May 2017 updates from Graveyard Run Restorations

Graveyard Run Restorations – 5/22/17

“If you don’t look back at your car after you park it, you own the wrong car”


The deteriorated wood in the bed of the 1957 Dodge D100 was removed this past week. Harlan has it prepared for the new wood.  More electrical gremlins were discovered under her dash and solved accordingly by Greg, our in-house master electrician.  The D100 got a new ignition switch and now has fully functioning running lights and turn signals!  Attention is now focused on the fuel system and also the search for a patina’d original front bumper and new front axle.

Also last week the Graveyard Run crew put in some time to get our sign ready to be put up at the end of Geedsville Rd.  It”s a massive, 3-D art deco patina’d red arrow, you can’t miss it!

The 1937 Chrysler Imperial is nearing completion; this week her exceedingly rare original airbox and wire loom were painted, the engine side panels were wet sanded and buffed.  Under the dash, Greg mounted and plumbed the accessory heater and installed the re-worked original radio!



Graveyard Run Restorations – 5/15/17

Last week we brought in a 1957 Dodge D-100 step side pickup truck from our neighbor in Kentucky. The work that will be done on her is some electrical, mechanical, and a nice patina paint job.  For now Greg is tackling the electrical issues which have been coming along really smooth.

The freshly rebuilt A/C Filter-drier unit arrived for Madam Maybelle, the 1954 Buick Roadmaster.  This week we will install the drier and run and inspect the system.

Harlan finished up the 1970 Plymouth Duster by adding her stripe to the quarter panel, and she’s now back to looking as nice and clean as before.


Graveyard Run Restorations – 5/8/17

This past week at GYR Greg has soldered all the necessary leads and meticulously routed all the wiring to the taillight lamps, turn signals, brake light lamps and the distinctly housed license plate lamp.  The 1937 Imperial now has beautifully functioning running lights!   We also managed to fit the cowl/hood lacing (after locating the correct diameter spun-nails) and fit the driver and passenger door stainless trim pieces.  The unobtainable “Spitfire” wiring loom that magically appeared for us was gently glass bead blasted and put in primer.  After massaging the center canister of the original oil-bath air cleaner we were able to finalize the bodywork on the two remaining under-hood items and next week we will see them painted in high gloss black.