Starting Point – Rust Repairs Begin on the 1986 Daimler DS420

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The fabrication shop at Bridge Classic Cars have been starting on the rust repairs to the classic 1986 Daimler DS420.

The team have spent some time assessing and inspecting the corrosion on the bodywork of the classic limo before beginning the intricate metal work.

Work began around the rear window frames which saw quite heavy corrosion around the channels. These areas were cut out and replaced with handmade pieces to perfectly fit the size and contour of the car. Carefully they were welded in to avoid any warping of surrounding areas which are heavy with trim.

Then, work could begin on the bottoms of the doors. These had seen quite substantial corrosion, with a whole new bottom lip having to be made by our fabricators and grafted onto the doors itself. Because of the corrosion in the bottoms of the door, the door jam area of the large rear doors also needed work by the team. This area was cut out and then taken back to fresh metal, the surround being used as a template for our fabricator Monty to make a one-off, handmade piece that fit perfectly into the gap.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars News Page very soon for more updates on the 1986 Daimler DS420.

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