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1972 Peugeot 504

1972 Peugeot 504

Scott has continued work on the corrosion repairs needed on our Peugeot 504. There just seems to be more and more areas of corrosion the

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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.

1972 Peugeot 504

Scott has continued work on the corrosion repairs needed on our Peugeot 504. There just seems to be more and more areas of corrosion the further we go into this Peugeot.

Scott has discovered some fairly poor repair work after removing thick underseal beneath the soft top and rear seats. This has all had to be cut out and correctly fixed. Scott has been cutting out the rotten metal and replacing with new. Great work, Scott!

Peugeot 504 Rust Repairs Continue

Scott has been working hard on our Peugeot 504 project. This lovely classic was in need of some serious rust repairs. As with all rust repairs, it’s very difficult to tell exactly how far the rust has penetrated into the vehicle until you start cutting it out. As Scott has found, in this case there was a lot of rust! Work like this needs to be done correctly to future-proof the car and keep the vehicle in top shape for many years to come.

Scott is now at the fabrication stage of this extensive repair. He’s been shaping and welding in fresh metal, replacing what has been cut out.

Cracking work, Scott!

This wonderful classic Peugeot will head over to Chris in the paint shop when Scott has finished. Once in the paint shop, Chris will begin shaping and perfecting the bodywork in preparation for fresh paintwork.

Peugeot 504 Bodywork Restoration Continues

Scott has been grinding out over 1/4 inch deep filler that’s covering very poor rust repairs. Where flat sheets of steel have been simply tack welded over the rust it’s caused the rust to worsen.

Scott has cut out the pervious repairs and worked back further into the car until the solid metal. From there he’s fabricating repair sections and welded them in, repairing correctly any rotten sections along the way. Great Work, Scott.

Peugeot 504 Restoration: Engine Works

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist has be tacking our Peugeot 504 engine restoration while Scott is fixing up the bodywork.

He’s removed the engine, stripped off the front cover and found that becuase the front cover was fitted incorrectly, the crankshaft pulley was wearing through it.

We will now be making a bespoke oil seal conversion for this Peugeot 504.

1972 Peugeot 504: Rot and Rust Repairs

Scott has been hard at work on the mammoth job that is repairing the underside of our Peugeot 504. He’s cut out all the rot and rust affected areas and let in new metal where nessasary. great work, Scott!

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.

Stripping our Peugeot 504 Cabriolet

Work begins on the 1972 Peugeot Cabriolet. The car is in our workshops today being stripped down ready for paint preparation to commence. The chrome work has been removed, including the door handles and lights.

1972 Peugeot 504 Engine Testing

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist has set to work on our Peugeot 504 Engine recommission.

Before removing the engine Ady has checked each cylinders compression. We’ve found slightly low compression on one of the cylinders and will report this back to the customer.

We then removed the engine and took off some components including the inlet manifold for sandblasting and painting.

We’ve found that front engine cover was worn due to being incorrectly previously fitted. The front crankshaft pulley also is showing signs of wear. Based on our findings Ady is recommending a lip seal conversion.

Once these issues with the engine have been resolved we will be fully detailing the engine and engine bay to get this lovely rare classic show ready.

Latest Workshop Arrival 1972 Peugeot 504

This week we’ve welcomed this beautiful classic Peugeot 504 Cabriolet into the workshop.

The first phase of this vehicles restoration will be as follows:

  • Evaluate the engine condition and locate points where the oil is leaking. We can then rectify these leaks once the engine is out of the vehicle.
  • We will be removing the engine and gearbox. Then we can clean and detail the engine block, gearbox and engine bay components.
  • Remove all chromework and where necessary re-chome any damaged areas.
  • Rectify all rust affected areas and let in new steel as nessasary.
  • Prepare the car for paint and carry out a full respray in the factory ‘off white’ colour.
  • Refurbish wheels and then refit engine and gearbox.