Our 1960 blue Morris Minor has been in the paint shop this week with Chris and Matt, having it’s recently repaired rear wing painted to match the rest of the car and the wheel primed and painted, it’s now back to its colourful former self!
We’ve just received the chassis to our yellow 1951 Riley back from the sandblasters. With all the rust off, we can now start to build it back up.
Pricey has been repairing one of the rear sides of the Honda Integra.
First of all, he welded a new inner arch, grinded it and then dressed it up. He then went on to fabricate the inner wheel arch. Next, was to clean surface corrosion off the outer wheel arch and treat it, panel beat out any damage, and prime with zinc.
The inner sills needed repairing as well, the sill closing and middle sill both had corrosion, and the lower sill panel had jack damage and corrosion. He welded and fabricated them all before going back in.
We’re delighted to see our Ford Model T starting up and running so smoothly today.
As part of the service, Mauro has replaced the rear brakes on our 1972 Beetle. The rear brake cylinder was replaced due to leaking brake fluid. The front suspension ball joint was replaced due to slight play.
We’d sent the carburettors off and found that the they needed new shims so Ady has worked on making up newer thicker shims.
Scott has been fitting the newly relined brake shoes to our Riley Monaco. This has cured the squealing brakes and has now gone back to its owner.
Matt and Chris have been working on applying filler to our white Jaguar E-Type so that they can smooth and shape the body, ensuring there’s not rippling and the surface is even in preparation for paint.
Pricey has been continuing his work on our 1998 Honda Integra. He’s currently making up a new rear wheel arch and shaping up the arch. When he removed the arch it revealed a rotten inner sill and inner arch which he has worked to improve.
Kath and Brian have been working on recovering the ceiling lining in Craig’s Aston Martin DB9. Brian begun by undoing the side panels above the window and unclipping the headliner panel. He then removed the cover and foam so that he was able to glue the cover back down to the panel, making sure he glues the excess flap to the back. Once the headliner had its new cover, he could fit it back in place with Kath’s help.
James has been working to dismantle our yellow 1951 Riley and fabricate a new vent panel.
Last night we announced the winners of our 1976 VW T2 Camper and our Mercedes CL 600! Congratulations to Graham Cousins who won the Mercedes with ticket number 382 and Peter Atchison who won the camper with ticket 1473.
We were lucky with the weather last night as we had the privilege of having the hanger doors open for the first part of the live to let the sunshine in. We even teased our beautiful racing Jaguar E-Type as a future possibility and revealed our upcoming competition car to be a beautiful blue mini! Stay tuned to find out more…