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All the rust has been replaced on the body so now it is time for the motor to be mocked up in place.

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Motor is in place and ready for the body to be mounted on the frame.

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The frame is rolled under the body so the body can be put in place on the frame.

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The body is close to being put on the frame.

           

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Here is what an original top looks like without the factory cloth top on it.

           

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The old top was made of cloth and vinyl and chicken wire. This was all removed so we could start making a new custom steel top.

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A template was made for the top of the car.

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After the sheet metal was cut out, Gary rolled the metal to give the top its shape. Then he ground all the corners smooth.

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Some wood shims were put on the wood ribs. This gives the top its rounded shape.

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After the top was put in the right place, it was time to start tack welding it to the top of the body.

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We had to stitch weld the whole top slowly to prevent any warping.

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The top is all done being welded.

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Gary and Jaysun did a great job.

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Time for some body work.

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We had to put just a little body filler on the cowl. 

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Cowl is sanded smooth and ready for primer.

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The inside of the grill shell needed some smoothing over.

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The outside of the grill shell is all smoothed out and ready for primer.

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The deck lid is all ready for primer too.

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Here is the under side of the deck lid getting prepped.