Should I fix up an old Fiat?
November 9, 2012 4:05 PM Subscribe
I want to fix up a fun little old car, but haven't really worked on cars much before. Where should I start?
posted by epilnivek to sports, hobbies, & recreation (25 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've always liked cars, but I don't really know much about working on them. I can change oil, and that's about it. I don't even really know how to drive a stick.
I'm good with my hands. I've worked in a Gibson guitar factory, so I have experience working on precise machinery using weird tools. I've just never really worked on cars.
But. I've been looking at old Fiats and Triumphs (especially the Fiat X1/9
) and Peugeot 404's and I think it'd be awesome to have one to drive around (at the speed limit, of course) in the country on weekends.
What's my first step here? Would an old Fiat be a terrible choice for somebody who isn't a mechanic? Is this a stupid idea?