Car Restoration: 1932 Ford sedan “Lakester” roof chop: Part 2
This post covers the second part of a car restoration project in house for a customer based in Australia. A 1932 Ford sedan in original paint, that is going to be turned into a Bonneville Lakester style build.
The second part of this car restoration series covers the remaining major areas of the custom build, which includes the rear window modification and roof insert panel.
Car Restoration: Rear window custom modification
Rear window frame chopped 2.5″, TIG welded and metal finished.
The rear window frame being tacked into position 0.5″ closer to the belt line than original spec.
The rear window TIG welded in and metal finished.
Car Restoration: Roof insert panel
Roof insert operation begins. Objective is to remove fully the wooden structure. The wood structure will be put back in once the roof insert panel is complete.
Wooden structure now removed.
Using a wood router, we re-sectioned the original wood frame to compensate for the chop.
Insert panel welded into position and metal finishing begin.
Checking the profile as we go with ‘wax and grease ‘ remover used as a highlighter.
The center of the roof.
A smooth profile.
Car Restoration: Final metal work!
The car was displayed at this years Creme de la Chrome in downtown Denver to show the quality of what lies beneath our painted restorations. The metal work is an important foundation for any car restoration and it’s important to chose your shop wisely to make sure they have the necessary skill set to perform the duties on your classic vehicle.
Complete view of the finished metal work at the show to back up our motto “know what’s under your paint.”
A custom grille insert to complete the front end ‘mock up,’ to give an overall view of the concept.
Overall view of the the rear on display at the Creme de la Chrome show in downtown Denver 2014.
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