Ian_Greenlaw

1934 Dodge Full Body Off Restoration

Recommended Posts


Benefits of AACA Membership.

My door sill cover were made by :

 

Donald Kuehn

Door Sills LLC,

I have 2 addresses :

302 Legion Place, Haledon, NJ 07508

United States

or

81 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508

United States

 

Phone (973) 423-1196

 

I bought mine in 2011 and cost me USD$270 which included shipping.

Probably cost a little bit more now !

 

Hope this helps

 

Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well finally the old girl moved and is on her way to the Upholsterer. Been a while since she's seen daylight.

Now I can finally sort out whats left to do and all the finishing pieces.

Hopefully catch up with a fellow 34 owner on Wednesday and going to see someone about an exhaust system.

I literally did not have one that came with the car.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4148.jpg

IMG_4149.jpg

IMG_4150.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a very significant milestone, good luck to you.

Have they indicated how long it might take?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They said 3 months. That allows for them to do other already prebooked jobs etc....also give me time to work on and have ready a number of smaller but fiddly parts.

I'm glad you didn't ask how much......I might end up with the bum ripped out of my pants !

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a huge amount to report with Xmas and work in the way. When I got the car there was no roof lining, no carpet and one door trim in tact. The seats were badly deteriorated and a few things had been living in them. The upholsterer pulled the front seat apart, blasted and powdercoated it. The other seats are being pullled apart slowly. We've decided on leather for the seats, A light grey for the headlining and a charcoal carpet. Just waiting on them coming back from holidays. The guy doing the hubcaps said due to them being so deep dished they are splitting his molds so he won't be able to make new skins for them. I'll start having a crack at restoring these myself.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_3739.jpg

IMG_4218.jpg

IMG_4190.jpg

IMG_3963.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

The guy doing the hubcaps said due to them being so deep dished they are splitting his molds so he won't be able to make new skins for them. I'll start having a crack at restoring these myself.

 

Hi Ian, I have not been able to locate a USA based hub cap restorer, I even reached out to the fellow in NZ, but had no reply.

 

Would you share the name/email of the person you found down there or PM me the contact email. Thanks. Merry Chrissy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

HI,

His name is Dave Patten Replica Manufacturing Ltd, 160 New York Street, Martinborough, NZ Tel 027 247 7956 Email dave.patten@wise.net.au

 

Here's a link to his web site :

http://www.replicahubcaps.co.nz/

 

Cheers

Ian

 

I thought "Great! I should add that to my vendors list". So went to my website, clicked the log in and pulled up the form for editing vendors. And it was already there. Old age is setting in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

HI,

His name is Dave Patten Replica Manufacturing Ltd, 160 New York Street, Martinborough, NZ Tel 027 247 7956 Email dave.patten@wise.net.au

 

Here's a link to his web site :

http://www.replicahubcaps.co.nz/

 

Cheers

Ian

 

 

Yea, that's the fellow I emailed a few months back, and still have not had a reply.

 

I will try again, thanks Ian!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know he's away to mid January on holidays, but I too have found he takes a while to get back to you. His work is excellent, I think he needs to organise himself !!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bit further on the progression of the car. The upholsterer has now cleaned the stripped seats repaired any damaged springs etc...

They then attach what looks like "shade cloth" to the underside to protect the base of the seat.

He made a temporary cover for the seats in black vinyl to get an idea of the pleating pattern in the seats. The buttons have not been installed as this will be done on final assembly.

He does this so he gets and acurate pattern for the seats before he cuts into the leather.......good idea I say !!!

Next step is to start on the headlining.

The guys doing the woodgrain effect on the garnish molds also came back to me and they have base coated all of these. They've done the woodgrain look and once dry will be giving it 2 coats of clear.

Slowly but surely getting there.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4298.JPG

IMG_4299.JPG

IMG_4295.JPG

IMG_4296.JPG

IMG_4297.JPG

Resized_20200116_124246.jpeg

Resized_20200116_124308.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks to be coming along nicely, Ian. Is that someone locally doing the woodgrain?

John

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi John,

Its a guy in Williamstown from a company called Charles Restorations.......google them and you'll see the work that they do.

Wish I could do body work like some of these guys........oh well !!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bit more progress. They guy doing the garnish molds has nearly finished them. A bit of a sand and another shot of clear and all done. Looking the part !!

Resized_20200129_111524.jpeg

Resized_20200129_122028.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ian, great job have been looking at progress. I may need to pick your brains on people you used for pin strips and woodgrain etc.

I am located in Wangaratta, Victoria.

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Peter,

The guys doing the woodgraining are not doing small jobs anymore. They do high end full restorations....$100,000 up to $1,000,000. I only saw one of their cars at the motorclassica a number of years ago and asked if they'd do mine. I was lucky I'm the last small job they are doing. I believe Wayne's Woodgraining does a good job. He's in Syndney...02 49573696 or 0407017919.

 

The guy who did the pin striping works with the guy whopainted my car. His name is Dave 0433178708 and his mate Simon.......Dave calls him Simple Simon....ha.....he does the pin striping.

 

Both do a brilliant job.

 

Let me know if you need some more leeds......I'll help where I can.

 

Cheers

Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey all,

A bit more progress.... Upholsterer made up some paper templates to get a feel as to the fit of boards he's going to make up. Cut out one of the door backing boards which has a lot of detail drawn on it. There's a lot of indented work and curved pleating ( I suppose you call it that ). He made up a sample wher he cut foam, glued a piece of leather, cut again, glued again etc etc and this gave him an idea of how the indentations would look. Its not the interior colour but just a trial. He needs the garnish molds so he can get the backing board correct height. Baby steps but starting to take shape.

 

Cheers

Ian

 

IMG_4337.jpg

IMG_4338.jpg

IMG_4339.jpg

IMG_4340.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bit more progress.

Bit more testing with the black vinyl and buttons. Original patterns and new boards being marked up and ready to cut out. Sewn leather for the bottom of the rear seat and the rear seat started on. Also picked up the garnish moulds and dropped the door ones off to the upholsterer.

 

Cheers

Ian

Resized_20200204_131741.jpg

Resized_20200206_103012.jpg

Resized_20200206_103017.jpg

Resized_20200206_130039.jpg

IMG_4380.jpg

IMG_4381.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couple of pics of the headlining roughed in and with the template of the rear seat in place.

Certainly looking the part !

IMG_0565.jpg

IMG_0566.jpg

IMG_0567.jpg

IMG_0564.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

Still chugging along. Thought about the bonnet bump stops and I wasn't really happy with the way they sat. I bought some new ( and expensive ) ones from Steele Rubber. These are the ones with the rivet in them. You can see how they really don't fit. The thickness is also vastly different. There are also two types on the 34 so after parting with $110 I feel better I have the correct ones as I really want the bonnet sides protected.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4370.jpg

IMG_4368.jpg

IMG_4369.jpg

IMG_4371.jpg

IMG_4372.jpg

IMG_4374.jpg

IMG_4376.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey all,

Dropped into the Upholsterer for my weeky visit to the ole girl. Nothing much happening until I opened the car up and they've done a test fitting of the rear seat. The button haven't been done and a few adjustments to do but overall good progress. The previous owner of the business comes in a day or so to help and give advice.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4399.jpg

IMG_4400.jpg

IMG_4401.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

Bit of an update. While the car is still in the Upholstory shop I've been working on some small projects until she comes back. I've had made up some brackets that I measured and designed to anchor the number plates to the bumper bar iron bolts. I have to finish polishing them and cleaning them up. I also had to bend one slightly so it fits around the bumper bar.

The upholsterer has also made some progress. The front seat is 3/4 done, the carpet is almost finished. They are having trouble with the indented door panels to get the leather to sit tightly. They can do a small area as per the sample in a previous post but a larger area is not holding its shape. They are trying a stiched option. I think it will all work out in the end but have to compromise a bit otherwise the cost will escalate out of control.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4452.jpg

IMG_4453.jpg

IMG_4473.jpg

IMG_4513.JPG

IMG_4474.jpg

IMG_4475.jpg

IMG_4512.JPG

IMG_4510.JPG

IMG_4511.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

Went and checked on the ole girl today ( dodgng the virus on the way ! ) and a bit more progress. He formed up the rear seat arm rests, made a temproary support to get the size, the completed it with a more solid construction. He's also made some templates for the trim pieces that go above the doors and the pillars on the sides of the doors.

 

Next he said I'll see a big improvement as he's going to fill in the rear luggage section and start to finish off the pieces that go from the headlining to the base of the windows.

 

Also took my hubcap skins to a guy not far from me who after an hour took all the dints out of one of the skins. Next is coppering and then some adjusting and finally plating.

 

Cheers

Ian

IMG_4488.jpg

IMG_4518.jpg

IMG_4519.jpg

IMG_4520.jpg

IMG_4535.jpg

IMG_4536.jpg

IMG_4537.jpg

IMG_4538.jpg

IMG_4461.JPG

IMG_4462.JPG

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now