The past months have been getting the body straightened out and getting ready for paint. Months of hammering, welding, filling, sanding etc. came to an end for everything except the front cowl.
Every inch of the body needed attention. The doors were no exception. I didn't realize how banged up they were until I stripped them down, removed all the filler and then put a straight edge on the bodylines to find out that they were in and out like an ocean wave. Multiple weekends getting them back in shape later and multiple priming and block sanding operations finally got it ready for paint.
It took 10 hours of vacuuming the bar joists, poly protecting the "ceiling" and hanging poly down to create a "paint booth" in the space I have been working in. Not an ideal environment to paint in but the addition of some furnace filters ion the walls and a 2' diameter fan exhausting the space helped keep the overspray under control.
I chose the factory two tone color scheme even though a convertible was never offered this way. I just liked the way it looks and went with it. I also stayed with the factory correct colors.
The paint job is not without it flaws but I will correct them in the wet sanding and buffing that is soon to follow. Next on the list is to get the body on the chassis and then fit the cowl to see how it all comes together. The cowl is in the same boat as the rest of the car so I anticipate a lot of work ahead in this area. In the meantime I can start the reassembly process and hopefully have this ready for a big foreign sports car show that is sponsored by the local car club on Father's Day. I don't know if it will be ready by then but that is the goal.