As a result of the current economic situation and bolstered by his accumulated knowledge, a large part of this conversion occurred by Brown's hand. The interior reconstruction and the paint and body are primary regions. He and friend Miguel did all the prep work in Brown's garage and applied the paint in a rented spray booth. They stripped the body, filled in the trim holes, replaced or repaired the panels, and sanded and primed the notorious, flat-hood flyer. They gave it a distinct identity with DuPont Chromabase Custom Blue, as mixed to Eric's specification.