Saturday, August 26, 2017


Today I took off the doors, rear fenders and the trunk (and associated hardware.) Yes, I've been here before.

The cardboard? Still have a tiny leak somewhere in the power steering system.
So what's the plan? This is a little non-traditional, but I'm going to get everything painted and together from the firewall back, send the car to the upholstery shop, and while they're working on that (which will likely take a few months,) finish up the front sheet metal.

Really loving the new shop. I'm still working via extension cords, but it is nice to have all the room I need.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Doghouse removal

While I'm sure there's an odd low spot here or there that I missed, it is close enough that I need to tear it back down to paint the door jambs and other spots that don't show. First step, is to remove the front fenders and hood--also known as the doghouse.

This hood is pretty big, so I had to get creative removing it by myself.

That's as good as an extra pair of hands

Amazingly enough, it doesn't scrape the ground
Next, off comes the front cowling and the driver's side fender.

And it's time for lunch. You didn't expect me to work through lunch to remove the right fender, did you? It's a hobby after all.

Ed. Just so you wouldn't think I was overly lazy...

I really need to send this thing out for alignment...