here is a tip on restoration. bite sized pieces. the temptation is to tear it all apart and do the whole thing, but if you are short on funds, experience, time or all of the above, break the sled into chunks and restore the chunks. order isn't important. take the track/ rear skid out, restore that, then pull the engine out etc etc. that way you have shiny parts to look at, and the task isn't so overwhelming. dong the upholstery and paint first is really motivating, since if you get bummed that it will never be done, throw the hood and seat on and you can see how good it will be when done. the risk is getting them broken or dirty when apart. by taking pieces off, you minimize the amount of pieces to lose. it adds a little bit of time, but i find it works better for me.