1973 Triumph TR6

Triumph TR6 Almost Ready

We’ve changed the engine water to the luxurious Evans. We’re also investigating injector fuel issues with the engine that are preventing it from running smoothly.

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TR6 In The Waiting Room

Our beautiful 1973 Triumph TR6 is looking amazing! We’re currently waiting on a few elements to arrive such as some new spotlights and steering wheel.

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Friday Snapshot

Another week has flown by! Once again we’ve had photoshoots, new arrivals and spectacular developments on our current projects. Behind the scenes and sneak peeks

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Workshop Walkaround

Grey Jensen gets furnished Our trim team has been fitting the rear centre section in place, cutting out sound deadening and glueing it to bodywork

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Tr6 fully covered

Our trim shop expert, Kath, has been busy making multiple covers for the magenta Triumph TR6. The hood and tonneau now have covers that have

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Workshop Walkabout

Our week has been very busy with two photoshoots at the start of the week and new projects arriving in the workshop. Tr6’s new hood

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TR6’s New Trim

The trim shop has made the centre console for the radio. This entails measuring each section, cutting out those sections from the leather, and then

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Safety First

The Purple 1973 Triumph TR6 has recently had seatbelts and tyres installed making by our team. Seatbelts New seatbelts were installed on our TR6! There

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Tip Top Trim Shop

Our interior trim expert Brian has been spending time with our stunning 1973 Triumph TR6 this week. The eye-catching magenta classic is undergoing a full

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TR6 Recline Repair

One of the seats on our 1973 Triumph TR6 was broken. Recline seats break quite often, so Dave, one of our classic car technicians, has

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Corr! What a Door!

Mauro, our master mechanic here at Bridge has been completing work on the doors of the 1973 Triumph TR6. Along with getting all the mechanisms

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Tr6’s New Steering Wheel

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on the steering wheel of our Triumph TR6 before it goes back to Germany. Kath has dedicated her time to the pain-staking process of recvoering the wheel and carefully sewing it up around the inside edge, making sure the stitches are tight and strong.

We’ve also been making sure that the engine is running smoothly.

Triumph TR6 Almost Ready

We’ve changed the engine water to the luxurious Evans. We’re also investigating injector fuel issues with the engine that are preventing it from running smoothly. We’ve also replaced the fuel pump and filters but this hasn’t aided the running issues. We’ve up-rated the shock absorbers by 25% too.

Two Special Classics Off Home Soon

We’re delighted to announce that two of our classics have been finished and will be sent off to their owner in Germany very soon. The Tundra MG B was finished a while ago and has been sitting in storage whilst we completed the TR6 but now is the first chance we’ve had to have them both finished and side by side.

With just a few final touches to be made to the Magenta TR6, these two stunning classics will soon be ending their time with us. Watch this space…

TR6 Wheel Alignment

We’re running a service on our Triumph TR6 and are currently focusing on aligning the wheels and correcting the tracking.

TR6 and MGB Tucked Up At Bentwaters

Our newly finished Triumph TR6 and its friend, the Tundra 1975 MGB have been stored up in Bentwaters whilst we work on the third in this trio, a Beverly Hills Jaguar E-Type that’s in for a full 180 transformation. All three cars are owned by the same clients, making it an exciting set of projects. With these two tucked away in our Hanger at Bentwaters, we can get cracking on the Jaguar.

TR6 Crosses The Finish Line

We’re delighted to announce the completion of our beautiful magenta 1973 Triumph TR6 which has now be sent into storage with us. It headed over this morning and we felt very lucky to have such an expert lorry driver at our disposal as Bentwaters looked like a scene from the Arctic Circle. Mauro is one of our talented and hard-working technicians but also has a history as a lorry driver and is in charge of driving our lorry. We always know our lorry and cars are in safe hands with him at the wheel.

We’re expect to shooting this TR6 for its final celebratory photoshoot soon. Watch this space!

Tr6 Chassis Plate Fitted

Tom has recently fitted the chassis plate on our lovely Triumph TR6 which is almost ready to go, with just a few adjustments left to make.

A Bright Future For The TR6

The Triumph TR6 has recently had new spotlights installed. Our next step is to install the switch. The client has asked that we install the switch in a discrete place so that the interior still keeps its original look.

Mauro has also installed the new steering wheel, with the cover made by our trim shop, into the TR6 which is looking very smart!

TR6 In The Waiting Room

Our beautiful 1973 Triumph TR6 is looking amazing! We’re currently waiting on a few elements to arrive such as some new spotlights and steering wheel. We’ll keep you updated with its next stage in its restoration journey when those parts arrive!

Paint corrections for the Triumph TR6

We’ve been focusing on perfecting the paintwork for our Triumph TR6, making sure the metal bodywork sits perfectly.

Currently its sitting in a filler spray awaiting a high build primer before its painted for the final time.

Wheels for Triumph TR6

The work continues on our gorgeous TR6. Its recently received a new spare tire which is kept safely beneath a wooden door flap in the floor of the boot. When closed, the TR6’s boot looks neat and spacious.

Our Trim shop expert Kath has refurbished the steering wheel cover as well. This entails taking off the old one and marking out sections for the new cover. Once marked out, the two sides are sewn together and it is stretched over the wheel. The centre seam is levelled up with the centre. The two sides are then hand stitched together in a criss-cross stitch, pulling the thread tight at the stitch progresses.

When Kath reaches the end of the fabric, the thread is knotted and finished off. The centre cover was then attended to. This entailed cleaning the centre cap and re-glueing all the loose vinyl and sticking the centre back in place.

Once finished, the centre cover is wiped over, cap attached to the wheel with small fasteners and its ready to fit in the car.

Our electric specialist, Adam, has also been attending to the TR6 by re-wiring and fitting the radio. Now this beautiful Triumph is both ready for any road trip and its playlist.

Friday Snapshot

Another week has flown by! Once again we’ve had photoshoots, new arrivals and spectacular developments on our current projects.

Behind the scenes and sneak peeks

On Tuesday we shot the second half of the content for our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 race car replica. For this, we took it to the track at Bentwaters where our skilled F1 Test Driver, Mike O’Connor, put it through its paces.

We’ve also shot our new competition car, the Jaguar XJ6. Here’s a sneak peek at the XJ6 in motion. For these kinds of shots, we often get Ellie to drive and Freddie to shoot the car in motion. This allows moving shots to be done efficiently when it’s separate to a staged shoot with a model/talents such as the Jaguar race car above.

The XJ6 has already gone live and has proved to be incredibly popular with almost a quarter of the tickets having sold out in one day! Get your tickets quickly as the launch sale is ending soon!

New arrivals

We’ve had a beautiful red 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3 arrive which will soon be a competition car. It underwent an intensive valet by our talented friend at Viper Auto Valets.

A stunning Jaguar XJ6 auto and a classic 1979 Daimler 4.2 Sovereign XJ6 Series III Automatic have also arrived this week, ready to be a competition cars. You can find more about the Jaguar and Daimler here!

1957 Grey Jensen 541R

The sill and footwell carpet has been cut and glued down as well as the carpet around the gearbox tunnel. Brian has fitted the front and rear footwell carpets on the passenger side too. Metal rails & air vent covers have been fitted to the scuttle panels. The passenger side scuttle panel and front footboard have both been fitted in place this week.

Although a lot of the carpets and back seats have been made, there’s still the front seats to make and fit.

Upon inspection, we identified some modifications needed on the grey Jensen’s doors to make sure all components align correctly.

Triumph TR6

Our 1973 Triumph TR6 has had new speakers and speaker holders made and installed by our technician Mauro who’s been working exclusively on the TR6. Adam, our auto electrics specialist has also been doing some work on the TR6, changing the sidelights to indicators to comply with UK road laws.

Peugeot 504

The new bonnet has been attached on the 504, the latches have been modified, gaps lined, bonnet painted and now fit! It’s so rewarding seeing this beautiful car looking whole again!

We’ve had a rubber mystery in the workshop, but luckily enough Gordan used his detective skills to figure out a nifty solution! The Peugeot 504 was in need of new rubber sills however we couldn’t find anywhere that sourced them. By matter of chance, in our Amphicar box of spare bits and bobs, we found some rubber extras that fit the 504 perfectly! A tip for anyone looking for Peugeot 504 rubber sills, head over to Gordons Imports and get some Amphicar rubber!

The Peugeot 504 has also been started for the first time in quite a while! This was its debut since being reassembled and its sounding good!

Morris Minor

The Morris Minor 1000 is ready for a test drive! It will be the first time it’s been started and driven in a while so it’s going to be an exciting development! To get the Morris ready for its start-up, our engine technician Ady has cleaned the carburettors and given it a pre-startup service.

Workshop Walkaround

Grey Jensen gets furnished

Our trim team has been fitting the rear centre section in place, cutting out sound deadening and glueing it to bodywork behind where seats go.

The rear squab section has also been fitted in place, the carpet has been cut to be placed in front of the rear seat base, the rear seat section has been fitted in place, and the leather has been glued to the seat subframes.

Sound deadening has been installed in the rear footwell & tunnel sides, passenger side, passenger side bulkhead, and the front footwells.

The door frames are also undergoing some modifications so that the window glass sits more comfortably. The doors will need to be taken apart and re-welded back together.

Peony Red Jensen

Our Peony Red 1960 Jensen 541s has had new door catch fixing plates installed. Our technicians have also made a cover to go over them to stop them from falling down into the sills of the car. They have then been welded into position.

TR6

The Triumph TR6 is on the road to recovery with the final tweaks being done. The engine levels have been checked as have the gearbox and rear axels. This stage is mostly a pre-drive service to make sure everything is in the right place and ready for the car to be driven for the first time. The battery holder needs to be installed and the engine to be tuned. Once these last details are done we can turn it on and see how it drives and address any teething problems that may arise.

Amphicar

The Amphicar is currently going through another in-depth stage of troubleshooting the electrics. Much like the TR6, our technicians’ are applying the final checks in preparation for starting the car up for the first time.

Peugeot 504

The Peugeot 504 is almost finished! The exhaust and break lines have been installed as well as the seat belts which have been added by our technician Scott.

Black Jensen

The black 1960 Jensen 541R has come out of paintwork recently to address the corrections made. All the chrome has now been re-installed so it’s looking shiny and new!

1984 Lada 1200

Our Lada is one of our most recent patients. We diagnosed it with rusting sills and floor, which is being addressed and corrected by one of our fabricators, Ant. These refurbishments are done through a series of stages that include welding and applying filler to resolve the ageing. Think of it like getting a dermatological facial!

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12

Our blue jaguar e-type is awaiting its chrome bumper and new steering rack to be fitted. The sun roof has also been fixed. This included taking apart the faulty switch and cleaning the components and then insulating the terminal. Once fitted back together, the sun roof was back to working perfectly again.

Gold Jensen

Our gold and red 1962 Jensen 541S has had its oil changed and water purged from the engine by our engine specialist, Ady.

Austin 7 Nippy

Ady is also working on the Austin 7 Nippy engine which is currently at COLTEC to be assessed.

Nissan 300ZX

The exhaust has been reinstalled into our Nissan as well as the link pipe between the two exhaust manifolds.

Tr6 fully covered

Our trim shop expert, Kath, has been busy making multiple covers for the magenta Triumph TR6. The hood and tonneau now have covers that have been created out of black vinyl. Velcro has been sewn on and all the individual parts are then sewn together. Kath has also made a bag for the jack which followed a similar pattern to the tool bag.

Workshop Walkabout

Our week has been very busy with two photoshoots at the start of the week and new projects arriving in the workshop.

Tr6’s new hood cover

Our trim shop has been fitting the frame to the TR6. This includes riveting straps to the frame bars, marking positions for fasteners around the rear of the hood and fitting those fasteners in position. The next step is to clip the front edge of the cover in place while the fasteners are riveted to the metal bar inside the hood.

Brian, one of our trim shop specialists the glued velcro to the sidebars and screwed in metal channels for the side rubbers. Once all the fasteners have been fitted, Brian could then fit the cover to the car.

Lotus Esprit

Our Lotus Esprit has had a new water pipe fabricated from stainless steel to replace the old aluminium one that had rusted. This was made by hand in our workshop.

Jaguar E-Type Race Car

Although finish, the 1967 Jaguar E-type series 1 race car is always an ongoing project with new alterations being done frequently. This week a new door latch and release cable was fitted.

Triumph TR5

Our 1965 Triumph TR5 has had its split dashboard repaired. Refurbished by hand in our workshop, its now ready to be re-installed.

Peony Red Jensen

The trim shop has added wadding to the rear-seat centre section, glued the cover at front & back down and turned the fabric around the hinge at the back. The seats have also had the sides glued and pulled tight. Wadding has been added as well as extra foam to the side section of the rear seat base.

Primer has been done and its now ready for the fiberglass to be smoothed and corrected and the colour to be applied.

1962 Gold Jensen 541S

The Gold and Burgundy Jensen 541S had an issue with its engine which Ady, our engine specialist soon diagnosed as a cracked oil way. Oil was leaking into the water pipe. To discover the issue, Ady had to fill the oil way with water and push air through the pipe to identify the issue.

Photoshoots behind the scenes

Both Monday and Tuesday were jam-packed for our marketing team with two photoshoots for our race cars, the Jaguar E-Type and the Chevron B20. We’re excited to share the results of these shoots. A big thank you to Ellough Park in Beccles for allowing us to shoot on their track and to Mark O’Connor who featured in the Jaguar E-Type photos. As an F1 test driver and stunt driver, he was the perfect person to get behind the wheel and model for the shoot!

TR6’s New Trim

The trim shop has made the centre console for the radio. This entails measuring each section, cutting out those sections from the leather, and then from those pieces, creating a gaiter for the gear stick and an outer shell for the radio console.

The next step was to make and fit the carpets which includes bolting them down and adding deadening to the tunnel.

The speaker panel was next to be made and fitted. As well as the leather, the speaker panels also needed foam padding adding to it.

Once again, the trim shop has done an amazing job fitting the new interior to the TR6. With the seats added back in, it’s looking really smart!

Safety First

The Purple 1973 Triumph TR6 has recently had seatbelts and tyres installed making by our team.

Seatbelts

New seatbelts were installed on our TR6! There may be a few pieces missing but at least it’s now a safe drive!

Teamwork

It also had its first start-up today, but to get it running perfectly, we’ll be handing it over to our engine specialist Ady.

You can trust here at Bridge Classic Cars that your car will get full attention from our team of specialist technicians, and the proof is in the pudding!

New Windscreen

A brand new windscreen has also been recently installed.

New Wheels

The owner of our TR6 specially requested for the original tyres to be fitted, so we ordered a set of original TR6 Michelin XAS tyres from Longstone Classic Tyres.

We understand that some people want their cars fitted with modern refurbishments and some prefer to keep the originality intact. Both are great options when restoring a classic car and equally have their own pros and cons, however its never too much trouble to acquire or make original custom fittings to make sure the car is just right. Its all in the finer details!

Injecting Life Into Our TR6

One of our classic car technicians Mauro has been working on the injectors on our 1973 Triumph TR6.

“I’ve refurbished the fuel injector pumps” Mauro explains. Which is a fairly involved process of stripping all the removable parts and giving them a thorough clean.

There are then several tests carried out to ensure all the components are working as they should. Mauro successfully got them working and reassembled the parts.

“I’ve then fitted the front and back batch of the fuel injector pumps back onto the engine.” Mauro describes. He’s also found time for less invasive work including fitting the rear view mirror and the sun visors.

The dashboard wiring has also been completed. The dashboard panel has then been fitted back onto the front with the dials and rigged up and ready to go. And what a beautiful front dash it is!

Recommissioning classic car engines is a speciality of ours here at Bridge Classic Cars. We have several highly skilled classic car technicians able to carry out this type of work, along with full engine rebuilds where required.

Get in touch with our friendly team today for more information on our classic car engine services.

This Biscuit Leather’s Making Us Drool

Our exciting 1973 Triumph TR6 is in our in-house trim shop getting some very special treatment. The body has been painted an electric magenta, meanwhile the interior will be finished with a very complimentary biscuit leather.

Kath and Brian, our interiors experts has been working on the seats for the TR6. “We fitted the diaphragm and webbing to seats” Kath describes, “then made the foam for the middle of the base, stuck that into position, then glued down the calico flaps.”

They then added foam either side of the centre foam piece to create the seats shape and again glued down the calico flaps.

“We then added foam around the base of the seat” Kath continued “then fitted the cover over and Brian trimmed it up.” The vinyl was then pushed through to the back and fitted into place.

Thereafter the foam for the squab of the seat was fixed into place and glued, ready to have it’s cover fitted.

For the headrest, the chrome eyelets were fitted into place ready to be placed over the headrest and have any excess fabric trimmed off. Wadding was then fitted to the seat ready for the cover to finally be fitted over the back of the seat and fixed into place.

The covers were then pulled down over the seats to fit snugly into place. “We clipped the bottom ears into place to hold the covers firm” Kath explains “then stick any loose ends under too.”

Any loose ends were glued into place to hold to cover still and tidy up all the edges.

Finally, the seats had their metal adjustment handle fitted over the top.

We think the biscuit leather looks almost good enough to eat!

Tip Top Trim Shop

Our interior trim expert Brian has been spending time with our stunning 1973 Triumph TR6 this week.

The eye-catching magenta classic is undergoing a full restoration with us and currently is getting some special treatment in our in-house trim shop.

Brian begins with the underlay. “Starting with the rear section,” he explains “I mapped out all the underlay sections then positioned and glued them into place.”

He then began on the wheel arches, “I glued foam onto the wheel arch sections” Brian explains “then glued vinyl onto them, glued the rear bulk head carpet into place and fitted the wheel arch panels over the top”.

After fixing the cockpit panel, Brian turned his attention to the side panels of the car. “I added material to the inside posts and glued in these triangular panels.”

Brian then fitted the carpet sections for both the sills and rear foot wells. Finishing off by fitting the front foot well carpets.

We are obsessed with this colour combination, magenta paint with a biscuit interior. Our customer selected these colours, as the car arrived with us totally different! It’s one of the many exciting parts of bespoke classic car restoration.

What colour combination would you choose?

The Trim Team Tackle The TR6

Our super-star trim shop duo Kath and Brian continue work on the exciting 1973 Triumph TR6.

Now all the interior leather seat covers and panels are complete, they’re ready to be fitted into the car.

The team have also added the bespoke biscuit leather door panels. Now they’re fitted in place, the final additions are added like door handles and window crank.

It’s so exciting seeing a colour combination coming together, what do you think to this colour scheme?

TR6 Is Ready For Trim

Our 1973 TR6 is ready and waiting to enter our in-house trim shop. She’s had a ton of restoration work done on the engine and body, so now it’s time to restore her interior.

Her owner has opted for a gorgeous biscuit leather for the interior. We think it’ll set the magenta paintwork off a treat! We’re looking forward to seeing the colour scheme come together over the next few weeks.

TR6 Recline Repair

One of the seats on our 1973 Triumph TR6 was broken. Recline seats break quite often, so Dave, one of our classic car technicians, has been TIG welding the guide of the mechanism to rectify the issue.

“I took apart the mechanism to prepare it for welding,” explains Dave, “then re-positioned the broken part into the correct position and welded it.”

It’s these small fixes that often cause the most discomfort or frustration when driving a classic car. If your pride and joy isn’t as comfortable as she used to be, get in touch to see how we can help – 01473 742038.

Corr! What a Door!

Mauro, our master mechanic here at Bridge has been completing work on the doors of the 1973 Triumph TR6.

Along with getting all the mechanisms working on the handles and windows, Mauro had been busy finishing up other bits. “I’ve also finished the surrounds on the doors and windows,” Mauro explains. “So all the rubber seals are now in place to make the doors water tight.”

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration Update

As so often found when restoring classic cars, many components simply cannot be sourced and need to be fabricated in-house. 

Mauro, one of Bridge Classic Cars vehicle technicians has today been fabricating a new window bracket on our Triumph TR6 restoration, in place of the original bracket that has rotted away. Fortunately, a matching bracket on the passengers side window was still in tact so Mauro was able to replicate the bracket’s design. It’s the little details that make all the difference to the final result. Superb work, Mauro!

Mauro has now also fitted the restored steering column into the vehicle.

The wiper engine, washer fluid reservoir and fuse box have also been fitted to the car.

Mauro then moved onto installing the heating ventilation system.

After completing the ventilation system, Mauro moved onto restoring the TR6’s windows. He’s cleaned up the glass and restored the metal brackets to beautiful condition. The windscreen surround has also now been fitted into the car, ready for the windscreen to be fitted.

Superb work, Mauro.

The Triumph’s Dream Screen

Our 1973 Triumph TR6 had her windscreen removed to be treated to a full respray in our in-house spray shop.

The car body has been sprayed a eye catching magenta, we’re hoping that coupled with this slick black windscreen frame the final result will look gorgeous.

1973 Triumph TR6 Refurbishing Components

As we near completion on our TR6 Restoration, Mauro is working hard refurbishing components to fit back into the car.

He has refurbished all of the dash buttons and switch gear which are now all ready to be installed into the new dashboard.

The steering column has been completely stripped down to access every part for refurbishing.

One of our other classic car technicians Dave has also skilfully repaired the seat brackets too. Great job Dave and Mauro!

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration Update

Mauro has been working on our Triumph TR6 restoration. He’s made fabulous progress over the past week, the car is really starting to take shape now.

Mauro has recently fitted the Heater box with a new matrix. He has also installed the fuel tank and uprated Bosch fuel pump.

With the chrome work and black exterior elements now installed, the rich Magenta colour is looking simply gorgeous.

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration Update

Mauro has been making some great progress on our TR6 restoration. Since the last major update he has now fitted the door locks, installed brake and fuel lines, fitted rear brake lights and the gorgeous stainless steel exhaust.

1973 Triumph TR6 Components In the Spray Booth

Mauro has sent a load of components needed for our TR6 restoration through to Chris in the Paint shop. Chris has now painted all the metalwork and it is ready for Mauro to continue assembly on the car. Great work guys.

1973 TR6 Work Commences

Mauro is trilled to be working on this beautiful Triumph TR6. He’s shared some snaps on Facebook as this project starts to pick up momentum.

Superb work, Mauro! We will be updating this blog with every major milestone in the rebuild of our TR6.

1973 Triumph TR6 In The Workshop

Our TR6 has reached another exciting milestone in it’s restoration journey. The Triumph TR6 has now left the paint shop and is with Mauro in the Workshop.

Mauro will now be building the car. All components will either be refurbished or replaced with new.

The main components that are being currently refurbished are as follows:

  • Steering collum
  • Door locks
  • Wiper motor and mechanism
  • Dashboard
  • Dash vents
  • Seat runners
  • Windscreen surround
  • Door handles
  • Center console
  • Mudguards
  • Front grill
  • Soft top roof

The following items are brand new:

  • Fuel pump
  • Alternator
  • Fuel filter
  • Front lights
  • Tail lights
  • Indicators
  • Rubbers

The following items have already been refurbished

  • Radiator
  • Prop shaft
  • Exhaust
  • Chromework
  • Fuel tank
  • Wheels
  • Heater box
  • Dials
  • Mauro will now begin the assembly process on this vehicle.

1973 Triumph TR6 In The Paint Shop

Darren has now completed the final stages of painting our stunning magenta 1973 Triumph TR6. After masking up to protect the already painted inner sections of the body, Darren firstly applied primer to the prepared surface.

He then applied several layers of the sumptuous magenta colour coats.

Finally the paint is fully protected and sealed in with several layers of clear coat. Once the car is fully re-assembled, this clear coat can then be machined and detailed to a crystal clear finish.

This looks absolutely stunning. Top work, Darren!

Chromework Completed on several Classic Car Restorations

These chrome items have been completely transformed and are shining bright once more. The first step in the process of re-chroming is the stripping process. Grease, paint and rust that has accumulated on the car bumper over the years is removed.

Items are then stripped in a solution known as ‘Labere’. This solution is a perfect chemical balance to ensure the old chrome plating is removed without damaging the metal underneath.

The next step in the process is polishing to a smooth finish.

The metal has then gone through a triple plating process. First copper, applied for weather protection. Then Nickel is applied. Once the nickel layer has been applied it is time for the chrome.

The chrome plating process is a method of applying a thin layer of chromium onto a substrate (metal or alloy) through an electroplating procedure.

In simple terms, electroplating is achieved by passing an electric current between two electrodes which are immersed in an electrolyte bath comprising of chromic acid. One of the electrodes will be the substrate which is to be plated. During the flow of electricity between the two electrodes, chromium atoms are deposited in a layer on the electrode to be plated.

We have chromework here for our Peugeot 504, Mini, Triumph TR6, Ford Capri and Corvette projects.

1973 Triumph TR6 Update

Darren has been progressing with our Triumph TR6 Restoration down in the Paint Shop.

We’ve fitted a new boot for our TR6 and adjusted the fitment to perfectly align with the bodywork. We’ve also prepared the boot, side sills, doors and fenders. Now the panels are prepared and smooth, these will be going into the paint shop primer very soon.

1973 Triumph TR6 Body Gapping

Darren is meticulously working on our stunning triumph TR6. He’s ensuring the panels are perfectly gapped and positioned before we apply any paint. 

He’s also making sure the panels are completely smooth and true to achieve the perfect paint finish. After seeing the internal bodywork painted we can’t wait to see how good this vehicle will look in it’s stunning magenta. Once Darren has worked his magic on the external body panels and all the chromework if fitted we will get to admire this stunning triumph once more. Great work, Darren.

It’s a black bits day…

The transformation of our 1984 Suzuki GSX400 is one step further forward today as we painted the metal components in the new satin black finish.

At the same time, we resprayed the repaired dash of our 1973 Triumph TR6, ready for rebuild.

Lots more chrome heading off to London

A large assortment of our chrome work is now in the hands of Douglas Metal Finishing to be repaired, plated and polished. Brightwork from our Peugeot 504 cabriolet, Morris Mini Deluxe and Triumph TR6 projects are in the latest collection to be collected.

If you have chrome work that requires attention, feel free to get in touch. With regular collections leaving our workshops on a weekly basis we will be more than happy to assist you in a structured and timely fashion.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas Metal Finishing is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain with over 80 years experience in the business.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables Douglas to offer a wide range of finishes. Their up to date satin plant means they can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of their four shades of Gold.

Triumph TR6 Body Updates and Parts Arrive

Our Triumph TR6 body is starting to really take shape now. It’s currently down in the paint shop having the body panels fitted up and prepared for paintwork. We’ve also had a shipment of TR6 parts arrive in, ready to be fitted to the vehicle.

This colour looks absolutely stunning. We can’t wait to see the vehicle once all the body panels have been completed.

1973 Triumph Tr6 Restoration Update

We’ve been making great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration. 

Within our in-house paint shop, Darren has been working hard on our Triumph TR6 body. Originally brown, Darren has taken the bodywork back to bare metal to ensure the stunning magenta paintwork on the TR6 is perfect. He started by repairing, sanding and priming the Triumph body, ensuring the surface is 100 percent smooth before going into the spray booth for colour. This wonderful magenta was an original factory option offered by Triumph on the TR6 and our customer has chosen this colour for his vehicle.

Mauro has been making great progress working on our TR6’s chassis. He’s fitted new coil springs, brake cylinder, front brake discs, front brake callipers, brake lines, front and rear hubs, rear drum brakes, bushes, ball joints and shock absorbers so far. We’ve also fitted our fully restored suspension arms and uprated bushes to improve ride quality.

Triumph TR6 Colour Reveal

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Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

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Triumph TR6 Bodywork Preparation

Darren has been working on our 1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration. The TR6 has been stripped down to bare metal and prepared for paint.

The new Triumph wings have been stripped of paint and the entire vehicle has been prepared ready for paint.

1973 Triumph TR6 Chassis Assembly Begins

Mauro has started work assembling the rear of our TR6 restoration.

He’s fitted the rear springs, differential and rear hubs. Mauro has also fitted the upper and lower front arms as well as the front anti roll bar to the front of the vehicle.

1973 Triumph TR6 Bodywork Prep

Darren has been hard at work getting our TR6 body ready for paint. He’s carrying out a complete strip down to bare metal, finding and treating rust and carrying out any nessasary bodywork repairs.

Our client has requested this vehicle be converted from left hand drive to right hand drive. To do this Darren has had to alter the bulkhead and reconstruct bodywork to fit right hand drive running gear.

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration

Mauro has picked up work on our Triumph TR6 Complete restoration. He is making great progress continuing to build up the chassis today.

The front hubs, gearbox mounts and engine mounts have now been installed to the car. Mauro has also cleaned up the gearbox and prepared the brake pedals and brake housing for sand blasting. The prop shaft required new joints so these have been installed.

Triumph TR6 Panels in paint

The boot and doors off our Triumph TR6 complete restoration are now being prepared in the paint shop by Darren. They have been ground back to bare metal and had the badly corroded areas removed. From there, we’ve welded in fresh metal which will be ground back and sanded down to a smooth finish.

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration

We’ve made great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration in the past few weeks. Coming in as a complete restoration, the chassis is now fully prepared and painted. The fuel tank and radiator have been refurbished and painted to the highest standard. Next up for this TR6 is adding the suspension, running gear, engine and gearbox to our freshly prepared chassis.

Veteran Car Run – London to Brighton – November 2019

We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles took took to the road.

Over 120 years since the first run in 1896, it was wonderful to see so many of these Veteran vehicles make the journey from Hyde Park in Central London to the coat of Brighton.

It was fantastic to see friends of Bridge Classic Cars, Stephen Norman MD Vauxhall Cars and Jeremy Townsend Director of Communications Vauxhall Cars crossing the finish line in Brighton. We also saw television presenter, Alan Titchmarsh in his veteran vehicle.

Gordon saying hello to Vauxhall’s MD, Stephen Norman and Director of Communications, Jeremy Townsend.

To read a more detailed write up of the event, check out the Veteran Car Run’s article here.

Alan Titchmarsh arriving at the finish line in Brighton

Triumph TR6 Engine Rebuild

The rebuild of our 1973 Triumph TR6 engine is coming along nicely. The engine components have been stripped, cleaned and painted as new.

The engine is now fitted with new pistons, new bearings, new rocker shaft, new rocker fingers, the cylinder head has been unleaded, new valve guides, new oil and water pump, new timing chain kit and all pieced together with brand new bolts.

Stripping our Triumph TR6 Engine

Ady is now working on stripping our 1973 Triumph TR6 for the full engine rebuild. New seals and gaskets will be fitted and all stripped components will be carefully cleaned, tested and reinstated.

Sorting parts for Triumph TR6

Many more images of our Triumph TR6 project as Mauro continues to work through sorting the stripped parts.

These images will prove to be extremely useful when rebuilding the car and make up for a great project story once the work is completely.

If you are looking at carrying out a restoration yourself photographs are so important and will be so useful.