I, on the other hand, would advise beginning with the body--which includes metal and paint work. Why? because it IS the most expensive part of many vehicle restorations. If a person cannot afford the restoration of the body--why go to the trouble of restoring the chassis and engine, etc. What's he going to do with those components if he can't pay for the body? The better advice would be to begin a project by banking money over time (even before buying a restoration project vehicle). Have the money in hand rather than trying to work on a part of the vehicle--set it aside, gather more money--endlessly repeating the process. That's why so many advertise their projects as "10 year Restoration Project"--as though it took 10 years to do the restoration. No! It did not take 10 years of labor--it took 10 years because the restorer did not have the Time, the Place or the Money to do the restoration the proper way.
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I never figured out the 'death' of Drive-In Theaters. just Greed at its best. Property values / land at valuation '$' per square foot. ? How many Condo's can I put on that piece of ground. Why keep something that has been around, and a Icon of family weekend night at the movies, together in your car. This isn't just a 'American' night out. I know Australia had them, growing up there.
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