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I'm beginning my first restoration of a family-owned original '41 Zephyr Sedan and have more questions than anyone could tolerate, so I'll start with two: (1) Given its unit body construction, is there such a thing as a frame-off restoration? (2) Does anyone have a technique for repainting the wood grain on the dashboard?<P>-Inexperienced in California

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Hi, maybe you could get some clues on your questions from Grayson Henry, a few posts, down, that is a superb job on that '40 Connie. There is a process to re-do wood graining that is very good, but as I recall was very demanding and time consuming. Never took the Zephyr body off the frame, seems like it would be a logistical nightmare without a lot of very sophisticated equipment, for myself, I found a simple pick up truck was a hassle, just my 2 cents, good luck, Rolf

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Thanks, Rolf. Can you give me any leads on the wood grain process?

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I saw an article many years ago in a magazine I believe, I sort of repressed it because it was quite complex with many steps and many products, and it seemed that if one step was messed up, it was back to stripping the dash again and starting over. I am sure there are specialists who do the job, I am sorry that I don't know any, Rolf

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Thanks for the web address EZ! Beginning to wish I didn't have so many doors - looks like a $2500 job. Guess I'd better get use to it.

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