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1959 Ford Retractable Restoration, Headliner Complete

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12 2014

1959 Ford Retractable Restoration Interior And Details

Dash painted and reassembled, new switches and knobs and bezels, linkage restored, faces restored, chrome restored.

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New reproduction hood emblem finally located.

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New aftermarket horns were located and installed inside original reconditioned horn housings.

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Interior coming back together.

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Window switches only available in brown so we refinished them in the correct color of white.

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Seat frames and tracks getting restored.

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Power steering reconditioned, new hoses.

Ford Skyliner Retractable Restoration Steering

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10 2014

1959 Skyliner Restoration

Sail panel trim installed, rear glass installed.

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Wheels blasted, repaired, primed, painted, and new tires ready for installation.

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New sill plates, vehicle decals, and rocker moldings.

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New bumper overrides, reconditioned bumper, trunk upholstery and dash assembly in progress.

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New rocker moldings after being polished in-house to bring them up to the standard of the rest of the car.  Exhaust deflectors installed.  Rear view mirrors installed after re-shaping the base to fit, a common challenge when installing aftermarket parts when they’re the only thing available.  Windlace installed around dash so that other interior trim can be installed.

 

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09 2014

1959 Ford Retractable Restoration, Steering

Steering restoration is complete on the ’59 Skyliner.

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05 2014

Just A Ton More Details, 1959 Ford Retractable Restoration

More pieces put on the car.

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Rebuilt AC lines, new fittings, sight glass.

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Unobtainable trim clips restored.

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New custom made hood emblem.  Again, these aren’t just available in a catalog and all of the old ones are missing.  Very rare, very cool. !cid_645

 

New dash speaker.

 

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04 2014

Ford Retractable Restoration Trim And Exhaust

 

 

Exhaust ready to go in.  The heat riser wasn’t available new so we reconditioned a used one we located.

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And how it looks installed.

 

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New fender gun sights and license plate light.

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03 2014

Doug Jenkins Garage Trim Restoration

Doug Jenkins Garage Ford Skyliner Trim Restoration.  Sail panel pieces restored, black pinstriping done.

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Headlight buckets, before and after restoration, with new wiring harnesses, at Doug Jenkins Garage.

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“Top” warning light lens, before and after.  This is just another example of a piece that is not available for the restoration and had to be made in-house.

 

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Rear window trim restored, black highlights.

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02 2014

Doug Jenkins Garage ’59 Ford Retractable Restoration

Wiring is being installed, AC compressor is restored, detailed, and installed, all new glass is installed with new weatherstrip, rubber seals, window motors and switches.  Wind wings are rebuilt and plated.  “500” emblem on the rear is polished and being anodized…also shown is one of the numbers before being polished.  Gauges have been sent to the restorer in a custom box that holds the gauge as if it were installed so that no packing material touches the gauge face.

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02 2014

Some ’59 Ford Retractable Restoration Details

An original compressor was very hard to locate for this project.  On the right is one that is not locked up, but the one on the left is unrestorable but good for some parts.

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Headlight buckets before and after painting.

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10 2013

Enduring A Delay With Some Stainless Polishing, But Other Work Continues With ’59 Ford Skyliner Restoration

Here is a spectacular bit of stainless work, installed with some of the blue protective coating left on.  There has been a major delay with some of the stainless trim, it required further polishing, but what reassembly that can be completed without it has been moving ahead.  The stainless goes on pretty much before most of the other assembly work can be done.

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New seals on inner fender liners, new ductwork.

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Beautiful engine installation, suspension complete.

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08 2013