HCJ Project Start
  This page is a timeline to the restoration of the Henry J Cars original Project J.

     I have finnaly completed buying the parts to get the job started. The following links are pictures of some of the work that I am doing on an on-going basis. I am going to show as much detail as I can, good, bad or what ever. Since this is my first Original HJ ground up restoration I will be taking some extra time making mistakes and having fun. If any of you have ideas or information that may help Just Email me at:
Mike@henryjcars.com and let me know what you think or give some advice on how some work can be done.
12-07-2001                        Purchaced car from Ebay.
12-08-2001     Through
07-03-2002                       
Finnaly found everything I need to
                                              
get the project started.
07-04-2002     Through
04-19-2003                       
Now I have the room and time to get
                                              
the Project J started. B4 Pics

04-27-2003                       
Day one start the teardown. 
04-28-2003                       
Removing the undercoating
04-29-2003                       
Finish cleaning Fenders and Hood
04-30-2003                       
Cleaning inner fenders and stuff
05-06-2003                       
Removed Rear Fenders "Nice"
05-20-2003                       
Removing the undercoating
05-27-2003                       
Removing the Rockers Hurry up and wait.

06-05-2003                       
Extra front end

10-24-2003                       
Started again after the show season.
11-01-2003                       
Razor to the paint ... old tale ...
11-05-2003                       
Body ready for Sandblasting
11-05-2003                       
Frame Reference pictures.
12-06-2003                       
Sand Blasting the body
12-07-2003                       
Early Paintwork and floor work
12-12-2003                       
More Primer and paint
12-14-2003                       
Floor and Firewall Paint


01-07-2004                       
Had some Parts E-Coated for testing
01-14-2004                       
Hard Shifting Problem    Fix
11-12-2003   old pic's      
Referance pics of old frame
01-16-2004                       
Frame Sand Blasting and Painting
01-18-2004                       
Assemble the Frame
02-02-2004                       
Detailing of engine and parts
03-22-2004                       
Frame and Engine painted
03-22-2004                       
Rear Fenders painted
04-12-2004                       
Radiator support
05-09-2004                       
Painting part of the body
05-10-2004                       
Painted Body back on painted frame
06-15-2004                       
More Paint work done

08-20-2004                       
Great summer the work slows

10-10-2005                        Ok so it really slowed
                                               Economy down, work overload, and family comes first.
10-11-2005                        The paint needs to be wheeled
11-01-2005                       
Paint is done and car is going back together
12-01-2005                       
Headliner going in
12-01-2005                       
Glass going in
06-12-2006                       
Not Quite done but its first time out to a show.
08-14-2006                       
Close as it may come to done for now.