This is how you build a project car on a budget

There’s something to be said for resourcefulness, and the latest episode of Hot Rod Garage saw hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa showcase their unyielding resourcefulness in building a project car for the cheapest price possible. It’s hard enough to find a bare bones project car and but then you have to do extra work just to find parts that can fit into the car. But somehow, through guile, determination, and Craigslist, Angelo and Costa were able to put together the full list of parts they needed to bring some life back to this 1979 Chevrolet Camaro.

One of the more important items the two managed to buy for the project was a 5.3-liter, LM7, V-8 engine from a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. The engine itself came with a full harnesses, computer, starter, power steering, fan, and a number of engine accessories, thus making it easier for them to dismantle it and piece it all back together, minus all the parts the deemed unnecessary.

The engine is just one piece of this enormous and very difficult puzzle, but Angelo and Costa managed to piece everything together enough for the Camaro to roar to life. The process behind all of that is incredible and if anybody wants to learn more about how cars are built on a tight budget, these guys have some pretty important tips and tricks to share. Check out the episode and remember, Craigslist is your friend, at least if you use it for the right purpose.

1979 Chevrolet Camaro

1970 - 1981 Chevrolet Camaro
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Read our full review on the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro here.

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