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Old 05-26-2006, 05:45 PM
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Rodding to do list?

Centerline has written a great tutorial on staying organized while building a car. Anyone that has restored a car or built a hot rod has experienced the hundreds of steps you go through before the project is completed. 'course I don't think they are ever really completed

I am curious on how others keep track of all the steps that are necessary. Do you use a project manager program, spreadsheet, simple to do list, your photographic memory or other method?

To do lists, clip board/notebook and a tub file try to keep order in my shop. Generally I'll compile / brainstorm everything needing to be done and organize th "to do's" by component (frame, body, powertrain, etc) so the list doesn't seem so overwhelming. These to do list items are placed in somewhat of a logical order. As items are completed or new items discovered needing to be done the list is updated accordingly. I'll also keep a parts needed list. The tub file / notebook organizes the reciepts and component instructions.

There will be as many different methods as there are people. Just looking for input on how you do it.


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I make lists upon lists upon lists.

Now I want a link to Centerline's method!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I had made list after list on my project 34, but it keeps getting revised by my wife, my mom, my kids, yard work, my job, my dog............. . Oh and I almost forgot another woman, a gal by the name of hurricane Rita, hope I don't have any more of those women to deal with.

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I'm right in there with Vince. Those ladies of his keep me busy at my regular job building windows. And the wife has a Honey-do list. That thing never gets shorter. Then I also have a nasty habit of never learing to say "No, I'm to busy right now" if somebody needs a quick favor. Lists really seem to do it for me, if I stay on-topic, and into one section of the project at a time.

In a while, Chet.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by advanced design
.....Do you use a project manager program, spreadsheet, simple to do list, your photographic memory or other method?
I use my photgraphic memory .....then again I am usually out of film or forget and leave the lens cap on.
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:51 AM
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I try to sort things into small, accomplishable goals, then complete each before going to another. Sometimes I'll have 2-3 "open" at the same time, like say building the engine, but start on the front suspension while the block is getting machine work. If you don't keep it to small steps that you can accomplish in a reasonably short time, you'll get burned out quick! With short tasks that get done you at least seem to be getting somewhere instead of having a big pile of crap that just doesn't seem like it will ever come together! Take a break now and then, but don't let to much time pass between tasks. If you're starting to get burned out work on something lighter for the next task.
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