Parts and Pieces – Making New Pieces for the 1987 Daimler Double Six

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The in-house Bridge Classic Cars fabrication team have been working on the rust repairs to the 1987 Daimler Double Six.

Monty, one of our amazingly talented fabricators, has been hand-making patch pieces for the front end of the Daimler.

Monty began work by replacing a section of the windscreen frame which had corroded. Using the original piece as a template, Monty hand-formed the replacement piece and refined it perfectly to get the patch the perfect shape and size to fit in the windscreen.

After that, Monty turned his attention and skill to the front wings of the Double Six. The wings needed multiple repairs to them, both on the inside and the outside.

Monty has had to remake several brackets and pieces for the car. These pieces have to be precisely bent and shaped to allow the wings to fit back onto the car while also allowing the panel to be adjusted. After this, Monty began to work on the headlights of the 1980s luxury saloon.

Nearly the entire headlight surround had to be cut out of the car but this gave Monty the opportunity to hand-make a replacement piece and have the best fit and finish on the whole piece. The welds were then carefully ground down and some small adjustments made to the piece.

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