So the news on the paint is that they are going to need to repaint the entire car! Makes since. That way they don't have to match any colors. He did say that he saw some shrinkage (not sure what that means) and quite a few chips from putting the panels back on, so a repaint will make it look nice and fresh. But it does mean is that I needed to strip the car of all the chrome, door handles, side windows, door panels, etc., and tow the car to paint and back.
To be prepared this weekend I spent a day taking everything off the car except the front and back windows and the gas caps. I took my time and bagged all the hardware individually so it should go back together much easier then it did last time when I spent hours looking for the correct hardware or odds-and-ends parts. I also found a few things that I need change while the parts are out of the car, so this will be a good time to take care of those items.
|All the parts off the car|
If all the timing works out, this will mean that I may get the car back about the time the bumpers come back from the chromer. Could mean I can finish it all up at one time. That would be cool!