1931 Chevy Cabriolet Done in Pieces
We recently had a 1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet in the shop! We absolutely love keeping older classics like this on the road. We don’t have our usual Before photo because this one didn’t come in all put together.
We’re happy to work with what our customers want, so not every job we do is the same. In this case, the owner enjoys working on these old classics and puts them together himself. What he needed from us was the expert body work and paint.
For those wanting to know what a ’31 Chevy Cabriolet looks like, here is a picture plucked off of Google. (Unlike other shops *cough cough*), we never post pictures on our website that are not our work, so again, just for reference!
The blue and black colors shown in the above photo are original from 1931, and how we painted the one we worked on. But first it started out in primer with patches of body work.
Body work entails sanding the entire car to make it perfectly straight and smooth. We apply bondo and then sand it down until you can run your hand across it with no imperfections.
As each part of the process was done with body work, we moved them over to the paint part of the shop. All together, there were 44 pieces. In the following picture, Tim is peeling off masking tape and paper from his paint job.
The car is mainly blue with black accents. Therefore, we had to make sure to paint certain areas black while keeping the main body of the car blue. For the cab, Tim painted a black base first.
From there, he masked off the areas that needed to stay black and then painted the blue.
The black and blue colors looked really great together. This paint scheme is the 1931 original factory look. It’s not often you see two-toned paint jobs in these older classics, so this one was fun.
In the above photo, you can see how the colors look both in the shade and out in the sun.
We are a little sad we couldn’t see this beautiful car all put together after we painted it. The owner promised to come by the shop when it is all put together so we can see the finished look. We’ll update this page once we get an After photo and post it on Facebook, so follow us if you haven’t already!
If you’ve got a car, truck or motorcycle you need body work and paint on, feel free to contact us to discuss. While you’re here, take a look through our Photo Galleries to see some finished vehicle’s we’ve done.
*Update* We received pictures of the ’31 Cabriolet all put together! It is currently on its way to the upholsterer for the vinyl top and seats. We have an upholsterer we work with that many of our customers put in our hands, but this customer had their own preferred shop. Here is what the ’31 Chevy looks like all put together…