1946 KenSkill Teardrop

Photo Courtesy George Wilkerson

Right now I'm collecting photos and talking to people with Ken-skill tears to find out what I need to restore the tear. I will then be disassembling the tear and restoring it as much as possible to the original condition. George Wilkerson of the Teardrop Fix-it-Shop has been very helpful with advice and a plan of attack as to the restoration process. He has some experience restoring Ken-skills (see photo left).

This is his 47 Ken-skill Tear. Need parts or moldings for your tear, see George's site at The Teardrop Fixit Shop or 818-243-0097. I plan on restoring it this winter and hope to attend at least one of the Midwest or Eastern events in 2000. I will be posting photos as the restoration progresses.

I will be towing the tear with my 31 Plymouth street rod (see my Mopar page). I may have to detune the 340 engine slightly to make it run cooler and more economically. Combining that with a trans and oil cooler and hopefully it will keep its cool on my cruises to the teardrop gatherings.