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Custom 1959 Cadillac Restoration Interior Design, Brakes, Trunk…

Front brakes are complete for the Hot Rod Cadillac.  These were custom made for this car by Master Power Brakes. All of the work that Master Power Brakes does for me is terrific, and this high performance braking system is just more of the same old thing. […]

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Sound, Details, And Electrical

Chrome and trim pieces were obtained this week to supplement some missing/damaged pieces of the donor car’s.  These pieces will be reconditioned, polished, chrome plated as needed. Engine guy is doing his thing in California, body work is going on, electrical at the same time, and the […]

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Work, Work, Work!

The trunk got done!  Cut out the old metal, replaced with new.  New is better than old because it has no rust! Look, it’s new and shiny and perfect allll the way across. And no sooner does the trunk floor get done than it’s time to make […]

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Body Work Moving Along At A Great Pace

Body work is getting done very quickly, right on schedule.  The left quarter is done, in high build primer, ready for final block sanding.  After the final block sanding is complete it’s just sealer and paint left before assembly. We lost two days of production to a […]

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Structure Is Complete, Body Work Is In Progress

So, what do you think of where this bad boy is headed?  A terrific local artist, Marty Coulter, painted this for the customer and I’ve got it framed and ready to mail to him. Don’t you just love fins?  Body work is done on this side of […]

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More Metal Work

This weed saw the completion of the structural work to finish the convertible top design.  The rain channel is complete, modified from the Buick design to the Cadillac design.  All of the work has to be custom fabricated, this isn’t an off-the-shelf project! The center section of […]

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The Hard Part Is Done, The Rest Is Easy

There, how do you like it?  The ’59 Monster Cadillac Convertible is now a convertible!  The structure is roughed in, the bows work and fit perfectly, everything is straight, everything is square. This is the main rear section from the ’60 Buick parts car that was custom […]

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Top On, Top Off

When restoring a vintage car there’s a lot of chrome to be replated.  This ’59 Cadillac is pretty famous for having lots and lots and lots of chrome to go along with the fins and the length and width.  So here’s a photo that was taken to […]

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Rust Free Is Very Good!

OK, car is disassembled, cleaned out, blasted to bare steel, washed, neutralized, and ready to be etch primed and sealed tomorrow.  (Sorry about the photo quality!  I guess it’s time for some new photo technology at the garage.) The frame for the Cadillac Restoration is completely stripped […]

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Low Resolution Photos Taken With My Phone While Traveling

I pick up just about every project car that is restored at Doug Jenkins Garage.  I bought this Cadillac on behalf of a customer and this low res photo was taken with my phone while loading it in New Jersey.  Hey, every classic car restoration project has […]

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