Wow. First of all sorry to all you guys who woke up to "likes" to two year old posts!
I was unaware of this project, what a great car. I love the interior, that stitching is really a stand out feature. I also always loved that dash design (driver focused). The color of the car is (IMO) perfect for that design. I know the top color has probably been picked, But I will echo the majority opinion and say the matching blue would be perfect on that design. Whatever color you go with make it an original and if possible the color it came with originally. I am not a stickler on that sort of thing myself, but with the amount of money you are spending, do it right.
Glad to hear things are moving along. hope all goes smoothly from here. If they are really that good at what they do, it is worth waiting for. Better than someone slapping something together and getting you out the door for your money.
In case anyone was wondering, the top will be dark blue tuxedo grain vinyl, just like it was when she left Clark St. in 1969. :)
^Good choice, sir!! :) ... And if the process would slow down, tell the body guy that all of us are ready to go and help him to finish your car :lol:
If I may make a suggestion: I think it's time to get that dude from the Food Channel show "Restaurant Impossible" on the case - he'll crack the whip! I can see it now, maybe we're on to something, Craig you and your car should be the subject of the first episode on the Speed Channel of "Restoration Impossible." :)
Like alot of folks have written in this thread, we are all probably excitedly anticipating this car as much as you.
AFAIK, the car started out life in WI, but that information is anecdotal from the previous owner. I have no documentation to back it up. Privacy laws being what they are today, tracing the car's history is problematic, to say the least!
^That´s just the idea :D
Good things continue to happen! I stopped by today to find the car is in........
...........THE PAINT BOOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
Remember all the rot and crud around the backlight?
The first coat of primer went on while I was there. Gentlemen, I give you...the Roowood Brougham. :lol:
Keep thinking happy thoughts. It seems to be helping! :D
Congrats, Craig!!! Finally the waiting is rendering its reward :) Man, that painting seems factory: No trim, no windows, good paint booth, good priming... Soon you´ll have the best 1969 65 series. Keep uploading pics... :D
Poco a poco. :)
Are you sure that is your car? : ) Awesome Craig! Looking good........
Wow! Progress! Time to get excited! They have sure taken their sweet time though - is that a municipal body shop you're having this job done at? :)
When she's painted, the interior is installed, and she's running again, then I'll get excited. For now, I retain high hopes and low expectations.