Hey everyone, I recently started the restoration of my dads 1968 Firebird. He bought it for $200 when he was 14, (1990) and restored it slowly until it was finished when he entered college. He drove it for 6 or so years, and then parked it in a family building. There it sat until I trailered it home this past year. I took out the interior of the car and found no holes or patches needed. I bought a sandblaster and am going to begin blasting the interior to get the carpet glue off the metal, blast the trunk pan as well, and then put the car on a lift, and sandblast the undercarriage as well. After these steps I will use the epoxy primer. Since this car isn’t too far gone I think that’s the next step moving forward before focusing on the body ( which is straight and rust free). Do you guys think I’m headed in the right direction? I do plan on taking the sub frame out as well as the motor, and blasting/ epoxy further down the road.
I'd remove the vinyl top. The rest of the car looks rust free, but moisture can get up under those and rot it without even showing it. Better to find out for sure now, then learn of it after you've finished the restoration.