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The car now has all of the side mouldings . It took several evenings to install everything. LiBrandi's did a great job of polishing the pieces. The new door handles came in from SS last week so now it's time to install the handles and locks.
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Installed a few rear panels on a temporary basis so the upholstery shop will know where the headliner needs to be. He still has to cover the fender wells and a few other areas. Next job is to duplicate the plywood floor over the spare tire. The original is starting to delaminate.
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Very interesting project

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Dan,
It's a lot more work than the reassembly of an Alpine. I've been handed back a few bare shell Alpines and I took the red Harrington apart and put it back together twice and the 69GT was a rolling shell when it came out of the shop but this one is tougher than any of them. Ian sold this car as an epoxy primed shell with all the parts in boxes and shipped it to California. I picked it up in Reno. The shop in Tipp city did some things that had to be redone. Ronnie fixed all that but some mounting holes got welded up and I'm having to do a lot of drilling. At least most of the wood frame in the body was useable. The side trim was time consuming. It goes back to the upholstery shop the week after the United. Jean and I installed a new headliner in the red car so she decided we weren't going to do this one. This car was late production so it doesn't have the side vents behind the rear windows so it may be easier to install the headliner.
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Unreal! Even with the panels in place, better chance of seeing the inside of a 48 Tucker restoration than this. In vivid white no less. Just looked up the Tucker. Almost all are accounted for. How many of these even exist? Hard to believe this car was ever discontinued. The styling is...George Jetson like no one else achieved. In any era. Thanks so much for sharing this, Mr. Bob.
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Sunbeam designers were to cars what The Beatles were to music, they just didn't seem to have a bad day. I'll never own one of these, but oggling this project is a great way to end a day.
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John,
It will share the garage with this one.
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