It has been a tough few days and Tommy has been working solidly but we have now successfully fitted up the new sills. Still a bit of work to go before we can carry out the paintwork but we have made fantastic progress up to now.
We were informed of a water leak on our 1998 BMW 840CI the day before she arrived in our workshops so part of our task was to identify the issue and rectify where necessary. As a short term fix and to enable to vehicle to reach our workshops safely, the customer applied Radweld into the system. […]
Tommy has now started to remove the worst affected areas to the nearside sills. Only by removing can you see the full extent of work required. Patching up may be a short term solution and may help to get the car through an MOT successfully but rust spreads and just by hiding it underneath something […]
In today we have the front pair of 1936 Riley Merlin Nine seats along with a beautiful piece of hide supplied to us by the vehicle’s owner. The seats will be completely stripped back, the frames will be refurbished before we apply new cushions and bespoke covers. They’ll be good as new in no time. […]
As part of the re-commissioning of our 1968 Jaguar 240 the customer has decided to fit the vehicle with a set of multi-spoke Jaguar wheels. In order to carry out this task firstly we need to replace the existing hubs with new ones, supplied to us from the guys MWS. Easier said than done, the hubs […]
Work is now complete on our 1933 Talbot AX65. The rear boot panel and door have been repaired and painted. The rear wing has also been blackened once again and we have carried out various sympathetic touch ups around the entire car so as to improve but not detract from the originality of the bodywork. […]
Rebuilding the BMW 8 Series shocks are a very specialist skill so we called upon the experts over in Poland to help us out on this one. The results are incredible. The Nagengast company is a Polish enterprise operating on a European wide market, which has specialized in regeneration of automotive parts for 35 years. Main activities of […]
As always, Sheldrake & Wells have carried out the rebuild work of our SL’s radiator and oil cooler beautifully. The final piece of the puzzle in the re-commissioning of our 1985 Mercedes 280SL before she can head home.
Due to a recent MOT failure we have our 1989 Ford Granada in our workshops for some necessary repair works to both the inner and outer sills. The majority of the corrosion issues can be found on the nearside with only a little work to be carried out to the offside.
Our 2008 Range Rover is up on the ramp today having the existing side steps changed for new ones. We are unsure how the previous ones became damaged but never-the-less, we have an exact replacement so our first task is to remove the old and replace with new. Not as easy as it sounds. The […]
Having recently had the body sandblasted and primed, we are now preparing old repairs and cutting in new metal prior to re-fitting certain areas with new heritage panels. The wheels are away being refurbished so we should expect them returned within a matter of days. The engine is in the final stages of being rebuilt […]
Our work is almost complete on our Jaguar 240. On our first test run we found that the brakes were binding ever so slight. Enough for it to be frustrating and not a very pleasurable drive. Back on the ramp we go as we now strip the brakes to investigate the issue. The brakes are […]
Under the bonnet the engine bay was already looking beautiful but whilst the inlet manifold is removed from position Pete has blasting the casing to remove all grime and debris before reapplying the unit. Here we have the images of how they looked before the clean And with a little TLC we have brought back […]
We are now days away from the completion of our 1960 Jensen 541S (the prototype). It has been a long restoration journey but hugely rewarding as we revive one of the very first prototype 541S’s to leave the Jensen factory. We still have a couple of smaller tasks to take care of and some touching […]
Whilst repairing the accident damage on our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 we have uncovered more areas in which we need to tackle to ensure we complete the job to our very exacting standards. With the body preparation now complete our E-Type is now waiting on paint to start which is due to begin at the […]