Viper Maverick VS Ford Ranch Wagon - Project Car Dilemma

Have you ever been waist deep into a project car build and just when you feel it's hopeless...another project lands in the driveway? Welcome to my car guy confusion. As you may know (if you don't just glance at a few of my other videos) my Maverick project keeps getting derailed. Whether it's lack of funds, time, space or energy, I keep losing momentum on that project. I'm sure all hot rodders deal with this dilemma at some point. So now I've got this cool '66 Ford Ranch Wagon and it's rough but it's a runner and the more I drive it, the more I like it. In this video I pose the question... When is a project too much and how do you choose which project car to work on when something more reasonable falls right in front of you? I've never been this close to giving up on the Viper Maverick and putting a for sale sign on it. Please contribute in the comments section with advice.  Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe and share these videos!

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