This Triumph GT6 was collected from the customers home where it has been gradually worked on by the customer over some time. It came to us in need of a roof skin adding in place of where the Webasto Sunroof used to be. The shell of the Triumph was purchased with no sunroof included and the customer requested it be filled to be a full metal roof as appose to trying to source and fit an original Webasto Sunroof.

To achieve this we took a large sheet of steel that was rolled through a rolling mill multiple times in order to achieve the desired countour that would fit the roof. Once the rough shape of the steel sheet fit the roof, the corners of the sheet were cut off and an incision was made on each edge toward the centre of the sheet that allowed it to be manipulated in ways that couldnt be achieved as a solid sheet. This was done in order to match the sheet to the roof shape better.

The sheet was then tack welded in place by the corners and along the backside which allowed for further manipulation to take place through planishing and using the slits made earlier. Once the steel sheet was finally the correct shape and followed the contour of the roof near perfectly, tack welds were made all around the edges of the sheet to secure it to the roof.

Some steel fabrication was also required for the door skins that were rotten and rusted all along the bottoms. This meant removing the offending parts where there was serious rotting from rusting and welding a steel sheet that has been fabricated to match the bottom of the door skin.

The final major work that was undertaken for this job was filling in some smaler holes at the top of the door skins with some tack welds. There was also 2 larger holes on the back of the body that needed filling and this was achieved by tack welding a waher over the hole and welding it all up.

We collected this Opel Manta as a full shell with both the door skins. Upon first look it looked in good condition after being entirely shot blasted and coated in a oxide primer.

Once we got it back to the workshop and could properly asses the complete shell we found that the shot blasting had stripped away too much of the shell and would require a lot of filler and body work in order to get the shell to a suitable state for epoxy and primer.

The main areas that needed the most work was the boot lid, both back wheel arches that needed to be modelled by hand out of filler in order to achieve the correct shape. This was the only way this could be completed as back arches for this car are near impossible to come by now.

It was a very similar story with the door skins that had been shot blasted too much and required filler in order to get the doors back to their original design so they would fit flush onto the shell of the Manta.

Once all the body work and door skins had been reshaped and filled, the entire shell, as well as both door skins were coated in 2 layers of anti corrosive epoxy coating to protect everything underneath. This meant the shell and door skins are ready to be coated in high build primer and then ready to paint.

The vehicle was collected from the customer’s home in an already part-stripped condition. After an initial inspection we found extensive corrosion and previous bad repairs.

Because of the areas needing replacement, it was decided that the best course of action was to start with a new floor panel aligned on the body jig and cut out salvageable components such as chassis legs and the bulkhead from the original body then align these using the body jig and weld into place. At the same time replacing any other necessary panel work which was beyond repair.

The engine, gearbox and all mechanical components and remaining trims were removed to allow the cutting out of salvage panels which were sand blasted and repaired as necessary, before welding to the floor section.

After completion of the welding, the body was painted inside and out to the correct factory colour before re-installing all removed components and carrying out any repairs/replacement of worn or damaged parts as required.

New brake lines and fuel lines were fitted as standard procedure on these kind of restoration jobs. New chrome and interior trim was fitted before delivery back to the customer.

We collected this vehicle from a barn at the customer’s house where it had sat, partially stripped, for many years. The brakes had totally seized making it challenging to load onto the trailer.

After initial inspection it was obvious that the vehicle was in a very poor state from both corrosion and previous bad repairs. We set about completely removing all the remaining components, engine, gearbox and suspension. The vehicle was then sent for sand blasting to further help identify corroded/damaged panels before being placed on our body jig for alignment and replacement of many structural chassis members before replacing various outer body panels, many of which needed fabrication due to lack of available parts for this vehicle.

A protective stone chip was sprayed on the underside before painting the original factory red both inside and out. All suspension components were stripped and sand blasted and powder coated before being re-fitted and with new bushes, bolts, springs and shock absorbers.

The gear box and rear axle were sent to a specialist for inspection/repair while we stripped the engine. The alloy castings were soda blasted before re-fitment of internal components with new bearings, pistons, liners etc. The cylinder head needed repairing before being built up with new valves.

The car was then re-assembled and delivered back to the customer.

This car had been kept in a horse stable for a few years. It was in fairly good condition. The engine and gearbox were removed and the engine bay stripped for prep and paint. A lead free head conversion was carried out on the engine as well as a service with new spark plug leads. A new clutch was also fitted.

All the front suspension was removed and various components sand blasted and powder coated. The rear axle was tripped cleaned and painted. The bumpers were sent away for re-chroming.

The body had a full respray and the wheel rims were sand blasted and painted and new tyres fitted.