Having come into the Bridge Classic Cars Workshop with severe running issues, Dave was tasked with taking a look at exactly what was causing the
Part of our 1959 Jensen 541R has been undergoing some work in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication bay.
Technician Monty has been straightening the front crash bar before it goes back onto this beautiful (and nearly finished) classic Jensen.
Bridge Classic Cars workshop manager, John found that the hose was not sealing on the water pump of our 1959 Jensen 541R, so he found another pump and fitted it into the engine.
Our 541R is getting closer and closer to being completed and we are looking forward to seeing it leave the workshop very soon.
Brian has been giving our 1959 Jensen 541R some attention. He screwed the door cappings to the top of the door panels and fitted the chrome trim along the top of the door cappings, before cutting & filing holes in the chrome trim to fit around the quarter light brackets.
He then adjusted & fitted the chrome trim to the top of the door capping.
Classic car technician Rob has continued his work putting our 1959 Jensen 541R back together.
The steering wheel has been stripped and a new rim has been fitted to the refurbished hub. The rear screen is also back in the car and there has been great progress made in the engine bay.
Rob also fitted the clutch slave cylinder and he made up and fitted the pipework before bleeding the clutch.
Lydia and Brian have been working hard on the interior of our 1959 Jensen 541R. Brian has been making and fitting the door panels, while Lydia has been focussing on the interior carpets and seats of our classic Jensen.
The restoration of this beautiful car is getting closer and closer to being finished and we are looking forward to seeing this progress continue.
Over the last few weeks, a lot of progress has been made on the restoration of our 1959 Jensen 541R. Both the interior and the exterior of this beautiful classic car are looking very different now and are getting closer and closer to being completely finished.
Classic car technicians Brian and Lydia have been working on the interior of our 541R. Carpets have been fitted, the headliner has gone in, vinyl installed, and the rear seats have been fitted too. Other interior work included the dash, glovebox, door panels and more.
While Brian and Lydia were working on the interior, classic car technician Rob has been working on getting the exterior of our Jensen 541R back together. As you can see from the photos below, he has made extremely good progress. His most recent work has involved fitting the bonnet flap operating mechanism, installing the window latches, and building and fitting the front seat runners.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R has continued to make good progress as its interior is coming together nicely. Both Brian and Lydia have been working hard to make the interior of the car look as good as the exterior.
They have made and fitted the carpet for the boot lid. They also made the patterns and trial-fitted the interior carpets before cutting these out and fitting the carpets too. Edges were sewn before the kick panel boards and carpet were made and fitted too.
Sound deadening was cut out and fitted to the bulkhead and to the gearbox tunnel before Brian made a wooden bracket for the interior light. Brian went on to cut out vinyl for the rear pockets and he glued leather to the subframes while fitting the sill carpets.
Classic car technician Alan has been busy painting several components of our 1959 Jensen 541R. These were then passed on to Rob who is continuing his work rebuilding this beautiful classic car.
As well as the main body of the car being rebuilt, our interior trim team, Brian and Lydia, have been working hard on the interior. Brian has been cutting and fitting the carpet while Lydia has been getting the boot sorted.
Classic car technician Brian has been working on part of the interior of our 1959 Jensen 541R.
He continued his work on the dash by sanding the dash panel smooth before covering it in vinyl. The vinyl was marked and cut out before it was glued onto the panel. Holes for the dials were then cut out of the vinyl ready for the dash panel to go back into the car soon.
The rebuild of our 1959 Jensen 541R has continued recently with classic car technician Rob making and fitting the front floors. The boot floor rear panel was fabricated before being bolted and riveted into place. The front hubs were also assembled and installed.
Rob went on to assemble and fit the rear brakes and hubs. The steering rack was put on and the boot lid was fitted. The wiring is progressing well and the right-hand front wheel arch was fitted too.
To allow the gearbox to be removed and replaced from inside the car, without the need to remove the engine, Rob made some modifications to the bulkhead.
As you can see from the images below, things are really starting to take shape on our 541R.
Classic car technician Rob has, once again, been working on our 1960 Jensen 541R. One of the areas he has been focused on is the right-hand side rear body frame and B post. These were both made and welded into place.
Rob then went on to repair and weld the front bulkhead and A posts on both sides before clamping the newly made boot floor ready for welding. The new boot floor was made by Monty to help in the restoration of our rare Jensen 541R.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R has continued its transformation with more paintwork being completed. This time it was the sill covers and bonnet flap being painted by classic car technician Al. Prior to this, Al also prepped and painted the wheel arches.
While Al was painting the bonnet flap and sill covers, classic car technician Chris was applying Raptor paint to some of the panels. The bonnet, boot lid, and wings also had Raptor applied before the fixings and support were re-fitted.
As more of this rare classic car gets painted, it is becoming more and more obvious that it will be a stunning car once its restoration is complete.
Our 1960 Jensen 541R has stayed under the care of classic car technician Rob.
Rob continued his work making and welding panels for the right-hand rear wheel arch. Once this was finished, he began the process all over again on the left-hand side of the chassis. This involved more cutting and welding.
Like the right-hand side rear wheel arch, the left-hand side also needed to be fabricated and welded into place.
The chassis of our 1960 Jensen 541R is still undergoing work and, with more repairs needed, it is likely to stay with Rob for a bit longer before its able to move on with its restoration.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R continues to make progress through its restoration journey here at Bridge Classic Cars. Recently, classic car technicians Mauro and Brian have been working on this rare vehicle.
Brian’s focus was on the interior of the car. Specifically, the front seats. Brian has been making the new front seat base frame wood sections. While Brian was doing this, Mauro was focused on the wheels of our Jensen 541R. The rims were given a coat of primer ready to be painted later on.
Classic car technician Al has been applying primer to various parts of our 1959 Jensen 541R.
The underside of the bonnet was the first to have epoxy primer applied before the outside of the bonnet had its primer applied too.
Once the bonnet was complete, Al turned his attention to the doors, boot, wings, and body of this rare classic car. All of these had high-build primer applied.
Work continues on our classic Jensen 541R as it makes progress through its restoration journey in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
Our 1960 Jensen 541 is back in the workshop and in the very capable hands of classic car technician Rob.
In preparation for sandblasting, Rob has removed the body and the roof frame.
With a history like this car has, it is exciting to see it progress through its restoration journey and be one step closer to being back on the road (even though there is still a long way to go yet).
Our 1959 Jensen 541R has had more interior work completed by Lydia recently.
Lydia has continued her work on the seats which are now almost complete. Once the front base cushions are finished and fitted, the seats of our Jensen 541R will be ready to be installed in the car.
Alongside her work on the seats, Lydia also made the cubby box as well as completing work on various panels.
Brian has also been doing some work on the seats too. He bolted the front seat base frame to the wood section before trial fitting it into the seat tub. Brian then went on to make the patterns for the top wood sections and cut these out. The top wood sections were then fitted to the base seat frames.
Brian went on to add the wood sections to the inner edge of the base frame to allow the cover to be stapled in place later on. The base seat frames were then put into the seat base tubs.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R continues to make good progress and it will be interesting to see it continue through its restoration journey with us.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R has continued to make progress through its restoration journey over the last week or so. Lydia has been hard at work finishing her prep work on some metal parts of this rare classic car. Lydia’s prep work is to get these components ready to be painted at a later date in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop.
In addition to the work she completed on some of the metal parts of the car, Lydia also spent some time shaping the new foam which will eventually be part of the door armrests, ceiling pad, and dash pad. The centre panel also got cleaned up during the process.
As well as Lydia’s prep work, Monty also did some welding work to repair some of the components Lydia went on to prepare for painting.
The backboards of our 1959 Jensen 541R had new covers fitted by Lydia too. She sewed piping around the covers as well as sewing the pockets up and onto the backboards too.
We recently welcomed our 1957 Jensen 541R back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
It was only a short visit but our team of classic car technicians was still able to resolve a couple of issues the owner was experiencing.
Classic car technician Dave turned his attention to resolving a rattle coming from the driver’s door of this rare classic car as well as investigating and resolving an oil leak.
Dave resolved both issues and, as quickly as it arrived, our 1957 Jensen 541R was leaving us once more. As you can see from the photos below though, its owner, Jeorg, was very happy with the quick turnaround.
Having any Jensen in the workshop is something we thoroughly enjoy, but having one as beautiful as this one is extra special and we hope to keep updated with its adventures in the future.