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Re: Newbie, could use advice
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2020, 07:01:56 PM »
Money, hard work, patience,  How much do you have?

Thats a real question
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2020, 09:46:25 PM »
First of all welcome to the forum.

These cars is a hobby and for most folks between work, family and other obligations, the amount of time you get to work on the car is limited in a given year.  So beside cost you need to think about time. I got a running car to start with original body that did not need work. Exterior paint was not perfect but in good shape. After driving it for may be a year, I started the mechanical, cosmetic and interior work. I did not get to drive it again until almost 6 years later. Some of the time I did no work, saving money and think about what I should do next.

Depending on your situation, these are some of the things to think about.
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2020, 10:46:36 PM »
Welcome.
Being in Panama, part availability is likely more difficult than in the states. Just guessing.


 :welcome:   Do you live in Panama?

Neil AKA @Chryco Psycho lives in Panama and would be good person to know.  I agree with buying the most car you can is the best start.  Parts are so expensive IMO.

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Re: Newbie, could use advice
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2020, 08:14:26 PM »
Welcome to the site from Ontario,  :canada: I see many have counseled buying a "done" car. That can run into money and there's also the issue of determining that it is, indeed, properly "done". As mentioned, body/paint work can be a large cost, but cutting up a "done" car can also be somewhat sacrilegious to some. At the end of the day, it'll be your car and your wallet, so try to balance a realistic appraisal of mods and their costs on said car. If they add up to where it'll cost you more to "re-do" that "done" car than building from a shell, well then you'll have made an informed decision. Good luck either way.  :cheers:
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