With Father’s Day and warm summer months upon us, it’s the perfect time to start a car project with your dad! Starting a project car is a great way to bond with your dad and to accomplish something rewarding together. If you both are beginning a project car or even just considering the process, here are five tips to consider before embarking on this transformation journey!
5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Car Project
1. Research and plan
If you both are amateur at car projects, research is absolute key when it comes to the process. Take the time to understand every step and what is needed throughout the transformation. You want to plan out your timeline so you are organized and effective all the way through. The last thing you want is having to start over on a few steps and spending more of your initial budget.
2. Have goals
Set goals! The whole point of starting a car project is knowing what you want to achieve. Do you want the car to look a certain way? Do you want the car to run or function a certain way? Are there unique features you want to install? Along with thorough research and planning, having a dedicated timeline and a structured vision is what will keep you on track and motivated.
3. Invest in quality tools and parts
It’s about quality over quantity. If you both are spending your time and effort into making magic happen for you project car, investing in the proper tools and parts will go a long way. The last thing you want happening is parts or tools breaking along the way and having to replace it. Save time and money by choosing quality products.
4. Make room for extra expenses
Depending on your goals and overall vision, a project car will cost more than you think. Be sure to set aside a budget for unexpected expenses you might run into. A car restoration process, especially when done for the first time, is all about trial and error. Additionally, you might even want to add a few extra features to your car throughout the way.
5. Be patient
Patience is important to have during a car project. It’s definitely a long process that requires lots of hard work and hours on end. You will also run into obstacles and challenges, but don’t give up and remember, to have fun with your dad doing it!