Finally the day has come. This is what we all envision as the most anxious part of a restoration, paint. Being the meticulous person I am, I had several parts shipped to me and even visited the shop in San Diego to select a paint color. I knew I would regret it if I had not. Here is a shot of Miguel doing his thing!
Beautifully done Series 1 hatch. Once a rusty Craigslist purchase, and now, a beautiful work of art! One of my favorite aspects of this race car is that it is a true Series 1 car. Many do not know that the earlier cars had thinner sheet metal and were several hundred pounds lighter their later counterparts.
The CP production flares turned out stunning! These have to be my favorite flares, especially in race car livery and trim. The flares were bonded to be extremely strong and will take a beating before they crack.
It definitely feels good to see the car in its original skin. I can hardly wait for the family and friends of Loren St. Lawrence to see the car back on the race track!
The car sees daylight for the first time in just under a year! Can't wait to get the details and graphics on the car. I'll enjoy the fresh paint while it lasts...
The most exciting part of a restoration is of course when the car is ready for paint. I can hard contain the excitement seeing these photos sent by Miguel! After much painstaking back and forth decision making, we have selected a paint that we believe best matched the original creme! Enjoy the photos below, as the next post you will see some fresh paint.