Since the chassis of our 1960 Jensen 541R returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, classic car technician Rob has been completing repairs.
However, recently, Rob progressed to starting the long process of putting our 541R back together again. The main body is now back on the chassis and the whole thing is starting to look much more car-like.
There is, of course, still a long way to go before the car is anywhere close to being ready to leave us but, it’s always great to see progress being made on restoration projects like this.
After noticing that the electric windows weren’t working correctly on our 1986 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet, classic car technician Jonn has been working on repairing the issue so everything is working as it should be when it is eventually won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Jonn stripped the doors and removed the nearside electric window motor and regulator. While the doors were stripped, Jonn made weather shields for both sides of the car. Once the motor and regulator had been checked, the doors were reassembled.
The next job was to drill out the door button lever so the connecting rod fit before the door panel was refitted and the door button was fitted.
Jonn went on to sort the electric window wiring. He cut and soldered the old wiring ready for new switches. Before the new switch panel went into the car, it was painted to make it look as good as possible before it was fitted.
Our 1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 has been in our personal collection for a little while but, that will soon be changing, as it is set to become a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
In preparation for that to happen, it has been in the paint shop with classic car technicians Chris and Mauro.
After the car was prepared for paint, it spent some time in the paint booth while it was painted in its great looking red.
Now that the weather has been much more summery as of late, there have been some great biking days and, Bridge Classic Cars Director, Craig recently took his 2017 Ducati Scrambler 800 Cafe Racer out for a ride in the nice weather.
As you can see from the photos below, the bike looks incredible and was undoubtedly an exciting ride out.
Recently, Freddie and Lily went back to their old high school to give presentations relating to their careers and experience.
They both spoke to students at Kesgrave High School to help offer advice and guidance about potential careers the students may want to pursue after their time in education is over.
It’s always great when members of the Bridge Classic Cars team can play even a small role in helping future generations succeed and this was certainly one of those moments.
Classic car technician Brian has continued to make great progress with the interior of our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5.
The boot boards have been trial fitted and foam was added to the side sills. Vinyl and sound deadening were also fitted in the same area. Carpet has been fitted throughout the car too.
Brian needed to put a crease in the kick panels so they could be bent at right angles and installed. The rear seats have been fitted as well as various other panels inside the car like the wheel arch interior panels.
There has been a lot of interior work completed by Brian on our E-Type and, all being well, it will soon be ready to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.