Yesterday, after watching some MightyCarMods on YouTube, I decided that was what I wanted to do. I’d love to buy a(nother) cheap, broken car, fix it, modify it, and then drive it until I did it all again. That’s one of the reasons I’ve owned so many broken cars, I see their potential and only later remember that I don’t have the means to help them achieve it before they explode and take all my dollars away. So, to build a project car I would need a few things:
1: the car itself, can be cheap, maybe $1000
2: facilities and supplies to work on it, unfortunately this would mean buying a house with a garage and driveway for space, also lots of tools and equipment
3: more time and knowledge so that I make the car better instead of breaking it further
I would also like to move to Los Angeles since everyone on Twitter and YouTube is there anyway. I like the creative feel of that area (never having been there of course) so I think I’ll move to LA. However, as you may have heard, housing (especially a real house with a garage and driveway) is very expensive in LA. I looked through the ReMax listings and if I had just $24,000,000 I could buy a nice place there. I then resorted the results by cheapest price and was pleasantly surprised. I saw page after page of viable houses with a garage and driveway for under $100,000 which is only $160,000 more than I have now! Although, I then looked at the map view, zoomed out and noticed most of these great places were between Compton and Inglewood. I’m not even from LA and I know those names. So while it might be possible to ‘follow my dreams’ and move to LA, work on creative projects, and build project cars in my spare time, I should probably make sure I have some comprehensive insurance first. And bars on my windows. Also, a safe that can fit everything I care about. But hey, those things are cheap enough, only $160,000 to go and I’ll be a homeowner in LA living the life!