We have the 1931 American Austin back from media blasting, the condition of the car was no surprise upon return. We were very lucky to have a donor chassis that the owners found to get us started on the restoration, without this the rebuild would have been very difficult. The next move was to build a simple square frame with a center line to set the chassis onto. After all the mechanical parts were stripped off the chassis, I mounted the chassis to the frame as shown in the pictures below. From there the cowl was separated from the body and mounted to the chassis frame. A few close up pictures show what poor state the car structurally is in.
Photos of a 1931 American Austin prepping for restoration