It’s now been 20 days since I picked up Jamie’s car in Oakland, Ca. In that time I’ve completely stripped the car, mounted it to a rotisserie, had it blasted and primed, delivered all the chrome and stainless for either chroming or polishing, dissembled all the parts for either plating or powder coating, the interior trim pieces are already in progress and now daily i get boxes for rebuilding, restoring or replacing parts. That phase will start in earnest next week with suspension, brakes etc first on the list. Having a great time!!! Also I am sending off to the new owner one of the most important items you can have, THE DINO COMPENDIUM signed by the author himself. Time for Jamie to start thinking about a color as it gets delivered to the painter next week.
The body and frame are now down to bare metal and will now be primed with metal etching primer.
Media blasting can be a little scary as it reveals everything. Luckily this Dino had Zero rust, no bondo and accident free. Very rare to find none of this in a 40 year old car. This is a great find by the new owner!
One more day to completely strip 06450.
After 5 days the car is almost all apart. With the engine out today the car went on a rotisserie where the final bits and pieces will be removed prior to media blasting.
Hoping to the car stripped in one more week, then off to the media blaster.
Today marked the start of the restoration of 06450 an all original “Chairs and Flares” 246 GTS. I set up an additional camera to capture taking it apart in a lime lapse video.