This car had a build feature done on it in Popular Hot Rod while we were working on it. It went through extensive rust repair. The entire bottom was bodyworked and painted. All frame welds were smoothed prior to powdercoat. The poor economy stopped the build.
This is what we started with. The build feature of this car was in the April 2009 issue of Popular Hot Rod. It came from another shop that was not doing the quality of work Ryan wanted. So he brought it to us. We wont get into that.
Once all the rust was repaired and the bodywork done it was primed and blocked 3 times. The panels were all fit. the new firewall built and welded in and then it was off to the paint shop.
Once the bottom was painted it was taken off the roticery. The inside was painted. Then the jams and the cowl and firewall were painted. The firewall and dash was polished and then it was ready to go on the frame.
After we painted the new suspension pieces and the powdercoat was done ryan put the frame together while we worked on the body. Here the body is back on the frame.
Once the body was back on the frame Ryan took it home. He installed the engine and tranny. Once that was done he took it to Kelly Campbell to custom build the entire exaust system out of stainless steel.
Once the exaust system was built and fit in the car Ryan removed it and brought us the pieces. We started the long process of polishing the stainless steel exaust system out. That is when the economy took a turn for the worse and the project stopped.