Our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 has been in the hands of classic car technician Brian. He has been working on the metal trims for the tailgate. These were trial fitted so they could be adjusted and the fit checked.
Brian went on to cut the leather for the inside of the tailgate before glueing the leather to the top of it and trimming it to the correct shape. The process was repeated for the bottom of the tailgate. The top trim plates were drilled and screwed into position – these will be removed later on to be covered in leather.
The metal struts in the kick panel area were the next focus of Brian’s attention. He glued leather around these which gave them a much more pleasing look and style.