Hi everyone. So after just passing the 4 month mark to my wedding June 9th, I figured I better get my ass going on this restoration! I brought the Electra to my dad's body shop on Sunday and got started with the tear down. Found some surprises and some things I expected. For the most part, this car must have spent a decent amount of time indoors. Everything basically came apart without much fuss using mostly hand tools. Probably the worst part on the car. There is a patch panel and a heap of bondo hiding under there. Bottom of driver's side rear 1/4 behind the skirt. Little home about the size of a quarter. Hard to see in this pic, but a cheesy patch panel on the passenger side fender bottom about the size of a Hallmark card. Some surface rust in the trunk jamb. I'm probably going to have the tail light bezels re-chromed while I'm at it. Took the skirts off for the first time. The release mechanisms were bound up from crud. Surprisingly the skirts and mounts are in amazing shape. All the trim is removed from the nose. I still have to remove the side moldings, door locks, trunk lock, door handles, rear lights and bumper. More fun on the way!