Fast forwarding 2 months, the car was completely disassembled down to the shell. The doors, hood, trunklid and fenders were taken off, and they along with the shell were media blasted down to bare metal. We said goodbye to paint, body filler, tar mats in the interior, undercoating, and of course most importantly rust. With nothing but solid metal remaining, epoxy primer was applied on the same day to prevent any new surface corrosion from forming.
As previously noted, the trunk floor and rockers will need replacing. in addition the lower A-Pillars, lower nose valence, and rear wheel outer and inner wheel arches will need new metal. The rear strut towers and rear suspension mounts are rock solid. All new metal panels have been ordered from W-N and a few minor areas of fabrication will be required.