A Class Act Auto Restoration

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by @hotrodhippie

#FBF to @porterbuilt installation on a shortened 55 Chevy truck chassis last year. A fun change of pace from all the sheetmetal work. #55chevytruck #porterbuilt #chassisfab #customtruck

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by @hotrodhippie

Just rebuilding a 55 Chevy from the inside out over here. #sheetmetal #rustrepair #55chevy #belair

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by @hotrodhippie

Bel-Air A-Pillar repair. Swipe right to see just how bad the pillar was before. #sheetmetal #metalshaping #hammerforming #belair #55chevy #rustrepair

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by @hotrodhippie

Rare option for a 55 Chevy, quick change splash panel rubbers... #55chevy #belair #rot #rustrepair

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by @hotrodhippie

Some folks would probably pay a pretty penny to try and emulate this finish... #patina #byebyepaint #55chevy

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by @hotrodhippie

Honda powered Mini rolled in to get the project wrapped up. I've always wanted to do one of these. #minicooper #mini #hondamini #honda #aclassactauto

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by @hotrodhippie

Turned the @roadstershop SPEC chassis into a roller today. Those @baer_brakes sure do look nice on there. #roadstershop #baerbrakes #customcar #trifive #musclecar

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by @hotrodhippie

Shiny, clean, and updated speedo for the 58 Vette. @redlinegaugeworks cleaned these up and converted the gauges to electronics. #corvette #restomod #autorestoration #ls3 #lsx #redlinegaugeworks

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by @hotrodhippie

The @roadstershop 55 Belair SPEC chassis arrived for the next project on deck. This ought to be a fun one when it is all said and done. #specchassis #roadstershop #chassisfab #belair #55chevy

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by @hotrodhippie

"Flat" panels are a bane of my existence as of late. #sheetmetal #metalshaping #tigwelding #tig

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by @hotrodhippie

A quick reverse curve clearance blister from yesterday. This was a fun but challenging little piece to create some exhaust clearance around the spare tire well of the 58 Corvette. #sheetmetal #fabrication #metalshaping #restomod

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by @hotrodhippie

I put the Restorer to work stripping the Sterling doors this week. Four layers of material stripped away with relative ease compared to other methods. #portercablerestorer #restorer #autorestoration #sheetmetal

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by @hotrodhippie

My Boss got the body off of the Vette this morning. I had to snap a few shots of the chassis before disassembly. #corvette #chassisfabrication #restomod #ls3

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by @hotrodhippie

Wood wood everywhere. Stripped the door frames of the Sterling with the Restorer and stained them with a fresh couple coats. When this truck is done it should last another couple generations. #woodwork #autorestoration #portercablerestorer #sheetmetal

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by @hotrodhippie

Moved on to a quick cleanup on the Sterling doors. For how rough the cab was the doors were in surprisingly good shape. Skin bottoms, a little wood reinforcing, and a few dings later... #sheetmetal #fabrication #autorestoration #rustrepair

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by @hotrodhippie

Progressing along with the Sterling. Got the roof mocked up so it can be dinged in position to maintain shape. This project has been fun but I'm ready for what comes next. #41sterling #autorestoration #fabrication #sheetmetal

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by @hotrodhippie

Quick and dirty repair of this roof edge on the 41 Sterling. #rustrepair #metalwork #fabrication #tigwelding #autorestoration

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by @hotrodhippie

This week I began nailing the sheet metal onto the 41 Sterling. That is a first in my career. Hand nailing metal onto wood. #autorestoration #sterlingtrucks #restoration #sheetmetal #woodwork #truck #autobody #woodglue #metalwork #metalshaping

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by @hotrodhippie

The Galaxie is back in the shop. Photo shows the firewall panel I made to house the rag joint that mates the @ididitsteering column to the #BoregesonSteering box. Hard to make out but I had to recess the steering box into the frame about 3/4" to get it to line up as it should. Bolt on parts 🙄#Galaxie #ford #fordgalaxie #powersteering #sheetmetal #metalshaping #metalwork #fabrication

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by @hotrodhippie

#TBT to the 40 Ford lower dash and center console I built last year. There were a lot of components to cram in. 5 pound bag and all. #sheetmetal #metalwork #fabrication #40ford #streetrod #customcar #lokar

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by @hotrodhippie

Whenever I spot weld panels together, I make sure to mask off the spot points, then primer all the flange areas that will be forever shrouded. This is far too common of an area for rust to begin, so anything I can do to prevent it even a little is a good idea. #spotweld #sheetmetal #work #fabrication #autorestoration #primer #autobody #sterlingtrucks #steel

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by @hotrodhippie

This is the strangest roll cage I've ever built, but I have to admit it looks pretty neat. The skeleton of hardwood is just about ready to be re-skinned with the repaired metal. Time to nail some Sheetmetal on... #sterlingtrucks #1941sterling #hardwood #coachbuilding #woodworking #woodwork #sheetmetal #fabrication #restoration #autorestoration

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by @hotrodhippie

Automotive Restoration, now featuring deck stain... This has been a first. Got to make that wood last as long if it longer than the old stuff. #autorestoration #deckstain #weird #woodworking #woodwork #sterlingtruck #1941sterling #restoration #painting #work #classiccar #truck #truckrestoration

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by @hotrodhippie

I put the Milwaukee M12 jigsaw to work on this short week. It made quick work of notching the Sterling floor for the B-Pillars to pocket into. Why do any tools have cords at this point? #woodworking #wood #sterlingtruck #autorestoration #truckrestoration #truck #trucks #tools #cordlesstools #milwaukeetools #m12 #jigsaw #milwaukee

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by @hotrodhippie

What do you see when you look at this 41 Sterling floor? Maybe I just have @starwars on the brain. Anyone else off to see Solo? Swipe right to see more of the 41 Sterling floor stuck together! #solo #soloastarwarsstory #starwars #woodworking #1941sterling #restoration #sterlingtruck #wood #autorestoration #milleniumfalcon #photoshop

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by @hotrodhippie

My boss at A Class Act is working on getting the 427 back into his C10 pickup this weekend. A clean truck with a fresh new mean motor. #c10 #chevy #chevytrucks #c10trucks #427 #tripower #3x2 #lowered #aclassact #customtruck #clean #autorestoration #hotrod #streettruck

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by @hotrodhippie

Can anyone ID this rack / suspension? Swipe for more photos. This car has a bump steer complaint and I can't ID the stuff off hand. Looks like it's thoroughly modified and that's likely their issue. (Not built by us.) #streetrod #hotrod #suspension #chassisfab #car #customcar #ford #coilovers #coilover #steeringrack #custom #kustom #musclecar

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by @hotrodhippie

A quick shot of the new A Pillars for the 1941 Sterling. They are one piece and sleeve over the wooden structure. It has to be a tight fit, and was a tight fit to make it right. #work #sheetmetal #fabrication #metalshaping #englishwheel #steel #sterlingtruck #autorestoration #restoration

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