Body-section - to lower the body by cutting out a section of the body, then welding together the two halves.
The first car that legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield sectioned was Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury, The Jade Idol. The Jade Idol was started in 1958 and completed in 1959. The Jade Idol was sectioned 4 inches. When Gene sections a car, he use 4 inches as a standard. As everything has to come down, and it is the same amount of work, Gene feels that you might as well go as far as you can go in order to make it look cool.
Dave Stuckey's Lil' Coffin
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom
Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Joe Brienza's 1934 Ford Convertible - The Brienza Special
Ted Svendsen's 1934 Ford
Alf Rasmussen's 1936 Ford Convertible
Tommy Jamieson's 1937 Ford Pickup
Art Lehner's 1939 Ford - The Fadeaway Ford
Augustus Eberman's 1941 Chevrolet Coupe
Bill Cushenbery's 1940 Ford
Ralph Jilek's 1940 Ford
Ted Graziano's 1940 Ford Sport Custom
Joe Urritta's 1941 Ford
John Vara's 1941 Ford Convertible
Jack Telnack's 1941 Mercury Convertible
Pete Brock's 1946 Ford
Earl Wilson's 1947 Studebaker
Jack Crabbs' 1948 Buick Roadmaster - The Black Flame
Qvintus Brusefält Ån's 1949 Chevrolet
Chuck Porter's 1949 Ford
Gary Overby's 1949 Ford
Milton Depuy's 1949 Ford
Bob Metz' 1950 Buick - XM105
Chris Clark's 1950 Chevrolet
Burt Hamrol's 1950 Ford Sedan
Don Britton's 1950 Ford
Master Welders' 1950 Ford Coupe
Merton Peterson's 1950 Ford
Richard Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup - The Capri
Ron Dunn's 1950 Ford Coupe
Jack Stewart's 1950 Oldsmobile - The Polynesian
Hank Katzenmaler's 1951 Ford Tudor
Ron Courtney's 1951 Ford - X-51
Ron Hart's 1951 Ford Club Coupe
John Foxley's 1952 Chevrolet
J.G. Schmidlapp's 1952 Oldsmobile Holiday 88
Wally Troy's 1953 Buick - The Troy Custom
Mikko Kiviniemi's 1953 Chevrolet
Al Ayala's 1953 Ford F-100
Ray Russell's 1953 Ford Convertible
Milton Melton's 1954 Cadillac Eldorado - The Parisienne
The Old School Chevy
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
Vic Collins' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart Klone
Gene Boucher's 1956 Ford - The Marquis
Hence Forsman's 1956 Cadillac Eldorado
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury - The Jade Idol
Pat Mulligan's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Jon Zarbolias' 1961 Chevrolet Truck
Dave Stuckey's 1965 Pontiac Catalina
Did you enjoy this article?
Kustomrama is an encyclopedia dedicated to preserve, share and protect traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.
- Help us keep Kustomrama and history alive. For as little as 1 USD a month you can become a monthly supporter. Click here to learn more.
- Subscribe to our free newsletter and receive regular updates and stories from Kustomrama.
- Do you know someone who would enjoy this article? Click here to forward it.
Can you help us make this article better?
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional information or photos to share about Sectioned.
This article was made possible by:
SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!
Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can advertise your business on Kustomrama.