With a new year ahead of us, we have some good resolutions. Because the 850 has been stripped and emptied according to plan, we have the opportunity to thoroughly spray the bodywork with epoxy primer and thus lay a foundation for a long life without rust. You only get the primer and paint in the right spot if you can work all around the car. That's why I've been looking for an affordable tilt bridge (also called rotissery) for a long time. You might be shocked seeing what people ask for the most simple constructions. Or, if the price is acceptable, you have to go drive the other side of the country. But I eventually found one and I didn't even have to leave the province for it. Professionally made and, although not cheap, still good value for money because it's very solid and, very importantly, unused. After some adjustments to be able to hang the 850 properly (because of the center of gravity), this was the result:
The underside of the car is perfectly accessible to be able to do the final work: some grinding, removing the last traces of paint and undercoating and repairing holes that were created during blasting: apparently there were some thin spots that had not yet rusted through. And, also important, blasting grit is able to fall from all kinds of cavities due to the rotation.