This 1953 TD has been with the customer’s family for many years and been driven across country on several occasions. It has tons of sentimental value and brings lots of great memories along with it. Projects like this that have sentimental family value are always great to get our hands on; these are the jobs that remind us how rewarding restoration work can be. It’s not just a car; it’s a mechanical member of the family.
As you can see, it’s been off the road for many years and has seen better days. The car started its life as an east coast car, so it did have some rust and wood rot. We stripped everything down to the chassis and it was off to the body shop for repairs. Luckily, with Moss Motors right around the corner from us, we were quickly and easily able to source all the body repair panels and wood framing we needed for the restoration. For this work, we turned to our friends over at Acme Autobody here in San Luis Obispo. Rod, the owner, is a great guy and did a fantastic job repairing and restoring the body on this TD for us.