1931 Ford Victoria, found 7 layers of paint on body
sandblast belt lines, door jams, sand large flatter areas
dent in belt line
can't get to the back easily, so use stud welder to pull out
old repair, brass welded in rusty area, not recommended, warped the panel, so they added bondo
bondo removed from fender to see damage
old repair to fender
old repair, poorly done
they welded patch over the rusty panel, big no-no
cut out worst of the rusty panel
filled holes on inner panel and sealed
made new patch, trimmed to fit
spot welded in place
fully welded, ground smooth and primered
rear panel damage
straighten and shrink damage on rear panel
old repair on rear fender, curve does not match other rear fender with no repairs
cut old weld, lots of hammering, welding, and reshaping to make the curve match my pattern, will use the bead roller to crispen the edge of the bead
Added fuse panel and re-wired
First test drive.
After setting the timing, engine purrs like a kitten
Accessory dash panel was going to be used, but temp and oil gauges are too deep to fit. Will swap an original style back on with accessory panel below.
newer mirrors mounted on doors.
After 10-15 minutes of running found water in oil, crack in #1 cylinder.
Adding a steel window to replace wood
Cutting down to match original Victoria opening size
Fake vinyl top, bed liner sprayed on