Morton Automotive

 

 

Shop Tour

Morton Automotive and its subsidiaries—Academy Classic Automobiles and Morton Coachworks—use state-of-the-art shop tooling and expert staff in all aspects of our restoration work.  We are capable of performing all work in our shop, with the exception of chrome/nickel plating.  Dipping and blasting of sheet metal and chassis components and powder coating are outsourced as a matter of convenience.  We invite you to visit our facility for a personalized tour (by appointment).

Our shop facilities are divided functionally to deconflict dissimilar processes in the restoration.

  • 1925 Buick Model 40 Arrives for Restoration 1925 Buick Model 40 Arrives for Restoration
  • 1925 Buick Model 40 Removal of Body from Chassis 1925 Buick Model 40 Removal of Body from Chassis
  • 1925 Buick Model 40 Chassis Alignment 1925 Buick Model 40 Chassis Alignment
  • Jesse Removes Steering Wheel from 1925 Buick Jesse Removes Steering Wheel from 1925 Buick
  • Shop Machines Shop Machines
  • Body Shop Tooling 1 Body Shop Tooling 1
  • Body Shop Tooling 2 Body Shop Tooling 2
  • Body Shop Tooling 3 Body Shop Tooling 3
  • Body Shop Tooling 5 Body Shop Tooling 5
  • Body Shop Tooling 6 Body Shop Tooling 6
  • Body Shop Tooling 7 Body Shop Tooling 7
  • Aligning Body Panels on 1925 Buick Model 40 Aligning Body Panels on 1925 Buick Model 40
  • Welding Welding
  • Body Panels Reattached to Wood Frame of 1925 Buick Body Panels Reattached to Wood Frame of 1925 Buick
  • AACA Meeting Jesse Demo AACA Meeting Jesse Demo
  • 1925 Buick Engine Block Removed for Rebuild 1925 Buick Engine Block Removed for Rebuild
  • 1925 Buick Crankshaft for Grinding 1925 Buick Crankshaft for Grinding
  • 1925 Buick Honing Cylinder Walls 1925 Buick Honing Cylinder Walls
  • Jesse At Work in the Shop Jesse At Work in the Shop
  • Rebuilt Engine Block, Sealed and Ready for Painting Rebuilt Engine Block, Sealed and Ready for Painting
  • 1925 Buick Transmission Gears as Found During Disassembly 1925 Buick Transmission Gears as Found During Disassembly
  • 1925 Buick Transmission Gears as Rebuilt 1925 Buick Transmission Gears as Rebuilt
  • 1925 Buick Transmission Rebuild in Progress 1925 Buick Transmission Rebuild in Progress
  • 1925 Buick Transmission Components Prior to Reassembly 1925 Buick Transmission Components Prior to Reassembly
  • Bridgeport Cutting Slots in Wood Frame with Dado Knife 1 Bridgeport Cutting Slots in Wood Frame with Dado Knife 1
  • Bridgeport Cutting Slots in Wood Frame with Dado Knife 2 Bridgeport Cutting Slots in Wood Frame with Dado Knife 2
  • New Wood Frame for 1925 Buick Model 40 New Wood Frame for 1925 Buick Model 40
  • Mounting New Wood Frame on Chassis for Alignment Mounting New Wood Frame on Chassis for Alignment
  • Jesse Planing Window Winder Board for 1925 Buick Jesse Planing Window Winder Board for 1925 Buick
  • Making Finger Joints on Roof-Line Frame Members Making Finger Joints on Roof-Line Frame Members
  • 1940 Woody Jesse Routing 1940 Woody Jesse Routing
  • 1940 Woody Roof Detail 1940 Woody Roof Detail
  • Jesse working on the 1940 Ford Woody Jesse working on the 1940 Ford Woody
  • 1910 Hupmobile Dashboard 1910 Hupmobile Dashboard
  • Epoxy Priming 1925 Buick Door Components - Wood and Sheet Metal Epoxy Priming 1925 Buick Door Components - Wood and Sheet Metal
  • 1925 Buick Model 40 Cowl in Epoxy Primer 1925 Buick Model 40 Cowl in Epoxy Primer
  • 1925 Buick Model 40 Body in Epoxy Primer 1925 Buick Model 40 Body in Epoxy Primer
  • First Coat of Body Paint on 1925 Buick Model 40 First Coat of Body Paint on 1925 Buick Model 40
  • Body Paint Buffed to a High Shine 1 Body Paint Buffed to a High Shine 1
  • Body Paint Buffed to a High Shine 2 Body Paint Buffed to a High Shine 2
  • Powder Coated Chassis Ready for Remating with Body 1 Powder Coated Chassis Ready for Remating with Body 1
  • Powder Coated Chassis Ready for Remating with Body 2 Powder Coated Chassis Ready for Remating with Body 2
  • Door Alignment Prior to Remating with Chassis Door Alignment Prior to Remating with Chassis
  • Body Returned to Chassis; Fitting the Fenders Body Returned to Chassis; Fitting the Fenders
  • Restored Hickory-Spoked Artillery Wheels Restored Hickory-Spoked Artillery Wheels
  • Pin-Striping the Rims Pin-Striping the Rims
  • Pin-Striping the Spokes Pin-Striping the Spokes
  • Refurbished Instruments and Gauges Set into Dashboard Refurbished Instruments and Gauges Set into Dashboard
  • Jesse Fitting Roof Mouldings Jesse Fitting Roof Mouldings
  • 1925 Buick in Shop 1925 Buick in Shop
     
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