The restoration has begun!
Well, as you can see from the pictures on my 1st pages that I have alot of work ahead of me to
restore this car. I have the engine and drive train in good shape, now I have the hard part of
getting the body in order.
My largest area of "body cancer" (rust) is in the trunk and rear 1/4 panels. I have to remove
all the rusty panels (trunk floor, 1/4 extensions, rear valance panel, valance to 1/4 pieces). This
process is rather long, since I have to drill out the spot welds (tool from Eastwood), or grind them out
with a Dremel tool on the ones I can't reach.
Soon I will be MIG welding the new panels in (after I figure out how to align everything). The new
materials were purchased from Year One, which has a great selection of sheet metal repair pieces.
Trunk floor is out, now getting ready to remove rear valance panel.
Valance is removed.
Side of rear 1/4 is cut out, showing 1/4 extensions.
These are also removed for replacement