My dad’s friend from his old neighborhood growing up offered to paint the car cheap if we do the more major repairs/prep where he just has to make some small tweaks/smoothing and spray this thing. Finally convinced dad it was time to replace the exhaust, so we did stainless longtubes and 2.5" header-back from summit.
Then dad yanked all the trim and weatherstripping, fenders, and a few other things and we trailered it over to the guy’s shop.
then we pulled the hood and hinges, since dad knew there was some fuckery hiding at the mounting points for the hinges.
yes, that’s foil tape and brush on undercoating hiding a big ol’ fucktastic botch job
So I cut all that shit out to take over to my shop and make up patch pieces to weld in and linish smooth. I’ll get to that probably next week sometime.