Lydia has finished off the rear seat back that she was making for our 1964 Amphicar 770 and fitted this to the seat. Next, she has remade the full set of door cards, using the new grey fabric that we have purchased.
Unfortunately, the front cards were damaged and one was completely the wrong size and shape! Lydia took the time to cut new cards and test fit them to each door individually and then fitted the clips to hold them in place. The next job was to cut the cover for these and fit them.
As Lydia was using the previous white section, she had to warm it with a heat gun and stretch it, which was a delicate procedure to do. She then re-attached the pockets on the front and then cut the holes for the handle and winder.
Brian also helped fit the interior trim back into the car before Lydia helped him finish off the interior of our Amphicar.
Classic car technician has been hard at work on our 1964 Amphicar 770 again.
After undergoing several rounds of repairs on its body, it’s great to see the car now starting to come back together again.
Our 1964 Amphicar 770 has recently had its engine removed by classic car technician Scott.
Once the engine was out of the car, Scott was able to start prepping the engine bay for paint as well as repairing any components that needed some attention.
As our Amphicar continues to make progress through the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, we are looking forward to seeing its continual improvements.
Classic car technicians Christian and Monty have been doing more work on our 1964 Amphicar 7-70. They have been completing repairs on the boot lid and the rear quarter of this very interesting vehicle.
Any repairs of classic vehicles need to be completed to very high standards but, when the vehicle is going to go into the water, extra care needs to be taken to ensure it can withstand the rigours of life on the road and in the water.
Our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 recently spent some time with our fabrication team before going into the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop for a new coat of paint.
As we await the next stage in the process of the restoration of our Ampicar, classic car technician Monty has provided more photos of the repair work that took place before the car was painted.
As you can see, the repairs took a lot of skill, time, and patience. Monty and Christian worked on the vehicle until it was completely ready to be painted and it is now making good progress.
Classic car technician Chris has been repairing the door and rear arch of our 1964 Amphicar 7-70.
Once these were repaired, the car was moved into our paintshop where epoxy primer was applied ready for a new coat of paint.
After a recent visit from the owner of this interesting vehicle, some additional work has been planned for the restoration of our Amphicar 7-70.
With new parts being ordered from America, work continues on our Amphicar and we are looking forward to seeing it continue on its restoration journey in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
The owner of our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 recently visited us here at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and he arrived in style!
If an amphicar wasn’t cool enough, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicorn is certainly an eye-catching vehicle. It may not be a classic but we still love it just the same!
Now that our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 has been stripped back to bare metal for rust repair, our classic car technicians have been able to closely inspect and assess each part of this interesting vehicle.
Once many of the components had been stripped, we could see which parts need to be replaced.
We have used Gordon Imports in America to successfully source Amphicar parts previously. Shellee at Gordon’s has always been extremely helpful so we are confident that all of the parts pictured below can be sourced and replaced very soon.
While our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 is being stripped, classic car technician Brian has been completing some work on the roof of this interesting vehicle.
He has been removing the cover of the roof. This process started by removing the catches and metal trims that held the front rubber seal in place. The rubber seal and front hood trim was then removed.
Brian then went on to remove the rear side rubber seals and metal trim that held them in place. The middle and front side rubber seals and metal trims were also removed before the cover itself could be taken off along with the two webbing straps.
The strip down of our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 has continued recently.
Classic car technicians Chris and Mauro have now stripped the car back to bare metal. Now that it is in this state, repairs can be made to the bodywork as well as getting things ready for the exterior to be painted.
While our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, the wheels will be sandblasted, the chrome and badges will be re-chromed or replaced as necessary, and the interior will also be thoroughly cleaned.
Our amphibious car is a very interesting vehicle and the team will continue their work on it until it is ready to head back to its owner.
Classic car technician Mauro has been stripping down our 1964 Amphicar 7-70.
This is a very interesting vehicle and it is one that you probably don’t see many of while out on the road let alone in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
While Mauro was stripping down our Amphicar, Brian got to work removing the metal trim from the rear of the roof. He also undid the roof straps from the rear of the car and then removed the cover to access the hood frame bolts.
The rear seat was also removed along with the front seat too. The rear door handles and side panels also came out before Brian cleaned and wrapped up the seats.
Our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 will continue to be stripped down and worked on while it undergoes a full restoration with us.
After its recent visit to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1964 Amphicar 7-70 has returned to us ready to be restored for its owner.
Amphibious cars are always interesting vehicles to look at and to work on and this one looks like it will be no different.
Everyone in the workshop is looking forward to starting work on this classic vehicle and we look forward to seeing it move through its restoration journey.