Fabrication

 
 **IN PROGRESS** -- 1965 Mustang Fastback Concept

**IN PROGRESS** -- 1965 Mustang Fastback Concept

If you dream it, we can build it. From full-blown customs to irreplaceable restoration parts, we can fabricate the most complicated of panels for you. We have many tools on hand, like an English wheel or shrinker/stretcher, that allows to form many different shapes. We'd love to build something unique for you! Why blend in when you can stand out?

A lot of the sheet metal fabrication that we perform involves rust repair and panel replacement. As you can see from the pictures above, this rust occurred on a 1923 Detroit Electric fender. Not exactly a fender you can call up an order new or in reproduction form. A patch had to be made to properly repair this panel. Not only did the contour (or crown) have to match correctly, but the bead. After the panel is fully welded in, and the welds have been ground down, our craftsman will go over the panel with a hammer and dolly, and a file, to make the patch panel fit even more seamlessly to the original panel.

Tackling a project like this Mustang pictured above isn't for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of experience and knowledge to properly replace large panels like this. Not only are we concerned how the floor is going to fit, but the doors, trunk, and fenders, too. By the time all of our welding and grinding has been performed, the Mustang will have regained its structural integrity, and have properly opening and closing doors and trunk lid, with the proper gaps to match.

 

1967 Datsun 1600  Roadster-- Trunk Floor Pan Replacement

 
 

This 1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster trunk floor is another example of a poor repair. Just look at those welds! Not only do they look horrendous, but they're not strong. On the inside of the trunk floor, you can see where they added long, thick steel plates to help reinforce their repair. Had they repaired it properly, there would've been no need for additional supports. We ended up cutting out the floor, and made a new one completely from scratch, following the old measurements exactly. After the car is painted, you'll never be able to tell that the trunk floor was replaced. Same couldn't have been said had we left the previous repair.