restoration

1971 Bedford J-Type

Work continues on our Bedford J-Type. We’ve had to extend the fuel tank pipe to meet the new, wider body shell. We’ve also fabricated brakets

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1962 TVR Grantura

Progress continues on our TVR Grantura. Most of the tailor-made interior has been refitted now. Grilles and vents have also been fabricated and added to

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Paul visits his RS2000

Owner of this lovely Ford Escort RS2000, Paul, popped down to the Bridge Classic Cars Pettistree workshop last week. We’re so close now to completing

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1959 Morris J Type

Another vehicle returning to us at Bridge Classic Cars is this gorgeous little Morris J Type. Since the vehicle left us, the owner has done

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MG A Engine Rebuild

Here at Bridge Classic Cars our engine specialists have been getting our MG A engine ready for assembly. Darren has painted the engine block and

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1978 Volkswagen Beetle

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist has been hard at work getting our beetle back on the road. He has replaced the spark plugs as

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Restoration Recap – 1971 Series 3 Jaguar E-Type V12

Wow, what a beauty! Our completed Jaguar E-Type restoration project was visited by it’s owner at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Upon seeing this lovely Jaguar, he couldn’t resist but to take her out for a drive.

Seeing clients of ours happy makes the hundreds of hours spent on our restorations well worth while. We took a look back at how this restoration began and what a transformation this Jaguar has undertaken.

This Jaguar E-Type is now ready to be enjoyed for many a happy mile to come.

1965 Amphicar Restoration update

Tom has picked back up work on our 1965 Amphicar, a vehicle that can travel both on land and water.

Tom has been busy fabricating new floorboards, using the original, rotten flooring as a template. He’s also refitted all the rubber seals and started assembling the rear seats.

1971 Bedford J-Type

Work continues on our Bedford J-Type. We’ve had to extend the fuel tank pipe to meet the new, wider body shell. We’ve also fabricated brakets for the spare wheel to sit underneath the truck. New exhaust hangar mounts have also been fabricated and installed.

Tom has also restored the door stands, preparing, priming and then painting them in a jet black paint.

1964 Daimer Dart Roof lining

The Daimler Dart features both a soft, convertible roof as well as a hardtop.

This wonderfully restored Dart is in such wonderful overall condition. It’s only current flaw is the loose hard top roof lining. Bridge Classic Cars’ in-house trimmer, Kath has been given the go-ahead by the vehicles new owner to re-trim the roof lining. Once the roof lining is perfected, the wonderful Daimler will be ready to be sent over to its new home in New Zealand.

1944 Morris C8 Engine Rebuild completion

Our lovely 1944 Morris C8, or to call her by her real name, Ellen, is now complete.

We were tasked with rebuilding the engine on this Morris C8. Most of the work was carried out by Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist.

Firstly, we removed the engine for full assessment. Ady and Pete had found that the big end bearings had deteriorated. The engine was stripped down and cleaned. Under instruction of the customer we stripped down the engine and inspected all components. We found the piston rings were broken and the crankshaft needed grinding. The valve seats had deteriorated so we laped in all the valves.

We fitted new piston rings, new bearings and the head gasket were custom made for this engine. All other gaskets were all hand made for this C8 engine.

All the remianing parts were refurbished or replaced for new, before the engine was re-assembled and taken out for testing. Ellen now runs smoothly and is ready for many more years on the road.

1962 TVR Grantura

Progress continues on our TVR Grantura. Most of the tailor-made interior has been refitted now. Grilles and vents have also been fabricated and added to the car. It really is in the finer details that sees a restoration truly come to life.

1967 Jaguar E-Type Racecar: Now with wheels!

She’s really starting to look the part now! Our stunning E-type racecar is now sitting proudly on wheels. Painted in our in-house paint shop by Darren to match the metalic grey and with tyres fitted by Graeme from We Fit Any Tyres Anywhere.

Paul has also sourced new period correct gauges for our E-type to sit within our new look dashboard.

Paul visits his RS2000

Owner of this lovely Ford Escort RS2000, Paul, popped down to the Bridge Classic Cars Pettistree workshop last week. We’re so close now to completing work on this lovely car. We can’t wait to see it back on the road and being enjoyed once more. Was lovely to see you, Paul!

1989 BMW 325 M Sport paintwork

Our lovely E30 BMW 325 M Sport is out enjoying some sun after a partial respray.

Darren has done a marvellous job in repairing the paintwork on this lovely classic BMW.

1973 Jaguar E-Type – On it’s way…

We awake this morning to hear that our 1973 Jaguar E-Type is now one step closer to our Woodbridge workshops.

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1955 Austin Healey – Test Drive

Dave has been working hard on our 1955 Austin Healey ahead of the owner seeing the car this weekend. It’s getting very near completion now. We can’t wait to see this gorgeous Healey back on the road after our recent restoration works.

1959 Morris J Type

Another vehicle returning to us at Bridge Classic Cars is this gorgeous little Morris J Type. Since the vehicle left us, the owner has done loads of wonderful work to this vehicle.

The J type will be heading into our trim shop for interior restoration.

1985 Mercedes Benz 280SL Revisits Us

Coming back to us at Bridge Classic Cars is this wonderful Mercedes 280 SL. It’s owner would like the car in tip top shape for his return to the UK for Christmas. As such, the vehicle is having a thorough service and the wheels will be refurbished.

1955 Austin Healey Gearbox seals

The gearbox seals have been replaced of our 1955 Austin Healey. Now that it has been removed and fully rebuilt. The gearbox is now being re-married with the engine.

One for the future – 1960 Jaguar Mk II (2)

The wonderful Jaguar Mk2 was the epitome of luxury transportation when it first took to the streets in the very late 1950’s. We’ve been approached by a potential client who is looking to give this vehicle a complete restoration.

The Mark 2 Jaguar was used by the British police force, with the 3.8l engine outputting an impressive 220 bhp. Ironically, the Jaguar Mark 2’s were also known for being very popular getaway vehicles of the 60s.

The Jaguar Mark 2, driven by John Thaw’s fictional TV character, Inspector Morse recently sold at auction for over £100,000, this vehicle was the 2.4l version and had been subject to a total restoration.

1960 Jensen 541R in paint

Our beautiful 1960 Jensen 541R paint is currently setting in our paint booth. As the shall is made of fibreglass, the paint cannot be cured at regular ‘baking’ temperatures. Instead, it’s cured at a less intense 20 degrees. This will mean the car won’t be able to be perfected and polished until next week, but we’re sure the perfect finish will be worth the wait.

MG A Engine Rebuild

Here at Bridge Classic Cars our engine specialists have been getting our MG A engine ready for assembly. Darren has painted the engine block and Ady has either refurbished or replaced all the other components.

True Automotive Passion Shown This Weekend at Bridge Classic Cars.

We can’t get enough of working on cars! After a long week working hard on our clients restoration projects, you’d have thought the team would like nothing more but to put our their feet up on the weekend, right?

Not here at Bridge Classic Cars! The team came in to lend each other a hand, giving their own vehicles some attention this weekend. Freddie and Mauro worked on our Subaru brake hub refurbishment and Dave fixed the lights on our Volkswagen.

1978 Volkswagen Beetle

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist has been hard at work getting our beetle back on the road. He has replaced the spark plugs as she was only running on 3 cylinders. He’s installed a distributor clamp to reduce engine shake and changed the oil to keep the engine as healthy as possible.

2006 Daihatsu Copen Seats Re-Trimmed

This Daihatsu seat has entered our trim shop today for a seat bolster repair. The damaged areas will be replaced with perfect matching red leather.

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3

Wow, what a beauty! Our gorgeous deep blue Jaguar E-type is with Pete for a service. The tan leather interior compliments the striking blue interior so well. We’ll be sad to see this one leave us.