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Old 05-01-2007, 08:19 PM
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OK I am less with head up arse today sorry.

Unless you have done this before & know the majority of the surprises ahead of you there will be trials & tribulations {cussing swearing & DOUBT why you got into this mess}

The main key is to not get into a rush , it takes time more so when you learn.

After you learn it you will pick up speed naturally.

Then when you do it & do it right with out thinking then you've mastered it.

My best advise would be to definitely work with all the best parts.
{like redsdad said}
Concentrate on doing the Major body repair and then get it running ,driving & the bugs worked out .

Then take it apart & then squirt the paint
{the final step}
kinda ....they are never really done.

Here is some really good advise...
I will have to kill you after you read this
{ i will know}

Boxes ,boxes & card board & a sharpie.

Get boxes that fit into boxes like oil boxes & Banana boxes.
like U haul boxes {but who wants to pay for it right?}

So when you take something apart ,you take the bolt & stick it into the cardboard & label it where it goes .I draw pictures on the cardboard & put each bolt into the proper place will make the re assembly a snap!

No guessing what freaking bolt when where!
if you like I will snap some pixs of how I do it .

Get working on your outline {on paper or PC}
the reason for this is what I call "Zooming".

You as I work alone .
Me by choice{ most of the time no one want to be near me & my sunny disposition }

Zooming in & out of the big picture the ability to do so is as much a tool as everything in your tool box.

Being able to look @ the front clip & zoom in on what it takes to remove the front clip .

Then zoom in some more to disassemble the fenders & headers panel from the radiator support .

Then to zoom in even more on the rot on the bottom of the fender what it takes to do the repair
Switching gears from mechanical to auto body
{because grease and oil Don't play well with paint.}
Then the ability to zoom out & reassemble it all again.

there is a lot more in between but you get the gist of what I'm saying?.

I look forward to seeing some pixs .


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