A Quick Note Before You Start
This page last modified: 06/11/97
Before you undertake a restoration, I would like to give you some advice.
- If you haven't restored a car before, don't purchase one that isn't
drivable. Regardless of the car (Morgan, Bricklin, Spitfire, etc.)
Drive it, fall in love with it; you will need these memories to help
you through the rough spots of the restoration.
- A restoration takes 2 things, time and money. The more money you have,
the less time is required for a restoration; as you can farm out the work. The less
money you have the longer the restoration will take as more of the work will
have to done by you. Typically, a restoration takes from 2 to 5 years!
- You will need quite a bit of space. Especially when it comes to storing
the front fenders (of a Morgan). My disassembled Morgan ended up consuming
both of my garage bays. In addition, to shelves that were erected in the
garage to store small parts, there were parts in the attic of the house and in
almost every room, under every piece of furniture. In fact the body sat proudly
in the living room for about 1 year.
- A very understanding significant other (wife, husband, girlfriend, etc.)
to put up with the mess. Remember this is a hobby and you can't spend
all your time on it. Make time for the rest of the family.
Enjoy this site, your family, your car, and your restoration.
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