I know it can't just be me, that this happens to! I also am aware, anytime you commit to modifying a vehicle the expenses are going to add up.
We briefly discussed how much $$$$ we all had in vehicles at the truck jamboree. I surprised my wife when I told her the amount I estimated in ours. (note to self, keep price tag conversations from wife). But I digress!
What the purpose of this thread is? See below:
How many have begun a modifaction and before you know it and before you are finished, you have spent 2 or 3 times the amount of money you thought you were going to or had budgeted?
I try to plan each and every mod out down to the nuts and bolts, yet I am always having to run back and forth, send the wife to and from the parts house for additional "oops we forgot's"
I am installing a fuel cell to replace my oem tank (long story) anyway, I figured a budget based on one of the cheaper cells I could find, Figured the price for the metal I was going to go with (most economical way as I was thinking the metal had a good chance of being the most expensive aspect of the project…yet I was wrong with that thought)
Long story short, figured I could put the cell in for less than $200. A stretch for my current budget but do able. Also figured it would be a weekend at most type of project. (Yes my wife reminds me everytime that everytime I say that, the truck is down for minium of a week)
Well I hate it when she is right! the truck went down last Sunday and I haven't moved it since. I could have probably finished by now, but I just kinda stalled out.
The fuel lines I need have been evasive, and the price tag just keeps climbing. Unfortunately since the truck is down I am forced to keep chasing!
But after a few modifactions to my modifying plans, I think I have all the parts. (three trips back and forth to the parts store returning previously bought bad ideas) and of coarse, I went to buy the fuel filler hose, where the cheapest I could find was $13 a foot
I had all the good intentions of going back to that shop and getting it. I ended up getting steel braided hose for a total of $65
So why can't you ever stay on budget and still get the project done on time?
( at least this fuel cell is going to be
and before anyone says it! no photos of the project, I am working on a write up in which I can not devulge any images until it is published