If I shouldn't work on it for a while, I'll still try to provide updates so it doesn't get boring and then also explain why the hold up!
Today, I just went out into the garage looking to tinker with what I still could before the body has to come off.
I started in the engine compartment and removed the tarboard and decklid seal. The seal proved to be very time consuming as the rubber had become very hard. I had to devise a vice grip, bent nail tool to "claw" out the old rubber...one small piece at a time. But all is well...
|That adhesive will be fun to get off :)|
Then I started work inside and removed the tarboard on the parcel shelf. I also removed all the padding from the headliner, straightened the tack strips, and did a general clean up. Taking these materials off allows me to truly see the color the car was from the factory. It is definitely less green and more beige/grey. I like it.
|Click this to see all the colors for the model year. The Fjord blue and Mignonette green are nice. BUT, diamond grey will definitely work :)|
Pop-up flight tomorrow means my morning plans to separate the body/pan will hopefully happen in the afternoon. My captain, Paul and previous interviewer Ron are going to help. 3 people, body dolly built, maybe even put an engine up on the stand since I'll have help with me!