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Laurie Slawson is a Mustang Club of America Gold Card judge and restorer who owns two '68 Mustangs. She stresses strict organization in any restoration project. Catalog your restoration parts and have them organized so you can take inventory periodically and know what you have before ordering more parts. Few things are as wasteful in a restoration than buying parts you don't need-especially expensive ones. All parts should be wrapped and protected in storage. Resist the urge to open a box until it's time for installation. The only reason you should open a parts box is to inspect the part and return if necessary. Otherwise, parts should remain packaged until ready for detailing and installation.