The original body was in poor condition corrosion wise but the panels were fairly straight.
The rear tub needed extensive welding which is performed in house before painting & installing.
All rusty steel part are sandblasted prior to galvanizing or painting.
The seat box gets a new battery tray. These are almost always very rusty.
The motor had recently been replaced & checked out as a solid rebuild. If we had rebuilt it, it would have been painted a traditional color.
The rolling chassis is assembled.
The firewall is the center piece of the body. Making sure that this is repaired correctly, rust proofed & installed correctly is key. Whenever we have access to the floors of a firewall we undercoat & waxoyl the trouble spots for rust.
Although not original the bed liner used inside the vehicle makes it easy to keep clean & helps prevent corrosion.
Original style headliners are time consuming & fiddly to install but are essential to a good restoration.
The owner flew in & drove the completed vehicle back to Virginia. It was later used on a Disney movie set.