Sometimes I wonder why people bother. One of my friends has spent the whole of easter just trying to get an old mk1 golf back on the road! It is honestly not worth it - think about the time and hassle. Add these up and it's much cheaper to just buy another car and sell your current car in the state it's in! For example, another friend just redid an old Merc 350sl, and it cost him £20k overall in terms of parts, tools and getting body parts sprayed. Now the car is worth about £16k, so it was a waste of time!