This page shows some of The Metal Surgeon’s completed automotive restorations. 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.
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/restoration
After – 914-GT in paint, ready for for assembly
See full details on this 914 build here.
Before – Porsche 356 Pre-A Restoration
After – Porsche 356 Pre-A in Paint
See full details on this 356 Pre-A build here.
Before – Mercedes Unimog Fabrication
Mercedes Unimog concept build for a landmine investigation company. This is how the truck was delivered to us.
After – Mercedes Unimog Fabrication
Before – 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck restoration
After – 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck
See full details on this Custom Chevy Truck build here.
American Austin – Metal Work completed
- return from media blasting and describes the donor chassis
- chassis and mechanical parts
- starting the new floor construction
- tunnel damage and restoration
- left-hand floor from scratch using a pattern from the right
- upper end of the floor
- grafted into the tunnel to complete the floor
- structural repairs to the tail panel
- tail end of the spare wheel housing panel flange
American Austin – in Paint
Before – rebuild of Mercedes front end
After – Metal work and Paint Completed on the 300SL
Custom hood scoop
SWB Ferrari bumper made from scratch
VW Panel Van Before Conversion to 15-Window
1959 Volkswagen double door panel van that we converted to a 15 window deluxe.
A handmade jig was used to create the corner windows.
The window frames were formed using the original sheet metal from the bus.
15-Window VW After Conversion from Panel Van
Before – 1968 VW Bus Bay Window
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
1968 VW completed with a fresh paint job. 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
A 1959 Triumph TR3A that we completed metal work and paint for Duke’s Garage.
Before – Porsche 356A Rear End Rebuild
1959 Porsche 356A rear end rebuild for a local restoration company (Classic Investments).
After – Porsche 356A Rebuild
Rear of Porsche was completely removed and repaired due to an accident that left it misshapen.
Before – Porsche 356 Complete Metal Work
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 Restoration
Porsche 356C in paint, (final assembly done at Classic Investments).
Before – Porsche 911 Inner Fender Panel
Early Porsche 911 inner fender panels for a local restoration company (Vintage Car Works).
After – Porsche 911 Inner Fender Panels Reproduced
Final fender panels, these are not mass reproduced and therefore the originals had to be repaired or reproduced.
Early Porsche 911 with new inner fender panels fitted.
Before and After Photos of a Filter Restoration
Volkswagen early wing nut air filter restoration.
Custom lengthened hood for Ford
Custom Grille Shell and Insert Panel for 32 Ford
A custom 1932 Ford radiator shell made from aluminum.
A Bonneville-style grille insert to fit any shell. This shell was narrowed 1-inch from the original. Only one in the world!