Al and Marsha's Journal
For the last several weeks I have gotten deeper and deeper into de-building Annabelle. I have completely stripped the engine compartment and almost all of the interior... Today I took out the last of the door/window trim and the headliner. On the weekend I removed the seal around the roof vinyl which had shown the ravages of time. It is going to be much easier than I had thought to replace the seal... the roof vinyl is another matter. One of my friends who helps me when I need another pair of hands insists that I replace the roof vinyl but I am resisting. Anyway, here are some more pictures as of today>>
May 10, 2007- finally totally stripped and on her way to the first of two trips to the paint shop
June 28th.... at the paint shop
All ready to paint - undercarriage black, everything else same blue -
Part way through the first phase of painting - most of interior (blue),
engine compartment (blue) and undercarriage (black)
Home from the paint shop - Phase 1
This step in the paint process was to completely clean all 57 years of grime
and stuff off of everything... very messy
Interior - blue
She came home today in style on the back of a flatbed truck and is now ready for me to re-install everything.
There has been quite a gap since my last posting, but things have not stood
still with Annabelle. The engine
All of the interior floors have been painted (the metal ones) and totally
remade new (the wooden ones) and
In addition the all new wiring harness has been fully installed and tested. Here are some photos as she looks now.
Time for the exterior to be painted - At the paint shop all sanded, faired, primed, masked and ready to paint
All painted and shiny and on the way home to finish!!!!
Since Annabelle came home from the paint shop my friend and I have been
putting her back together. We
More to come......
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