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This car was owned by George Hartwell and now has a 2 plus 2 conversion, carried out in the 1960`s

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A typical scene - rusty floors etc, prior to blast cleaning.

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Blast cleaning reveals all the weak points, this being the spare wheel compartment base. 

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Sills having been replaced the bodyshell after blasting, in this case prior to floor repairs etc.

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A typical state of detioration prior to blast cleaning

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The chassis is stripped ready for blasting, repairs then hot zinc spray coating before painting.

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An Alpine chassis after restoration.

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Below:
Mk3 Saloon with new sill fitted, the old one shows just how rust can take hold.

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A Sunbeam Talbot 4lt, as it arrived in the workshop 

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Impressive view of the front of Talbot 4lt.

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Initially when the car arrived it appeared in a resonable condition. Once stripping down started the reality was somewhat different.
Areas found to be poorly repaired or non existing were completely reconstructed.
Aluminium panels repaired and a full repaint in two tone Blue.

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Sunbeam Talbot 4 Litre 174 UXY

After restoration and winning two prizes at the STAR National Rally 2010.

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Re-Trimming

Below is an example of our re-trimming service, shown here in extra Light Fawn.

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Alpine BFA 964 before restoration and paint stripping.

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Alpine BFA 964 off to paintshop after body repairs.

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BFA 964 after painting and reassembly, ready for proud owner.

Restoration of RAU 622

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RAU 622 body shell after blast cleaning.

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RAU 622 in etch primer, off to paintshop

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The three views above show RAU 622 on completion of full restoration

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MKV 25 Shiela Van Damm`s Alpine as we removed it from the owners garage in 1989 

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MKV 25 at the S.T.A.R National Rally in 1991 after restoration.

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