|Interior and Body Disassembly|
|Now we had to be extra careful. With
every screw we loosened, with every clip we moved we were at risk of
destroying irreplaceable parts that are no longer available from the
If that happened, we would have either had an incomplete reconstruction or a restoration that wasn't worth the effort.
|The work in the interior continued to employ the 'painting by the numbers" principle. Screws, cables, plugs and any other connection were all labeled and then photographed.|
|Parts were disassembled and, if necessary and possible, wrapped in bags and boxes for storage.|
|Special attention was given to marking damaged or broken parts as early in the process as possible to avoid overlooking these damages during assembly and delaying the process.|
|The dismounting of the headliner was especially difficult. After removing the sunroof mechanism it turned out that the fabric was glued to the body around the edge. We had to be extremely careful not to rip it while attempting to take it out.|
|In the end, nothing was left.
The cable strands were curled up and wrapped in plastic bags to keep excess moisture and dust away from them during the body work. This also made it easier for the body shop to keep them out of their way.
Finally, my buddy looked really sad.
But from here on all work would be constructive and helping him back to his original shine!
Next step was to transfer the "minimally equipped" car to a neighboring village for Bodywork.