Yesterday at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ we had an amazing visit from a rare sight around here. A beautifully patina’d 1946 Chevrolet Pickup.
The engine of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup is making good progress and will hopefully soon be back ready to be refitted into the vehicle.
Lydia has continued her work stripping down the bonnet of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Despite her hard work, there are still some areas that she cannot reach. As a result, Chris is removing the struts so Lydia can get to the final areas of paint and start removing rust.
Once this was done, Lydia managed to remove the last of the green paint from the bonnet. It was very stubborn, and there was a lot of pitting and rust underneath this. The bonnet requires repairs to the metal work and further rust removal.
Lydia has been using various grit of sandpaper to clean off the paint from the bonnet of our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup. Some areas of the sides had a lot of filler in or had been lead-loaded. Various sections of surface rust and pitting are present too.
Various parts of our classic Devon have been painted black as well.
As our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication bay, Chris has been fitting up the cab lower corner, fabricating and welding on the brace frame to the cab mount rails. He also removed and started repairing the floor.
Fabricators Chris and Monty have been continuing their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup.
They have repaired the pillars as well as fabricated the left-hand step. Chris also went on to start making the cab corner.
Our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup has continued its stay in the fabrication bay with technicians Chris and Monty.
They have been repairing the wing, stone guards, and the cab body. They have also fabricated a new cab brace that was welded in too.
Repair work has also taken place on the lower A and B pillar.
Several technicians have been working on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup recently.
The wing has been repaired along with the headlight bowl. Multiple components have also been sent off to be re-chromed, while others have been sent to the sandblasters.
The doors have also been repaired in the fabrication bay.
Classic car technicians Monty and Chris have continued their work on our 1951 Austin Devon Pickup.
Chris has been repairing the wing and bumper.
The chassis of our Devon has also been prepped and painted in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop while some of the bodywork has been painted with black dtm.
Terry has been building the suspension for our classic pick up too.
Terry is already getting his teeth stuck into things here at Bridge Classic Cars. He is busy stripping down the front suspension of our Austin Devon pickup.
Jon is now carrying out repairs whilst inspecting our beautiful 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup. This is all in preparation for Molly and the competition team to take control for filming and marketing.
Having been previously restored by the experts at Charles Ware Restoration, the world renowned Morris Minor specialists we don’t expect to find anything too serious to rectofy.
All levels are ok.
We have stripped, cleaned and inspected the brakes. The nearside rear has now been freed off, de-lipped the drums, refitted and adjusted.
All points have been greased and Jon has fitted new nipples to the nearside front trunion.
Strip and fit new nearside track rod end rubber. Glued the scuttle panel rubber seal in place. The grommets have been fitted to the wiring through the nearside bulk head.
The air filter have been removed so we can look into the rich running issue. Jon found the choke cable caught up not allowing the jet tube to return fully. We have remove piston and cleaned along with the needle. We have also fitted a new choke mechanism before operating a few times via choke lever. Tested and it all runs ok.
New tyres to come and a good road test.
Our 1951 Austin Devon PickUp has left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to head to the sandblasters.
Once sandblasting has been completed, the workshop team will be able to assess the vehicle and decide the next course of action to bring it back to its former glory.
Yesterday at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ we had an amazing visit from a rare sight around here.
A beautifully patina’d 1946 Chevrolet Pickup. Bought in Arizona and road tripped extensively throughout the US by its owner before being shipped back to the UK and used throughout the country towing all manner of classics and rock’n’roll bands.
It’s always a pleasure and exciting to see cars like these pop into the workshop for our team to look over and learn about them.