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Developing a project plan

I spoke with a local CT restoration shop that said for $100/ hour they would go through my car, help me figure out what it needs, give me some rough cost estimates, and help me write out a project plan so I can figure what I can do myself, and what I need others to do.

He thought it'd be a little over a half day or ~$500. Does that seem like a reasonable cost?

I've done piece meal work over the last 10 years or so, but I think the car is actually deteriorating rather than making progress.
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He thought it'd be a little over a half day or ~$500. Does that seem like a reasonable cost?

No.
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$500 for a cost estimate. MAN you are not going to even look at a final bill with out a DR present!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Is that a service resto shop typically provide, and if so what would a reasonable cost be? I figure if someone is taking lift time and going through the car, there's going to be some cost.
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I think I'm looking for more than just a cost estimate on the project. More of step by step plan of what needs to be done now, what can wait, what staging is going to work.

I don't have the cash for a shop frame off, or the home garage setup to tackle a full one (yet), but in the mean time I'm trying to avoid some of the pitfalls I've been through in the past.

A good example. My dad got me a set of new front upholstery covers for the seats and nice replacement radio like seven years ago. A very nice gift. But the car was outside and had a water leak around the front windshield. If I put it in then, it'd be shot now, no it's still in boxes today. It'll go in the car someday, but I could have used that money to do the rear end swap and get it more driveable.

And obivously I'm a Type A that has to plan the crap out of everything before I get started.
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You don't need to pay him....
If your driving the car and can't do a complete resto all at once, then I would...


1) address drive train issues first. Make it run, stop and drive like it should.
2) address floors and trunk if rotted out. Can't drive around if it's a Flintstones mobile.
3) Next do the electrical, make all the lights, gauges, brake lights etc work.
4) cosmetics, outside rust repair and paint work.

PM me I'll give you my paypal info so you can pay me instead, it's less then half of what they want.
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We'll I can certainly afford to re-pay you for your 2 cents.

I do appreciate the input. I'll save my $500 and keep moving through your list.
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We'll I can certainly afford to re-pay you for your 2 cents.
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Now THAT's what I'm talkin about!!
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$500 can buy a lot on nice parts for your project- save your money and just do some research- You would have gotten a list identical to what Rukee just gave you. This is NOT rocket surgery, just take a logical approach. Make it run right,make it stop right,fix structural rust issues,fix electrical problems, make it look nice. Also stop any problems that are not helping you move fwd- the leaky windshield should be addressed sooner than later since this is stopping the project from going fwd. Is it bad windshield seating or is it a rust issue? go thru the car yourself and make a list of what you think needs to be done- post pics and you will get some help here
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And obivously I'm a Type A that has to plan the crap out of everything before I get started.
Don't be your own worst enemy, time spent planning is time stollen from doing. Cant' see the forest for the trees. Forget the list, just knock some of the little things out quickly, then you can see some progress and that may motivate you to get at it.

What year is it?

My 70 was leaking in through the kick panel vents because inside the "rocker box" was 1' deep in pine needles and mud. My 66 had holes in the cowl under the windshield mount trim. Stop the leak first, or keep it inside and address it later, sucks to work on a musty wet car.

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