I'm with Gordon on this one..Unless your in a major hurry and no space..Slow down and do a little at a time. So it takes 5-8-10 years enjoy the process.
I Agree. If I were a (certified or not) welder I'd do just like that, but this is a matter that only the concerned person can evaluate.
I would like to remind to the friends of the press and the great beyond that this would not be the first time that a car in desperate conditions back to its former glory. Without going very far there is the Paul's 1958 veloce
, a botton up well done restoration started from these remains:
Same for the Pete's
, even more complicated metal work on another 1958 Veloce:
Again, helas, my 1960 Veloce
As we all know, today a lot of stamped panels are available (almost
ready to use) so the restoration becomes a puzzle game, which saves time and money:
On the other hand
I do not think that the market penalizes restoration projects started from wrecks, and, in fact, The Paul's Veloce was auctioned and sold for 99,000
Below the estimated auction price, I know, but I've always wondered if this was not due to the eclectic colors combination rather than to other contingent factors
In any case (of course we should ask him) I do not think he has lost money. What I know for sure is that he has enjoyed that enterprise to the edge of madness.