The Rebuild to Original Specifications
of a 1937 Chrysler Convertible
with a Swiss Tuescher Body


Bruno Costers, the owner of this 1937 Chrysler which is shown on 
The Rebuild of a 1937 Chrysler Convertible
wanted to restore his car to theoriginal specifications as she was delivered 
in 1937. The following is the story of this being done.
 The Chrysler has already undergone  a restoration in the 70's, but a very low 
quality restoration, and certainly no interest in preserving its originality. 
Cheaper, not original solution applied. I wanted to improve this. During the previous restoration, the Chrysler  has been saved from the junkyard, nothing more !! This restoration cost me a lot of money, new painting, new chrome, new convertible top, back to the original correct pattern running boards, again woodgraining on the dashboard, changing wrong parts on the car, etc. 
Bruno Costers
Belgium

 
 

 
 
April 2013
The Chrysler is almost ready, another week 
of work ahead to finish the details

 

 
Chrysler Corporation's 1937 Chrysler Convertible

 
 

 
The chrysler is waiting for a cosmetic rejuvenation.
Carefully dismantle of the convertible top
Carefully dismantle of the car, front view
Carefully dismantle of the car, side view
Carefully dismantle of the car, rear view
One small rust spot repaired
Sanding and finishing where necessary
Preparation for the woodgraining
The woodgraining is done by hand
Sanding and finishing where necessary
The car is in a closed trailer to bring to a special paint shop
The original engine....
....is disassembly and cleaned
The cylinder head is removed
The engine block is now rebuilt
The cylinder head in cleaned
New Old Stock pistons to be installed
All new parts are ready to be assembled
Reassemble of the engine
Reassemble of the engine.
Reassemble of the engine
All the item to be chrome plated were photographed (Picture 1)
All the item to be chrome plated were photographed (Picture 2)
Components that were not available were copied and hand made 
The "own construction made" glove box was replaced with a new one
The runningboards were re-vulcanized as original, instead of a
glueing cheap rubber carpet. Price difference is + $ 2,000
All available parts were ordered.
An additional protection was given by a layer of epoxy
An additional protection was given by a layer of epoxy
Finally back in the original black color, instead of a 
green / gray metallic Toyota color
Reconstruction of the convertible top to the original specifications.
The plexiglass rear window was replaced by a real glass one like original
Reconstruction of the convertible top to the original specifications.
The plexiglass rear window was replaced by a real glass one like original
The Chrysler was picked up from the company that replaced 
and corrected the convertible top
 The remainder of the car is reassembled
The engine compartment is reassembled
The interior of the car is reassembled.

 
 
 
The finished product
1937 Chrysler Convertible with a Swiss Tuescher Body
Bruno's first trip to Friesland (Holland) The famous 11 city's "Oldtimer Rally"

 
 
 
 
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