The beginning of the 36 Coupe project – this is the collection of panels, and assorted parts, that Romano began the project with.
These shots illustrate the outcome of the initial work that went into preparing the cab – in particular, preparation of the firewall and drive tunnel, and the lid for the ‘dickie’ seat.
Romano also focussed on giving the dash, and the instrument cluster, that original look and feel.
Once work on the cab was near completion, and was fitted to the chassis, work on repairing, fitting and aligning inner and outer guards, running boards, doors, and rear guards was completed, using many of the traditional methods discussed previously on this site.
Restoring the original door also incorporated modifying the internal skeleton, to accommodate window regulators, winders, and door handles.
Once Romano installed the motor, the inner and outer guards, the radiator support, grille, and engine cover were fitted, removed and modified where necessary, and fitted again to ensure that there was no fouling, and that all the panels aligned
When all major bodywork was completed, Romano focussed on final preparation of doors, rear guards and tail lights, headlamps, and the engine bay.
The finished product – a traditional ‘flat look’ 36 Coupe. Go back and see how it started out!!