So here is the bike my buddy got from the swapmeet after we got him all stapled up from is accident. I made the hardtail with stock stretch and a 3" drop. he is trying to get this bike on the road for less then 300 bucks. so i offered to donate my time and my materials to his build so we will see.
$150 at the swap meet
$50 hospital co-pay
$100 left in budget. we will see.