Prep & Paint

We have had a more sensible week managing our workloads and getting our cars out a little earlier than expected, we even rewarded Yogi with an extra tea break.

Park & Pic

This rather nice ’67 302 Fast Back which came in for a service, tune up and a sort out a vibration. Everything went well and we managed to cure the vibration which was due to the new prop shaft.

Yet another very happy customer.

Customer Cars

The SPS (Six pot Sprint) has got her base coat on and the new panels. We didn’t get any pics of the panels going on as Yogi had them done before we realised. The seam sealer has been put on, red oxide paint has gone on anywhere that needed to be painted by us in order for her to go of for paint.

The shell is now ready to go for paint.

And how not to do it!

Bare in mind that this car was a recent and total restoration.

We have shown in the past seriously poor and dangerous workmanship that we have put right. We now have another one. Like before we will not be naming names, who the owner is or even what the car is. Brand new parts were fitted by said person and it looks like that they have no concept of what is going on. The car was said to vibrate a bit, make noises and handles strange! We have had to replace those new parts again.

The bushings on a suspension are there to isolate vibration between metal parts. These parts were so over tightened that they squashed and split the bushings.

They say a picture speaks a thousands words, unfortunatly these pictures are screaming very bad words!

Then we get onto the brakes. We certainly wouldn’t let a car go out like this if it has supposedly been ‘restored’.

These front brakes fair no better with the pad fixing bolt snapped and a fixing is missing.

Plumbing is hardly on properly and unsurprisingly we have a leak.

Then there is the power steering pipe which is about thirty centimeters to long.

Basic car electrics where this is not difficult, however they still managed to use the wrong connections.

Our stance on things like this and a little advice (again);

We are not here to start naming and shaming with rivals in the business, we don’t need to. Even if you ask us who done the work, we won’t tell you who done it. We will also not tell you who to go to, or not to go as the case may be in order to get your work done, that of course is your choice and decision. We are only showing these pictures for your information on what to look out for. But, please do your homework before you part with your hard-earned money. You may end up having to part with more of it to put it right again, as we have seen many times in the past. Ask to see their previous work(s) and seek independent recommendations from people who have had work actually done by them where you can.

Other News

Yogi’s daughter Beth has done some amazing fund-raising reaching over £800 for a great and often overlooked cause; ‘Sands’ – Stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Their link is here: https://www.sands.org.uk/

You can read Beth’s sad story here or click this link;

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beth-matthews5?utm_id=124

Beth raised the money by jumping out of plane in a tandem skydive. Here she is in action.

All went very well and Yogi is a proud, if not very relieved dad.

Well done Beth!

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9 Responses to Prep & Paint

  1. Well done Beth. As for the other person restoration that is a joke. People like that need to be exposed and hav their arse kicked all round the court room. I would be ashamed if that was my work being exposed.

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  2. Yogi says:

    It never surprises me anymore wot we find on cars that have had quality work done to them , all we can do is try and correct it as painlessly as possible. Also by doing this we have made some great close friends in the owners 🤗 and yes I am a very proud father

    Yogi 🐻

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    • I agree with you, side by side comparisons of an MM restoration and somebody else’s it’s obvious who cares about the cars and who don’t. Nobody else in the Mustang restoration market provides a comprehensive blog of their work.
      You guys absolutely rock the restoration market. 🤘

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  3. Rudolf Hucker says:

    The SPS floor looks great. Nice work.

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  4. Boris says:

    Great blog and it’s good to be aware of the sort of poor workmanship out there. We seem to hear a lot about the bad stuff young people get up to so it’s really great to hear of a young person doing good things for others. Much respect to Beth for jumping out of a perfectly serviceable plane….all for a good cause. Nice one Beth and Al!

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    • Thanks Boris, sometimes we wonder if we should post these sort of things or not. But, we believe people should see what is out there. Hopefully people will buck their ideas up, as this has been going on for a couple of years now so we don’t think it will change. Well done to Beth he is leading by example.

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