1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Below you will find photos of the car restoration process. After the car came back from media blasting, it looked like swiss cheese. The doors and fenders have been removed. The back end of the car was blasted, you can see someone has already replaced the 1/4 panels. If you know your cars the ’67 Firebird had 6 louvers in the front part of the 1/4’s. I like that some one did a vertical cut in the left 1/4 above the wheel to make it fit. Also you can see it was done a while ago because they gas welded the repair panels on. Now everything is mig welded. The left 1/4 and rear body panel have been cut off. Once removed you know can see the rusted out left outer wheel housing.
The Henry Ford Museum
We have been fortunate enough to be elected to do work for The Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village. There are two projects we have been working on:
We have been restoring animals off a 100 year old carousel, the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. The first 2 were a Zebra and Cat and this year the first is a Frog. We are told it is the only frog on a carousel in the United States.
It has been a lot of fun doing this project. Something out of the ordinary and a nice change of pace.
The other project has been going on for about 2 years, We’ve been working on an 1897 Baldwin Locomotive and the hopper car. The hopper car we had to work on site because the car was too large to move. So we were down there for about 4 weeks repairing and painting the car. The locomotive steamer has been in restoration for 9 years at the museum, we been working on the parts, repairing and painting for the past 2 years. It is now being finished up and ready to be displayed to the public.