August 21, 2019

Preparing our Volkswagon Golf for paint

Chris is busy in our paint shop preparing our 1986 Volkswagen Golf cabriolet for re-spray. All external components have now been removed including the trims, windows, doors, boot lid, bonnet.

Work begins on the interior re-trim

The seats belonging to our 1972 Jaguar E-Type are now in the process of being stripped, blasted and the frames painted, as we prepare for the full colour change re-trim.

The interior will be recreated in Cinnamon using an existing pattern from upholstery specialists Aldridge Trimming.

The full kit is now with our in-house upholsterer Donna has she will make the necessary tweaks to ensure they fit perfectly.

All internal components; cushions, wadding etc will all get assessed and replaced where necessary.

Source: Aldridge Trimming

Aldridge Trimming Ltd, is a family run business that has been established for well over half a century and three generations. The business was founded in the 1930’s and initially provided a local general trimming service for cars of the 20’s and 30’s era. Over the years, the business has evolved and expanded and we now employ 28 staff and have gained a world-wide reputation for quality British made interior trim, to original standards. 

As well as the mail order side of the business, they provide a bespoke trimming service for owners who bring their vehicles on-site. With a large workshop covering 20,000 sq ft and twenty skilled trimmers and machinists, they have the capacity to provide trim fitting services for well over 100 classic cars per annum. 

Whilst mainly focusing on the Jaguar Marques (specifically from the 1950s onwards), they also support Austin Healey, Triumph, Mercedes (from 1964 onwards) and Ford cars from the 60’s and 70’s era. They can manufacture anything from a sun visor to a complete interior trim set for virtually any classic car including many modern vehicles (if the customer can supply original patterns) and they are constantly adding to our product range. 

Recently featured on Channel 4’s “Car S.O.S.“, they were involved in restoring 5 cars to their original condition. 

Fuzz Townshend visits Aldridge Trimming

Following our features in ‘Car SOS’ over the years, Fuzz Townshend came and had a look around our workshop to show you what we get up to on a daily basis, hope you enjoy!

Posted by Aldridge Trimming on Wednesday, 27 March 2019