December 18, 2020

Gold Jensen Ready To Go

Our beautiful Gold and Burgundy 1962 Jensen 541S is now finished and will return back to its owner this weekend. We’re delighted at how shiny

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Gordon’s Jensen Gets New Metal Work

Our director Gordon, Craig’s father, also has a car in with us at the moment, however it doesn’t look much like a car currently..

This is a 1960 541R Jensen which will, when reassembled, be painted a two tone purple.

So far its been welded and hand crafted in our fabrication bay. The rear arches and floors have all been hand fabricated.

We’re expecting to see the completion of this Jensen by the end of 2021.

Spitfire’s New Hood

We’ve got a lovely triumph spitfire in at the moment that has had a new hood made up by our trim shop. This is the only modification we’ve done to this spitfire as its going elsewhere for the rest of its restoration journey.

Kath had to hoover out the back of the spitfire to prepare it for its new restoration work.

Kath first had to cut holes out of material to make the hood. The front latches have been screwed in place. Kath then bolted the hood frame to car and attached the rear plate to the hood with 3 fasteners.

The next stage was to fit stud button fasteners to rear body so that the hood can be secured in place. Kath then had to clip the cover around the hood bars inside, pull the front material over the header rail and clip in place.

A crucial step in this process was to leave it over night to stretch and then continue in the morning. Once everything was clipped down and glued in, Kath then had to fold back the hood to trim off excess material. She then riveted a metal channel into the rail and inserted a rubber seal inside channel.

500SL Mercedes’ New Robes

Our director Craig has had his Mercedes 500SL in for restoration for a while now. There are many choices to be made when you’re not only restoring your classic but also redesigning it. Some of those choices are more interesting than others. One of the more fun choices in the customising process is choosing the colour of the interior. There were many options, all of which took on brown and orange tones to contrast with the bright blue exterior.

After taking a while to think and decide, Craig took the decision to go with… none of these options. But instead went for a rich Claret, a beautiful burgundy red!

Jaguar E-Type Takes A Turn In The Right Direction

The blue Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 is currently having a new steering rack installed as it waits for its new chrome bumper and rubber sills.

The steering rack itself has been re-conditioned ready to go back into the E-Type. Our technicians have been working throughout today to fit it.

Nissan 300ZX Gets Cold Feet

We discovered what seems to be a wiring issue in the engine of our 1988 Nissan 300ZX. After taking an intensive look, Ady diagnosed the problem to possibly be a cold starting issue with the choke. Although this is situated in the engine, it’s more of an electrics issue.

More news to follow!

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.

Gold Jensen Ready To Go

Our beautiful Gold and Burgundy 1962 Jensen 541S is now finished and will return back to its owner this weekend. We’re delighted at how shiny and new this Jensen looks again!

Our Jensen empire, once standing at a grand total of 8 is now beginning to decrease again.