After recent repairs to its wheel arches and getting high build primer applied, our 1999 Vauxhall Omega went through its final preparations before receiving its top coat of paint.
During the prep work, all joints were sealed and the car was appropriately covered to ensure the paintwork looked as good as new.
As you can see from the photos below, the rust issues the car was suffering from are now resolved and our Omega is another step closer to driving out of the workshop and back to its owner.
Following repairs to both rear wheel arches and sills, our 1999 Vauxhall Omega was given a coat of high-build primer.
This will help provide the best possible surface for the top coat of paint to be applied.
With the arch and sills now repaired, and the car almost ready for painting, it continues to make good progress through the restoration process.
Our 1999 Vauxhall Omega has spent a bit of time in our workshop recently. During this time, the workshop team have discovered some rust issues that will need to be addressed.
Our classic car technicians will now put together a plan of how to best resolve the issues so we can get the car back out on the road.
After completing some investigative work and stripping the nearside rocker cover on our 1999 Vauxhall Omega, classic car technician Jon cleaned and reassembled everything ready to be refitted to the car. This included putting the intake runners back together and reinstalling them along with the plenum chamber and pipework.
He also emptied the spark plug holes of the oil that had leaked into them and then refitted the spark plugs.
To finish, Jon checked all fluid levels and topped up any if it was needed.
Lots of work has been done on our Vauxhall Omega over the last few days.
Classic car technician Jon has been replacing the front crankshaft seal as well as replacing the front rocker cover gasket.
This classic car from 1999 continues to progress through its restoration work and we are looking forward to seeing it back on the road as soon as possible.
This 1999 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 has arrived in the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ for our restoration teams to do an important job on the rare Vauxhall.
The team in the workshop have been asked to replace the heater matrix for the owner. Along with that, the team will also carry out an inspection of the car and report back any findings.