It took a few months (thanks COVID!) but the panels are in and we are gearing up for my least favorite part of any project. Paint and body. Hoping to get it wrapped up before the cold sets in here in Reno.
First I have to take a couple steps back... Welcome to restorations 101! I have to replace the head gasket on my brand new build because the builder goofed and put it on backwards (glad I caught it!) and my springs are too short, so they'll come off and get shipped back to the shop that made them. I have settled into turtle mode with this build... It'll get there when it gets there.
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