This week we tackled a difficult repair. The hinges on Kim Reynolds “reunion” Bugeye were cracked at the firewall, and we were worried that with more cycles the cracks would worsen. So we took off the nose and welded a reinforcement into the pocket and then painted the firewall to match. The repair is effective and looks good! Now the car is ready for another 60 years of Bugeye fun!
As a reminder, this Bugeye belonged to Road & Track road test editor Kim Reynolds in the 80s. The car was a beater back then, and was once found on its side in the R&T parking lot. It was restored by a subsequent owner, and now Kim has purchased it again, and we have refreshed the car and taken care of any other issues we can find so that Kim can soon be reunited with his old friend (and hopefully he won’t find it on it side in the Motor Trend parking lot ((where he is now employed)))! Congratulations Kim!