Prepping for transport down to the paint stripper...
A lot of body work is in the cards.
To my surprise, Paul is hot to get my car done and out of his shop - he needs the room! I was expecting to be waiting on this for some months. So the first few body pieces - hood, trunk, front fenders - come home via our respective vehicles.
And that's where I am currently. The body is back in my garage. Paul still has the doors (I think he was in a bit of a hurry and painted them without really examining them for dings - he's redoing those and I'll be collecting them soon). I'll be extracting the front subframe and rear axle again and putting the body back up on jackstands. I expect my next big project will be disassembly of said subframe and axle, to get the main structural parts out to be cleaned up. Paul mentioned that since the springs are nearly sixty years old, they may have "sag" and need replacing - I'll be researching this. I'd rather not have more parts to buy on top of the billion bits of rubber and all the replacement hardware I'll be bleeding money to acquire over the next year or so. I'll also be getting some paint that Paul suggested to cover the interior of the body, the trunk and engine compartment. That'll be a long arduous task with a paintbrush - he mentioned buying an airbrush and cutting the paint a bit so it flows through, I may well go that route!