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Old 02-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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Collin C. Morgan

Hi I'm 17 and working on my first project a 1980 GMC jimmy which I am trying very hard to get running. First of all I have been working on this project for roughly two and a half years now. So far I have ripped out all of the interior, realized I needed it and put it back in (in much worse condition), replaced my gutless straight 6with a 350 from a 1982 chevy c30. Before I started this I knew absolutley nothing about trucks and now am a fair to decent mechanic. I have never had anybody around who knew anything about engines or trucks. Everything I have learned has come from trial and error (not the best method when working with trucks) or the internet. I do not regret a single mistake and I have decided to become the best restoration man in texas so now all thats left to do is learn everything I don't know about trucks, cars, and rods!

Three C's Auto Restoration

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:43 AM
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Welcome aboard, Collin.

As a suggestion, instead of continuing to learn by trial and error, why don't you sign on to be mentored by a GOOD shop in your area, in order to learn the trade?

Do whatever it takes to get a foot in the door. Offer to be a gofer, floor sweeper, or whatever is needed, in exchange for the exposure to those well versed in the field. Even if you were to work for free, the lessons learned will be invaluable- compared to a 'poke and hope' approach.

Good luck.
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Welcome to the site. I started hanging around shop when i was like 10 yrs old and i tell you i really learned a few things from those old hotrodders . And now guess i am one of them. Man how time fly's.

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