Have you ever given a thought as to how limousines are made? Where do they come from ?
The process begins with stretching of vehicle . Any vehicle can be stretched. Usually, higher end cars like Lincoln Town Car, Ford Excursion, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac, Cadillac Deville, Cadillac Escalade, Hummer, Mercedes and Infiniti are used to build limousines
Next step before the conversion is , the interiors are removed to protect the paint, base unit and un-removed interiors are covered with protective paper. Also dashboard, door panels and door glass are also covered.
Once all these are done the base unit is almost ready to be pushed forward onto the "Rails". A temporary X brace is welded in place prior to cutting the base unit into two. This is done to keep the base unit from warping during the cutting process and this allows it to stay in place until the actual process of stretching the base is complete.
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Factories cut the vehicle to an exact specification maintaining all specifications equal to or above QVM and CMC standards. And the vehicle is been stretched and the roofline is been extended.
Now the original floor plan is to be joined with the new extended section. The exhaust pipe, connectors, fuel, and brake line are extended. Apart from this new pillars are welded in place to attach the original front doors as the original door.
The side structural steel is been welded in place.
The roof and thin fiberglass "Limo" reduction window is been installed. This gets the unit very close to going to the paint shop and later the interiors would be installed.
Next, top of the doors are covered with foam padding prior to installing the vinyl top and the foam is been sculpted so the doors flow into the roofline. Glue is sprayed onto the roof to hold the vinyl top in place and with this the roof gets almost fully installed. The stainless steel rocker panels are installed.
Next comes top quality air conditioning, divider assembly, upholstery and seats. The undercarriage is sprayed with a rubberized type undercoating.This completes the build process for a superior limousine.
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