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T R A D I T I O N S
going to be a keeper.
Clay began rebuilding it for
himself, setting it up for just how he
wanted to use it. And that's what
makes this restoration interesting.
Pains were taken to make some
details as original as possible, like
rebuilding the original door handles,
even though it will probably never see
the white gloves of a concours judge,
and it's clearly not intended as a
restoration to stock. It's more of a
daily driveable sort-of-sleeper hot
rod, restored for a new and different
life.
The body had grown some rust
over the years, yet it did not rattle or
squeak, so it was worth repairing.
New metal was fabricated and welded
into any rusted-out areas (floor pans,
rocker boxes, and wheel well corners)
and some new steel body panels were
sourced from Restoration Design in
Ontario. John Murin, who has
restored lots of 2002s and whom Clay
has known for 40 years, was the
source for a new hood and a set of
perfect doors. The rest of the body
was taken down to bare metal in
preparation for a repaint.

Another person who helped
with parts was John Courtney. They
had become friends when John
moved into the neighborhood after a

divorce, which apparently had something to do with his BMW 2000 Tilux
restoration project. John donated a
subframe, new control arms, bush-

ings and hardware to the cause.
(Clay asked that John be thanked
here in print.) Just as Raine had gotten the gearbox and other parts from

(Opposite page and Above) While sitting abandoned for a period of
time, the car had started to show substantial rust. (Left) While looking and sounding good, the old dual Weber carburetors were replaced
with smaller carbs for ease of maintenance.

(Below) The interior showed signs of being exposed to
bad weather. While the interior needed a total redo,
and many parts were donated (hood and doors), many
parts still had to be fabricated.

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