1939 Chevrolet Sedan
1941 Chrysler Sedan
1951 Dodge B3
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertable
55 GMC 100
1956 Studebaker Pickup
59 Austin Healey
1965 Porsche 911
1966 International Travelall
1971 Dodge Demon 340
1971 Chevrolet Blazer
78 El Camino
83 Chevy K20
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List of Past Projects
1912 Jackson Model 52
1929 Chevrolet Sedan
1932 Ford Roadster
1936 Chevrolet Sedan
1938 Plymouth Coupe
1941 Packard 120
1947 Oldsmobile Coupe
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet 2-Door (Post)
1956 Dodge Pickup
1957 Pontiac Star Chief
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo Convertable
1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
1968 Buick GS400
1971 Plymouth GTX
1973 Plymouth Cuda
83 Chevy K20
1986 Ford F150
1953 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTABLE
The first time it's seen daylight since October '81!
Hydraulic seat, windows, and top!
Ran when parked it....
Back from the acid dipper.
Cross braces welded in for temporary support so the body doesn't fold up like a taco.
Front seat mount
The trunk pan seems to have gone somewhere else...
Getting cleaned up and ready for pickle-x and epoxy primer before starting metalwork.
The floorpan has been eaten mostly away and will need to be completely replaced.
James is getting started on cutting out the floor.
Both rockers are wasted and will be replaced. James has already opened this one up.
Rear passenger rocker
A template of the rear fender mounting area is about to be traced onto the repair piece.
Fabricated rear patch panel BEFORE the old one is cut out
Cancer is cut out, and now it's time to clean things up
Yeah, that got outta control, but the rust is gone!
Test fitting the new piece
The foundation is in, now to start adding layers
James clamped the inner rocker into place, then screwed it to keep it from moving when its welded
The reproduction outer rocker doesn't fit!!!
This one is 1/2" too tall
The bend is in the wrong spot and wrong angle
James made new ones faster than it took the wrong ones to ship!
New correct on the left New wrong on the right
Form fitted and tacked in
Tack welds are ground down
Just a little more shaping
Welded and finished
Now for the driver side. Spot welds are drilled and the bad piece is getting cut out
Wow, not much left over here
From the bottom looking up into the driver quarter panel
The section forward of the brace will get replaced first
Yep, that's the shop floor as seen from the back seat
This is the only piece of rocker still attached!
Got the cancer cut out and the surrounding area cleaned up
Special weld through primer to ensure no rust will be coming back
If not for the cross bracing, this thing would fall in on itself!
New inner rocker fabricated and clamped in place
New floor pan to rocker section in front of the brace
Screwed in factory spot-weld locations. They'll get removed and rosette welded
Inner rocker and brace welded in
New outer rocker fabricated and clamped into place
10010 Airlie Rd.
Monmouth, OR 97361
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