We are dedicated to our customers and they will always come first for us. We offer our best advice and help where we can depending on the budget available. We often get cars that have been started and get to the point where the owner can’t continue and needs help. We also get cars that just need a little tweak here and there or a service. This week we have a car that has been neglected underside and out of sight. The car is rusted badly on the chassis and fixing this is our priority before we look at the cosmetics of the car. The car will need some major repairs that will out way the original cost of the car. But, sometimes we do things just for the love of it as well as the challenge of course. The Mastic Mustang posts was a good example of rust to reborn metal, and now we have this 64 1/2 convertible in our care for virtually the same reasons. As per the title of this post “rust in piece”(s) was rather apt as its rusted for sure, but we will piece it all back together again. Some would have taken this little lady to the great scrapyard in the sky, not us. We will do this project proud and get her back on the road. Why? Just because we can. The work has already started in earnest and we have removed the rusted floor and exposed the panels and holes that need repairing. Due to the nature of the work and delicate state of the chassis structure we have mounted it straight onto the jig to keep her still and in place while we strengthen and weld her back together again.
Like all things this will be a lovely car once it’s finished, the panel work is looking to be pretty good and we really look forward to doing this little lady proud.
We have been working on Mart’s car and his disc brake upgrade kit he was after has arrived from the USA and has already been fitted to the front spindles. Upgraded steel braided brake pipes were the only choice here to make the car looking as good mechanically as the paint job.
The stance on the car was to be more neutral rather than the traditional nose up stance, so the high performance upgraded springs have been fitted to set of performance shocks to match the rear shocks.
The steering and brake lines have been added and Yogi seemed to be enjoying himself getting the underside of this car finished. We must say that Yogi does love the artist element of his brake pipe work, each car is different depending on the build, unless it’s going to be concourse. How can you tell it’s Yogi’s work? We will let the pictures tell the story.
We often have visitors bring us goodies in for us such as Jaffa Cakes, or big bones for the pack of dogs etc. Recently we were given some treats for the dogs, they were exceptionally well-behaved for some reason.
In the Office:
It’s often said that “many a true word are spoken in jest.” A kind customer has had some desk signs made for us, the customers that have seen them all say the same thing,”That’s so true!”