Sports Car Specialties

Jon Thompson

Shop happenings.

Stainless Trim Fabrication 1941 Chevrolet Conv.

Included here are several photos of a trim section we were asked to create for a nationally know Street Rod/Muscle Car shop in Mountain Home, Arkansas. I am headed down to Bob Villigers shop this morning for a fit check and back to my shop to finalize ...

MGA Twin Cam Rear Fender

Every panel repair or fabrication that we undertake the over arching goal is "filler free" and in this case this left rear fender has met the standard. Requiring only a high build spray on primer surfacer and blocking. This fender was previously "repai...

MGA Twin Cam Inner Frame Rails

Here are a few photos of the latest test piece (.070" AKDQ Steel) done with the double return configuration stretched in the P9 Pullmax. The stock is the actual material we will use to fabricate the inner frame rail sections. This marks the third test...

Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Personalized Tourer

Here is a couple photographs of the modified Austin Healey 3000 BJ8. It is mocked up here very close to be final welded in place.

Austin A40 Rear Fender Repair/Repair Section

Here are a few photographs of the fabrication of and installation of a relatively simple repair section. We used .039 AKDQ cold rolled steel. Basically hand formed with the use of a planishing hammer and shrinker stretcher. The repair/replace section i...

MGA TWIN CAM Frame Section Test Piece

Test piece is for the inner frame. The material is CR CQ .060" steel. The actual material that will be used for the actual inner frame rail sections will be AKDQ .074" steel. The actual thickness of the original frame rails, as far as we can tell from ...

Lower Die (MGA Twin Cam Inner Frame Rails)

The lower die is complete less hardening. Is has a flat milled on one side to lock in height via a 5/8"-18 set screw, raised and supported by a vertical bottom 5/8"-18 set screw. Upper die next week.

The fit up of air intake trim. Final fit of bonnet and begin the final weld and

The fit up of air intake trim. Final fit of bonnet and begin the final weld and front upper shroud planishing.