Figured I would get a resto thread going on my car. Just need to forewarn everyone that I am not in the same league as moparnation74, Cranium, dadsbee, and many others on here as far as numbers this and numbers that and exact colors here and there. Not that there is anything wrong with that, in fact I wish I did have the ability to restore stuff like these guys. Anyway, been looking for a 1969 Bee to restore for about 10 years now. They seem to be a lot harder to find than other models for some reason, I suppose because less were made in the first place. I also had certain options that were important to me, but after so many years of searching, I decided I would probably never find exactly what I wanted. Ran across this car last fall and decided to buy it and build it the way I would have ordered it if I had bought it new. Figured I better get going on one before I get to old and feeble. A friend of a friend had drug it from California to his home south of Indianapolis. He bought it in boxes the same as me about 10 years ago. He started to get the body done by taking it to a shop to get the bodywork done and in primer. He then bought a new house and didn't have enough space for all his cars, so a couple had to go. I talked to him a bunch and got piles of pictures before going to look at it. He is a car guy as far as cosmetics go, but has no idea what it is like to strip a car down to the shell and start from scratch. He was told the car was taken down to bare metal, body work done, and put in primer. So the wife and I hooked up a trailer to make the 11 hour drive south. The car ended up being fairly complete and in halfway decent condition. It was in primer, but I could tell the work that was done on it was not up to my standards. Used that as a bargaining chip to get a bit off the asking price, but still paid to much imo. That's the way it goes with these things though, but I finally had a 69 Bee. First pic of when we saw it in Indiana for the first time, and then back in my garage. So I hope I don't offend anyone (because there will be modifications made to the car), but here we go!