DS420 restoration

The Rebuild Continues

The rebuild of our 1986 Daimler DS420 has continued over the last week. Classic car technician Scott has been busy putting this imposing vehicle back

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Panel Levelling Complete

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 has been undergoing panel levelling with classic car technician Chris. Once this was completed, the car began its prep work ready

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Rebuilding And Rust Protection

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 continues to be put back together. Classic car technician Steve carried on putting the front end back together before moving on to apply rust protection in the rear arches.

The rear end was also put back together.

Steve made a new bush for the throttle linkage as he found that the old one was missing. This was causing excessive play. The new bush resolved this issue.

As work continues on rebuilding our 1986 Daimler DS420, it is becoming more apparent that the finished vehicle will be a great-looking limo-style classic car.

The Rebuild Continues

The rebuild of our 1986 Daimler DS420 has continued over the last week. Classic car technician Scott has been busy putting this imposing vehicle back together.

As well as rebuilding our American DS420, Scott has also been undersealing various parts. He also spent time cleaning and refitting parts of the trim too.

Steve has also been working on our 1986 Daimler DS420. He has been cutting out new door handle gaskets and sealing the seams on the rear quarter lower section of the car. Steve also sealed the new panels in the same section. On both rear quarter window openings, Steve sealed the spot welds too.

This large classic vehicle also had the attention of classic car technician Brian as well. Brian has been looking at the roof of our Daimler limo. He glued the vinyl flaps around the back edge of the rear section before bolting the hood cover to the car. He then glued and riveted the inner cover corners to the car body and screwed the back edge of the hood to the car too.

Once this was complete, Brian moved inside the car to glue the inner cover corners in place and then fitted the roof finisher. The metal channel and rubber seal were fitted to the roof finisher and the rear hood was also fitted.

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 has come a long way since it first arrived in the workshop from America. Not only is it now a different colour (it was initially white), it continues to make good progress through its restoration.

Being Put Back Together

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 has been going through the process of being put back together after recently getting a new coat of paint.

The doors of this large classic car have been reattached and the new paintwork is looking good!

Since it first arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1986 Daimler DS420 has undergone lots of restoration work and it now looks very different to how it did when it first arrived.

While its time in the paint shop might be getting closer to coming to an end, there’s still more work to be done on our DS420. Our expert team of classic car technicians will continue working on this classic limousine until it is ready to leave us and get back out on the road.

In the meantime though, the below photos show the new paintwork and the current state of this classic car.

Panel Levelling Complete

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 has been undergoing panel levelling with classic car technician Chris. Once this was completed, the car began its prep work ready to be painted in the near future.

Some panels of this large classic car have already begun to be painted.

From the photos of the prepped and painted panels below, you can see that the car will look very impressive once the whole vehicle is finished in the paint shop.

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 is a large American classic car that continues to keep our team of classic car technicians busy.

Work will carry on as the restoration of this impressive car continues.

For Reference – Carefully Removing the Trim from the 1986 Daimler DS420

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have begun the process of removing the trim and brightwork from the 1986 Daimler DS420.

As part of the inspection and assessment of the classic Daimlers restoration, the team take hundreds of reference photos involving the trims for every classic car which comes into our workshops. This is important to log and catalogue the condition and fitment of each piece that has come off the car.

Also, it allows us to use these photos to check against parts diagrams and other reference materials to see if anything is missing or misaligned.