Where do you guys start when you do these?
I have a chop saw and a 240V stick welder I'm pretty good with, I'd buy a tube bender, but beyond that despite how badly I'd love to build one of these actual thought into it begins with the question of where do you start?
When you just think about it the entire thing seems simple enough, just weld together the tube like other vehicles you see, but to begin such a project you would quickly realize its not as simple as it seems.
Where do you get your dimensions from so everything fits when your done? Do you start with an existing production vehicle and just weld your tube to fit its parts?
Where do you learn how to get the frame straight, are there affordable tools and tricks to do all of this?
I'd really like to make a 5 or more year project out of putting one of these together myself, but the problem is once you get beyond the thought of doing such a thing you have to actually begun doing something and the first problem you face is trying to find out where you even begin.