Here’s a spectacular restored Bugeye tub. TJ sent this one from Reno, NV, and this was TJ’s grandfather’s car that toured Europe in the 60s. Grandpa had the rear deck cut-out, so the three kids could ride along while sitting on the shelf behind the seats. Side lights were required for registration in Europe at the time, apparently, so we left those in place, as well as the rear deck cut-out, as a tribute to Grandpa, who, sadly, passed away last year.
All the panels have been welded, and the Olde English White paint has been laid-on beautifully. Next we will begin the assembly so TJ can fly in from Nevada and drive this car home!
In these photos, you see the car come back from the paint shop on the rotisserie, which allows us to spin the car and get beautiful finish underneath. You can also see the doors being re-hung and the tub transitioning from the rotisserie onto the lift. In the coming weeks, we’ll build out the suspension so the car rolls once again!
More pictures to come!