So back in May I posted here, that my grandfather and I were doing a full frame off, rotisserie restoration on his 55 Chevy Bel-Air. Well now here in the middle of September we are really close to paint and hope to have the body off the rotisserie and into a paint booth and painted by the end of the month. Stripping the car revealed some really nasty body work in the quarter panels that was done before my grandparents bought the car 45 years ago. This is what we found:
They had just filled these areas with bondo over a 1/2" thick in some places. Other than the quarters the rest of the car was in really good shape. The other big task was melting out all the old lead seams and redoing them in bondo. Here is the current state of the body, just about ready for color:
The frame and drivetrain are now back together, the engine is now sitting back in the car with the 3x2's bolted down, the T-10 4 speed also mounted.
Hope to be able to start complete reassembly this winter with the ultimate goal of finishing the car and getting it on the road this summer!