This is the backbone
to all good restorations and customs.
During restorations all welded-in panels
are removed and media blasted prior to
repairs. Thus gaining access to internal
structures for further blasting and repairs.
By doing this the restoration is better
than new as rust proofing was only in
infancy during the period that these vehicles
were made. Panels are then reattached
as in factory, except with perfect panel
fits in mind. We go to great detail to
retain all factory contours, swages, drains,
etc. All panels are hand wheeled to correct
shapes avoiding the dependency on fillers.
The use of reproduction panels is avoided
as much as possible as remedial work is
always required to make them fit and they
are usually made from substandard materials.