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  1. Renegade600
    05-18-2010 09:58 AM - permalink
    (continued as my message is too long) the longer you stay away from working on it the harder it seems to go back (at least for me that is the way it is)…….take the big project and bust it into lots of small projects, so you see progress…I’ve had mine almost (2) years, but have worked on it available weekends and nights when I could…..before you know it, you will have a rolling shell looking for an engine…..good luck and keep me up on your progress….Tom
  2. Renegade600
    05-18-2010 09:57 AM - permalink
    Hahaha…good to see I’m not the only other insane person….What I did was much like you are planning. The trick is to do all the work in small bites, feel your accomplishment, and take a break from it if you are getting frustrated. What I did was start on the subframes, torqueboxes, floors/toeboards. Then I moved on to the front aprons/radiator support, then I just worked one section at a time going around the car. Started with tail, then one quarter/inner/outer wheelhouse & trunk dropoff, then the other side. I painted the bottom of the car and detailed the engine compartment. Then I took a break from the bodywork and built the engine, did all the brakes, installed my new dash, then installed the engine and got it running….that is where I’m at right now, the engine has 175 miles and I’m chasing leaks (frustrating)…..but it is all coming together…I need to finish the bodywork on the doors and front fenders…..don’t lose faith, take a small break when you need to, but keep plugging along,
  3. '68Rustang
    05-14-2010 01:12 PM - permalink
    My 68 coupe I'm working on seems about as bad shape as yours seems when you first got it... basically just rust held together by spot welds. I was wondering what order you worked in replacing/fixing? I was thinking of moving front to rear... starting in the engine compartment doing the aprons etc, then moving to the cowl/firewall, then floorpans, etc all the way back. How did you handle it all? It's pretty overwhelming right now, and just wanted to see if I'm thinking in the right direction.

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  • About Renegade600
    Mosinee, WI
    Sleds, Bikes, Cars
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    '69 Coupe, Built 306, 4-Speed, Matte Black..... Old School RestoMod...Coming Attractions: 408 Stroker...
    '90 Mustang LX, Built 306, 5-speed, cage, Screaming Yellow....3/14/12 Currently Getting TWIN TURBOS (always a change to make).....
    1938 Cough,cough, Chev. 1/2 ton Owner built "Street Gasser" truck..327, 461X, Hillborn...old school all the way...
    A Custom HD RoadKing...and too many Vintage Sleds to count...


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