Work on the Neon has actually been progressing in fits and starts for several months, but we've never documented any of it online. Here are two pictures from the early days. First, here's a shot of it in its entirety, being towed to a workspace with Andy at the wheel.
Shortly after, the team sat down to discuss the paint job. It's bad. Quite bad. There were some interesting shapes of rusty spots on the roof and trunk, though, and Juan suggested keeping them. That comment, combined with the insight that paint costs money but rust is free, led to the "tetanus neon" theme-- we've pulled the paint off the roof, hood, and trunk, and allowed that metal to rust. Looks pretty good now. Well, good for rusty metal.