Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sentra on the mend

DSCF9449DSCF9450DSCF9454This little Sentra is in the shop to get the left door repaired. Its the result of a parking lot bump up.  A large truck just didnt see the little Sentra and backed right into the door. We used a stud welder to pull that metal back into shape then used a little filler to smooth it all up again. We will be painting this one tomorrow and hopefully it will go home on Friday

Prius is up

DSCF9443DSCF9451DSCF9452DSCF9453This Prius is almost ready for delivery. It was involved in a rear end collisions that smashed the hatch in and completely ripped the bumper off. As you can see here most of it back together and almost ready to go. However when the bumper was ripped off a couple of little clips and specialty screws that hold the bumper on were lost in the accident. We have those parts on order and as soon as they arrive we can install the bumper and this one is ready for the road again.

FJ’s Back

DSCF9457DSCF9455The FJ is back from the metal shop.  After a good long while at the metal shop it is finally structurally sound. This FJ 55 had new rockers, new cab mounts, new patches for the fenders, doors and quarters as well as rear fender well openings replaced while it was away. There was also some rust in the hood repaired as well as in between the upper and lower fender. Most of those parts had to be fabricated but the rockers were available new. Another thing that made this job a little more difficult was that some of these areas that were patched up, had been patched up before. So in most cases on this particular job, all of the old panel was removed to allow for just one patch instead of a patch inside of a patch. This just makes for a nicer job. Now it is our turn to get this awesome piece of Toyota history looking nice again. These things are virtually unstoppable. Our plan is to make it look good while doing it.

Yep, another deer

DSCF9428DSCF9429DSCF9427This Sonata is in the shop to get the front put back on and the dents all down the side. Apparently the deer rolled down the side causing some dents to the doors. We disassembled it today to make sure there wasn’t any hidden damage behind the bumper or headlamp. Tomorrow we will start the repairs on the doors and get the parts ordered up. This repair should go pretty smoothly. Stay tuned.

Rear body is on

DSCF9426Late today we got the Prius back from the frame shop. While it was there, They went on and welded the rear body panel on while it was on the frame machine. The right quarter pulled out really nicely so only a little amount of straightening will be needed there. We will also have to repair the roof and seal up the welds on the rear body panel. Tomorrow we also plan on triming the the hatch out with the correct color for this car. Once that is all complete, it will take its turn in the booth. The roof, right quarter, hatch and rear bumper will all get fresh paint early next week.


DSCF9415DSCF9414DSCF9413This awesome ’63 Grand Prix is in the shop to get a couple of patches replaced in the quarters. Someone did a wonderful job restoring this car several years ago but like everything, nothing lasts forever. We will be fixing up a few places and painting the bad places back up nice and shiny to keep this lead sled on the road for a few more years.

No holes

DSCF9411DSCF9410DSCF9416Over the past few days we have been welding up the molding holes in the doors on the Ghia. We have the left side completed and most on the right welded. Also on the left side we have ground them down and applied a coat of All Metal.  We will do our finish body work over top of the All Metal once its back on the pan. We only have a couple more patches to button up before the body goes back on.

Back in black

DSCF9412Here is the final results on Chevy truck. All evidence of the handle bar scratch is gone and its all back shiny again. The customer we very pleased and happy to get his truck back.

Ready to roll

DSCF9409DSCF9408Here we have the finished product. This Camaro is all fixed up and ready for the road again.

We handled it.

DSCF9406This new Silverado came into the shop to get a battle scar repaired. A bicycle handle bar got a little too close and put a good scratch in both doors. We repaired the scratch last Friday and slid it into the booth today for paint. As you can see it turned out really nice. Tomorrow we will put it all back together and replace the emblem on the door. It should be ready tomorrow evening.

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