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Jon Thompson

Shop Projects

1949 Austin A40 Floors #1

The following photographs are the first forming operation for a set of replacement floors. More to come.

1967 Full Restoration Modification Custom Left And Right Front Inner Wheel Tubs From Wire Buck

Due to front suspension and cooling system modification we were unable to use the Healey front inner wheel wells. We started with a wire buck and then took rough paper patterns off of that wire buck, built the first wheel well, then took accurate paper...

1967 Austin Healey 3000 Full Restoration Modification Custom In Shop Brass Lower Air Intake Grilles

To improve cooling we have fabricated the brass lower intake grilles. Another piece of art produced by Andrew Mayberry under my direction and design.

Full Restoration And Upgrades 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Access Panel (#2)

Here are a few photographs of an access panel we are doing in the shop. Most of this work was done under my direction by my employee and friend Andrew Mayberry. The trough was done on the P9 Pullmax and most of the shaping was done by hand. The cover ...

The Anatomy Of A Door Skin

In this case I am using a tried and true process of discovering the profiles, shape and form of an MGA door skin. No station buck will be used. There are many ways to go about capturing the information to build a skin. This method was something I lear...

1965 Austin Healey Full Restoration (Circa 2014) Carburettor Access Panel.

I was asked to bring back this Healey by a couple that had just purchased the car. They were passionate about this Healey and its restoration. They were referred to me by a former president of the New England Region of the Austin Healey Club of Americ...

1912 Ford Model T

A complete rebody from flat 19 gauge sheet, frame restoration, an the inner ash from dried rough sawn. From my history. Circa 2003.

Chevrolet PU Hood Modifications

We were asked by a noted Northern Arkansas street rod shop to add a center body line to this aftermarket one piece hood. We also assisted in the fit up of the hood to the nose. We did add a small amount of solder to the front lower left and right sid...