500 Roll Over Repairs
The Repairs Begin
Damaged Roof Removal 1
Damaged Roof Removal 2
Engine/Transaxle Mount Repairs
Installing the New Roof
Repairing the Bumpers
On the Wheels Again
Body Work and Paint
Body work and paint
The beginning stage of blending the new roof joint.
Trevor discovered this buried under 1/4" of body filler......
He removed the filler to check the underlying metal, then repaired the area.
After the repair with the area in primer and ready for paint.
New roof had some small dents that Trevor wanted to blend.
New roof in primer, ready to wet sand then paint.
Driver's side front window post after body working. Once it's painted, it'll be hard to detect the seam.
The inside seams look good too!
Just need to work on the doors a little now.....
The left and right side panels were
painted first, from the rain gutter down to
the body line just above the decals.
Right side painted.
Roof painted between the rain gutters.
First time out in the sun after paint - antennas, fenders and dust light re-installed.
Doors painted and installed. It's
not a perfect color match, but very close.
Depending on the angle from which you look, the new paint is darker, lighter
or the same as the original paint....... We used a different type of paint than
the original brand and it reflects light a little differently.
You have to look hard to see the mask line just under the window sill at the body line.
Now, for new decals and race numbers!
Except for our race number, it's done!
We'll be assigned a number when SCORE holds their Baja 1000 starting position drawing on October 6th.
Back in the desert where it belongs!
This was taken on the day of our first "post-rebuild" test and tune session. The car worked
perfectly, no problems of any sort. Best of all, the car handles just like it did before our roll-
over with no lingering "ill-effects" to manage from our Baja 500 adventure......