There are lots of potential problems that every person runs into while stuck in the midst of their first project car. How did you get past them?

For me, I think it's worthwhile to remember how easy it is to get lost in the build.

But there's lots else to remember. Double checking the engine you just bought before you swap it into your new shell. Making sure you budget your time right. Not getting too jealous by what some other guy is building on SpeedHunters. What lessons did you learn building your first project car?

Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove


Contact the author at raphael@jalopnik.com.