Cutting out the rot affected areas

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our 1960 Jensen 541S (750CEA), the prototype, is still in our workshops as Asa spends another day repairing the steel bodywork sections.

This was always set to be one of our most challenging projects as fibreglass is so delicate. The Jensen body is predominantly made from fibreglass but the areas where the body meets the chassis and areas where the body requires most of its strength is finished in steel.

A lot of the steel has deteriorated badly, the rot has taken over. The only way to resolve these issues is for the rotten steel to be cut out and replaced with brand new steel.

Asa is busy doing this at the moment, a long and repetitive task but one that is essential and must never be avoided.

The Jensen 541 suffers from rot and the most affected areas are more often than not in the areas that aren’t easily seen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”8567,8568,8569,8570,8571,8572,8573,8574,8575,8576,8577,8578,8579,8580,8581,8582″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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