We understand that authenticity can be critical to many automobile enthusiasts. Richard Mullin Coachbuilding is unique in that all body repairs and fabrication are done in house utilizing equipment and techniques that were original to that vintage.
By correcting problems in the original methodology we maintain a cost efficient and proper repair or fabrication that will only be beneficial to the preservation and conservation of the vehicle. Our company has a wide selection of vintage machinery that allows us to re-create parts by various techniques established over the last 100 years of coachbuilding.

We remain committed to the integrity of the vehicle and specialize in accuracy and exactness in panel fabrication. No plastic fillers are used to compensate for indiscretions in the panels. Richard Mullin has a reputation for attention to detail and exactness. In our continued effort to educate we have summarized the machinery and the techniques used to create complete and partial automobile bodies.

  • English Wheel

    English Wheel

    English Wheel: Richard Mullin and his father re-engineered an Oliver (ca. 1940s) English Wheel many years ago. Its purpose, as with all wheeling machines, is to create curves from flat pieces of metal (aluminum or steel). The process allows shape to be created by stretching the metal in a uniformed considered fashion. This is a…

  • Edwards English Wheel

    Edwards English Wheel

    Edwards English Wheel: The shop also utilizes an Edwards English Wheel once owned by the renowned Cunningham Factory. This wheeling machine has the same function as the Oliver, although the Edwards has the added benefit of being much larger and stronger. This allows panels of any alloy of material to be made more expediently and…

  • Pullmax


    Pullmax: This equipment is a modern variation of the Pexto Bead Roller. It has many of the same capabilities, but with reciprocation dies that can create beads, sculpture lines, and louvers. This is a highly versatile piece of equipment with unlimited capabilities, but its greatest asset is the ease with which to make inexpensive complex…