1931 Ford Victoria

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

1931 Ford Victoria, found 7 layers of paint on body

1931 Ford Victoria

sandblast belt lines, door jams, sand large flatter areas

1931 Ford Victoria

dent in belt line

1931 Ford Victoria

can't get to the back easily, so use stud welder to pull out

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

old repair, brass welded in rusty area, not recommended, warped the panel, so they added bondo

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

bondo removed from fender to see damage

1931 Ford Victoria

old repair to fender

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

old repair, poorly done

1931 Ford Victoria

they welded patch over the rusty panel, big no-no

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

cut out worst of the rusty panel

1931 Ford Victoria

filled holes on inner panel and sealed

1931 Ford Victoria

made new patch, trimmed to fit

1931 Ford Victoria

spot welded in place

1931 Ford Victoria

fully welded, ground smooth and primered

1931 Ford Victoria

rear panel damage

1931 Ford Victoria

straighten and shrink damage on rear panel

1931 Ford Victoria

old repair on rear fender, curve does not match other rear fender with no repairs

1931 Ford Victoria

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

1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria
1931 Ford Victoria

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.