Re: [DMCForum] Re: More modification stuff
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: More modification stuff



Anything is possible to do. It's all a matter of time and money. With
enough of both, you can do just about anything you want.

If I may make a suggestion: I'd advise you to concentrate on more
simple tasks for now. Get a copy of the workshop manual and make
yourself familiar with it. Read through every "how to" and tech info
you can find. Subscribe to some DeLorean magazines (there are
several).

When you do find your car, unless you come up with $40k for a "new"
one, you'll be spending an awful lot of time and money fixing it's
various issues, replacing worn out equipment, upgrading older systems,
etc. It's going to take a lot of time and money and it's best to
prepare yourself for that. If you understand the car inside and out
and you're ready for it, things will go much more smoothly for you.

As for air suspension, paddle shifters, etc, this is in the realm of
fantasy right now. I encourage you to dream, but be realistic about
it. You're talking about extreme modifications that have never been
performed on a DeLorean to my knowledge. This requires large
investments of time, money, and expertise. Can it be done? Sure. I
have no doubt you could pull it off with the proper resources. But you
don't have those right now.

So, my advice is:

1. Learn the DeLorean's systems, inside and out.

2. Save money. Lots of money.

3. Buy a lot of tools. Fully outfit a garage/shop for working on your
car. Or, if you don't plan to do your own work, save ten times the
money you saved in step 2, because you'll need it to pay your
mechanic's $70 hourly rate.

4. Buy your DeLorean. Don't spend all of your money. I'd advise
keeping $1k-$5k in reserve depending on the selling price of your
DeLorean. The lower it's cost, the more you need in reserve. If you
buy a $10k car you'll probably put $5k into it quickly. A $20k car,
you might only put a few hundred bucks into it to change a few things
to suit your tastes.

5. DO NOT FINANCE THIS CAR. Pay cash. If you finance it, you will regret it.

6. Continue dreaming about extreme modifications and when you get to a
point where you've got a few tens of thousands in the bank, a full
shop, alternate transportation and a lot of time on your hands, if you
still want to, dig in.

--
- Ryan
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On 12/7/05, Cory <mrdelorean88@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ryan,
>   I dont have a DeLorean yet, and i am searching for one in my spare
> time, it hasnt become a big priority yet. Im just curious, if its
> possible to do, you know for some inspiration.
>
> Cory C.


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