How To Plan A Project

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby Derek » 21 Dec 2009 14:47

I guess it is telling that I had a couple of less than successful project cars during my early 20s following my own lead...

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby defdes » 21 Dec 2009 16:45

Derek wrote:Hey Julian, what about those who plan/analyze all day at work, and want our hobby to not have anything to do with planning/budgeting/worry? I like my personal projects to be fluid and run them fast and loose, making decisions as I go and not always understanding what I am up against until I'm into it. The may not be the cheapest or easiest way to do things, but it keeps it interesting for me and it lets me do the fun stuff as soon as possible.

Money trumps all on one side of the spectrum and skill trumps all on the other.

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby hang_510 » 22 Dec 2009 13:46

i found this site searching for wagon glass.
...still a 'project' today :(

okayfine wrote:
KaipoDa510 wrote:This is probably in my top five list of good advice....


I'd love to hear the other four.

the other, other 4 :lol:

hot metal and cold metal are the same color.

big stick no help? get a BFH!

if it jams - force it, if it breaks it needed replacin anyways.

check the cheap/easy stuff FIRST!
byron wrote:I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a smartie.

okayfine wrote:Sense doesn't always have everything to do with it, and I speak from experience.

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby iceD » 27 Jan 2017 13:23

Should have taken this advice when I read it ten years ago.

ice D

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby RonM » 01 Feb 2017 10:17

If there were anything I would add to this it is determination. It's a huge factor in success. The first thing is give yourself permission to make mistakes. If you expect nothing but perfection you're setting yourself up for failure. Often when a build hits it's first serious bump, I've seen even the most skilled, tooled up, deep wallet, and well organized folks lose forward momentum, their project stalls, and it becomes an anchor of shame. There are garages filled with project cars buried under laundry and storage boxes.

Determination doesn't mean working harder, it's simply the difference between working and not working. It's unrealistic to think the process will go exactly as you envisioned it, or be enjoyable all the time. Sometimes it's a total F'n nightmare, but the trick is you never stop working one step at a time. If you're focused on the end goal, your mind is in the wrong place. Focus on the task at hand, when that's finished check it off the list and move onto the next. If you hit a snag, curse, kick a few boxes around, then adjust the to do list and get back to work. Eventually you will look up and see your vision sitting right there in front of you.

Master Yoda said, "There is no try. You either do, or you do not".

Oh and never take your Dime to Fine Line Tuning in Santa Rosa. :lol:
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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 20 Mar 2017 11:25

RonM wrote:If there were anything I would add to this it is determination. It's a huge factor in success. The first thing is give yourself permission to make mistakes. If you expect nothing but perfection you're setting yourself up for failure. Often when a build hits it's first serious bump, I've seen even the most skilled, tooled up, deep wallet, and well organized folks lose forward momentum, their project stalls, and it becomes an anchor of shame. There are garages filled with project cars buried under laundry and storage boxes.

Determination doesn't mean working harder, it's simply the difference between working and not working. It's unrealistic to think the process will go exactly as you envisioned it, or be enjoyable all the time. Sometimes it's a total F'n nightmare, but the trick is you never stop working one step at a time. If you're focused on the end goal, your mind is in the wrong place. Focus on the task at hand, when that's finished check it off the list and move onto the next. If you hit a snag, curse, kick a few boxes around, then adjust the to do list and get back to work. Eventually you will look up and see your vision sitting right there in front of you.

Master Yoda said, "There is no try. You either do, or you do not".

Oh and never take your Dime to Fine Line Tuning in Santa Rosa. :lol:


Well said RonM This is the exact motivation I needed to read. My project was not well planned and has been a nightmare. lol But Im still pushing forward.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel just have a few road blocks I need to address to continue on this roller coaster of a ride I'm calling a build. Time has been the biggest factor for me. And of course when you get to those parts of the build were you just don't have the skill set or the tools to continue. Fortunately for me I have few friends who have been very helpful in taking over those sections for me to push me further along in my build. Honestly with out those dudes I don't think I would have come this far. Well enough typing and I'm off to finally glue down that dam trunk rubber I've been
messing with now for a little over a week. Finally got it figured out. Now I just have to "do" and glue that shit down and move on to the next seal. Still got hit you up so I can come down and check out your ride.
Nor Cal Meng !

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby dat5102dr » 21 Mar 2017 15:26

Label all parts and store correctly
Image

Anybody familiar with these?

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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby two_68_510s » 21 Mar 2017 19:03

better pic more angles.
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Re: How To Plan A Project

Postby funwithmonkeys » 21 Mar 2017 19:03

that is the clip that holds the rubber seal on the bottom of the doors.
If no one from the future comes back to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be?


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