One thing I have been warned about is over-restoring. That is doing more than the factory did, things like grinding casting flash from a part when the factory never did.
I know just what you mean by over-restoring.I have seen that many times in the autobody field too.Take for example,a 1969 Ford Mustang.When they came off the assembly line,they would have a lot of primer over-spray on the under side of the floors.A lot of people when restoring,will not leave that over-spray showing.
Sure ,it's nice to have something looking perfect,but very few things coming from the factory are perfect.So if you want to do a "real" restore,do some research first,so you will know how it actually looked when it was new.
Edited by mjodrey, February 28, 2012 - 06:05 AM.