Hello jason I"m going to ask a stupid question but do you work on customer cars. I would be willing to bring it to you if it's possible just to get this car mechanically corrected plus the car shakes a little including the problem in my previous post

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Comment by Jason Edge on December 15, 2013 at 4:51pm

Jason Says:  I"ve got a customer in front of all others I've not found time to work on his car. His name is also Jason! LOL  James, I'll do a little prep work such as cleaning and bead blasting parts, and/or painting but that is about it. I literally have a dozen projects for my own car that I seem to have zero time for. I have a 101 year old Queen Ann house that has 50 projects waiting for me! LOL OK, I'll put the violin away and stop wining, but I literally just do not have time. Once I retire with my full time job with the state, I'll have more time to delve more into the parts end, restoration of my Caddy (and ye olde house), and perhaps do more work on other cars.

I'll just say it is going to probably be easier to break down the car into smaller manageable projects (time-wise and wallet wise), unless you want just dump off your car to a professional restorer like Bill Anderson, but that will still take some time. 

Getting back to my lack of time, but illustrating the idea of breaking projects down, I went through my interior over the course of probably 2 months recently. While it wasn't a complete redo, I had a plan and addressed about a dozen problematic areas.  Between my dash panels being repainted, and the interior work I probably spend about $800 on outsourcing that work, and estimate I may have spent 40 to 60 hrs of my time total.   The engine rebuild the year before was a BIG project for me lasting several months and $2500 out of pocket for parts, and machine shop work, and 120 or more hours since everything was meticulously cleaned, bead blasted and re-installed.  The point is I planned for the time and expense of both projects. In fact for the engine rebuild I had also planned to really take the engine bay down and clean and repaint which was another project I had to factor in considerable time for.   I could rattle of many projects I want to tackle now, but when I do so I will budget my wallet and calendar time for.  

Two valuable resources for restoration of yours or anyone's car here includes finding knowledgeable local mechanics, body shops, interior shops, electrical shops etc that can work on these old cars. and the concentration of knowledge found on these cars right here on the 1963/64 Cadillac website.    


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