SM: Bad news from the body shop

SM: Bad news from the body shop

During April 2008, as planned, my sheet metal specialist calls me but not to tell me that both fenders and the door are ready, he rather tells me that he did almost nothing on these parts and he will not be able to do anything in the future. Cool! He just took time to...
SM: Preparation for the body work

SM: Preparation for the body work

2007 has been pretty calm for this restoration because I’ve been mainly busy on my other SM. But I gave the fenders and the driver side door to a sheet metal specialist and he offered me to find other fenders and doors, which he did. I don’t have pictures...
SM: A brand new door

SM: A brand new door

During September 2006, I see someone having 2 fenders and 2 doors, but they are not in better shape than mine. Here is a first track to forget. During November 2006, I do a very interesting finding, a brand new door! I didn’t think I would find such a rare part...
SM: Status of the body work

SM: Status of the body work

During summer 2006, I didn’t work so much on the car but I did a lot of thinking and I took an important decision! Because there are some defects on the body, I decided to give it to a professional body shop. The important decision is that while having the body...
SM: Bad sights on the new body

SM: Bad sights on the new body

Before reassembling, I do a general cleaning. Unfortunately, it’s the occasion to discover some defects: sm_223Rust appears at some places, like in steel sheets junctions sm_224Here, paint is missing because of the tilting system that was bolted here sm_225Again...
SM: Arrival of the new body

SM: Arrival of the new body

An important step is done, the body arrives in Montreal. It’s now in my garage. This restoration is supposed to be now in the reassembling phase. I say “supposed” because I still have a lot of work to do on parts to reassemble. sm_221Here is the...