aston martin db2/4 body work

Closing In on Perfection – Working on the Bonnet of the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint team have been hell-bent on achieving perfection for the bonnet of the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 that is in with ourselves for full restoration.

Alan, one of our incredibly talented painters and bodywork specialists, has spent hours perfecting every line and curve on the single-piece clamshell that makes up the whole front end of the classic Aston Martin.

This piece is crucial because it is one single piece and has no adjustment as you would do with a front end made of several pieces. So, each of the body lines and curves must sit perfectly with the rest of the body which is in our workshop with Scott, one of our restoration technicians.

So, Alan has been meticulous working on sections to get them perfect.

Going Back Together – Refitting the Body to the Frame on the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

The 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 that is in with Bridge Classic Cars for full restoration has hit an important milestone today. The body, which has been worked on by our paint and body experts for several months, has finally been reunited with its stunning freshly powder coated frame.

Scott, one of our restoration experts has been working on getting the body and several of the bigger panels back onto the frame in preparation for its next stage of bodywork. With so much work done to the body of the DB2/4, it’s also crucial for our technicians to check mounts and placements for when the car is in final assembly. With so much hard work and effort put into the car, it’s worth taking the time to make sure each delicate part fits exactly right to show just how beautiful this stunning sports car truly is.

Expect to see more updates on the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 very soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.

All in the Prep – Preparing the Suspension Components on the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 for Sandblasting

Bridge Classic Cars take pride in that our in-house restoration technicians will go the extra mile to make sure that all of our restoration work is done to a world-class standard. Take, for example, these suspension components on the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 that is in at Bridge Classic Cars for complete restoration.

Our restoration technician Mauro has been carefully taking apart each of the suspension components down to their bare bones before these parts are sent off to be sandblasted. All though these could be simply cleaned up and repainted, this DB2/4 Mark 1 is having the full treatment that Bridge Classic Cars is known for. Piece by piece, Mauro took apart every component to be inspected for any damage or defect and then catalogued.

Every bearing or bushing was pressed out of the housings before it goes off to be stripped all the way back to bare metal.

Expect to see more on the DB2/4 Mark 1 very soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars blog.

Solid Foundations – Getting the Frame of the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Ready for Powdercoat

The frame and body for the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 that is with us here at Bridge Classic Cars have been separated ahead of the frame being sent off for powder coating.

The body will remain here with our in-house paint and body teams to continue work while we wait for the other parts to come back.

Powder coating frames gives not only the best finish but the best protection for the chassis so it’s worthwhile having it done to this amazing car.

Aston Martin DB2/4 Rear End Rebuild

Clinton is continuing to work his magic and do an incredible job to the rebuild and re-shaping of the rear of our 1955 Aston martin DB2/4.

At some point in its life, evidence suggests that the car was involved in a rear collision leaving lasting damage to the back area of the vehicle.

Although we can’t be sure, this could be the reason why the car arrived to us with chrome handles on the rear. These could have been used as a way of further clamping down the boot.

The initial repairs carried out were enough to help shape the rear of the car but we certainly not done to an acceptable standard in our opinion. They were also very much different from how the vehicle would have left the factory, with extra strengthening steel supporting the shape rather than the body supporting itself.

Clinton has removed all of these strengthening bars and is currently, completely rebuilding the rear aperture to once again add strength but in the way it is supposed to be.

This week, Craig and Clinton took a trip over to Stratton Motor Company to have a look at a truly stunning example they have in the showroom. Thank you to Nick and the team for letting us look over the car. We got some useful measurements and dimensions to be able to build our one back up to the way it should be.