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1941 Cadillac Tudor Sedan Restoration.

Originally Bob wanted a radical custom made out of this completely stock and original 41. Finances changed and we did a quick restoration on a very solid and original car.

This is one of the profiles we were looking at for this unit. A 3" chop  and a possible 1" wedge out of the hood. Even looked at a 5" chop in the rear.
The interior was actually in very good condition other than the seats. Door panels were merely cleaned and reused.
Just an idea of the rust we encountered. This is a rocker panel.
Another shot of the rockers with the stainless pulled back.
The RR quarter had an interesting hole and lots of work to get it right.
This shows the rear quarter panel with the fender removed and the rocker stainless removed.
Here is the backside of the rocker panels.
Rear fenders and the mounting flange is gone. Same on the quarter panel.
Flat head V8? Ford was not the first. This baby has hydraulic lifters and runs like a fine watch, we did nothing but clean the carb. Only 48,000 on this unit.
A close up of the taillight pot metal. Most of the pot metal needed work, but was salvageable.
Most of the chrome laid out. We had planned on re-chroming all of this but money shortfall changed the plan.
The interior had a wood grain appliqué. We did noting with the dash as it was in great shape.
The new rocker panels have been fitted. Note the relief cuts to get the arch correct for the stainless to fit.
Here the outside rocker has been installed but not the back side.
The fenders are straight and rockers are on, making progress.
This shows the fender mount flange rebuilt and ready for final body work. Almost the entire mount flange was replaced.
The final black paint and clear coat have been applied, The picture does not do justice.
This is the rear with black and clear coat being color sanded with 2000 grit then it will be buffed.
Once the paint was done Billy Phillips got to do his thing. This is a nice trunk restored to original condition.
The interior is done. New front and rear seat covers and carpet, the rest was just cleaned!
Assembled and rolled out the door. Note the wide whites and rear fender skirts.

65 SS Impala 396 alongside.

One nice unit, very straight and very black.
Here is Kelly who did most of the work on the unit to get it straight.
Bob ended up selling the Caddy on Ebay, gentleman from KY got it and think he got wet pants when he saw the car he had bought??
 

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