First off I want to thank all of my friends and all of the members here on LT. There would have been no way I could have undertook this entire process without the assistance and advice of you guys. You all are amazing, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The last several months have been stressful. Countless 4am nights and this last night I did not sleep at all, but finally I was able to drive my Elise again this morning, and she'll be completely back to 100% by this Friday
For those of you that don't know, my Elise was damaged by a tire shop about 4 months ago. It should have been totaled, but we were able to make some things happen so I could keep the car.
I bought a damaged front clam, repaired it and also shaved all the body lines throughout the car, rear fins, all side markers, front blinkers, plenith, and the nose badge.
Then came the task of repainting the whole car. I choose Grabber Blue, a Ford color. I had a great painter lined out, paid him generously up front and built his website and maintained it pro-bono, but when the time came he flaked out and I was stuck with a fully prepped car and no painter.
I was able to find a local experienced painter that was willing to come out and spray on location. I have an indoor skatepark with about 20,000sqft and that is where I had been doing all of the work. He came and sprayed, without a paint booth, or ventilation, POOR lighting, with 2 cheap air compressors, but when it was finished he did a fantastic job! The car is currently at his shop getting color sanded and buffed, I'll have it Thursday.
I still need to install the new Corbeau seats, harness bar/harness, gtc-200 spoiler, front canards, Chazz's side skirts and front lip, new side scoops, all the weather stripping, rest of the interior and the fender wells.
I'll use this thread as sort of a build thread, but for now heres the good stuff
Bodywork and paint:
I'll get better pictures once she is all completely put back together.