The torn seat and dented tank project the right amount of “I don’t give a fuck”

I promised my kids we’d start work on this tomorrow. It’s my first wrenching project. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but I don’t fear failure. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is good.

So over the last few evenings I’ve been reading this:

So that I have a more than a snowball’s chance in hell of fixing things like:

Damage from a right side fall


An extremely slow oil leak
Missing turn signal from the fall


Aside from “fuel, spark, air” can anyone offer some advice on where I should start? What are the ways I can catastrophically fuck up? Where the hell can I find parts for this beast?

The upside is that my kids will be ridiculously easy to entertain on a rainy Sunday. They absolutely love being in my workshop: