Our “Evangelist” Bugeye is progressing nicely!
In case you missed the last post about this project, this is a Bugeye that was left for dead in a Massachusetts ditch. We dragged out the vehicle for a special assignment… we have been retained in order to make an attractive (although non-running) Bugeye sculpture, the purpose of which is to make people smile, in perpetuity.
Once resurrected and restored, this Bugeye will live out her days as a permanent selfie-station in the speakeasy of a brand new apartment building for millennials in New Jersey. She’ll be put out to pasture here, where she will hopefully win the hearts of many a future classic car owner who will climb all over her freshly painted exterior and new leather seats.
Hopefully, they will tell their friends, and Instagram will save the British Empire, as social media influencers the world-over rave about the world’s most lovable classic sportscar. Rather than allow this machine to slowly return to the earth, we are in the process of preserving this Sprite in order to park it forever in what amounts to a luxurious climate controlled garage, a lounge in which she will get constant companionship and cleaning.
Not a bad retirement.
Since we last visited this project, the holes have been welded and filled, panels replaced, and contours restored to nice fair curves. New floors are in, and rear fender tops are prepared for new beading strips, which will be tacked-on next. Then, more primer and sanding, and finally, a nice coat of bright red paint.
We’ll then build-up a hardura mat interior, recovered dashboard, leather seats and powder-coated trim, for maximum durability and an attractive appearance. Most of the cars we build have only one or two drivers. This one will have hundreds.We are planning on a lot of traffic, and a whole lot of fun!
Hmmm, how will we get it through the front door and up the stairs?
We’ll share plenty of pictures from rigging day. But first, paint and interior! Stay tuned!