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    how much would building a monster truck cost


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    ok so i think it would be cool to make a truck old school one leaf springs 500 hp motor nothign over the top


    what do you think it would cost and were could i get these parts

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    About $125,000 give or take.

    And that's just parts.

    Not to mention another few grand for the hauler and truck, spare parts, tools, safety implements (firesuit, helmet, safety harness, HANS device)

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    That seems high to make an old leafer, but what do I know? I wouldnt say 125 though
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    With some careful shopping and doing a lot of the assembly yourself, you should be able to put something like that together for no more than $15,000 and most likely a lot less. You can get an old grain truck or school bus frame from salvage and cut it to length, very cheap. Or you can build your own frame out of box tubing. Leaf springs are pretty economical, even custom ones made to order but you could probably shop around and do some research and find some spings to work for you. You can find axles cheap, 5-tons are still relatively inexpensive. You can build a 500 HP engine for less than $3,000 easy. You can get a body from a salvage yard too and do your own body work and paint. There's also the occasional old school truck that crops up for cheap as well.
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    I have around $15000 in my racer, but I am running the cheaper 5 tons and a relatively cheap motor.
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    what you end up saving money wise building a leaf sprung truck you might spend that plus a lot more at your local doctors office with a compressed spine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNTmonstertruck View Post
    what you end up saving money wise building a leaf sprung truck you might spend that plus a lot more at your local doctors office with a compressed spine...
    I agree....depending on what you do with the truck. I didn't get the impression the person asking was looking to compete. Just building a toy.
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    I quoted the larger number because of all teh fabrication that goes into it.

    There is no guarentee that anyone building a monster truck knows how to weld, or fabricate. Which means that most of the parts would have to be custom manufactured by someone else. That's something alot of people forget about when they are factoring in building something. Labor.

    Also I'm looking at Jegs.com and a Ford Racing engine, ment for a racing type set up, will run about $8,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cactusjack1999 View Post
    Also I'm looking at Jegs.com and a Ford Racing engine, ment for a racing type set up, will run about $8,000.
    You can make 500 hp A LOT cheaper than that .
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    full tun key from a well known builder starts at $146,254.36 thats with everything but a driving suit, helmet, and hauler to race
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