November 21, 2018

Amendments have been made to both Jensen 541R chassis’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our team have had a crazy busy few days preparing both Jensen chassis’ ready for paint. A few amendments needed to be made prior to paintwork but as well as these configurations the media blasting has uncovered a couple of unexpected imperfections in the structure which need to be addressed.

Rot has unfortunately found it’s way in to the rear of chassis 328 so these areas have had to be cut away and metalwork refitted.

As well as this we have re-applied metalwork into the rear section behind the rear seats, we’ve moved the battery tray and brackets which were initially in the wrong place and work on a couple of areas at the front which required some attention.

1957 Jensen 541R – chassis 328


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The welding work on both chassis’ are now complete so tomorrow we can start on the preparation and paint.

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Cleaned and ready to go

Our 1989 Ford Granada has now successfully been completed.

Peter has given her one last clean before she heads back to Ipswich.

The sills have now been replaced, the rot has now been taken away and all other aspects of the MOT failure have been addressed.

You’ll be seeing her at shows next season…


Austin Healey Sound Deadening

Our 1955 Austin Healey project is a very important and special restoration for our customer. With a lot of the restoration work having already been carried out by her late husband it is especially important to not undo a lot of the hard work that he had put into it. For instance, the inside of the shell has already been completed so a lot of the work has been done for us which is fantastic. Brian has therefore concentrated his efforts on methodically applying the sound deadening to the internal shell.

Using heat, Brian has been able to manipulated the sound deadening matting to cover all areas, moulds and challenges that the shell throws at him. The sound deadening does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a material that can be applied to the hidden areas of your car to help reduce the  noise levels from outside in.


Replacing the Mini’s brake piston

As part of the general check over of the car we have diagnosed that the offside rear piston is seized on our 1978 Mini Clubman. We have ordered a brand new one to replace the existing. This explains why the customer felt the car braking incorrectly, it would most likely feel like it is steering to one side.

Annual Service, MOT and general check over.

Our wonderful 1978 Mini Clubman 1100 is in our workshops today for a general check up. Having been off the road and in storage for over a year we are having a general check over of the vehicle; replacing the battery, checking the brakes, giving her a full service and new MOT.

the final task required to be carried out is to detail the engine bay. She’s looking lovely as she is but a general clean underneath has been requested.

The current owner is just the second owner from new and it has remained a local car to Suffolk it’s entire life. Covering just 48000 miles the car is available for sale at the right price (says the current owner) as it holds sentimental value to him.