June 22, 2022

Full Service – Servicing and Fixing the Bonnet Stays on the 1958 Jensen 541R

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have carried out a full service on the 1958 Jensen 541R which is in at our Suffolk HQ.

Dave, one of our restoration technicians, has carried out the service to the classic Jensen which also involved some work in the distributor to make sure this beautiful 1950s GT car runs smoothly and perfectly every time.

While in the workshop, Dave took the opportunity to carry out a repair to the bonnet stays of the car to make sure the bonnet stays open and does suddenly drop on whoever is working on it.

Going Back Together – Refitting the Bumpers and Adjusting the Sunroof of the 1987 Daimler Doube Six

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars are working on refitting and adjusting various parts to the 1987 Daimler Double Six as part of its restoration with us.

The team have worked on getting the sunroof of the classic Daimler back into the car following the adjustments needed to the rails and to fit a new seal for its final installation back into the car.

Then, the team could turn their attention to the rear bumper of the Double Six. The bumpers have been stripped down and cleaned up including the brackets which were carefully ground back and then refurbished to be reused on the car as they were in good condition after removing the surface rust. The only new pieces needed for this part of the restoration were the bumper inserts which were sourced and fitted to the car.

Blend In – Paint Repairs on the 1970 Jaguar XJ

In between the workshop technicians working on the engine and running of the 1970 Jaguar XJ, the paint and body team took the chance to carry out a few paint repairs to the classic Jaguar.

In some places, the paint had become very thin in a few areas of the wing on the Jaguar and also had a few dents in nearly the same area. So, the team carefully prepped thewing of the car in order to do minimal filler work before priming the area. Once primed, our body shop knocked back the whole area methodically using finer and finer abrasives to achieve a perfect finish before it went back into the paint booth.

Our painter, Al, carefully scanned an area of the car to get an exact match for the rest of the classic Jaguar before it is colour sanded and polished to match the finish on the rest of the car.

Out & About – Revo British Motorcross at Blaxhall

Last weekend, our director Craig took a trip out to a local Motorcross track with the next generation of Bridge Classic Cars, his son Loick, for a road of the REVO British Motorcross Championship.

Motorcross is a massive sport here in Suffolk because of us being so rural, with a wealth of national grade tracks within the county. With the world beginning to get back to normal in a post-covid world, getting out and enjoying motorsports, cars and supporting the petrolhead community is a perfect way to spend a weekend.

This Just In – 2005 Suzuki Every

The workshop at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ have just had this unique and quirky 2005 Suzuki Every arrive for the team to have a look at.

The team will inspect and assess the Volkswagen Camper-inspired Mini Van and report back with their findings.

This Just In – 1953 Hillman Special

Sometimes we get the wildest cars to work on! This 1953 Hillman Special has just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for the team to work on.

This Special belonged to the grandfather of one of our customers. It apparently hasn’t been run in several years and was taken off the road due to a clutch issue. The team here will begin by inspecting and assessing the car first of all to highlight any potential issues as well as investigate the concern of the clutch problem.

We actually don’t know a lot of information about the car and the history of the particular car. From the tiny amount of information we have managed to get, it is believed by our team to be a very early kit car of some kind. If you do know anything about this unique car, please get in touch! We would love to know.

This Just In – 1981 Porsche 911SC

Another classic aircooled Porsche has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop! This time it is a 1981 Porsche 911SC in at our Suffolk HQ.

This car has come in for our technicians to investigate a brake issue the car has developed as well as some smaller bits and pieces of work on the interior and exterior/paintwork. So, the team will begin with the investigation into the brakes and report back to the customer on their findings.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1981 Porsche 911SC very soon.

This Just In – 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

The Bridge Classic Cars team at our Suffolk HQ have welcomed this stunning 1979 Porsche 911 into our workshop for the team to inspect and assess.

The classic Porsche is a Targa model, having a removable roof panel as opposed to a full convertible. The team will be both mechanically and aesthetically inspecting the entire vehicle and compiling their report.

Keep an eye on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more on the 1979 Porsche 911 very soon.