I've been playing with my present one since 79 and my prior one for the time
I owned it. In all the years I've had them I've never broken down although I
do keep tools in my car and a few spares. I did a frame off by myself except
for the body work and the machining of the engine. I've replaced every nut
and bolt on my car as well as all the parts they are attached to including
the rebuilding of 2 trannies.
I think all of us fix their our cars to some degree.
I put the 'labor' part in to think about in the chance someone doesn't want
to mess with the repair.