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1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible  "Will"

 

This 1933 Chrysler Imperial started out as a DIY project prior to being purchased by our client.  We'll give it a concours quality restoration like it deserves.

Oldest pictures are at the bottom of the page!

 

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Newly re-porcelainized manifolds look great!


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Thistle Green!

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

a new carrier for the battery tray

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Installing the flywheel and clutch

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


 

   

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

painting Will and Kate's gas tanks

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

 


     

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

If they cast "red head" into the head, you'd better paint it red!

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

 

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

back from the machine shop

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

prepped for paint

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Ready to get checked out at the machine shop.

 

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

over the years things that were'nt originally there get added to the firewall.   Which holes are correct need to be researched and the ones that don't belong get filled

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

starting to take the chassis apart

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Much of the seat has been recreated using the old pieces as patterns

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Finish primer!


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

new seat frame wood

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

windshield pillar wood

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible

Old seat wood

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

the center tack strip rough cut


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 fitting

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

new wood at the belt molding for the top

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

framework in the floorboard where the radio would mount

 


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

cleaned up original body mount hardware


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

new wood pieces accumulating


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Old pieces to verify location.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

front floorboard


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

More new wood is incorporated into the structure of the car.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Kate's disassembly documentation provided the information we needed for the many tack strips of wood that provide a place for interior panels to be isntalled into the car.  These are in the rumble seat area.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

looking up from underneath the car at the 3rd crossmember

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Transferring templates from the floorboards to the new wood.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

One of the new crossmembers fit and then stained with a combination of Thompson's water seal tinted with black enamel.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Combinations of old original wood and new pieces come together after fit and function is determined.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Looking down on the battery carrier.


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Working on the wood sills and crossmembers.  "Kate" provided 2 sets of main body sills, so we didn't have the bulk of the work necessary to make new sills for Will

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Insulators that go between the body and the frame.


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Metal work and a previous patch in the area of the tail light bracket mount.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

High build primer

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Closeup of the patched area of the fender.  The holes are for the bumper bracket.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

the body in high build primer following bodywork.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Fit of the fender and metal work.


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Previous welding repairs and patchwork

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

many bumps and bruises in the metal surface.  Notice the lead filler near the beaded edge.

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

Patches under the leadwork.


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 

 


1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations


     

 

1933 Chrysler Imperial CQ Convertible Stellar Antique Auto Restorations