2022 Bridge C Type Replica

Aluminium Looking

Alan has prepped the inside of the bonnet of our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica ready for paint. He masked up the bonnet with new

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Polish And Paint

Chris and Alan in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop have been continuing their work on our 2022 Bridge C-Type replica. Alan flatted and polished

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Prepping And Painting

Our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica has been spending some time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop as Alan has been prepping the car before

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From red to silver

Now that the wheels have returned from our good friends at Wheelworx having been re-coloured from red to silver, Jon has refitted them to make

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More Prep Work

Classic car technician Alan has continued his work preparing our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica for its new coat of paint. Now that the new colour

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A Second Go At The IVA

Our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has recently gone through an IVA (Individual Vehicle Assessment) in order to get licensed with the DVLA. This time, everything

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IVA and More

Our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has recently undergone an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval Test) to enable us to finally get it licensed for use on

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Gear Lever Gaitor

Lydia has been making the gear lever gaiter for our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica. As you can see from the photos below, the gaiter looks

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Coming Together

Our 2022 Bridge C-type Replica has been making good progress recently. Our team of classic car technicians have been busy putting everything together and this

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Aluminium Looking

Alan has prepped the inside of the bonnet of our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica ready for paint.

He masked up the bonnet with new masking tape and sheeting and painted the inside in fine aluminium.

Priming The Bonnet

Paint technician Alan has been masking up and priming the inside of the bonnet of our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

Polish And Paint

Chris and Alan in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop have been continuing their work on our 2022 Bridge C-Type replica.

Alan flatted and polished the body of the car, while Chris finished off some component painting.

Prepping And Painting

Our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica has been spending some time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop as Alan has been prepping the car before painting it in its new green colour.

As well as the main body of the car, Alan also painted the doors, boot lid, and other small parts.

A New Shade – Our C-Type Gets Painted

The paint team here at Bridge Classic Cars have been hard at work getting our 2022 C-Type Replica into paint. The team have meticulously prepared the body and primer to get to the stage of laying down the first shades of pale green across the iconic silhouette of the car.

Dozens, if not hundreds, of hours have gone into getting the car to this stage with a large proportion of those being in the Bridge Classic Cars bodyshop.

Alan and the team have gone through every square inch of the car through every single stage to ensure the cars final finish is nothing short of perfection.

From red to silver

Now that the wheels have returned from our good friends at Wheelworx having been re-coloured from red to silver, Jon has refitted them to make the car mobile once again. He has then removed the axle stands and dropped to the floor so he can knock all wheels up tight.

Priming Our C-Type Replica

Classic car technician Alan has been continuing his work on our special 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica. While it has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop, Alan has been preparing the vehicle to be painted.

The next stage of this preparation was applying primer. After a change of plan, our C-Type Replica will now be finished in green instead of black. This is another step forward towards this very special project driving out of the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and out onto the road where it belongs.

More Prep Work

Classic car technician Alan has continued his work preparing our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica for its new coat of paint.

Now that the new colour scheme has been confirmed, the filler and panel levelling continued as our C-Type Replica continues to make good progress through the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

A Change Of Specifications

Our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica is going through some changes. The initial plan was for it to have a black exterior with red seats. However, Gordon has made the decision that it will actually look better with light green paintwork and green seats and interior.

This looks to be a good decision and one that will make the finished car look even better than it was going to be in black.

Filler And Panel Levelling

Our 2022 Bridge C Type Replica has come a long way in recent weeks and is now in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop, where it has been in the hands of classic car technician Alan.

Alan has been doing filler work on the car as well as panel levelling ready for it to be painted in the near future.

This is obviously a very special vehicle for us to be working on and we are very much looking forward for it to soon be out on the road.

A Second Go At The IVA

Our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has recently gone through an IVA (Individual Vehicle Assessment) in order to get licensed with the DVLA.

This time, everything went to plan and we are now waiting on the number plates to be delivered before we can finally take our C-Type Replica out on the road.

IVA and More

Our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has recently undergone an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval Test) to enable us to finally get it licensed for use on the road.

After all of the work that has gone into this unique vehicle, it is great to finally see it reaching the end of its build and will soon be ready to get out on the road for its first proper drive.

In addition to its IVA, our C-Type Replica has also had a booster seat made by classic car technician Lydia.

Bridge C-Type Replica Progress

Over recent weeks, our 2022 Bridge C-type Replica has made quite a bit of progress and is looking as good as ever.

Workshop manager John has fitted the trumpets and catch tank filter while Lydia made the handbrake gaiter.

Classic car technician Brian has also been working on our C-Type Replica. He fitted the passenger footwell mats, the driver’s footwell mats, the handbrake gaiter that Lydia made, the hand brake surround, as well as fitting the cover to the rear of the transmission tunnel using fasteners.

Brian went on to make a pattern for the board under the dash. This was then fit and the interior of our C-type Replica is now in an almost finished state.

Bridge C-Type Replica Test Drive

Our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has been taken out of the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for its very first test drive.

Classic car technician Jonn was behind the wheel as this very exciting (and special) vehicle drove for the very first time.

Templates For Our C-Type Replica

Classic car technician Brian has been making templates for various parts of the interior of our Bridge C-Type Replica.

He started by removing the seats and loosening the seat belts before making a paper pattern for the rear gearbox tunnel. A pattern also had to be made for the centre tunnel section.

Once he had made a pattern for the gearbox tunnel cover, Brian went on make the pattern for the front section of the gearbox tunnel.

After the gearbox tunnel, Brian made patterns for the front end of the tunnel that joins the bulkhead and for the cover around the gear shift lever.

Patterns for the front footwell sections were next to be made before the bulkhead patterns were made too.

Once all the patterns had been made, Brian glued vinyl around the edges of the gear shift surround and hand brake surround. Vinyl was then glued to the edges of the gearbox tunnel sections so no metal was showing between the covers when they are joined together.

The tunnel covers were cut out of hardura material before being trial fitted into the car.

Gear Lever Gaitor

Lydia has been making the gear lever gaiter for our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

As you can see from the photos below, the gaiter looks great and will make a perfect addition to this very special vehicle.

Coming Together

Our 2022 Bridge C-type Replica has been making good progress recently.

Our team of classic car technicians have been busy putting everything together and this very special vehicle is starting to take shape.

Despite there still being quite a bit more work to do, it is already very obvious that this is an extremely exciting and great-looking car!

Piecing Together – Finishing the Wiring and Dashboard of the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The workshop team have been carrying on with the work on our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

They have been carefully running each part of the custom wiring harness for the car and making sure all of its routing is precise and orderly throughout the car and under the dashboard and around the steering column.

At the same time, the team have been putting together the dashboard and instrument cluster to go into the car and be completely wired up.

Bypass – Heater Hoses and Brake Servo on the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on getting the plumbing fitted up in the engine bay of our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

The first job was to route and fit up the radiator hoses around the engine, making sure to safely run them around any belts or pulleys. The team have also set up the hoses to bypass the heater at the back of the inlet manifold.

Finally with the hoses sorted out, the team could make, route and secured the brake servo pipework. Another crucial set of jobs completed on our C-Type Replica.

Progress – Wiring Up the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on wiring up our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

The harness has been routed through the body and frame of the car to be trimmed and connected where needed.

The team have also fit the spotlight which will sit behind the grille of the classic racer.

Priming the Pump – Painting the Water Pump on the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The water pump from the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica has been prepared and painted by the Bridge Classic Cars paint team ready for the car.

The team carefully prepped the classic Jaguar pump on the bench before it was then hung in the paint shop to first be finished in a hard, durable primer and then finished in a tough-wearing black ready to go back on the car.

Milestone – Test Fitting the Exhaust to the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

As part of the build-up of the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, the team have test-fit the new side exit exhausts.

After fitting up the manifold through to the downpipe, the workshop team had to carefully and accurately open up the recess in the body for the new exhaust to fit through. The exhaust on the C-Type Replica runs along the side and is tucked up inside of a recess on the passenger side of the car. This took several stages, each time making the hole slightly wider to fit the exhaust through safely and within the original spec of the car.

From there, the team could fit up the exhaust hangers to the body and put everything together for its final test fit!

Braking Point – Making Brake Lines for our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The team at Bridge Classic Cars have moved their attention to plumbing up the brake lines on the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

Jon, one of our workshop technicians, has handmade all the various brake hard lines needed for the classic Le Mans racer. Each of these lines was measured, cut and bent to work around the various pieces of the frame and other systems within the engine bay of the car.

From the master cylinder out to the fittings, each pieces was made by hand and test fit into the car before the inner wings are to be removed and readied for their first stages of paint.

In Place – Fitting the Straight-Six into our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

The team in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop have begun to put the straight-six into the nose of our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica. Jon worked alongside Josh, during his work experience, to install the gearbox onto the engine before hooking it up to our engine hoist to begin the process of getting the whole assembly into the car.

The team masked up and covered over any freshly painted pieces to avoid damaging them while also making sure anything needed to be removed for the installation was taken off the engine or the car before-hand. During the lowering process, the team discovered the oil pump would need to be changed to the alternative ”bowl” style in order to clear the frame. So, the engine came back out once more for the team to make the changes and try again.

After the oil pump was changed, the team could begin the process again of getting the engine into its final place. Inch by inch, the engine and gearbox were brought forwards toward the engine bay. Jon made the slightest of adjustments to the chains that suspended it above the delicate frame.

After the gearbox had slipped past the firewall, the team got together to slowly lower the engine block down into place. In order to get enough angle for the engine to sit perfectly in place, Jon had removed the gearbox mounts in the cockpit of the classic Le Mans car. The team then had to remove one engine mount in order to slip behind the steering column and then rebolt and tighten the bracket into place.

Finally, the help of a few sets of hands and some careful pushing and pulling, the glorious heart of our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica was firmly in place.

With the engine now firmly in place on the C-Type Replica, our workshop and fabricators could begin work on getting the brakes and electrical system into the car for a test fit. But, it wouldn’t be complete without trying the beautiful new manifolds on the engine just to get a feel for what the engine bay of this incredible project will look like when finished.

We can’t wait to bring you more very soon on the build of our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica!

The Gentle Touch – Having the Grille of the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica Chromed

The front grille of our C-Type Replica is so iconic. It immediately screams classic road and race cars because of its shape and form. It’s almost like a piece of sculpture on its own.

This will be sent off to a local specialist to be finished in dazzling chrome, befitting the care and passion being put into this very special car. The flowing nature of this particular piece of the car is just beautiful to look at and hold.

We’ve had this component specially made for us for the project using the original, traditional methods. And it’s the perfect jewel in the crown of C-Type Replica.

Somewhere to Sit – Making the Seats for the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

Brian, our lead trimmer at Bridge Classic Cars, has been making the seats for our latest project – the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

Brian has been on trying to make the seats fit exactly as they would have on the original car it is based on. Handmaking each of the pieces that will make up the seats for our C-Type Replica is what truly makes our in-house trim shop, what we believe, the best in the business.

As the project moves forward, we’re excited to see the car take shape.

From the Ground Up – Making Seat Backs for our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica

Brian, our lead trimmer at Bridge Classic Cars, has been working on creating the seatbacks for the 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica.

The pieces have been made by Brian and are being entirely trimmed and fitted by hand to the very highest specification for this very special project. The padding for the bolsters on the C-Type Replica is trimmed, shaped and folded onto the seats to perfectly fit under the new covers which are also being worked on.

Just wait until you see the covers…