Let’s get one thing straight, if you are someone who is impatient or flighty then care restoration might not be the thing for you. This is because, even though it is incredibly rewarding as an experience, but it is also very challenging. This is the true test of your character, and you best hope that you do well!
The first thing that you would be thinking about when planning on restoring a car is “how long does it take”. The truth is, it depends. Yes yes, it is a very annoying a diplomatic answer but bear with us a little bit. But be warned, this is a project that will need a lot of patience, so if you are someone who loses their temper at the smallest things then it is best that you contact an expert. Now, the remaining ones, keep reading on.
The kind of car you want to restore
The condition that your car is in matters a lot. Depending how old or used it is, you will come up with the method of repairing it. This is will be the large part of determining how long the actual restoration will process take. This is why we suggest that you pick out a car that you are the most passionate about. You will have to make sure that you will not be pushed to leave midway and rather finish the job.
How much you really know
All the concepts and the trick you know will be a big factor in how much time it will really take. This is common sense. The more you know the easier and quicker the whole process is for you. Yes the mistakes will happen, but with more knowledge you will be able to recover much faster. Do make sure that, in your planning phase you leave out some time for research. You can join a club that caters to the car that you are restoring so that you have more and better knowledge.
You can be someone who has thousands and thousands of dollars or you can be someone with relatively less money. It is very likely that a lot of you will be working on a budget. There will be some days that you will not have to spend on anything but food and water, other days you will be emptying your wallet paying for parts and tools. Of course, if you are looking for authentic parts then you will need a healthier bank account. So make sure that you plan ahead well, as to how much you might need to spend. You might want to consider renting or borrowing tools from a friend rather than buying them. A lot of money does not mean that you do a halfhearted job, this is why we keep emphasizing that you need to plan and plan well. So yes, the planning of the finances will take a lot of time.
The nitty gritty of things
The amount of time it takes for your car to get restored all depends on how detailed you want to be. If you are somewhat of a perfectionist then yes it will take a lot of time, because you would want everything to be just perfect. This also means a lot more patience so be ready for that. With perfectionism comes with the thirst of having parts that are original which add to the time that it takes ot restore your beloved car. The level of perfectionism and detail orientation that you put into this all depends on the use that you are getting out of this all. If you are planning on just keeping it to yourself then you can be languid, but if it is the showcase room that you aspire to see the car in then you might want to spend more time.