Get the Lead Out

The owner never liked the wheel spats on the MkV, so he had me set up the rear fenders to look like the earlier, so-called MkIV fender.  A section was added to the wheel arch to fill in the gap and leave a correct space all around.  it was then found that the fender never fit that well from the factory. So, I cut the fender in half and put it back together in the proper position on the tub.

After all of this, the metalwork was covered with lead, same as most of the original coachwork from the factory. You can also see a leaded joint directly above the fender.  This is the point where the original 4-door rear scuttle ended, and the coach-built center of the body was grafted in. The intersection was then cleanly disguised with enormous amounts of lead. On the off-side, you can get a glimpse of the rear scuttle wood and the hinge-post, where the landau bars mount up for the hoodsticks.

Bradley Restoration

Andrew Bradley, Proprietor

14093 Riverbend Rd.

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 848-6279