Note: There is a link at the end of this post to Dante. Don’t miss it if you like to see the process of classic sports car body restoration and construction. Especially not to be missed is the SZ rebody and Aston conversion to a station wagon.
Big happenings at the shop when I arrived today. Bill was in the midst of another afternoon of toil on the SS. Lots more needs doing -rockers repaired, rear end repaired, headlight reattached, seat tracks fabricated etc, but it is looking more like a car that has the potential to get assembled and driven every day. I think I am going to wait until he is done to go nuts with the DA sander and wire wheel cleaning this thing up.
The panel from Wolf steel, groomed and ready for installation. Their corner work is a little funky, but it will get the job done. People complain about their panels, but they have worked fine for me and my goals/budget.
This is how it ends up looking after a days struggle. When Bill is done I may give in and get it media blasted. Not sure yet. I also have a bunch of little brackets and stuff to remove, identify and then clean up.
The body gets closer and closer. The shopping list gets shorter and shorter. The money set aside for this gets less and less. I think the most important thing right now is to get the body in a usable state. If I run out of money I can put it together and drive it around in primer for a while. Someday I may regret not having Dante fix it, but for now this is fine with me. Good job Bill. Only visit Dante if you have some time to spend -the Gullwing and Aston conversion are not to be missed.