Our 1973 Triumph Stag has had its hood frame removed ready to be sand blasted which will allow our technicians to see what we have left and what might need to be fabricated.
The silver chrome trim has also been taken off on the tonneau cover.
Kath has been working on the Stag as well. She has disassembled the centre hand brake section and the B-posts so that the metal is ready to be sand blasted.
The trim shop having been tackling our red 1973 Triumph Stag interior restoration recently, which has begun by stripping all the seats down to their frames which will be sandblasted. Kath has removed all the hog rings, the back vinyl, the cover and base, the seat clips, as well as removing loose rust and glue from the frames.
The process is gritty and messy but will allow the trim shop to re-cover these seats so they look brand new.
Brian has removed the seat backboard to access the clips holding the cover flaps in place. These are then removed as part of stripping the seat frames. Once the front seat squab cover was removed, he could then remove the cover from the front seat base-frame which he did by undoing the clips holding the cover flaps in place, he also removed the rubber buffer and rubber diaphragm. Brian then moved onto removing the front rubber and metal chancel from the hood as well as the front side rubbers, metal channel and plastic trim. He then followed up by removing the rear side rubbers, metal channel and plastic trim, removing rubbers & channels from ‘b’ post section of the hood and then removing the rear section rubber and metal trim. Brian finished the hood by removing the velcro from the side of the frame and cleaned up the plastic trim.
We’ll start with the exciting news that our Orange race E-Type is nearing completion…
As the UK enters a new national lockdown this evening, here at Bridge Classic Cars we remain open for business as per our recent statement. The new measures come in to force on Thursday 5th November and expected to last until Wednesday 2 December.
This morning, we are introducing you to and looking forward to some exciting new projects hoping to be heading our way in the new year.
Here is a brief over view of some recent discussions we’ve been having and some exciting projects that we are hoping to be involved with very soon.
Our 1973 Triumph Stag has sadly been a stalled restoration for some years. Having been prepared and painted a few years ago the car has been sitting still ever since. The owner has now made the decision that the car must be completed and back on the Suffolk roads so we are hoping to be of assistance with this one very soon.
Next up we have our 1948 Triumph Roadster 2000. Again, a stalled restoration project that may possibly be in our workshops early 2021 to be completed and returned to the UK roads.
As you know, we love a Jensen 541. Here is an ongoing restoration being carried out by the current owner and a key player in the Jensen 541 world. The car is now ready for body preparation and paint so we are hoping to see her with us in the paint shop early to middle of 2021.
In 2019 Chris started the restoration of his father’s 1959 MGA Twin Cam. Now in the very safe hands of ex-TVR head technicians, the car is looking wonderful and taking shape nicely. We are hoping to take on the responsibility for the car, once completed. The current owner resides overseas and wants to find a good home for the car. It has been in the family for many many years and it would be lovely for it to find a new home with another family for many many years to come.
A project for Kath and Brian for early 2021 will be our South African 1980 Porsche 928 from our friends at Horizon Classics. The Porsche has recently undergone a full engine rebuild and body work improvements. Steve is currently awaiting the brand new, original Porsche material at which time the car will make it’s way over to our Trim Shop in Suffolk for a interior refit.
Finally, we look forward to welcoming our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 to the Bridge Classic Cars family. We are hoping to collect this incredible car from the north of Scotland very soon, hopefully when we have the opportunity to get out on the road. We will update you very soon on this one!!