Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
The weld of choice tig.
Tack welded in place
Openings cut & the new section made to fit
A box for the transmission bell housing was made on the Baileigh Magnetic brake as per the owners specs.
The original 32 grill shell needed some attention the lower chin was torn so that was rewelded & a patch panel was made for the old cut out section.
New cowl ,fire wall & toe board supports were needed to be made to fit the new recessed fire wall some tweaking over the stockers.
Rust preventative paint applied to the sub rail.
Cut out some old damage.
Now for the back of the seat filler panel first bent some flanges.
Fully tig welded front & back now we have a retro style old school wheel that fits the look of the car.
After some slicing, bending welding & grinding the new inner recessed door handle pockets are made, this will add to the clean look.
The corner patch was welded to the lower quarter patch section & ground clean.
The channel is for for custom inside door handle pockets
out with the old
The rear panel fits great & a niece even gap.
All that was needed was the center hub.
The new patch sections were place then the body & patches were marked where to trim to.
Both door pillar tops needed some clean up.
The right door checked for fit, gap & alignment, looking good.
Both new supports checked for fit.
The inside showing the fully welded patch.
Every thing fully welded , ground & cleand up.
The fire wall needs some changes.
The front fender supports needed some notching & reinforcement piece made & installed.
Now the corner piece needed to be made larger then the left side.
The fire wall fits real nice with the new cage nuts installed
A new rear recessed license plate & tail light panel needed to be made.
The left side gets its section next.
The final install of the rear body section
The lower height & track mechanism was removed so the seats would sit on the floor.
This original Ford roadster was picked up off of the east coast & it had some fiberglass & bondo repair years ago then was used for a mold pattern for fiberglass body's. It also came with an original 30 Ford Roadster title.
Now its time to weld up the door hinge plate area.
The door installed & checked for fit before final welding of the hinge mounts & pillar where sliced open, front looks good bottom body accent line lines up but back will need some work gap is to fat for my comfort. Model A fords the rear of the door went over the rear panel not a flush mount always looked funny to me.
Some stainless tubing was V cut ends welded closed with retention nuts inside & the front spreader bar was made
The rear sub rail under side needed a little modification for frame rail clearences.
Then used the shrinker stretcher to form it to the body contour, plus the bead roller to put in some stiffening ribs.
Its all trimmed out & ready to install the new section.
Welds ground to smooth things up.
The cage nuts were not going to work so a bunch of new larger ones had to be made.
The bottom of the inner structure was pretty much gone.
A little lathe work & the center is turned down for a nice fit.
The right door was in need of some help, upper hinge area.
Then that section was trimed & tack welded to the wheel tub replacement section. Its all about keeping the body lines in alignment.
The inside tacked.
The front corner piece is next
The center spline section from the new used wheel wont fit on the steering Colum so it was removed.
Fully tig welded & ground smooth inside & out for a great clean look & minimal hammer & dolly work will be needed to finish.
All cleaned up & the old piece looks a lot better now.
The cluster center section needed shortning.
Now for the dash we wanted to do something a little different this section is from the chopped top 57 pontiac parts car.
A little more clean up on the welds & this part is done for now.
The owner brought by a new repo floor pan as there wasn't one in it, that will help stabilize the body for repairs.
After market lower cowl patch tweaked to fit & look correct.
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Both ends were capped off.
The other side gets the same treatment.
The tig welds were ground smooth & clean both sides.
The lower section under the door hinge opening & around the hinge area need some attention so a new section was made.
The repair section tig tacked into place then fully welded & ground smooth.
Steering column is an IDIDIT tilt.
The repair section is trimmed to length then tacked in place
The owner is a big & tall guy so the bucket seat mechanism needed to be reworked.
Front cowl patch strips were made using the Baileigh Bead roller they go where the wind lace comes down.
The running board support bars were a little tired & the owner wanted them beefed up so some 10 gage steel
This is were this project ended, the owner had exasted his budget continuously making changes & adding things as the project was done, which happens a lot. The grill & front fenders were installed & it was loaded on my trailer & delivered to the customers house. Till further funds are gathered up to finish. It will be painted matt black.
The additional bracing was welded in place to add support.
This piece was formed using my Baileigh magnetic brake & the Baileigh MSS-16F shrinker stretcher.
After they were fully welded the welds were ground smooth for a clean look.
The front edge of the door needed some patch work then tig welded in & ground smooth.
These 2 wrap around pieces were made to cover the inside of the quarters & meet at the back filler panel
Tig tacked together.
New after market hinges checked for fit & alignment.
The plastic was removed from the center hub.
New gage cluster layout.
The rear panel from inside the trunk area.
Welds were ground smooth inside & out.
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The 3 pieces all welded together & ground clean.
Absolute minimal to no gaps for welding.
When the front was off earlier the Radiator & grill shell needed to be lowered to fit the profile of the car so a section was removed from the front cross member.
The after market patch panels are decent & with some rework can be made to look nice
The inside of the door where the hinge goes needed some attention.
The left end was trimmed off then flipped the dash up side down.
Some holes needed filling on the doors no outer door handles or the old mirrors.
The toe board was then cut to size
Now for the front fenders.
The new section was tig welded in then ground smooth
Front shock bolt clearance is the reason for the notch on the front fender supports both left & right.
Wheel tub was trimmed to fit then fully tig welded & ground smooth.
The inner flange is rounded on this corner as the original was.
The grill needed just some minor welding
In side the cowl area some patch work was needed before the toe board supports could be welded in.
The bottom edges of the cowl needed a finale adjustment.
The upper left door pillar needed some attention, a little hammer dolly & welding
The cut open section was folded back & plug welded to give some extra strength in that area
Another clean up detail is to move the factory stamping end in then weld in the custom pocket & end cap all welds were ground smooth & clean.
The floor support needed a small patch made.
Now for the right side
The after market hinges needed some different holes drilled & tapped to fit & make the door open correctly.
The horn ring now flows with the dash
This 3 spoke wheel fits the cars looks better.
The rusted section was removed & the inner was derusted & painted with rust preventative paint, then held in place for final fit check.
The inside weld was ground clean also.
Some finale welding in the trunk floor pan area.
Ended up cutting off the other end & making them new matching side pieces looks better & the owner really likes it.
The wire mesh came from a old 70's era screen door found at the scrap yard.
1930 Ford Roadster Street Rod
Now a small patch was made for the outer skin tig welded in & ground smooth then the flange was turned over to finish.
The new reworked dash adds a custom touch to the project, its just fresh & different.
The trans tunnel box is fully welded
The owner wanted the fender rear apron's welded to the fenders so tig weld them together then grind & smooth the welds.
An original 32 grill is being used.
Tacked into place then fully tig welded to the original back side folds.
Welds ground smooth.
The shell cleaned up nice
New nut plates were made for both hinges.
The 2 filler pieces installed this cleans up the inside.
A minor patch & some welding look good.
Tig tack welded in to place.
New pieces welded in ready for grinding.
Nice clean looking repair.
An extra brace was made.
One of the strips tacked into place.
A new floor pan was bent up using the Baileigh Magnetic brake.
Tail light were original 50 Pontiac & they fit the look of the car simple but clean.
With out one of these your up a creek & not going any where.
The left door also need some attention bondo filler over rust & bent areas nothing a little repair work wont take care of.
The frame was built several years earlier & the fenders, running boards & splash aprons were needed to check for fit..
The new patch was checked for fit then the door section was marked for cut out.
Right door lower hinge area needs help even more.
A new piece of 19 gage steel was bent up on the Baileigh Magnetic brake, then bent to the correct rounded shape then a filler piece was added to finish off the square corner.
It was then tack welded ground smooth along with some hammer & dolly work to make it real straight & clean.