1940 ford frame off restoration project at palm beach customs

1940 Ford Frame Off Restoration At Palm Beach Customs

by | Sep 11, 2012 | Restoration

Another beautiful 1940 Ford Frame off Restoration at Palm Beach Customs what a great car!

During the 1940s, Ford produced about six car designs. That was the standard provided in the automobile industry to car manufacturers in that particular year. Enthusiasts considered the 1940 Ford as the most iconic classic vehicle. The inclusion of the V-8 engine was the best hot rod style for classic car lovers.

At Palm Beach Customs, we provide exclusive car restoration services, including classic vehicles like the 1940 Ford. Recently we had the opportunity of providing car restoration and auto paint services to a fellow car lover.

Teddy hired John Russo, a specialist in automotive restoration, for the body metalwork and paint-refinishing.

When a classic car requires restoration for body and paint, restaurateurs must first bring the vehicle to its bare metal at first. With this procedure, they can view any damage or even rust.

The car’s exterior surface gets a complete metal stripping and sandblasting. 

We use New Jersey silica along with a final dusting of DuPont star blast. The star blast removes the most damage from the metal. 

After we complete the sandblasting procedure, we can instantly apply a metal etching epoxy primer.

On this 1940 Ford frame off restoration, we removed the body and frame for blasting and metalwork. The car gets finished with a high-quality urethane base coat and high solids clear coat by PPG refinishes. Once we completed the body and paint refinishing, we install brand new wiring, chrome, and rubbers with a fresh glass.

Teddy, who is a veteran repair shop owner in Hartford Ct. remarks, “No one restores a car as efficient as John Russo.” He became engaged, seeing Russo at work and kept admiring his skills and expertise in the task. He completely loved the restoration of his 1940 classic Ford and congratulated our specialists who work at Palm Beach Customs.

The front and rear bumpers to the Ford required re-chroming with a three-stage process that includes copper, nickel, and chrome. The interior was a Lebanon and Bonny kit carpeting with the reupholstered seats, door panels, and headliner. We kept the vehicle’s authenticity by using the original factory colors as well as the materials designed for the specific model.

The classic Ford from 1940 isn’t the only car we’ve restored at Palm Beach Customs. There are a series of such amazing works that we have done in the past. 

Our store at Fort Myers, Florida, is popular among locals and nonlocals. We’ve had incredible responses to our work in the service. After Teddys Ford 1940, several such owners were looking to bring out their priceless possessions to relinquish the glorious past. 

Teddy was also very impressed with the other restoration procedures at our shop and our attention to detail and authenticity.

Once we finished his Ford 1940, he was excited to take his wife for ice cream, remembering the days they were dating.

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  1. John Daly

    Thanks John for keeping me in the loop, Loved working with you on the 73 Camaro. Miss your great personality. Merry Christmas to you and your wife.

    • John Russo

      John thank you for the kind words Merry Christmas to you and your family .I enjoyed your your project as well as our time we spent
      Don’t be surprised in the future if I look you up in Swfl ..when im down ?


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