I started out the month by visiting the upholsterer who did the Corvair, giving him the seats and instructions on how I want them and the door panels to look when finished. He will begin replacing the springs and padding to have them ready for me at the end of the month when I'll be there to buy the material.
The body shop has now gotten started and digging out rusty parts, replacing with donor steel from other cars and sanding the rust on the rest of the body. You can see the roof has numerous dents in it.
First step was to replace the rocker panel and door sill under the driver's door, fabricating a new piece and welding it into place. Then there was something to weld to for the replacement of the patch that had been done by the previous owner.
Then the rest of the rockers and sills follow, cutting out and replacing parts of the box frame, using steel and pieces from donor Toyotas, Nissans and Mitsubishis. Now the frame and door areas are finished and the car is solid. The last picture shows the upholstery fabric. Ivory colored imitation suede for the seating areas with brown vinyl edging and seat backs.