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Relay – New Relays in the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

As part of the wiring clean-up on the 1979 Porsche 911, the Bridge Classic Cars team have replaced a set of relays in the classic aircooled 911.

The team noticed the relays which control the horn on the 911 were intermittently working, so new ones were placed on order and fitted to the car as part of the wiring work the team have been doing to the car before it heads to its new home.

On test, all was working on the car after the replacements were fitted.

Check Through – Rewiring the Washer and Tell-Tale Light on the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

Our technician Jon has been carrying on with getting all the wiring of the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa finished up and ready to head off to its new home.

He has wired up the new washer pump (along with the new wipers) and tested them to make sure everything worked correctly and they cleared the screen properly.

Then, Jon could turn his attention to some of the lighting system. The team noted that the signal light for the fog lights wasn’t working correctly, so Jon carried out a small wiring repair to the circuit before testing it and making sure it worked correctly for the new owner.

Clean Up – Cleaning Up the Wiring on the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

As part of the pre-delivery work on the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa, the workshop team have cleaned up some of the unneeded wiring under the bonnet of the classic aircooled 911.

Jon, one of Bridge Classic Cars restoration technicians, has carefully gone through each wire and system from the main fuse box to check the harness but also remove any redundant wiring to simplify the cars electrical system for its new owner.

After chasing the loom through the car, Jon reformed a couple of small wiring repairs to the main harness before testing each system individually and checking for continuity throughout the car front to back.

Behind the Scenes – Shooting Our 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

There’s something about the sound and feel of an air-cooled 911. The throbbing, visceral soundtrack, the direct and poised steering and most of all, that iconic shape. This 1979 Porsche 911 is a Targa. It’s essentially a hardtop with a removable roof panel to let the outside in as you become one with the B-Road that lays before you.

That was what the team all took away from shooting this classic 911. Finished in iconic Guards Red with a unique tan and maroon interior, this sports car is certainly as striking as it is timeless. After being given a full check-over by the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it was given the green light to head over to The Hangar, the base of operations for all of our filming.

The 3-litre Flat-Six pulled strongly across the ex-Airforce base. The car just wanted to run, its long gearing and sensational soundtrack make every occasion in the car special. The signature good looks of the 2nd generation 911 were perfect in the Suffolk summer sun as it made lap after lap of the base without any fuss, this is truly a car for all seasons.

And now, Bridge Classic Cars wants to give one lucky winner the chance of experiencing this magnificent piece of automotive design and engineering forever! That’s right. You could win this 1979 Porsche 911 Targa!

Head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website by clicking here and enter now for your chance to win this beautiful air-cooled 911.

Check out the official gallery of the car and video below:

This Just In – 1981 Porsche 911SC

Another classic aircooled Porsche has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop! This time it is a 1981 Porsche 911SC in at our Suffolk HQ.

This car has come in for our technicians to investigate a brake issue the car has developed as well as some smaller bits and pieces of work on the interior and exterior/paintwork. So, the team will begin with the investigation into the brakes and report back to the customer on their findings.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1981 Porsche 911SC very soon.

This Just In – 1979 Porsche 911 Targa

The Bridge Classic Cars team at our Suffolk HQ have welcomed this stunning 1979 Porsche 911 into our workshop for the team to inspect and assess.

The classic Porsche is a Targa model, having a removable roof panel as opposed to a full convertible. The team will be both mechanically and aesthetically inspecting the entire vehicle and compiling their report.

Keep an eye on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more on the 1979 Porsche 911 very soon.

The Once Over – PDI and Work on the 1985 Porsche 911

The 1985 Porsche 911 has been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to have the last small bits and pieces done on the car before it is delivered to its new owner.

The workshop team have gone through the process of removing the original dust covers from the back of the brakes on the classic 911. These had corroded and begun to split, and are not a safety-related item for the car so the team have worked on getting them removed from the car. Replacement dust covers have been ordered and will be fitted to the car before it leaves our workshop bound for its new home.

Mirror Image – 1965 Porsche 912 First Polish

The 1965 Porsche 912 has just had its first polishing session completed by the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint team. With it in such great shape, we thought we would pull it outside and get some photos of just how good the Polo Red paintwork looks in the light.

Alan, one of our paint technicians, has been hard at work getting the glorious red paint inside and out to look absolutely perfect. Through several rounds of colour sanding and polishing, the body of this classic Porsche looks incredible. And, there are still a couple more rounds of polishing to go!

Keep a lookout on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the beautiful 1965 Porsche 912 very soon.

Guided – 1965 Porsche 912 Body and Bonnet in Primer

The 1965 Porsche 912 in the Bridge Classic Cars body shop has been moved into the paint shop to go through the next stage of primer work and sanding along with the bonnet.

Alan, has been working on the classic Porsche to get the body and all the panels into perfect shape before the car has its next stage of primer. Once the air-cooled Porsche had been moved into the paint booth, our technicians could lay down the first of several coats of polyester primer onto the body and the top of the bonnet.

After several more coats of both Polyester primer and Epoxy primer across the Porsche, it was then taken back out into the body shop to have its final sanding process started before the trip back into the paint booth for its journey into final colour and clear coat.

Second Coat – 1965 Porsche 912 Parts in Primer

Some of the panels and pieces from the 1965 Porsche 912 have been into the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint booth for their first coats of primer.

Alan has been working on getting these panels ready for the polyester primer in the previous days which has involved hours of careful sanding and reworking of the metal. Now, it was time for the panels to go in for the first round of primer for the classic Porsche.

Now with the panels currently curing in the paint shop, Alan will begin getting the other parts of the 912 ready to go into the paint booth.

Filler Work – Body Work Continues on the 1965 Porsche 912

The paint and body team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on getting the body of the 1965 Porsche 912 currently in with us absolutely perfect before it goes into the paint booth.

Alan has been working on getting each and every panel just right with hours of sanding and manipulating each piece. One of the front wings had shown evidence of repairs in the past which had changed the shape of the panel quite drastically, so Alan removed this from the car and went through the process of shrinking the metal in very specific places along the panel to get it to fall back into the correct shape.

With that process completed, he could then begin refining the filler work needed to smooth out any surfaces on the classic Porsche.

Making Moves – Bodywork Begins on the 1965 Porsche 912

Alan, one of our paint and body experts at Bridge Classic Cars, has begun to refine and shape the bodywork of the 1965 Porsche 912 for our team to finish the body and paintwork on the car.

After the car came out of our in-house spray booth, it was moved into our new prep area to begin filler work and sanding. Alan mixed up the body filler to be put onto the car, but 99% of this will be removed from the car. It’s used as a guide more than anything.

Firstly, Alan sanded down the primer on the car to reveal any low spots on the panels which will need attention with the filler or by working the metal.

Then, it is hours of sanding and finishing the panels before the whole sequence begins again to ensure that this incredible air-cooled 912 to be perfect.

The Next Phase – Masking Up and First Coat of Primer on the 1965 Porsche 912

The wonderful 1965 Porsche 912 that is in the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint and body shop at our Suffolk HQ has been being worked on by our amazing painter, Alan.

Alan has been working on getting the car prepared for the beginning of its bodywork journey. The first step was to get the car all the way back to bare metal, and now the team have begun the second phase of its story with Bridge Classic Cars. The car is now in epoxy primer.

The car needed to be put into primer before its bodywork begins as it’s used as a guide coat. The majority of this will actually be removed from the car. The paint and body team then use it to find any places where the bodyshell will need adjustment or tweaking to make the entire car work and flow in terms of its lines and curves.

After Alan has prepared the car for primer, he began the delicate work of masking up the car. This is just as important as the paint itself. Then, after cleaning down the bare metal, Alan began laying down the coats of primer.

We’re excited to show you the next chapter for the 1965 Porsche 912 with Bridge Classic Cars.

Step One – Getting the 1965 Porsche 912 Back to Bare Metal

The wonderful 1965 Porsche 912 is currently in with Bridge Classic Cars for paint and bodywork, so it has been moved into our state of the art in-house paint shop for our technicians to begin working on it.

Alan, one of our amazing in-house paint experts, has stripped the iconic Porsche back to bare metal to begin the process of making the body perfect. Carefully and methodically, Alan has worked his way through the entire car to get rid of any old paint on the body.

We’re excited to bring you the next stages in the project of this 1965 Porsche 912 from Bridge Classic Cars.