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Old 04-29-05, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed
We call that "mission creep" it's pretty common in the old vehicle game. Here is my 1946 Ford 2N that I was just going to put a $150 clutch in. After mission creep it turned out to be a $1500 clutch and that was a "rehab" not a "restore" with original parts. You're lucky your just thinking of doing it with a bike. The bigger old iron takes a lot more time, money, tools, and space.
I did this with my house a few years ago. "Could you just paint the bathroom?" "The bathroom needs more than paint. Let's put some tile in...and some trim. and new fixtures..." pretty soon you're painting and trimming and flooring the whole place...then the outside looks shabby compared to the inside...what do the neighbors think...crap. I think I got about $15K into it before I got the situation stabilized.
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