Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Serious update

I looked back at my older posts and nothing has happened on this car since March of this year!
Guess it has been that long sitting in the body shop. No surprise when I have so many projects.

But finally, the shop got the car painted. Not that I was in a rush, it was free storage, but it is painted now.

Hung the doors and fender, need to get a new windshield and back window, get the tail gate graphics done and start on reassembly next week.

Maybe even have it on the road for the first of the year!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Found a new sunroof

Lucked out and found a nice roof panel from an 88 GTS in Idaho. Nice and rust free, straight and clean. Funny thing about this is that this roof was from a white GTS, then painted red and now back to white.

Now that is recycling!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Progress is being made

After several months of being dormant in the body shop, the Corolla is being brought back to life.

Back end was a bit cancerous so the welding has progressed well. Got the back apron stitched up quite well save for one big tumor on the back valence.

The sunroof panel however appeared to be a bit more of a problem. The little rust that poked through to the surface proved to be major cancer from underneath.

Thanks to the internet, within 2 hours I found a cancer free donor GTS in Idaho with an "perfect" sunroof panel that would be mine for a mere $75.00

And I found that the wrecking yard has a complete 88 GTS. Hmmmmm.

Friday, February 18, 2011

February doldrums

No progress to report. Car has been in the shop during their not-so-busy season. Then they got busy. Bumpers and fenders are painted.... and that is about it! They are hesitant to take out the sunroof for fear it will no go back in so well.