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Old 04-20-2017, 05:16 PM   #11
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Hi Bruce and WELCOME to trifive.
Like most of us have encountered at some point in time ,you are facing the age old dilemma, "should I or shouldn't I"

Without going on a bit of a philosophical tangent, as some other members have stated, only you can answer that question.

Carefully weigh the pro's and con's....
Do I love to work on old cars?
Am I competent as a fabricator to achieve a level of finish that I am going to
be happy with?
Do I have the expendable income to invest in this major project?
Do I have the time necessary to pull this off? Lots of great starts on projects
end up stillborn because novices fail to realize the huge time investment
necessary to accomplish building a car from a basket case.
What do I ultimately hope to accomplish when all is said and done?

I don't mean to discourage you in any way at all, but I do want you to make an informed decision, with as much knowledge as you can gather.Keep asking questions and Good Luck with your decision.
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It doesn't sound like you have a lot to start with, floors, frame, motor shot.
If the floors are gone it means a lot more rust in the body, rocker panels, quarters, etc. It's going to take years and a lot of money to actually have a car that you can drive. If you do, go in with your eyes open.

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For me I have to train myself to just walk away. I have looked at so many "potential" cars. It is so easy to look at a car and evaluate a mind build. Building a car in that condition is rewarding, but it takes strong initiative to get through the obstacles. If the eagerness candle stays lit it can be fun but on the average lifes priorities pull you away from the build and before you know it a few years pass and .....the candle went out ......the project has stalled .....hence just the way you have seen that 56 today. Time , money , skillset, space and patience are key necessary ingredients to pull it off. If you look at return on investment it probably will not happen. That is all the negatives......now on the Positive side .......we have a group of awesome Tri Five Members all in the same boat with the same passion for these cars and we meet at a Convention that will blow you away and pump you up with enthusiasm to save these cars. You will find plenty of matches to light up that candle to get moving again on the build. Good luck and thanks for the thread and posts.
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