1955 Aston Martin DB2 / 4 ‘Mark I’

DB2/4 Interior Swabs

We’re currently working through the process of selecting the interior trim with our client for our rare Aston Martin DB2/4. The choice is between the

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DB2/4 Paint Stripped

We’ve pulled in the helpful hands of Kath and Lydia to tackle the paint stripping on our Aston martin DB2/4 Mark I. Normally found in

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DB2/4 Clean Up

Scott has been cleaning and restoring more parts from the DB2/4, making sure they’re read to be fitted again.

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DB2/4 Stripping

Scott has been stripping down the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I in preparation for the rest of its restoration. This is a time consuming

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Aston Martin DB2/4 Seat Creation

Brian has been taking apart the the covers from the rear base and squab seat on our Aston Martin DB2/4. He’s un-done the hinge from the bottom edge and top section of the squab and removed the rubber strips from their metal channels. Once he’d undone the metal trims, Brian then removes the tacks holding the squab to the wooden frame. He removed the cover and foam from the backboard and removed the trim from the top section. Brian then removed the side sections from top part of squab seat, undid the metal trim and removed all the wood from inside. He could then start peeling back the leather to reveal the metal trim and undo the rivets to remove back sections. Finally he removed the base foam to leave the metal tub ready to be cleaned and painted.

DB2/4 Interior Decision Made

After many discussions, we’ve decided on the interior for our Mille Miglia Aston Martin DB2/4. The carpet will be a dark grey with claret red seats and 1206B Schiefer grey piping.

DB2/4 Interior Swabs

We’re currently working through the process of selecting the interior trim with our client for our rare Aston Martin DB2/4. The choice is between the red leather trim and a selection of grey tones for the carpet and piping. It’s important we select the correct shades to not only look good but to resemble the original interior.

DB2/4 Paint Stripped

We’ve pulled in the helpful hands of Kath and Lydia to tackle the paint stripping on our Aston martin DB2/4 Mark I. Normally found in the trim shop, Kath and Lydia have been showing off their ability to jump between disciplines. Using a rough pads, Lydia and Kath have been scraping off all the paint.

They started by masking up all the open places on the car where chemicals could potentially drip through. They then used blades to scratch the surface to help the nitromors paint stripper work in better. The next step was to apply paint stripper onto the roof of the car which was then covered with plastic while it worked itself into the paint. They did the same on the sides and then scraped the paint off. Once the team got down to the red oxide, they could use thinners to scrub the rest of the paint off the car.

Now that its done, the car is sat in its original bare metal and its ready for the next stage.

DB2/4 Clean Up

Scott has been cleaning and restoring more parts from the DB2/4, making sure they’re read to be fitted again.

DB2/4 Bonnet Stripped Back

The bonnet to our DB2/4 has been stripped to bare metal by Matt in the paint shop so that the fabrication bay can see what’s underneath the paint and understand what needs addressing and fabricating before it goes back to paint.

DB2/4 Electrical Stripping

Scott has been stripping down our Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I by removing the wiring loom, petrol tank, spare wheel carrier and various other parts. he’s also straightened out the radiator cowling to make sure it fits radiator properly and now radiator has gone to be refurbished.

DB2/4’s Dissassenbly Continues

Scott has continued the disassembly of our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I by taking apart the mechanics piece by piece so we can access the engine.

Scott has also been removing some more of the wiring loom and then the the engine.

DB2/4 Continues Its Dissasembly

Scott has been stripping down our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 in preparation for bodywork. This has involved taking out chrome, door cards, electrics and mechanics, all the interior and wiring.

DB2/4 Stripping

Scott has been stripping down the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I in preparation for the rest of its restoration. This is a time consuming but integral part of a restoration but allows the rest of the mechanical work and bodywork to be done.

Rare Aston Martin Restoration Begins

We have now officially begun the exciting restoration process of our rare 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 which is being restored back to original in preparation for its entry into the Mille Miglia. The original race took place between 1927 and 1957 and ran its course across 1000 miles over Italy. There are strict rules over who can enter and which cars can be driven in the modern reenactment of the race however one thing is for certain, cars must be in original spec.

You can read more about the history of the iconic Italian race here.

Scott and Brian have made the first impression into this project by stripping the chrome and removing the interior so that the body is ready to be repainted.

Brian has been tackling the interior strip as he has removed the seats, carpet, pedal box, interior panels and the window trim. He has also removed the rear squab and base seats however these were tricky to remove as there were interior beams holding them in place. He has also removed seat pockets, door capping chrome trim, end plates, door cards and straps as well as the door pockets