This is exactly what happened to Ed and Carolyn Lantz when they were driving their 1938 Ford Standard Coupe. At the beginning of the project, our team found traces of plastic body-filler in the past restoration job from another shop. At Carolina Coach Crafters, "Bondo" is a curse word. We specialize in the art of metal filing and finishing. It takes time for wounds to heal properly.
One of Ed's greatest strains was his search to find a new fender for his Standard Coupe, but all of the tension and stress melted away when he found us. Our team has the capability of making a buck and producing a completely new fender, if necessary. As the following pictures illustrate, his fender was hammered out and partial pieces were made, welded into place, and hammered and filed. After careful, meticulous craftsmanship, it was finally metal-finished and ready for primer and paint. Our shop maintains the art form of panel-beating: a method that far outlasts the plastic body-filler that all too many restoration shops use.
Here's a glimpse of the work that our team did on this 1938 Ford Standard Coupe. While we ran into evidence of "Bondo" from a past restoration shop, it didn't deter our efforts towards pure, proper restoration.
When it comes to accidents and collisions, you never know what can happen, but Carolina Coach Crafters is here to alleviate your stress and resurrect your vintage beauty. You can't be certain on whether your car will remain unscathed, but you can be certain that we will go above and beyond to get it back on the road, looking and driving like new.