Reply to "Pantera 04042 restoration"

Hi guys,
Sorry...was off the grid for a bit...up north skiing with the family. Enough of that family stuff... Big Grin .... back to the garage...

Yep, I'm quite pleased with the condition of the chassis. I have a small hand full areas of corrosion and two spots of damage to repair. I consider myself very lucky. I haven't yet determined repair methods for all yet, but I'll show what I do. The lower radiator support will likely get cut out and replaced. The other areas I will likely cut out the rust and fabricate patches to weld in place...let's see.

My garage has proven to be very functional. It's my third, so really put a lot of planning into it with lessons learned from the previous. I've restored/built quite a few cars in there over the past decade and can really say I'm quite pleased with it. Only a few things I'd change... for example I didn't plan any venting of the area...this was a BIG mistake. I'm considering the plastic wall a trial...If I really like it, I may built a real one to close off the shop.

I love having my girls work in the shop with me. Frankly...it slows me down A LOT, but it's totally worth it. My older daughter isn't really interested. She'll drop in every now and again. The younger one really seems to appreciate cars and likes working on them. So...luvin that! Not so sure about her taking it to school.... however she has "claimed" it as hers. In her words "when you get old and decrepit...it's mine" Smiler She always reminds me..I didn't say when you're dead..I'm not waiting that long... She's a real character!

Thanks for the offer Kirk, actually thanks to all you guys for your insights. Greatly appreciated.

Heading out to the shop. Let's see what I can get done this afternoon.....
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