Going back to writing a plan on my restoration. I got away from it because of the engine failure and big budget jump. I started to jump all over the car and starting but never completing a task. Back to one concern and sticking with it till complete.
Aldee... Nickname my step sons gave me Alan or Daddy so they combined it.
I've tried to come up with a plan since I bought the car, but there are so many areas that need attention, it's tough to pick a place to start. It sucks, but I think the only 'good' parts on my car is pretty much the glass
I was going to pull the engine and tranny, then start on getting the floors and trunk sheet metal replaced, then work on the front end (frame, suspension, sheet metal) before the engine was finished, then rebuild the suspension, then the rear axle, then brakes, then the rest of the body work, paint it, then the interior, and then finally drop the engine and tranny back back in.
But, I'm thinking now about holding off on the body work and paint until after pretty much everything else except the interior is done, paint it, and then do the interior last. My pal Jim suggested that because I won't run as much risk of messing up the paint while putting the engine and tranny back in.
I don't know - I think that with the engine out, I need to get busy on the front-end before I can even get the engine and tranny ready to go back in (so I only have to mess with that area once, as it were).
My first step was to focus on what the most important thing in the garage was. I had furniture that I was going to restore, I had stuff waiting for charity, I had stuff that needed to go somewhere else....then I finally saw a hoarding episode. The focus was to identify what the most important thing in the room.
I finally made up my mind and said it was the 'stang. The next day, everything else went away and I started on the one thing that needed my attention.
I started at the back and am moving forward from the bottom to the top...
Love the garage shot. Really like the fan in the window to such the bad air out.
1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)