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Subject: : Re: [oletrucks] First time body work
From: IDPHR@aol.com
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 13:53:46 EDT
 I also started out about 10 years ago restoring my '51 3100. I had no idea 
where to start and what to do or not do. That ignorance and not asking advice 
cost me plenty in $$s , wasted time and untold aggravation. 
You're on the right track. But don't touch that truck until you have a 
restoration plan...time, $$s, sub contractors, parts vendors, etc. It will take 
little time up front, but you'll save a lot of time, energy, $$ and aggravation 
in the long run. Get someone with some experience to look and evaluate your 
project and help you get organized. Fight the urge to buy everything at 
once...big mistake, be calm and make good business decisions (even though 
your truck is a lousy business decision...but we're all crazy anyway).
Do research...websites like Stovebolt.com and others around the internet. 
Read magazines and articles..and I agree, get Brownell's book on Chevy 
restos...worth the $$. Ask questions... this site has an amazing depth of 
Think it through, do research, develop a plan and be organized, careful and 
Good luck.
Steve G.
51 Chev 3100 PU
52 Chev Suburban Carryall
70 El Camino SS 396
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