I think the first thing to do is determine our patient’s condition. Photos will help document my starting point, and will help if I forget where something goes — I can always look back at pictures. It’s surprising how quickly you forget how/where some part was attached. When I start to clean and disassemble the car, I’ll take more photos as parts are removed. Then I can really do a more thorough damage assessment. But first, I want to get a record of how it looks, as-is. Then I can start to put together a list of missing parts, and a list of focus points for repairs.