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    Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

    I saw it on TV.

    OTOH this is a little more plausible - and kind of fun. Though I won't tell Mrs. JP on account O she might think it is a more appropriate direction for my hobby to take.

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    Re: Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

    Just about the same time and effort as the life-size stuff, but ya can't get in and drive it after all that work.
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    Re: Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

    But you also don't have to go buy insurance to take it outside..

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    Re: Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

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    Re: Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

    4 years ago my father-in-law was gifted a VW based kit car (Gazelle... "Mercedes"). The car had been parked in a warehouse for 20 years and really was a "ran when parked" car. He asked how long it would take to get the car on the road. I told him 1-1/2 years and he looked at me in disbelief. 18 months later he was finally driving the car... just in time to sell it and move into a retirement community.

    20 years ago I bought my Mini. At the time, Matchbox was selling a diecast Mini that was sort-of correct. I decided to buy the Matchbox, "correct" a couple of liberties they had taken, and paint it in my car's colors. That took about a week of evening tinkering. I still like the way it turned out. There is a lot of satisfaction fixing toys, and if you make a mistake, most people won't know or care!
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