The trim team at Bridge Classic Cars have been finishing up their work on the 1991 Nissan Figaro’s roof. But, while they have access to
The paint repairs on the 1996 Nissan Patrol that the Bridge Classic Cars paint and body team have carried out on the classic off-roader are
The 1996 Nissan Patrol has been in the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint shop for the team to carry out the colour match following the
The 1996 Nissan Patrol has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop for our Paint and Body teams to have a look at some
Our 1990 Nissan Figaro has spent a short time in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It came in for our team of technicians to fit a new hood.
Classic car technician Brian started by undoing the roof and folding it back before removing the rear window inner trim. He then undid the headliner at the back of the car and removed the rear window panel. The front weather seal also had to be removed before the rear edge of the roof was undone too.
Brian removed the rear edge panel in order to repair the rust which was then painted black by Monty. Brain repaired the broken side wires and riveted them back on before glueing the front and rear edges. He went on to remove the cover from the rear window panel and found rust that needed to be repaired. There were a few areas of rust that had to be repaired during the work being completed.
New material was glued to the rear window frame and a hole was cut out for the window. The inner window surround was repaired before the frame was put back in.
As you can see from the photos below, once the repairs were complete and the new roof cover was fitted, our 1990 Nissan Figaro looks great and is ready to go back to its owner.
Our 1991 Nissan Figaro was back in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for a service recently.
Classic car technician Jon removed the centre console to look into a potential issue with the gear lever but, as you can see from the video below, everything seems to be working as it should.
After reassembling everything, the Figaro was taken for a road test and performed exactly as expected.
As our classic car technicians know their classic cars so well, it’s quite common for previous cars that they have worked on to come back into the workshop for further work in the future.
One car that has recently come back to the Bridge Classic Car workshop is our 1991 Nissan Figaro. After previous work focused on the retractable roof, brakes, and suspension, this time, Jon is investigating why water is pooling in some of the drainage holes around the rim of the car, why the car revs low during start-up, an issue with the gearstick, as well as giving it a full MOT and service.
The trim team at Bridge Classic Cars have been finishing up their work on the 1991 Nissan Figaro’s roof. But, while they have access to certain places they took the opportunity to get it all looking and fitting perfectly.
The team took the chance to clean up the rear window surround for the customer to blend into the new roof covering on the classic Nissan.
Now with this done, the car has been handed over to our Paint and Body team to begin machine polishing the car.
The paint repairs on the 1996 Nissan Patrol that the Bridge Classic Cars paint and body team have carried out on the classic off-roader are complete!
The paint and body team have worked their magic on repairing the damage caused by the roofing tile to the side of the Patrol. After any imperfections were sorted and the panels painted and clear coated, the team gently colour sanded and polished the paint work to get it all looking just right ahead of it going back home to its owner.
The 1996 Nissan Patrol has been in the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint shop for the team to carry out the colour match following the preparations in the body shop.
The team carefully masked and sanded down the paint/body damage on the classic Nissan before filling any imperfections and flattening down the surrounding areas of the panel so the whole piece can be refinished allowing an even and seamless finish after the paint repairs.
The team then finished off the process of clear coating and then it will go out into the preparation area for sanding and polishing.
The 1996 Nissan Patrol has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop for our Paint and Body teams to have a look at some damage caused by a falling tile to the classic Nissan off-roader.
Although there are some minor dents in the body, it seems to be mainly damage to the paint work. So, the team will begin preparing the areas ready for its appointment with the spray booth. The team will scan the colour of the car to make sure the paint match is exactly right as it’s been a little since we painted this particular car.
Keep a look out for more on the Patrol very soon.
The painted panels have been fitted back on our 1996 Nissan Patrol. They’ve been flattened and polished, and are now ready for fitting up.
Our adventurous 1996 Nissan Patrol has made its way into the paint shop to have its next stage of paint. Its currently been masked and primed and now awaiting its colour.
Our adventurous modern classic, the Nissan Patrol is currently sat in the fabrication bay with Pricey continuing his work restoring the sills and doors. The front sills have been removed and repaired with filler, the front wing is being sandblasted to remove the corrosion and the door sills are also being addressed and re-built due to rust. The inner sills have been attached to the outer sills and anti-corrosion will be applied.
Our lovely Nissan 300ZX is almost finished. We’re just waiting on an Alternator Belt to arrive, which we will fit once its arrived.
We solved the running issues which we originally thought were linked to the cold start motor but were in fact linked to the air filter taking in too much air. Once the alternator belt has been fitted, one of the technicians will take the Nissan for a spin to see how it runs and as long as it passes its road test without any snags, it’ll be sent up to our hanger to be stored until the owner is ready to pick it up.
We discovered what seems to be a wiring issue in the engine of our 1988 Nissan 300ZX. After taking an intensive look, Ady diagnosed the problem to possibly be a cold starting issue with the choke. Although this is situated in the engine, it’s more of an electrics issue.
More news to follow!
Our 1996 Nissan Patrol is due for the next stage in our in-house paint shop. Now the primer stage is complete, the final coats of her original green can be applied.
The Patrol’s not keeping her original textured black wheel spats. Instead, they’re being smoothed off and painted in Zinn Grey.
Once the shell and the grey painted parts are dried, it’ll be time to fix them back into place on the car. The car will undergo reassembly, including work on the disc brakes and four-wheel-drive components.
Anthony in our in-house body shop has been spending time with our 1996 Nissan Patrol this week. He’s fabricated new seal panels and lower quarter panels. “The bumper has also been repaired” he tells us “that’s now been sent away for re-chroming”. Which is done by our good friends at Douglas Metal Finishing.
Darren in our in-house paint-shop has now started getting the car ready for paint. “The whole body’s been sanded over in prep” Darren describes. “I’ve done some minor filler correction work and put it into 2k primer.”
The Patrol’s returning to its original green. However, its wheel spats are going to be smoothed over and finished in ‘Zinn Grey’ instead of its original textured black.
Here’s Darren in the paint shop with the Patrol, its starting to return to its former glory now. Check back for more updates on this project soon!
Antony has been toiling away, repairing every sight of rust that has plagued the underside of our 1996 Nissan Patrol chassis. With fresh metal now let in, this superb off-roader will be ready to tackle many years of punishment from the elements.
After it’s stay in the fabrication bay, the vehicle has now made its way into our paint-shop. Pete has noticed a major leak from the front offside hub seal and has notified the workshop team. Once the Nissan leaves the paint shop it will have a full workshop inspection to correct any issues needed to get this car back at it’s best.
Being a rare left hand drive model, our Patrol came with chrome bumpers. Now incredibly difficult to find a replacement, the team will be repairing and re-chroming the original bumper.