As you'll see in the following posts, the plan from the start has been to do a frame-up restoration. We'll not be restoring it to 100% original condition, instead we'll take some liberties with changes on the interior and exterior to tailor it to our needs. For example, we don't plan to re-install the cooktop or furnace (a heating unit of some kind will replace it). The cabinetry will be completely rebuilt with heavier materials and hardware, etc. However, we will re-use all the current windows, a small part of the skin panels, a handful of lighting that survived and as much of the gingerbread (Scotty logos and the like) as we can salvage. The interior will be done with natural wood tones and only enough paint to maintain some of the vintage feel. We'll also add some "atomic age" accents to really amp up the 50's-60's feel. The exterior will be done in the classic Scotty look with the sky blue and white paint colors. All the cues to immediately tell you it's a Scotty will be restored.
Our stretch goal is to have it ready by spring 2016 for it's maiden trip. If things continue to progress as they have so far, that still looks possible. Hopefully by putting this log out here will provide incentive to keep things moving toward that goal.
Well, let's get on with it...