Coming to a close just shy of 4 months, the car showed up to have the rust patched but as work progressed it snowballed into a pretty thorough refresh.
Here are the after and before, from actual Gambler 500 participant to a driver
Below are a dump of photos throughout the past 280 hours. This isnt a restoration, rather a refresh that can keep the car on the road until someone more skilled comes along to do the floor.
Replaced: Door handle, hood release, trunk seal, fuel lines, both lower balljoints, LH lca, marker lights, wheels, LR brake line, RR wheel cylinder, side trim, fuel pump, and fuel pressure regulator. Parts costs were driven up significantly by the paint and wheels coming out to $3300
Some bodywork mistakes and the Cut/buff are disappointing, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out. Now back to the Locost!