Laumbach Restorations has been hard at work on “Project E500.” The car is back from Lee’s garage and the bodywork looks great. They are now in the process of completing a full detail. Dean’s definition of a “detail” is not what the average term implies. He is going to do a ton of work on the paint and interior, however, he is also going to attack the undercarriage as well. His email to me last night gave a hint as to just how extensive this “detail” will be:
“I think this undercarriage will clean up well. Most of the rust present on the undercarriage is surface rust and can be removed with abrasives and treated. A combination of spot media blasting, and wire brushing will get the job done. The spare tire well is easy, we will knock out any dents remove the rust and spray with rust encapsulater, then repaint.The good news is the floors are nearly rust free except for one small spot. The shocks look like they were changed fairly recently. Inside of the fender wells are free of any rust also. The photos show the undercarriage at its absolute worst. Today we did and extensive initial cleaning underneath the car. You will not recognize this undercarriage by next week.”
On Monday we will also begin extensive mechanical work with a master certified Mercedes-Benz mechanic. I am looking forward to seeing the progress over the coming weeks!