The third and final phase of restoration. The bolt-on sheet metal will be removed except for the radiator support, any final body work will get done and a black clear-coat finish will be applied. Dry-block sanding has been started. The visor, bumpers and hood have been removed so far.
After a lot of soul-searching, Tiny Thomas decided to return to the original and remove the right side tail/stop light installed earlier. The wiring will be left in place in case Thomas or a future owner decides to re-install it.
Here the wipers and defroster ducts are being reconnected. The car hasn't been final buffed yet, so the dust on the car is nothing to worry about. In a naturally dusty environment like a body shop it's impossible to keep a vehicle covered and work on it too.
"The pinstripe is on and Sweetie is done," Tiny Thomas said, ". . . if you can ever say any of these old cars is "done." I kept as much of the car original as I could. All of the glass is the original glass except for the windshield which got broken while being removed. The dashboard paint is still the original paint. Except for the exhaust, everything under the car is original including the surface rust on the body and frame. She'll never be a concourse car but she is beautiful to me. Thank you for sharing my story."