Example why MOT’s ARE needed…

The customer of this vehicle paid ten thousand pounds three years ago, apparently this pretty looking van was fully restored. It now needs a complete restoration, the repairs on the vehicle that have been previously done to it were inadequate, dangerous and not legal. But let me remind you people that this van doesn’t require Read more about Example why MOT’s ARE needed…[…]

T4 Windows

Cutting out T4 windows can be a dirty business, first of all the sheet metal is cut out and then the sealer is removed that holds the outer skin the the inner. Then the two edges are spot welded together, unlike some people who bond then, the advantage of spot welding them together is one Read more about T4 Windows[…]

Nick’s Harley

On Nick’s frame the biggest and most precise procedure was to cut off and replace the headset as the old one was damaged and needed to be larger to fit his new forks. There were lots of little modifications from the seat mounts to general welding, tidying and dressing of the frame. I made him Read more about Nick’s Harley[…]

VW 1967 Bay restoration

One of my larger jobs, the 1967 bay required a rather large amount of metal work, the van has been in the same family since 1967 they bought it at 6 months old, the vehicle has be driven far and wide, as far as Pakistan and back. It had also had a huge amount of Read more about VW 1967 Bay restoration[…]

VW T25 front end removal

Replacement of the lower front and upper outer front panels, be warned if you have had holes in your front panels for a long time expect to have to rebuild the cab floor and the cab floor panels are not available so it all has to be hand fabricated. When replacing any panels I always Read more about VW T25 front end removal[…]

Mercedes 1971 350se w109 resto

A lot of fabrication on this one, the panels are either very expensive or not available. I replaced and repaired both outer and inner sills, both outer and inner rear arches, the two rear chassis legs and rear cross member and rear corner boot wells. Also, the customer could not get the final door so I Read more about Mercedes 1971 350se w109 resto[…]

1973 Beetle

One very rusty beetle started over three years ago. I completed the chassis and floors and then it had to go into storage due to the customers circumstances.  In July 2016 the storage where it was being kept was sold so I had to get the beetle out and rather than find a new home for it Read more about 1973 Beetle[…]