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audi quattro sport
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zetec morris minor
chevette turbo
opel kadett c gte rally car
mk2 cortina 4age engine conversion
manta 400r turbo
model a ford hotrod
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datsun violet historic rally car
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MK1 Escort
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datsun 260z
ford bronco
opel manta 400 2500 turbo
opel ascona 400
1969 camaro project nighthawk
greetham imp
cavalier gsi
 
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vauxhall viva gt
porsche 356
 
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Our extensive workshop facilities allow us to carry out virtually every stage of your project 'in-house'. Our abilities are best grouped into the various stages that are involved with building or restoring a car to a good standard:

the staring point

Taking a car back to the bare metal is an essential part of a full vehicle restoration. It is the only way to make absolutely sure there are no hidden areas of corrosion or previous botched repairs.

We have the ability to blast anything from small components to complete bodyshells using a variety of media. Crucially, we are restorers who have invested in a media blasting facility rather than commercial blasters, so have a complete understanding of the requirements when stripping a car bodyshell. It is usually ourselves who will be carrying out the subsequent metalwork and paintwork which gives us a perspective that most blasting operatives just don't have!

We can also offer a hot sprayed zinc process to give exceptionally high levels of underbody corrosion protection. This process is usually carried out along with a re-blast of the shell following completion of metal repairs.

 

 

bodyshell mods

Between the time-served panel beating skills of our body repair man Stu, and the highly experienced and degree qualified engineering abilities of our chief fabrication engineer Nat, there is not much that we cannot make when it comes to metalwork!

Our fabrication workshop is an eclectic mix of old an new technology, with good-old-fashioned British metal-shaping machinery sitting alongside cutting-edge welding equipment.

Whether the job is making complex body repair sections for a rare classic or designing and manufacturing a roll-cage to comply with motorsport regulations, we have the equipment and skills to meet your requirements.

See the 'Metalwork' galleries in any of our project pages to see detailed step-by-step photographic coverage of all our work!

 

rust repairs

The "first impression" you get from any car is predominantly created by the standard of the paintwork so of course the work must be carried out to the highest possible level, however it's important to remember that the paint is also the primary protection the underlying metalwork has against corrosion. We have put a vast amount of time and effort into developing our paintwork process so that when combined with the skill of our paintwork guys we can achieve a finish far better than any 'new car' paint finish that will also stand the test of time. A car that can only be taken out in dry weather is not something we approve of! See the 'Paintwork' albums in any of our project pages to view our paintwork process step-by-step.

build

We have the facilities to carry out every step involved with taking your project from a painted shell to a completed 'turn-key' car. As well as the usual general workshop facilities this includes a comprehensive machine shop for machining of one-off components, ultra-clean and fully equipped engine building room, extensive wiring abilities (almost all our 'turn-key' projects are fully re-wired from scratch) and even an in-house upholsterer. There is almost nothing that is farmed out and this is primarily so we have total control over the quality of the work rather than relying on others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

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