a review of design and styles of building a hot rod. For technical information go to the HRI Technical pages.