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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CrusadersNV, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    hey guys. im wondering how to start off on my 53 chev. just wondering how some of you guys start your projects? ive begun projects by getting it running then do everything else or the other way around. lets just say i need motivation if im ever gonna get this thing on the road by summer.:D so let the ideas fly!

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  2. get it running film it driving around the property, post the film then get out your wallet!
  3. oldchevy
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 64


    If you can make it run and drive i would start there, But I'm one of those guys that will drive ugly.
  4. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Pull it out into the driveway or into a tidy garage with room to work and get it running.

  5. harrydude
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 96

    from ab

    yup get it runing

    then go catch it lol

    then give it a hair cut

    chop chop
  6. Captain Freedom
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 262

    Captain Freedom
    from Upstate SC

    First ye must exorcise the evil spirits manifested in thou's cowl by means of ritualistic nude dances and consumption of alcohol to ensure a safe build free of injuries and mistakes.
    After that get the correct wheels/tires and set up the suspension :D
  7. troylee
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 685


    Make a build plan. See what money you can put in it over how much time. I seem to always be over budget. Try to do something on your list every week. Progress is always a motovator. good luck
  8. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    Wheels and tires! They change the look of any car for the good or bad. Might get you motivated.
  9. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    i do this all the time on all the cars ive had. the neighbors probly think im nuts:D
  10. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    looks like ill get the thing runnin. probly gonna need a power plant first. im thinkin another straight 6. ive got a 250 in my 50fleet. best motor ive ever run in a car, shes bullet proof.
  11. outlaw1949
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 507


    Be patient, know what direction you want to go in so you don't have a "do over"
  12. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,122

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Completely go over the vehicle-understand its present condition. Then determine what you want the end product to be. Create a list of things that will be required to get it into that condition. Start searching for needed parts/services. Create budget/time line. Remember one step at a time, it is supposed to be fun.
  13. thewishartkid
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 885


    If you you spend a lot of time figuring how much its going to cost, You will be overwhelmed ! get er running, new brakes, good tires and drive while working out the bugs.

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  14. I agree. Motivation can be a fragile thing. It needs to be fed and properly cared for to avoid despair and a pile of rusty parts.
  15. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    I agree, starting the project in one direction and then going in another will only cost time and money. Main thing is just put your old clothes on and jump in.
  16. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    well, i always let the girlfriend do the dancing, and i drink the alcohol :D
  17. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    thanks for the tips guys. guess its time to get greasy!
  18. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    get after it and do not stop! It wont turn out how you plan it anyway. They always seem to keep changing as we work on them. What the hell were just slaves to the steel anyway.
    its kinda like eating an Elephant..... The longer you think about it the more you'll cinvince yourself its impossible. just dig in, dont stop, and one day you look at it and say WOW. I did it
  19. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    thats a great way to put it man! thanks:cool:

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