So, it's the 5th May already, and its been at least four months or longer since I last posted, and I am sad to say at least six months since even touching the car.
I also happen to have lost all the design work I have done to this point on the Sundowner when I had to reformat my hard drive. Of course, being the smart guy that I am, I made no backups either.
I am faced with the decision now to either start again with my CAD, which would probably go much faster than the first time seeing as much of the actual engineering behind the design is done, or to abandon the roof and two door conversion and just restore the car as original, and save the retractable plans for a 2dr hardtop in the future.
This is my first complete body off restoration, and I am feeling I may have been a bit too ambitious with this one.
Regardless of the outcome of this decision, I am headed to the UK for six weeks from May 15th, so that's another six weeks I won't be able to do anything.
I am however moving to a new place where again I will be working outdoors, but thankfully there is plenty of room and generally the South African winter up here in Gauteng is dry and clear.