For anyone looking for the other project threads:
Project Naomi I : New Project on an Old Favourite
Project Naomi II : Giant Rotisserie Pictures Update
Project Naomi III : End of Summer 2010 Update
Project Naomi IV : Almost Off The Rotisserie
Project Naomi V : Finally PAINT!
Project Naomi VI : IT LIVES!
Project Naomi VII : Coming Home
So a few months back I posted about my new Mazda6 and mentioned that my FB was starting into a new project.
Well I finally got some progress (and pics) to share with you guys, so I'd like to introduce Project Naomi
For any of you who've been around the Ottawa group (or the 1st Gen Section) for a few years, you've undoubtedly seen my Sunbeam Silver FB. On the forum it was last seen somewhere in the vicinity of the Titanic and the Last Supper (bonus points to anyone who can dig up those pics).
In November I dropped it off at ClassicAuto and asked Joe to hold it for the winter, so that we could start on the project first thing in the New Year when I was ready. In February I went back down to ClassicAuto, signed the papers, dropped the deposit and said "go!".
The scope is nothing short of a complete teardown and rebuild. I drove the car 600km to get to ClassicAuto, running perfectly, in one piece (more or less, damn groundhogs), and when I pick it up it will be ready to drive the 600km home.
They're stripping it right down to the metal. Glass has all been removed, interior completely stripped, the dash, carpet, and roof liner are out, suspension's coming off, engine and tranny will be coming out, the fuel lines, brake lines, the works.
Then it'll be mounted on a rotisserie/spit, sandblasted and chemical stripped down to the metal, any rust will be removed and new metal will be welded in, then it's primer, paint, clear, and reassembly.
In the process the whole interior is getting soundproofing (Second Skin's Damplifier Pro and Luxury Liner Pro), a whole new carpet set is going in (from stockinteriors.com), the engine bay wiring harness will be completely re-done with new connectors and wires, and any parts that don't look so awesome when they come off aren't going back on the car again. We'll replace things as needed if they don't look like they'll last at least another decade.
It's a hell of a project, so without further adieu I present the first pictures of progress on Project Naomi: