1947 Nash Suburban
March, 2013 - 1947 Nash Suburban
Here's another project we've taken on. It arrived as an empty shell with a handful of parts. The existing wood is currently being repaired, refit, or replaced. We'll be doing a complete body off restoration on this Nash. Please check in for our future progress.
December, 2013 - 1947 Nash Suburban
We picked up a parts car for this restoration this fall. The front clip was removed from the parts car, and totally disassembled. The parts were stripped, and necessary repairs are being made to the aged metal. This spring, we will lift the body from the frame, and begin restoration on the chassis and engine. We continue to make progress on the wood repair.
November, 2014 - 1947 Nash Suburban
Before removing the body, we installed all the sheet metal from the parts car, as the original sheet metal was in very poor condition. We straightened and made necessary repairs to the sheet metal to insure proper alignment and fit before final finish. Since repairs are done, the sheet metal is currently in primer, awaiting the color choice, which is going to be Sunset Maroon. The engine has been disassembled, cleaned & machine work has been completed. We are finding all the new parts to assemble the engine. The chassis and suspension parts have all been stripped, primed & painted. The chassis has been re-assembled and is awaiting a set of new tires. We are currently working on the steel body. New inner and outer rocker panels have been fabricated. Partial floor panels obtained from the parts car are being installed. When the steel body work is completed, we will reunite the body to the restored chassis. The next step will be to final fit the woodwork to the steel body. The wood repair is about 80% complete, but it was necessary to get the body fit finished first for the wood to fit properly.
January, 2016 - 1947 Nash Suburban
It's been awhile since we updated you on the progress of this car. Take a peek at the new photos. They tell the story...
1947 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
December, 2013 - 1947 T&C Convertible
As we bring the '41 Barrelback restoration closer to completion, work has begun on this 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible. This car had been in the restoration process already for many years. It arrived in many pieces, but with a new white ash wood body. We began by hand sanding the new wood to prepare it for the finish phase. We will soon secure and lift the body from the frame to begin chassis, engine and drive train restoration. Everything will be removed, every piece re-evaluated and restored or replaced. The owner is considering paint color to be an original factory green.
November, 2014 - 1947 T&C Convertible
We are recently ready to dedicate more efforts toward this car. The white ash body has had two coats of finish. Both coats have been sanded, and it is ready for additional coats (and sanding). The engine had been rebuilt prior to its arrival here. To insure it is ok, we have disassembled and inspected its condition, and are currently re-assembling. It will be detailed with paint (along with all rebuilt engine accessories). As past experience has taught us, we are fitting all sheet metal parts (fenders, inner fenders, cowl, hood...) before the body is lifted from the frame for restoration. This way we will know all fit well before the re-assembly of the finished pieces. There is nothing like a fender that won't fit after the paint has dried!
January, 2016 - 1947 T&C Convertible
It's been awhile since we provided you an update on this beautiful car. Check out the new photos as they tell the true story.
1942 Chrysler Town & Country 9 Passenger Wagon
This car is another very rare find! Affectionately known as a Barrelback, (due to the look of the rear end, which resembles a root beer barrel), this 1942 Chrysler Town & Country 9 Passenger Wagon will be our 4th Barrelback total restoration, our 3rd 1942. We are so very proud and honored to be a part of this restoration, as with all of the others. We will be bringing this project to our shop this month. Plans are to begin restoration soon.