First, take everything out

Starting an old car rebuilding project is a lot of fun. In the beginning, you have this massive wind blowing behind: the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Disassembling is waaaay easier than assembling. And that is exactly where we are now.

Joaquin and I are starting the project by taking out every single removable component from the car: trims, seats, windshield, insignia, bumpers, lights. Everything needs to go.

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Not sure we’ll go all the way to removing the body, we’ll see. Although it would be fun to drive on the chassis.

And this car is full of surprises of course, We already found a screwdriver and a couple other tools buried in the folds of the curvy sides. Perhaps a reminder of what previous explorers like us didn’t accomplish…

So far so good. We are labeling everything and taking a lot of pictures. Because the 2nd law of thermodynamics is a bitch, you know. One day we’ll have to put it all together back. And boy, there will be a lot of nuts, and bolts and other stuff.

Amazingly, there’re tons of resources online. Plenty of videos, tutorials, walk-throughs. So, like many other things, in case of emergency, google it!

Once everything is out, we will do a quick damage assessment. And I’m sure there will be plenty of it. To begin with, the right floor pan is 50% gone. It will need to be replaced for sure. I smell electric arcs already. We’ll have to make sure no gas is around, won’t we?

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