The engine and the gearbox are still, safely housed in my home. I have no plans for now, to move them to the area where the rebuild is taking place.
The coachwork will be taking at least 2-3 months. I am probably going to shift the engine-tranny a couple of weeks before the coachwork will finish. We'll synchronise it in such a way that the TLC (tender loving care) for the engine and gearbox, takes about as much time as that coachwork to finish. We'll put the engine inside, immediately thereabouts.
After the engine is bolted on, and fixed to perfection (Insha Allah), the Phantom will be undergoing extensive T&A (test and adjustment). Suspension, gearing, steering, brakes, diffs, fuel, electrical, mechanical...in short all the systems are going to be thoroughly tested and trialed, for not less than 3-4 weeks. Then, we're going to strip down everything to the tiniest part once again, and paint / chrome / buff everything to perfection.
Only then, will we get the finished product...which in itself, is a contradiction of terms, since it won't really be finished until the ergonomics, the aesthetics, and the visuals are completed.
I know...this sounds like an intense job. A thankless, laborious, long drawn out job. But to quote McDonald's...
I'm LOVIN' it!