Custom car idea

Asked by Dec 26, 2017 at 01:14 AM

Question type: Car Customization

Hola Gentleman and ladies!
Ok, Ive been toying with the idea of a custom car
for a specific reason,
Somehow making a very basic- leightweight car.
With something simmilar to a fors ranger front.
And a station wagon back. Stickshift.
And..2.0 diesel engine for small cars.
How much do you think this would cost if i found
the vehicle parts in a junk yard... and want like 2
made. With new transmission/ engine. Amd zeroed
out cluster.
Again. Small.. vehicle with a little body length
without it being a campershell

3 Answers


Ranger front end and station wagon in back - sounds like a Taurus wagon. You could always pick up a cheap used one with a blown motor and swap out driveline for something custom. All it takes is time and money, usually more money than the final product could ever be worth. As far as cobbling together parts of cars from a junkyard you have two problems - first junkyards won't sell a complete car nor will they release the title (at least here in the USA, not sure where you're from). This can make titling and registering a hodge-podge problematic. Second, any completely custom build has to be issued a VIN, states DMVs will do this after a lengthy process that can cost several hundred dollars and involves state police inspections. They can and will fail a hodge-podge if it does not meet safety standards. You can always find plenty of kit cars out there for a project like yours.

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Sounds like an Explorer Sport with a diesel.

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