|The body was removed from the chassis. All the fenders, hood, rear deck lid, and doors have been removed.|
|I have the body suspended between 2 engine stands, using home made adapters. (primitive but works)|
|The sun roof and all mechanisms have been remove. I'm going to replace all working parts.|
|Both of the doors were removed striped of all paint, and chrome parts. Airplane paint striper worked fine. Took off about 6 paint jobs.|
|The best way to store body parts, I found is to hang them from the ceiling.|
|Parts everywhere. Note: see bicycle project still hanging on the wall (unfinished).|
|The bike has be restored now. This is a late 1960's Gitane French touring bike.|
|Tire had been rubbing on break line. Almost cut through.|
|At body shop now. Gold has been trimmed in.|
|Body man wasn't happy with my body work, so he reworked some areas.|
|Didn't like the fender work either.......|
|Well, he did a good job, I do have to admit.|
|The car was then taken back apart for the parts to be painted separately.|
|All laid out waiting for tape and paper to be removed. The parts were put back on car and taken back to paint booth.|
|In paint booth. Being touched up.|
|Sunny says, there's no place like home. But.... not even close to being done, notice no glass or rear hood on car yet.|
|Putting headlights in. After market headlight frames didn't fit right, had to do a lot of bending to make them right.|
|New wheels are great.
Factory gold and silver, matched fine.
Sorry I'm holding on the the original steel wheels.
|All the shrouding matches the car. But shroud didn't fit the car right, it was made for fuel injection. had to repaint original shroud. Stuck with new shrouding, oh well.|
|Mostly together now. Can't put all the glass in till I get the headliner in.|
|The back of the car is mostly done now. Custom tag has arrived.|
Sunny and Me.
|1st place trophy for best foreign car. See more photos from car show elsewhere on this website. Follow link here.|
|Sunny's 1st car show.|
|Sunny after 5 shows.|