Ready Your Build Site
Ready Your Build Site: General
In order to build a custom ride of your own, it is very
important to make sure that you Ready Your Build Site and have a proper
location to work on your ride. Safety in your workspace is a must, so
try to keep it as clean and organized as possible. Your build site is
likely to become your “home away from home,” as our garage/build site
is where we at YourCustomCar.com spend at least 2/3 of our life,
seriously. Please see our list below to help insure that you have a
proper build site for your next custom project.
- Do you have a place to work on your ride (Indoors-I hope!
Driveway, Friends House)? Wherever you decide to do the build of your
custom car, make sure that the surface is level, and keep in mind that
the cleaner your work environment is, the less lightly you will be to
lose tools or parts.
- Having to constantly step overstuff that is sitting in the
floor can be dangerous, as you might trip over it and bang your head on
something hard, or land on your project and damage it in the process.
- Avoid having unattended children or people you don’t know,
or trust hanging out in your work area. Not only can the kids get hurt,
but things like your tools and parts can suddenly become missing when
no one seems to know where the items are, especially the people you
- It will be very helpful to have a workbench to use to
preassemble the parts that require it. If you have decided to rebuild a
carburetor which can be a very tedious task with all of the little
screws, springs, jets, etc, a workbench will be a much better place to
work than, let’s say, the floor.
- Another helpful thing to have in your work area is boxes
that you can label and store your parts in for later use. Ziploc backs
are good to use for parts labeling too. This may sound unusual, but one
thing we have found that make for great nut/bolt/screw organizing is
old ice trays. Most of the smaller bolts that you will find on your car
will fit nicely in the little squares where you would normally put
water for making ice cubes.
- For when you will be working under a vehicle, that is supported
by jack stands of course, you will need something to lay down
on. Some prefer to simply lay down on a piece of card board.
Unfortunately, doing so will not allow you to get out from under the
car as easily or quickly if you were to lay on an
automotive “creeper.” A creeper is a padded surface mounted to a metal
frame that has at least 4 wheels on it that will allow you to roll and
maneuver under the vehicle much more freely.
- Heat for colder temperatures or A/C for those scolding hot
summer days is also something that you should ready Your Build Site
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