TEMPLAR AND WILDE
This A spec Daimler Dart in for repairs to the drivers door and some service work.
Whole side had to blend painted in after the repairs were completed
1976 2002 Tii in for new front wing and sill repairs and then a full repaint in its original colour yellow
Removal of front wing exposed inner wing rust that has now been cut out and replaced
Fit up after paintwork finished
Final polish and then it will be ready for its owner to take out on the road
This TR6 in for new floors and works to inner wings
Works have involved removing the sill completely as a lot more rust was found in the chassis support sections where the body is attached.
New panels being let in
Ready for return to its owner for paintwork
This 308 is in for cambelt change and engine checkover before going back to the paintshop
Minor corrosion was found on some of the cooling pipes which were replaced and new gaskets were fitted as a matter of course.
Dino back from the paintshop and engine ready to go back in..
Porsche 356 in for carb set up and engine tune up
This lovely Fiat Dino is in for a new radiator, carb balancing and some cosmetic jobs before it went off to the Le Mans Classic
Jaguar XK 150 in for engine and gearbox removal for core plug change and a rebuilt overdrive unit
Series 2 E Type in for left to right hand drive conversion
This 280SL came to us from the bodyshop for paintwork and assembly
This car will be one of the best with all new chrome, new leather interior, new black hood and a fully rebuilt engine
Engine bay being fitted up
New chrome on
Dashboard assembly and interior next
Underside shot showing all new brake pipes and exhaust system
Fully rebuilt and detailed engine view
The hubcaps are at the paintshop and will finish the car off nicely. Final geometry check to be carried out before its first road run after its lengthy rebuild.
Shakedown phase always brings out last minute adjustments on a large restoration project, nearly there!
As delivered to the client...... oil change and suspension checkover will be carried out after 1500 miles.
This 52000 mile car imported from the USA is being repainted back to its original white grey colour with blue vinyl and plaid interior.
Interior and all chrome being removed
Over arch eyebrows and sills to be removed next
Car still looks good when stripped!
Paint stripped and car base primed
Some corrosion was found under the arch eyebrow sections and was cut out for repairs
Wheels will refurbished and finished in body colour
Chassis tubing all good and will be cleaned and painted before body tub goes back in
Car now painted and ready for flatting
Due back to us soon for assembly and retrim
Sanding off the chassis tubing for painting before we start fitting up.
Wheels being restored and to be painted body colour. Fitting up the chrome next
Interior trimwork going well with screens to go in next. The seats have been returned to the original plaid blue pattern.
Doors now fitted after new aperture rubbers were let in
Shakedown stages pre final fit up
Final cut and polish and then side trims etc will be fitted
Ready for shakedown and final adjustments
This ex Tasmanian fire van, very rare in right hand drive, is having a full body rebuild. Although very rust free it has a lot of damaged body panels that need replacing.
Fuel tank being drained for engine and gearbox removal
Left hand side panel removed, lower post sections will be repaired where they meet the floor
All framing has to have edges ground flat prior to rust proofing and panel fit
Section media blasted and coated
New panels being let in, cargo doors next. Van very rust free but has had poor repairs in the past, being rectified as we go.
Base van shell nearly there with welding with the cargo doors and engine lids to be attended to next.
Getting close to finishing the base shell
Both front door steps needed replacing along with the lower van side panel
New lower front panel being fitted
New engine cover and lower tailgate panels fitted
Final alignment of panel gaps and then ready for the paintshop
Base colour applied and going back on its wheels.
Close to going back to the paint shop for the other half of its two tone finish and then in for a Subaru engine conversion. See 2017 page for continuation....
May 2016: DB4 in for power steering installation, new starter motor and minor works
February 2016: Interceptor in for works to its brakes and rear shock absorbers
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