Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
If you wish to discuss your current or up coming car or truck project please feel free to call shop phone 425 433 0294 Best Way small projects to major turn key builds.
The bottom flange was way off so it needed to be trimmed then reworked to fit correctly.
The inner structure is even worse both will need to be replace.
Also the wheel opening arch is off.
Typical old car its got some rust issues & minor dent damage, so its time to clean it up.
The left side wheel lip needed some repair.
1952 Chev General rust out repair
A new piece was made using the Baileigh bead roller.
After market inner structure will need some reworking.
Just like the right side the left needed a repair.
Its getting closer but still needs some rework.
Even the inner structure looks clean & nice no ugly welds they were ground clean as always.
The top was trimmed off.
Fully welded & ground checked for fit gaps are great, time to remove the outer support bar & weld the 1/8 inch holes looking real nice
We have the technology slice, dice ,cut & bend to make it fit & look real nice.
The Baileigh Bead roller was used to rework the wheel arch line & also used to draw the wheel bulge down to fit.
This will fit nice.
All the bare metal was painted with DP primer & next to no filler will be needed on any of the repaired sections.
Then just like the other side tack weld, grind, hammer & dolly, finish weld , grind, hammer & dolly then finish off with the shrink disc & again next to nothing for filler will be needed. Just a real nice clean repair its all in the details.
The replacement panel fit real nice now time to tack weld it on.
After it was fully welded then ground smooth then some hammer ,dolly & shrink disc work it looks real nice very little to no filler.
The owner supplied all the replacement panels including the door skin, it will need to be wheeled to get the correct shape & contour.
Now its time for the outer skin the inner structure is ready for another 65 years of use
The drivers side rear need some help so it was make a repair section, cut out the bad for a butt weld fit, tack in place then grind smooth hammer & dolly finish weld grind smooth, finish with shrink disc.
As you can see the front wheel buldge dose not fit to good.
After tack welding they were ground & hammered & dollied to remove the shrinkage
The owner supplied the after market panel's they will need to be tweaked some & trimmed for what is needed.
Next the ends & bottom edge were folded to a 90 and the corners rounded to the proper shape.
Also just like the right side the after market crappy fit repair section, back to the Baileigh bead roller to crispen the body line.
The dent that is in the second picture was hammered & dollied out with some shrink disc help
Now we have a nice factory looking clean corner. time to finish welding the rest of the butt fit seam no tack lap welds done here.
The tent cover is gone now & concrete is part of the fully enclosed shop I am constantly working to improve my shop , equipment & over all appearance of the property.
The upper belt line had a little rust issue under the rear quarter window.
Clean on the inside & painted with rust preventive paint.
Now for the drivers door the bottom outer skin is rusted thru
Old crud removed & the new ready to weld in.
The old rusted section was cut off & trimmed for a butt weld fit, then the inner rocker was derusted & painted with rust preventive paint .