A substantial pile of parts accumulates during the process. Many of them go into and back out of the car repeatedly as fitment adjustments are made. Of course, this is the essence of hot rodding; making something great from a collection of unrelated parts. Without knocking the build process for say, a Cobra kit car, this is quite a bit more serious effort as you are basically creating a new car from scratch by fabricating your own kit. For many builders, this is the creative process that fuels their passion and makes good things happen in small garages all across America. This creative vision still drives an enormous number of people who combine the availability of bolt-on parts with great fabrication skills to build cars that really stand out.