1938 Plymouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6mm gussets added between chassis rail and shock tower to comply with engineers report

 

 

 

Original rusty doors, taken back to bare metal, rust treated then sprayed in an epoxy base coat. Now safe to work on and handle

 

 

 

 

Body shell almost ready for high fill

 

 

 

Large amount of filler from previous repairs in rear section

 

 

 

Almost finished repairs of above rear section, very little filler required

 

 

 

Removing excess body filler from previous repairs

 

 

 

The owner said a tree had fallen on the car many years ago

 

 

 

Previous repairs included river pebbles used to fill out the panel with filler

 

 

 

The extent from the damage from the roof caused the door pillar to bow. This is the door pillar after being fully repaired

 

 

 

Body back on the chassis, we need to do this to make sure all the panel gaps line up perfect

 

 

The owner said that the doors had been previously spaced out with 1 and 2 cent coins to get the gaps right. We will realign the hinges to make sure the door gaps don’t need Australian currency to work

 

 

Doors in black base coat with all body work done. We need to utilize a black base coat because the owner has chosen a deep metallic purple and the black will bring out the best colour in the top coat

 

 

Front passenger door has a large dent around handle area. After pulling out it left a small shallow spot.

 

 

 

Here the shallow spot has been filled with lead, this way it will never come out or crack like plastic fillers will around this stress area.

 

 

 

 

The roof has been damaged from a previous incident.

 

 

 

The roof being sized up for a new rolled piece of steel. This piece will be taken on and off to make sure the shape and contour is just right.

 

 

 

Starting to assemble primered panels to make sure panel fit and gap is correct across entire vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Starting to assemble primered panels to make sure panel fit and gap is correct across entire vehicle.

 

 

 

Starting to assemble primered panels to make sure panel fit and gap is correct across entire vehicle.

 

 

 

Once assembled we can discover any complications that may arise later on, like this oil filter that wont be able to be removed.

 

 

 

The oil filter problem has been rectified by running an alternate shorter filter. Better to find out now then to disassemble entire front end once car has been painted.

 

 

Removed old section of the roof, more steel will be removed as new section goes in.

 

 

 

New section welded in, still a little bit of smoothing and lead work to finish it off.

 

 

 

Rolling out new piece of steel for other side of roof. Roof will be fixed in several small sections to keep the integrity of the car.

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