T Bucket Chassis
29 A Roof Fill
29 A Sport Coupe
30 AA Truck
30 Ford A Woody Camper
31 Chevy Coupe
36 Plymoth Mustang II
37 Chevy Coupe
1941 Cadillac Tudor Sedan
46 Dodge Truck
47 Dodge Sedan Rod
48 Chevy Truck
49 Chevy 3100 Pkup
49 Caddilac Sedan
50 Chevallac Frame
50 Chevy Pkup Chop
1950 Chevrolet Kustom Pickup
55 Merc Build Book
56 Chevy 4 Dr Htp
57 Chevy Hardtop
65 SS Impala Conv
67 Dart GTS
67 C10 Kustom

Current Project,
Restoration of a 29 Ford A Sport Coupe.  Work to be done: This A had been restored many years ago and the new owner wanted it redone. Had another shop start on it, but 6 months later, no results, so we got the job. This one had some interesting work done on it the last time.

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The first area we started on was replacement of the cowl supports which had rotted away.  
The cowl supports are replaced, side panels repaired or replaced, cowl light mounts are added.
Here the cowl is roughed out and ready for final block sanding prior to paint.
This rear fender well doesn't look so bad! Then we found........
Plenty of fiberglass and filler along with brazing on the rotted metal. A patch job, not a repair. 
The right side was no different. The entire bottom 3" strip was replaced as well as patch panels on the front quarters on each side.
With the new metal in place and a water proof sealer prior to filler. This should last the next 20 years. 
Along with the wheel wells the rear corners were gone. Patch panels were ordered and welded in.
Here is the rear pan. Is that a rivet? No it's a barn nail driven in to hold the rust together!
An inside shot of the rear pan with high tech nail support. A new rear pan was ordered, without nail.
Rear corners are done and ready for final blocking. Any filler is paper thin. 
The front and rear fenders are blocked out to see what is needed. Again, filler is paper thin. Usually block fenders 3-4 times.  
This is some of the old filler. We find many people do not take it down far enough. A couple of block sandings and ready for paint.
The doors and rear deck prepped for final blocking.
We had some concerns about door and deck fitting. Bolted the body on the frame. Plastic between the frame and body for masking.
Doors fit. Rear deck needed more work to fit right. Pulled quarter panel and still modified deck lid to fit. 
Here is what we like to see. Fresh paint, PPG Global base clear.
Another shot of the new paint. 
Bob the owner was drooling on this one. Really liked that he can see himself in the paint. 
Here is the final product. After a week of assembly and final detail. A trophy winner!!



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