Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cadi make-over

DSCF8060 DSCF8062This Cadillac is in the shop to get makeover. We will be repairing an old repair in the hood that happened years ago and fixing some peeling paint issues on the hood and fender. An all over re-paint and new chrome inserts in the body side moldings will round out the make over. Quite a bit was accomplished today on this one. The entire car was sanded and the damaged body panels  were repaired. Tomorrow we hope to get the repair areas in primer early and finish sanding and washing it thoroughly in the afternoon so we can spray it next week. The dark blue on this car looked great when it was new. When we are done, it will look just as good as it did then.

Avalon’s getting some booth time

DSCF8063DSCF8066DSCF8065We were able to get the Avalon in the booth today and did get it painted. It turned out really nice. The parts came in right on time this morning so we trimmed the fender out first thing and put it on the car as soon as it was dry enough. Once that was done, it was put into the booth and prepped for paint. Right after lunch Paul started pulling the trigger on this 3 stage pearl white paint job an he finished up late this afternoon. Tomorrow we will re-assemble the car and if that goes smoothly Its possible this one goes back home tomorrow. Wish us luck.

Yes, another Ghia in the shop

DSCF8045 DSCF8051 DSCF8050 DSCF8049 DSCF8046 DSCF8052This Awesome little Ghia is in the shop to get its left fender repaired. While the owner was out on a nice drive one day, the left wheel decided to escape. It came off, but luckily it didnt do too much damage. It did bulge the fender out some and rolled the edge over in a few places. We also will have to replace the rotor, backing plate and the wheel, as they were all damaged from the wheel coming off and grinding on the road. While repairing the fender, we also pulled off all the lights, grills and bumper to ensure a great repair and paint job. We did get primer on here before we left for the day and tomorrow we will block that out and re-prime it

52′ Ford

DSCF8037 DSCF8054 DSCF8055 DSCF8053Great progress on the cab to the ’52 this week, The outside body is complete, as well as the left door jamb. Tomorrow we hope to get the right jamb and dash squared away. There has been a panel welded in the center of the dash that needs to finished off as well as a couple of holes that were welded up that are no longer needed. Once those are smooth this cab will get another coat of primer before beautiful red paint gets sprayed on it. This will definitely be a head turner!!

Little filler, little primer, little sanding

DSCF8044 DSCF8042 DSCF8058Update on the Avalon here. Today we started the repair on the hood and right front door early this morning. Things went very well with this team effort. Chris worked the door while Paul worked the hood. This enabled us to get it in primer just after lunch. A few hours of dry time and Paul was able to get it sanded before we finished for the day. We should have the parts in the morning. Once they come in, we will get the fender trimmed out and installed as well as prep the bumper for paint. If all goes well, it would be nice to get this one painted tomorrow. Dont want to over promise, but its possible.

’52 Ford truck cab, still moving along

DSCF8035 DSCF8034 DSCF8033 We have been having some computer issues over the past week, so I haven’t been posting our work as often as normal. We did work on the the ’52 cab some last week and today as well. The body work is moving along nicely. The outside is pretty close, maybe another day or so, and then a few hours on the dash, and this one is ready for more primer. Here you can see Chris working the firewall. Paul and I worked the back of the cab while Rick worked the left fender mounting panel. A good amount accomplished today.

Its Toyota week

DSCF8020 DSCF8022 DSCF8036This Corolla was involved in a moderate fender bender late last week. We have parts on order and most should come in tomorrow. We will be sending this over the frame shop, hopefully tomorrow to get a light pull on the front end to move everything back into shape. Once back from the frame show, it should be smooth sailing from there on out.

A hunting we will go

DSCF8011 DSCF8013This Avalon is in the shop to get battle scars left over from a fight with a deer repaired. We disassembled it today and wrote up an estimate for the repairs. Once the insurance company comes out to take a look we can get started on it. A new bumper, fender, a few new brackets and a repair on the right front door and hood will round out the repair process.

BMW repair

DSCF7986 DSCF7989 DSCF7992This BMW is in the shop to get its fender repaired. Here you can see we have it in primer in the first picture. The second and third pictures show it in  base coat and the finished product with clear. We will get this installed and cleaned up for the customer and ready for the weekend.

Parts everywhere

DSCF7977 DSCF7974 DSCF7978 DSCF7981 DSCF7981 DSCF7984Yesterday we prepped these parts for the ’52 Ford for paint. We blasted these parts a couple of weeks ago, but havent had a chance to paint them yet. We started off by sanding them with 180 grit paper to get a smooth surface. We then cleaned them very well with wax and grease remover. We then hung each part up in the booth so that all sides could be sprayed at the same time. Paul took over here by spraying a coat of PPG’s DPLV epoxy sealer. Once that was dry, it was followed with a couple of coats of eggshell black single stage. Most of these parts you will never see once on the truck but they must all function and look presentable just in case. Once reassembled, these parts will be ready for another 70 years of service.

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