As Jim says.......I've been there many, many times......you
have to get away from it..........watch others and get inspired again....
Almost sold this project cause there was a bunch of little stuff
that kept upsetting me but friends and family kicked in and hopefully
this year my 63 will be out cruisin'..........
You got a great lookin' car and killer motor..........get her done...
Dont Do It.
I got frustrated with my 56 Belair project years ago when i was young and my father drove 400Miles and picked it up and towed it back home when i said i was going to sell it.
Thank him every other day for that as i would not be where i am now if i had not carried on and finished it.
SOrry to hear you are tired of the project. Hopefully you decide against selling the car but if you do, might I encourage you to buy a "completed" car then instead? These cars are a lot of fun. Would hate for you to lose out completely on such a great car/motor!
We have all been there mate. I for one, really know your pain.
I certainly don't have the required skills to finish my project, and need to rely on others. But I was constantly let down.
Rather the throw the towel in, I put the big girl in storage and forgot about it.
I have just starting looking around the forum again, starting to get back in the right frame of mind. Basically have not touched anything or thought about the car for over 12 months.
Instead, I focused on having a nice holiday and building some bikes.
The next step for you, walk away and get some space for a bit. Then with a clear head look at what issues you face. Make a list and of concerns and post them on this forum. Everybody is so helpful and will point you in the right direction.
Building a car is very similar to building a house or other monumental project. If you look only at the whole project it very quickly can become overwelming and depressing. That is due to the seemingly small amount of progress that can sometimes seem to occur. I have been bulding on my 35 chevy with the 409 in it for about 10 years on and off,I understand your frustration, truely I do. But, do this, as was suggested above, make your self a list of what needs to be done, make each one of those points an achievable goal, and you will find that if you see these as completed goals, check them off the list, your frustration level will diminish greatly. Also do something everyday,even if it is just to go sit and think about what you should do next. Take heart in what you have done already and do not lose site of your ultimate goal.
I really wanted to run the pictured air cleaner. Problem is, the hood wouldn't close. Careful measurements and a die cutter fit the bill. A little harder than that, but the end result is a 1/2 inch clearance between hood and air cleaner. Ready to block sand and paint the hood hot rod black until I decide when to strip and paint car. This is a very subtle modification than a casual look would miss by non chevy folks.
Griffen "Exact Fit " 409 radiator fell right in. Found a great custom exhaust place to run full length exhaust with better than expected ground clearance with a cross-over to boot. I do like these Stahl headers. Old hat for most of you, but I am in for the nostalgia too.