October 5, 2022

More Jensen Parts

Classic car technician Paul has been making several different parts that will eventually be used on one of our Jensen restoration projects. These include parts

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A Popular Classic Car – Our 1970 MG C Roadster

Our 1970 MG C Roadster has proven itself to be an extremely popular prize on Bridge Classic Cars Competitons.

When the Roadster went live, it didn’t take long for all of the available tickets to sell out. Unfortunately, that means, if you haven’t got a ticket for our live draw yet, you won’t be able to win it for yourself. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy how beautiful this car really is with our photos below.

We think they do a pretty good job of giving you some idea as to why this one sold out so fast!

A Very Special Roof

The history of the Jensen 541 is an interesting story that goes all the way back to 1953. Before the release of the 541, Jensen Motors predominantly used aluminium to make the bodywork of their Interceptors. Interestingly, the boot lid of the Jensen Interceptor though was made from fibreglass.

Fibreglass was not commonly used in car manufacturing at the time, so when Jensen released the 541 with a fibreglass body, it was actually the first European production car to be made in this way.

At Bridge Classic Cars, we have a wealth of experience in restoring classic Jensens. Considering only a few hundred 541s were made, we have had several come through our workshop and undergone restoration work with us.

Our classic car technicians work hard to make sure the restored cars are as close to the original specifications as possible. That’s why Alan has been doing some very special work to repair the fibreglass roof of our 1956 Jensen 541.

This type of work may not be seen in many other workshops so we had to take some photos of Alan at work as the restoration of this classic Jensen continues.

Original Wheels Refurbished And Back In The Workshop

Our 1999 Rover BRM arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars Workshop with the incorrect aftermarket wheels fitted. After we were able to source a set of original BRM wheels, we sent them off to Wheelworx to be refurbished ready to be fitted onto the car.

The newly refurbished wheels have just arrived back at the workshop and they are looking just as good as we thought they would.

Having the original wheels will go a long way in bringing this classic car back to all of its former glory. We are really excited to see them on the car and we look forward to the first drive with a set of original wheels on this classic Rover.

Rust Issues On Our Vauxhall Omega

Our 1999 Vauxhall Omega has spent a bit of time in our workshop recently. During this time, the workshop team have discovered some rust issues that will need to be addressed.

Our classic car technicians will now put together a plan of how to best resolve the issues so we can get the car back out on the road.

More Jensen Parts

Classic car technician Paul has been making several different parts that will eventually be used on one of our Jensen restoration projects.

These include parts such as seat runners, bonnet supports, gutter trim, and door frames. All of these will go on to be further prepped before being installed in one of the cars.

Paul also tested Jensen heater box fans as well as cleaning them, painting them, and reassembling them.

Progress, Progress, Progress

Brian and Lydia continue to work on the interior of our 1958 Jensen 541R.

Lydia has been busy covering the remaining door card as well as covering the back of the rear squab with black vinyl to give it a neater and more appealing look. She also covered the metal frame that Clinton made, which is the frame that will go in the middle of the rear seats.

Lydia then cut out the carpets for the footwell of the car before moving on to covering the metal for the air vent sliders.

The task Lydia is currently working on is spray painting the metal rails that the air vent sliders will go on.

Meanwhile, Brian has been making new rear cappings, and glueing foam to the cappings before covering them in vinyl.

He also cut the strip of wood that went on to be screwed to the body of the car so the cappings could be attached. Brian then installed the door panels as well as making the patterns for the footwell sound deadening and carpets.

Brian also fitted the door panels before fitting the carpet and sound deadening he made the patterns for earlier.

One extra job that Brian did was to add wood ends to the ceiling pad to make it fit perfectly.