I had to laugh when I saw this yesterday. What else could I do? Somewhere on this blog I know there's a similar picture of the Nautilus at another shop. Believe it or not--this is the time warp I seem to be stuck in with this project. I'm in my own version of the movie Ground Hog Day.
After I shot this picture, the guy waved me in. I had a chance to discuss the details with him--and I found an issue, of course. Relatively minor, all things considered, but it has to do with the left Q-window opening in the body where the new roof clip was welded in and affects the curvature of the opening. A little more bodywork there, some seam sealer down the roof gutters and it should be good to go. I also gave him the four hood bolts and asked him to do another hood test fit.
I'm headed back this morning to see how the re-spray went. I also need to drop off the sliding steel sunroof panel so they can cut and buff that, as well. Fingers crossed...
UPDATE: The body was painted and even without a color sand, looks outstanding. Seam sealer had been applied in the rain gutters and will have to dry a day or so before the roof color goes on. I'm thinking I'll get the car back by Wednesday, which is fine by me.