The Rebuild Continues

By Rob Harvey
By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

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.

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