Updated: Feb 13, 2021
We continue to work on this little bird. It's a long process stuffed into the work schedule, here and there as we have extra time. Extra time? What's that?
Lew tooted all around town in this fun little ’63 convertible. He last drove it in 2000, garaging it for the past 12 years. It’s now in the shop for resto, where we’ll clean it up, remove the rust, weld it back together, add upgraded parts and make it a fun ride again. Above is the initial teardown.
Body is parted from chassis.
Oh the rust! What happens when metal cars live between two rivers and the continual drip-drip-drip of summer humidity. Once it's finished, it will have a cozy inside space under cover.
Cleaned – freshly dipped convertie body sitting on stands and on extra rust inhibitor coated frame. Body is ready for metal repair and panel fabrication. This frame is being used to jig up body alignment as the body panels are hung and welded into place.