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  • Grassroots Motorsports Restoration Mistakes

    Interesting article on the 9 common restoration mistakes people make.... The two I frequently see in here are: stockpiling parts too far in advance and rebuilding the engine too soon.

    https://classicmotorsports.com/artic...tion-mistakes/
    1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
    Patton TBI
    HVDA Toyota 5 speed
    Goodparts Nissan Diff
    Goodparts CVJs
    AAW Wire Harness
    Miata Seats
    Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

  • #2
    Guilty of the engine being done too soon, but I blame the painter. It’s almost time to go get it cus it’s been 2 years and he’s not moved on it in some time. Also guilty on stockpiling parts. Way guilty!!

    I notice they didn’t say, “you might buy the same part 2-3 times”??
    So much rust, so little time

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    • #3
      I am a poster child for how not to do a restoration!

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      • #4
        This may explain why so many of the TR restorations featured on this site are promptly put on the block, for any of the several mistakes cited but most prominently never experiencing a properly sorted one.

        Tom

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        • #5
          Glad I opted for the rolling restoration. And it’s really nice to know someone who stockpiles parts! 😂
          Pete, Collierville TN
          1976 CF54385 U
          A rolling resto in progress...

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          • #6
            When I first read that article, for me, it missed the boat, as they say. Three big reasons not identified:
            1. Not having a grip about how much it would cost.....running out of money.
            2. Not having the knowledge or experience or physical space to do a restoration.
            3. And above all, not having the time due to family, job, children, house, and other demands.
            Scott in CA

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            • #7
              My nearly three year ownership of my car makes me appreciate much much more all of you who have done frame off restorations. To me the two biggest hurdles are the TIME and maintaining your enthusiasm for a multi year project.
              1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

              1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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              • #8
                Of course, one of the biggest mistakes people make in their TR6/TR250 restoration projects is to neglect joining 6-Pack.org--- the ultimate resource for these cars. jmho
                Walt
                CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
                poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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