How to Reduce Stress When Reassembling a Project Car

By Colin Wood
Jun 29, 2020 | Project Cars, Shop Work

It's finally time to reassemble your project, but when you open up your shop, you see scattered piles of body panels, loose wiring and a few dozen trim pieces.

Do you start with the doors, or should the dash be the first thing you put back together? What about all those reproduction trim pieces? Do you know if they all fit properly?

Simply put, work from the inside out and make sure to test-fit everything—big and small—before final assembly.

Read more useful tips on how to keep your sanity while reassembling a project car at Classic Motorsports.

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Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/29/20 12:20 p.m.

Yup. Thats what i decided when i looked at the freshly painted bare shell of my project. Ir also helped me to think of how tge assembly line would have put it together in the first place. So, firewall stuff, brake lines, and gas tank went first. Then worked out from there.

I like to start with the windshield wipers.


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