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    Hey Motown,

    I have been a lurker for a number of years, finally posting. I have a 2.5 year old son and he is loving all things cars. So, I thought it would be fun to start a car project with him. I have tools, skills, and a work space. I am looking for something in the 1K$ range to pick up and start working on. Time line is not super critical, just want to get him learning and I want to have fun as well. I am open to all makes and models, something looking for a good home. What do we have out there folks?

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    There is an SVO Fox Body Mustang on Craigslist, it's been for sale for a while. The body is rough in spots but it could be cool. The guys asking $1700. I think that'd be cool start to restore or do something crazy like transplant an Ecoboost 3.5L 2.7L or easily the 2.3L

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    Maybe start with a gocart??? Not kidding. The budget sounds right and it gets a steering wheel in his hands inside of a decade. Goodluck sounds fun either way!

    Edit. you can make a really fast one and detune it for him or you can buy one for yourself and try to keep up with him. The best drivers in the world started in a go-kart.
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    First, welcome themainphrame, to Motown Muscle!

    I'm with Denny on this one. Starting out with a go-cart would be a
    great "learning curve" for your son, yet still be fun for you.

    This is what I did with my sons. In any event, whatever you choose,
    it will be great, because it'll be time well spent with your son!




    # Go-Cart .jpg

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    Welcome

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    when he is a little older ... www.soapboxderby.org
    spent a lot of weekends with my kids traveling all over the country... only seats 1 but the whole family gets into it
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    Do a go cart....I just finished building one with my 4 year old son.

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