nissan restoration

Investigating Issues

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

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Patrol Painted

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.

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Nissan 300ZX update

The Nissan is on the home straight in its restoration journey. It should be done before Christmas all being well! It has just had its

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Coming Soon – 2017 Nissan Qashqai

Soon to be on its way to Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 2017 Nissan Qashqai.

While we specialise in classic cars, sometimes, we take on special projects featuring more modern vehicles. As our classic car technicians and workshop team have such a wide range of knowledge, skills, and experience, working on younger cars is certainly possible from time to time.

Our Qashqai is coming in for the team to resolve some paint imperfections (as you can see in the photos) as well as a full detail.

Once it arrives, work will begin and we’re sure it won’t be too long until it’s back on the road looking as good as new.

Investigating Issues

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.

Ready for Home – Paint Repairs Complete on the 1996 Nissan Patrol

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.

New Vinyl For The Nissan

Brian has recently recovered the door capping’s of our Nissan Patrol in fresh vinyl to give them a new lease of life.

Patrol Painted

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.

Nissan Patrol Prepped

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.

Nissan Patrol Sill Repairs

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.

Nissan 300ZX Completion

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.

Nissan 300ZX update

The Nissan is on the home straight in its restoration journey. It should be done before Christmas all being well!

It has just had its wheels refurbished, new wing mirrors, a thorough clean by Viper Auto Valets, the exhaust manifolds replaced to solve the leak as well as new exhaust studs. The next step is to piece it all back together and get it checked over for a final service.

Next Stage On The Nissan

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.

1996 Nissan Patrol: Uncovering The Rust

Antony has been working on the first stage of our our 1996 Nissan Patrol restoration, getting on top of the rust!

He’s been cutting out any rotten or rusted metal and been welding in fresh steel. Frustratingly, the further inside the car we look, the more rust we’ve found. There is unfortunately quite a lot of rust within the sills and around all four arches.

1988 Nissan 300ZX Restoration

This late 80’s Japanese sports car is being put back on the road and needs a bit of love to get her ship-shape.

Paul has been tasked with undertaking the restoration of this lovely vehicle.

The 300ZX’s rear brake calliper has a very corroded piston and bore. Both the rear and front brakes are showing significant corrosion and are in need of a complete overhaul.

The shock inserts needed replacing so we’ve sourced and installed new. The alloy wheels have been professionally refinished and treated to fresh new rubber. They look absolutely stunning and work perfectly with the styling of this 300ZX.

Paul has discovered the source fo the coolant leak. The top hose connector has corroded (pictured below). This will need replacing with new.