EBBS TIPS

GET­TING IT DONE AND DUSTED

Classic Ford - - READERS PROJECTS SPECIAL -

With a good num­ber of projects un­der their belts, the Ebbs have picked up some ex­pe­ri­ence along the way. Here are their top tips for a suc­cess­ful project. 1. “Al­ways have a plan be­fore you make a start,” saysTom, “even if it’s one that’s in your head.With­out one the project could stall halfway through.” 2. “If you’re go­ing for a full re­build, get the shell shot­blasted first,” reck­ons Matt. “It un­cov­ers so many nas­ties and will save you time later.” 3. “In­vest in a ro­tat­ing spit — it’s £150 well spent in my opin­ion,” says Alan. “Ly­ing on the floor scrap­ing off un­der­seal or weld­ing is no fun.” 4. “It may sound ob­vi­ous, but keep warm and dry, you’ll stay mo­ti­vated to get on with the job,” reck­ons Matt. 5. “We aim to do ev­ery­thing our­selves but we al­ways farm the paint­work out,” ad­mits Alan. “We can quite of­ten tell if a car has been painted at home.” 6. “Buy parts and pan­els when you see them come up for sale, even if you’re not sure you’ll need them,” reck­on­sTom. “Hunt­ing for them later could slow the project down, and you can al­ways sell them on after­wards if you didn’t end up us­ing them.”

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