How Limousines are Made.
Our special thanks to Limo, Limousines World and Hummer Hummer for providing us the details of conversion and the images.
(Image credit: Limo, Limousines World, Hummer Hummer).
The most common vehicles used for the conversions are Lincoln Town Car, Ford Excursion, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac, Cadillac Deville, Cadillac Escalade, Hummer, Mercedes and Infiniti to build the new limousines. Other cars can be used for custom build limousines as well. Before the conversion process the interiors are removed; to protect the paint, base unit and un-removed interiors are covered with protective paper.
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.
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.
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.