- September 20th, 2021, 12:32 pm#4955823
I hear ya there. I got into the hobby at the right time, and the wrong time. When I started, vac-formed shells were the best option for a shell you could buy. So we got a couple of shells and tried to make them work, but we had no skills and it was rough. Then fiberglass shells started popping up, so I trashed the vac formed shells and started over with fiberglass. At the time they were awesome. Life caught up with me and I had to put our builds on the back burner for several years. Then fiberglass shells became the norm and I realized how inaccurate and warped our current shells were, so we started over again. This go around we are going to see completion. We have the skills and the money that we didn't have then, and the parts available on the market today are about as good as they can get. And they are plentiful for the most part, which is also a huge leap for us. Back in the day, we sat on our hands waiting for somebody to do a run of HGA's or Bumpers. Now you can just go buy those whenever you need them as easily as ordering a t-shirt online.
Side note: My friend and I are both originally from Benton.