There's a lot to consider
There’s an old metaphor that asks: “How do you eat an elephant?” and the answer is: “One bite at a time.” It simply means projects like this need to be broken down to into more manageable “bites” so you can tackle them one at a time. In our case, we’re “eating” an ambulance, one small task at a time.
Tackling such a large project may seem overwhelming. But don’t worry, it’s just a matter of planning, finding/obtaining available resources, and figuring out priorities. Yes, there are a lot of systems, a lot to learn, and a lot of details, but nothing an average person (with some guidance and effort) cannot handle.
You do this by listing out ALL thing things that need to be done and all things you want to do. Then it’s taking all these items and putting them in the right category and the right order. I’m hoping my build-blog will help you plan out your build and make it manageable.
First you need to list what items are most important to a successful (electro-mechanical) project. I suggest these:
- Reliability – making sure it is safe to drive and will not leave you stranded.
- Function – making sure it will do what you want and that these systems are practical.
- Comfort – making sure it will keep you warm and dry.
- Appearance – making sure it looks good.
This order is not set in stone. It is a way to start putting the smaller tasks under bigger priority groups.
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