A few strong men were recruited one Saturday to remove the sedan top .
Some 2X4's were fastened to the posts and it was parked in the back
yard out of the way for a while .
The first step was to re-rib the hull . With
the sedan top off the new ribs were steamed in one at a time to
preserve the shape of the hull . Up forward the plywood and wood grain
vinyl deck was removed to provide easier access for steaming in the
ribs forward .