Stopped by the body shop today to check on their progress. All the suspension parts are blasted and primered. The car shell is 1/2 done. They still have to do the rear quarters, underneath, doors, hood, front fenders and trunk lid. They're going to use some paint stripper on these parts first to limit how much they have to blast them so they don't get heated and warp. I like the idea since it's going to be a black car and I want it as straight as possible. I attached some photos of how she looks now. Hopefully, I'll get her home the end of next week or so. I'm bored without her to work on and I miss her.
BTW, thinking out loud here. Considering the car is an original numbes matching car, I have a bit of a dilemma.
The came with the original exhaust manifolds and a set of headers. The headers are a little rusty, but otherwise in good shape. Again, the car will be a driver, not a trailer queen. I want to leave it as stock as possible with the following exceptions: after market, Year One Magnaflow exhaust sytem, a nice loppy cam and possibly using the headers. Considering I'm already changing the color to black, (original color is yellow), as long as I keep the original cam and exhaust manifolds, am I hurting the value of an original numbers matching car by making these changes? Like I said, It's a long way off yet, but just thinking out loud. Your opinions are welcome and valued.
Thanks in advance.