Reggie's wife Stephanie took some nice pics of the car after it was all cleaned up. So photo credit goes to Stephanie Stewart.
Car came out great. Nice to know it is solid underneath, once again. Hope it lasts another 50 years!
Reggie's used the same DuPont paint that was used in the early '90s. They used the door to create the match, since they could see it from all angles, and get good light on it. The paint match turned out pretty nice, I have to say. They did a great job. And I didn't have to spring for a full repaint.
Here's the various coatings, etc, that were used, from an email from Reggie:
Behind and in-between metal that will no longer be accessible, we use a weld-through primer, w
More pics of the work on the Driver's side of the car. We thought this would be the worst side, but that wasn't entirely accurate.
The rockers were pinched-welded as you can see, like the factory.
Real goal was preserve the car, not restore it.
The plan was to replace both rocker panels, and the spare tire well. And anything else that the excavations turned up. We knew we would find more.
Thanks to Reggie Stewart - his shop Reggie's Motorworks did the work.
Also thanks to Paul Wegweiser, who supplied a lot of the parts via Maximillian's.
Special thanks to my wife for supporting me on my expensive hobbies!
Here's what was found on the driver's side. Work was needed on the lower pa
It all started with a two rust bubbles. One on the bottom of the passenger door, and a more serious one on the bottom of the driver's side rocker. That one was the outer rocker beginning to rust through.
While I have owned the car since 1987, it was a daily driver before that. So probably a good 17 years as a well-cared for daily driver. So when I bought it in '87 I knew it was fairly solid, but not perfect, in terms of the condition of the body.
And over the years