Restoration order

alwood0422

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Greetings all,
First timer here. I convinced my father a few years back to give me his 68 coupe. It has been sitting in his barn since the 90s and needs a serious restore. The engine was rebuilt and foged, so that is probably good. I took the interior out and replaced the gas tank. No rust holes anywhere. Trying to think through the order in which I tackle the project. I have a healthy budget and a very mechanically inclined ed team to work with me this winter. Do I tackle the mechanical or take it all apart and send it for paint? You thoughts are appreciated.
 

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2Blue2

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Did you drive it around back then?
Looks pretty clean in those two pics.
Fix the brakes and drive it around. Take Dad for ride.

Funner to drive than work on.

But;
Usually do the body and paint before swapping suspension stuff so primer/ paint dont fall on them.
 

manicmechanic007

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alwood0422,
Tackle all the mechanical and or suspension before paint
Do anything you are going to do to the engine and trans before paint
Sorry days if you drop a motor part on the newly painted fender
Just as bad if you smack the fender with a hammer changing a ball joint or something
Nice car
Enjoy fixing it
 

2Blue2

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We used to color key the Keystones back in the day to the car.
Hard to see in this picture but its there.
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zookeeper

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Step 1: figure out a realistic budget
Step 2: body and paint. Not much worse than sanding dust and overspray all over your new interior.
Step 3: Suspension
Step 4: engine and trans
Step 5: interior.
Step 6: hide all receipts from the wife.