Dearborn. 28L November
I’m not bright enough to know what I’m in for. But I’m just of the mind that if someone put it together once it can come apart and go back together. At least that’s the theory.Lol! Rust is the one thing I can't make art with on a car. I'm better than the average bear with a paint gun, but I'm a grease guy first, a dust guy second, panel cutter and beater somewhere way down the line past that. I envy the people who can wade into one with a grinder and a welder.
Solid words.My first restoration was a 1956 Chevy Bel Air. It needed a quarter Replacement. Floor and trunk repair. I knew it would take me three years and it would cost $40,000 . I didn’t have the money, I didn’t have the tools I needed, and I really didn’t have the space but I wanted to do it.
I stuck with it learned a lot and I wouldn’t of given that up for a moment.
The thing is it’s always going to cost more, be tougher, take longer, then anything Estimated.
I’ve seen and heard of many cars being fixed up that were worth less and they actually had more money in it than it was worth when they were done. But they stuck with it they got their restoration done and they have a beautiful car to drive and something to be very proud of.
Everyone has different reasons why they restore cars some think it’s something easy and it won’t be that difficult only to find out later that it is difficult. Some people really like the work and something to be proud of and even if they only make an inch a day they put forth the effort. Some people want the finished product already done before they ever start and are overwhelmed with all the work. So they quit or they give up. They start justifying reasons to where it makes sense to stop where they’re at and give up.
You’re the one that has to make the decision. It’s do or die.
if it were easy, it wouldn’t be called one of the hardest things in the world to complete.