1951 Austin Devon PickUp

Engine Progress

The engine of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup is making good progress and will hopefully soon be back ready to be refitted into the vehicle.

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Austin Devon Bonnet

Lydia has continued her work stripping down the bonnet of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Despite her hard work, there are still some areas that

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Welding

Technician Chris has been busy with his work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. He welded a repaired panel as well as fabricated the floor

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More Fabricating

As our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication bay, Chris has been fitting up the cab lower

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Devon Restoration

Fabricators Chris and Monty have been continuing their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. They have repaired the pillars as well as fabricated the

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Repairing A Pillar

Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in our fabrication bay with technician Chris. Chris has been repairing the A-pillar as well as

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Second-Hand Car Parts

Restoring classic vehicles, like our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup, can be extremely challenging when a hard-to-find piece, like the Austin badge, seems to be impossible

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Devon Progress

Several technicians have been working on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup recently. The wing has been repaired along with the headlight bowl. Multiple components have

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Devon Work Continues

Classic car technicians Monty and Chris have continued their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Chris has been repairing the wing and bumper. The

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Off To The Sandblasters

Our 1951 Austin Devon PickUp has left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to head to the sandblasters. Once sandblasting has been completed, the workshop team

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Pickup Repairs

Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has been in the fabrication bay with classic car technician Chris. Chris has begun his work repairing various parts of

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Painting Devon Components

Various parts of our 1951 Austin Devon have been in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop as he has been painting them in dtm satin.

Engine Progress

The engine of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup is making good progress and will hopefully soon be back ready to be refitted into the vehicle.

Austin Devon Bonnet

Lydia has continued her work stripping down the bonnet of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Despite her hard work, there are still some areas that she cannot reach. As a result, Chris is removing the struts so Lydia can get to the final areas of paint and start removing rust.

Once this was done, Lydia managed to remove the last of the green paint from the bonnet. It was very stubborn, and there was a lot of pitting and rust underneath this. The bonnet requires repairs to the metal work and further rust removal.

Welding

Technician Chris has been busy with his work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup.

He welded a repaired panel as well as fabricated the floor sections for this classic vehicle.

Cleaning Paint From Bonnet

Lydia has been using various grit of sandpaper to clean off the paint from the bonnet of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Some areas of the sides had a lot of filler in or had been lead-loaded. Various sections of surface rust and pitting are present too.

Various parts of our classic Devon have been painted black as well.

More Fabricating

As our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication bay, Chris has been fitting up the cab lower corner, fabricating and welding on the brace frame to the cab mount rails. He also removed and started repairing the floor.

Devon Restoration

Fabricators Chris and Monty have been continuing their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup.

They have repaired the pillars as well as fabricated the left-hand step. Chris also went on to start making the cab corner.

Repairing A Pillar

Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in our fabrication bay with technician Chris.

Chris has been repairing the A-pillar as well as working on the nuts which are used for the suspension mount.

Our classic Devon will stay with Chris for a little while longer before moving on to the next phase of its restoration.

Good as new – Painting parts for our 1951 Austin Devon

The Bridge Classic Cars paint team have been working on getting several components of the 1951 Austin Devon Pickup refinished.

After prepping them thoroughly, the team have finished the pieces in a rich, glossy and hard wearing black to match the fit and finish of this vintage truck when its finished.

Second-Hand Car Parts

Restoring classic vehicles, like our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup, can be extremely challenging when a hard-to-find piece, like the Austin badge, seems to be impossible to find. Second-hand car parts can be a great solution, and with a range of online marketplaces like eBay, that missing piece might just be found!

Gordon was looking for a replacement Austin badge for our classic Devon. The original was broken and in poor condition. However, finding a replacement proved much more difficult than expected. After eventually finding one on eBay, we were shocked at how good the new one looked. If it wasn’t for someone keeping this badge (potentially for decades), we wouldn’t have been able to replace the old one.


This is a fantastic example of how passionate people can be about their cars. Not only that, but the story behind each classic car adds to its character, making it much more likely for parts to be kept and sold as second-hand car parts.

What makes these discoveries even more exciting is their affordability. Rare parts often cost a fortune when new or might not even be available at all. In the second-hand market, these otherwise unobtainable parts are much more accessible without compromising quality or authenticity.

While it can take longer to find the part you need, websites like eBay and MyClassics can be where you find exactly what you are looking for to get your classic car back on the road.


Other Progress

As well as the new badge, our Austin Devon Pickup has also had new interior door panels made by the Bridge Classic Cars interior trim team. After removing the old covers and metal trims from the door panels, Brian used the old panels to mark out the new ones on hardboard. He then cut out the new panels, cutting all the necessary holes out too.

More Repairs For Our Devon

Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in the fabrication bay with technicians Chris and Monty.

They have been repairing the wing, stone guards, and the cab body. They have also fabricated a new cab brace that was welded in too.

Repair work has also taken place on the lower A and B pillar.

Devon Progress

Several technicians have been working on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup recently.

The wing has been repaired along with the headlight bowl. Multiple components have also been sent off to be re-chromed, while others have been sent to the sandblasters.

The doors have also been repaired in the fabrication bay.

Devon Work Continues

Classic car technicians Monty and Chris have continued their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup.

Chris has been repairing the wing and bumper.

The chassis of our Devon has also been prepped and painted in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop while some of the bodywork has been painted with black dtm.

Terry has been building the suspension for our classic pick up too.

Terry stripping down front suspension

Terry is already getting his teeth stuck into things here at Bridge Classic Cars. He is busy stripping down the front suspension of our Austin Devon pickup.

Off To The Sandblasters

Our 1951 Austin Devon PickUp has left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to head to the sandblasters.

Once sandblasting has been completed, the workshop team will be able to assess the vehicle and decide the next course of action to bring it back to its former glory.

Pickup Repairs

Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has been in the fabrication bay with classic car technician Chris.

Chris has begun his work repairing various parts of the chassis and body of this 50s classic.

After stripping the vehicle, Chris stripped the rear axle before making the body to chassis caps.

Austin Devon Strip Down

The strip down of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has begun and is now well underway.

As you can see from the photos below, a lot of work is needed to bring this practical classic pickup back to life.

An Austin Pickup Arrives

There have been several new arrivals in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop over the last few days. The latest addition is our 1951 Austin Pickup.

It’s obvious that it needs to go through a restoration and the workshop team will be having a closer look at the vehicle to determine the level of work required to bring it back to its former glory.