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CA&E Car 316 News Update Part 2

March 07, 2022 5:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sunday Andre and Jeff spent quite some time deciding how to replicate the side wall panels. They are quite detailed pieces, with inset wood, and intricate cut trim.

We applied boiled linseed oil to some of the better panels to see how much they would come back to life.

Some panels have extensive de-lamination from past water damage. Some have very little damage. 

With a plan of attack, Andre removes the last remaining panel.

It was decided that off site restoration of the panels was going to be the best solution. With the detail each panel has, and the fact that we plan to RESTORE each panel and not just replace it, a bigger working area is needed. Mike is hauling one of the many panels to Andre’s truck.

And here Jess is finishing out Sunday in the bathroom! 

With a plan for the wall panels in motion, I decided a demo of the bathroom walls and ceiling was in order.

Things went pretty much as expected. Mike got the toilet and door off and out, and Jeff came in to remove some walls.

Three out of the four walls have extensive water damage and will require complete replacement. Jeff started by carefully removing all the ornate trim, both above and around the oval window. Then went town on the walls. Rebuilding this will be pretty standard stuff, however Jeff did discover the floor is cement! Gonna have to decide what to do there….

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