How does Mel do that!

I've picked out some of my favorite cars that I have restored.  Once a year, I try to to take one car that I really like and do it according to my satisfaction. Here are a few of the my favorite exterior cars that I've done for myself. Typically, I keep them for 2-3 months and then put them on the market for sale.

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MoPar Mel can supply you with the following new reproduction parts plus more in the process. Contact me for more information.

  • Headliners -- 1957 to 1961 Dodge and Plymouth cardboard headliners
  • Weather striping -- 1957 to 1961 Dodge and Plymouth (almost all pieces)
  • 150 MPH speedometer for 1957-1958 Plymouth
  • Christine interior kits
  • Stencils
  • Trunk liner kits for 1957-1961 Mopars
  • Front and rear radio speakers for 1957-1961 Mopars
  • Firewall insulation pads
  • Big Block motor mounts for 57-59 fined Mopars
  • Custom tuck rolled trunk kits
  • Headliner plastic retainer strips 57-middle 60’s

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As for the body work, I start with the shell.  First to remove the rust.  Depending on the how solid the metal is, I'll cut  out the piece and weld a new piece back in.  A lot of times there are curves in the metal  so it takes some time to get them as close as I can.  I try to use as minimal body plastic as possible but there is always some because you have to fill the welds after they are ground off. Then I tackle the dents and after they are all done, it's fit time. I pay close attention to making sure all the door, hood, and deck fit as they should, then basically,  clean off the rest of the body and get it in primer and ready to paint.