Final Assembly

Putting it all together!

My car was taken apart over 10 years ago. We are now trying to put it back together with different front fenders, different hood, and a new independant front end suspension with a 2 1/2 inch drop. Needless to say, the parts do not line up. The bigest problem was the front splash pan not sitting properly to line up with the front bumper and the grill (which bolts to the splash pan and front fenders).

 

 

The driver's side end bumper guard was slightly bent. We may decide not to re-attach them to the front bumper.

 

Cory at Anola Collision managed to work out a solution with the splash pan!

 

The pan in front of the radiator needed some minor adjustments to fit properly (with a hammer).

 

 

        

When Doug and Cory installed the panels on the front of the doors, they found that because of the angle of the fenders, the bottom of the fenders overlapped the door by 1 1/2 inches. This problem occured because the radiator housing was installed too low. They had to put about 1 1/2 inches of shim under the radiator housing to lift the front of the fenders up. It worked!

        

 

The rear end with the splash pan and rear bumper installed.

 

 

The front end with the 2-piece splash pan and front bumper installed.

 

 

The horns are installed. Working on the front headlights

 

 

The headlights, park lights, and grill are installed

 

 

 

I finally got my newly upholstered sun visors and arm rests back from my upholsterer!

 

 

He had them for almost 2 years. I purchased the arm rests new from Chevs-of-the-40s. The sun visors are originals that were re-covered.

 

 

To install the arm rests, I will make sure the window is up all the way. After the screws are installed I will slowly lower the window and ensure that they do not touch the window! If it touches the window, I will have to use shorter screws.

 

 

 

        

This piece fits over the door hinge screws. Doug did not like the quality of the finish, so his fabricator Cory made a new one from scratch! Nice job.