Channeling a Ford (the body, not the spirit)!

Dearborn Deuce body

The first step in channeling the Dearborn body is to cut out the floors and firewall. If you try this at home, be sure to weld in braces first so the body doesn't get twisted. In this picture you can see the raised cover for the convertible top stowage compartment.

Dearborn Deuce body - channeling Dearborn Deuce body - channeling

Before any further modification is done the body is welded onto a jig. That done, the remaining floor braces can be cut out.

Dearborn Deuce body - door sills Dearborn Deuce body - door sills

In order for the body to drop down over the frame, the existing door sills will have to be cut away and news ones installed at the proper height.

Door sills removed.

New door sill. New door sill.

The new door sills are mocked up.

New door sill.

Body channeling finished.

In this case channeling has lowered the body height by 2-5/8 inches.

NEXT

01 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35


The Shop Tour 

Home 

 Pro-Stripping

 Map To Shop

Contact Us 

Testimonials 

Showroom 1

 Showroom 2

 Showroom 3

 Current Projects

 This Week At Hot Rods

 Magazine Cars

 Product Showcase

Cars & Parts For Sale 

 Hats & T-Shirts

 Just Passin' Through

Shows & Events 

 Visitor Comments

Humor Department 

Links 

Employment Opportunities 

Tech Articles

What We Do

Seminars

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA., 1-800-HOT-ROD-5.
(Note: "Vineyard Ave." has been changed to "Auto Park Way." Our address has changed, but not our physical location.)

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.