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Your Restoration Regrets
#1
What do you guys regret doing or not doing during your restoration?

I would love to learn from others' mistakes Smile
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#2
Buying things I figured for sure I needeed, only to find out I didn't.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#3
try to find what you can used locally and don't throw anything out until you're done

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
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#4
auron73mach1;123459 Wrote:try to find what you can used locally and don't throw anything out until you're done

+1 very important step I think!!!


BTW Mark73,
the Exhaust tips I bought from you Last November look Great!! I put them on Last night.

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Iyman
1972 Mustang convertible run_horse  
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#5
Not devoting more time to work on it.Dodgy
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#6
I allowed Tim Zepp to work on my car. He damaged my property and took my money and it would cost me more in attorneys fees to try to get my money back and i still wouldnt have my car the way it was before that crook touched my property.
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#7
This might be a tough link. I could have reused some of the components that were still working fine (PS pump, alternator, distributor, carb and intake, similar things.... ) but I decided to replace all of them when I rebuilt my 351C 2V. Actually, no regrets so far, I guess.

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
Use ONLY OEM Body Panels and trim. If God (or Ford) had wanted you to have a new old ford he'd of made the parts sorta kinda fit. And we all know repro body panels and trim are &%^#
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#9
Well if there is no restrictions to the rules of this question then all I have to answer is this:

Started with a better car!
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#10
selling off the original steering wheel (even though it was damaged/deteriorating) and (though I don't know quite how) forgetting to reset the odometer before we put the engine back in/started driving it again

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