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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 16, 5:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just getting started.

Jumped in with both feet today. My wife was quite concerned about me loosing parts, so she gave me a whole box of Ziploc bags and a sharpie to use. I put them to good use. For the most part everything looked pretty good. So far! Hahahah
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 16, 6:15 PM
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Re: Just getting started.

Yep, tag it and bag it. You can spend a small fortune having to buy all those little parts again.

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I bought a BIG supply of 12 hole Muffin tins. Masking tape on the tins ( to mark part or parts) and then I stacked them stacked and numbered them as the Chevelle came apart.
NOW, Going together, Start with the highest number muffin tin and work your way down to number #1, Everything will be in the correct order, When going back together.
This worked well for me and NOTHING was MISSED or out of building sequence.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 16, 8:32 PM
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Re: Just getting started.

I also "tagged and bagged" and put the bags in groups according to location on the car: engine, front end, chassis, etc. I also took tons of photos (35 MM...old days) and even drew some simple pictures. It all helped when the time came for re-assembly. Have fun and good luck!
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Yup, lots of bags, I put notes inside them with drawings or more descriptions. Take lots of pics. You might look at it and say "that looks simple enough" but then 10 years later when you finally get around to put it back together you have no clue and are scratching your head.

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And also congrats on jumping in! Gotta start somewhere. Keep at it.
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Yup, lots of bags, I put notes inside them with drawings or more descriptions. Take lots of pics. You might look at it and say "that looks simple enough" but then 10 years later when you finally get around to put it back together you have no clue and are scratching your head.
Now you tell me!

19 years and 2 moves later, some parts sorta disappeared.

I even bagged and tagged, but the plastic disintegrated after all that time.

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Nice looking floor pans!
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Re: Just getting started.

Just a opinion here. Please make sure you figured out a budget for what your planning on doing to the car and add another 50% and have the cash ready in the bank to spend on it. Its too easy to take a good run in car and blow it apart in a weekend then something come up and it stalls. And next thing you know ten years has gone by and the garage art is still sitting there.
I wished I had the drive to tackle a job like what your doing. Im just happy to my project cars back on the road whenever I find a project car. Good luck! Jim

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Re: Just getting started.

Yours looks about the same way mine looks right now!

I'm bagging and tagging everything too. To take it a step further I stocked up on cardboard boxes too, so things from the same section of the car can be boxed together. Take pictures of everything too. I am using a retired iphone to take pictures, still connects to wifi so I can sync all the pictures through the cloud, but I am not worried about it getting covered in dirt and grease.
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