Completed Projects

This page shows some of The Metal Surgeon’s completed automotive car restoration.  Some of our projects do not require us to do paint and final assembly, since some work is we do is for for local restoration shops.  In those cases we complete at minimum the metal work, then they assemble in house and present to the customer.  Also, some of our customers prefer to do the final assembly of the car in their own garages.

We do a wide variety of metal work from your straight down the line nut and bolt restoration, to a full custom ‘one of a kind,‘ to concept engineering/fabrication projects like the Mercedes Unimog.

The nice thing about our new 8,000 sqft facility is we can work on more projects with our well qualified 5-man team.  Be sure to also check out our current projects page.

Before – Porsche 914 to 914-6 GT conversion/car restoration

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After – 914-GT in paint, ready for for assembly

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See full details on this 914 build here.


See full details on this 356 Pre-A build here.


Before – Mercedes Unimog Fabrication

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Mercedes Unimog concept build for a landmine investigation company.  This is how the truck was delivered to us.

After – Mercedes Unimog Fabrication

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Hand crafted floors.
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Before – 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck restoration

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Original, but worn interior.

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Check out the center hinged hood and side panel mechanism. This will be replaced with a full custom one piece hood.

After – 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck

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Custom made aluminium one piece forward moving hood.

See full details on this Custom Chevy Truck build here.


American Austin – Metal Work completed

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American Austin – in Paint

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Before – rebuild of Mercedes front end

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After – Metal work and Paint Completed on the 300SL

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Custom hood scoop

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Created for a Sunbeam Tiger.


 SWB Ferrari bumper made from scratch

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 Before – 1968 VW Bus Bay Window

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This is how the 1968 Bay Window came to the work shop; the front end was crushed  from an impact to the spare wheel;  the driver’s side floor was rotted out; the original trim was damaged; there were random holes drilled for antennas and mirrors; plus there were several isolated rusted areas.

After – 68 VW Bus Restoration

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1968 VW completed with a fresh paint job. Car restoration process:  Jalousie windows were removed and replaced with original window/vent configuration from the factory.  New weather stripping all round.  Powder coated wheels and new German hubcaps with hand painted VW logos.  Restored original bumpers to factory cloud white.  Custom handmade fresh air intake vent housing.


Before – Triumph TR3A Car Restoration

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A 1959 Triumph TR3A that we completed metal work and paint for Duke’s Garage.



Before – Porsche 356A Rear End Rebuild

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1959 Porsche 356A rear end rebuild for a local restoration company (Classic Investments).

After – Porsche 356A Rebuild

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Rear of Porsche was completely removed and repaired due to an accident that left it misshapen.


 Before – Porsche 356 Complete Metal Work

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1963 Porsche 356C Cabriolet metal work and paint for a local restoration company, Classic Investments. Body had suffered some poor repair attempts in the past.

 After – Porsche 356 Complete Car Restoration

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Porsche 356C in paint, (final assembly done at Classic Investments).


 Before – Porsche 911 Inner Fender Panel

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Early Porsche 911 inner fender panels for a local restoration company (Vintage Car Works).

 After – Porsche 911 Inner Fender Panels Reproduced

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Final fender panels, these are not mass reproduced and therefore the originals had to be repaired or reproduced.

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Early Porsche 911 with new inner fender panels fitted.


Before and After Photos of a Car Filter Restoration

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Custom Grille Shell and Insert Panel for 32 Ford

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 Custom Dashboards for Early Fords

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