MR MILLER

YOUR PERSONALISED UPDATES PAGE

Dear Mr Miller

Thankyou for choosing A.M. Restorations (UK) Ltd to carry out the restoration of your Triumph Stag and welcome to your personalised update page.

Over the course of the restoration you can follow progress by visiting this personalised page at any time. Updates are normally posted each Saturday.

You are of course welcome to contact the workshop or make a personal visit at any time to discuss any of the work that is taking place.

Putting the puzzle back together

Now that the car has been sprayed, it’s time to put it back together. The subframe, diff, fuel lines/tank and brakes have been fitted. Rear lamps, chrome surrounds and badges have also been added.

Painting of panels

This week sees us finish the prep of the panels, they then visit the booth for their colour.

Exterior colour

This session of work sees us prepare, seam seal and paint the shell exterior.

Interior colour

This week sees us seam seal the interior of the shell and apply the body colour to the engine bay, boot and interior.

Underside and seam sealing

This week sees us complete the seam sealing of the underside and apply the RAPTOR protection treatment. We then move on to seam seal the inside of the tub as we work towards the respray of the exterior. The panels also visit the booth for a coats of primer.

Underside

This week sees our attention move to the underside of the car. Firstly the area is prepared, we then mask off the car and apply the special epoxy primer and seal any seams ready to apply the RAPTOR underbody coating. 

Primer

This week sees the prep of the spray filler on the shell completed and then the car visits the booth for the coats of primer. The panels will be stored and primed at a later stage. The next job on the list order the paint and apply the protective RAPTOR underbody system tinted to the new body colour.

Filler work

This session of work sees the filler work completed on the shell and panels. Once we are happy the car visits the booth to have a final coat of spray filler applied getting rid of any final imperfections. The spray filler is left for a few days to settle and then hand sanded ready for the next stage which will be to apply the primer.

Welding 

This week sees the old boot floor removed and a new panel welded in. We then go round the car for a final check and snag list of the welded areas.

Welding & Filler work

This week we do a final line up of the front end panels to ensure we are happy with the panel gaps then weld on the two new wings and front lower valance. The inner arches and rear of the new panels are first primed and painted for rust prevention. At the rear of the car we begin the filler work to finish off the rear quarters.

Welding

This week work is carried out around the rear chassis and off side rear floor under the rear seat area.

Welding

This week sees a repair to the rear bumper mount, repairs to the tonneau seal channel are finished and repairs are carried out to the off side A post and a new gutter panel fitted. Areas are then metal finished to reduce filler.

Welding

This week sees us cut out the offside rear inner arch and put in a repair section. The new rear quarter panel is then trial fitted and aligned against the swage line and to check the panel gaps. It is then tack welded in place.

Welding

This week sees the repairs finished to the tonneau seal channel. The new rear top deck panel is welded in and repairs carried out around the area that meet the rear quarter panels. The radiator support panel is trial fitted with the radiator and then welded in place. We then mock up the front end trial fitting the bonnet, wings and front valance to get nice panel gaps and be ready to weld.

Welding

This period of work sees final tweeks to the rear quarter to align to the door. The panel is then metal finished. Staying in the rear quarter area we repair the area around the rear quarter behind the rear wheel. The sill closing panel is then trimmed and fitted. Attention moves to the near side A post. When the gutter trim is removed the area is worse than first thought and requires some reconstruction before the new panel is trimmed and fitted. 

We start work on the offside and after bracing the floors are removed along with the sill and quarter panel. A new section of cross meber is fabricated and fitted. The new floor pans are also welded in and metal finished. Welding is also carried out on the inner sill. 

Repairs around the gutter for the tonneau cover are also completed, sections removed, new sections fabricated and welded in.

Attention moves to the front and the wings and front valance are removed. Removal of the radiator support panels reveals areas that require repair work before the new panel is fitted. Removal of the wings also reveals that the inner wheel arch tubs have been replaced before and been welded over other work causing a water/rust trap. We decide to remove the tubs completely to carry out repair work and clean all mating surfaces so they can be rewelded in correctly. We also remove the damaged wing rail, fabricate a new panel and weld in place. The battery tray is also repaired and a new panel (no longer available) fabricated and fitted under the expansion bottle. 

While the welding takes place we also carry out the required filler work to the offside door and apply a coat of spray filler.

Welding

This week sees the fitting and metal finishing of the near side rear arch. Inner areas are coated with epoxy primer. The arch is trial fitted first to ensure panel gaps are correct. The arch is then welded in carefully to avoid warping and then is metal finished.

Welding

This week sees the finish of the floor pan fitting on the near side and repairs carried out to the surrounding areas. The door is then refitted, the sill trimmed, gaps checked, jacking points welded in and the sill welded to the car. All cavity areas are again protected and painted.

Welding

This week sees the removal of the front floor pan. Large sections of the inner sill are replaced. We replace the near side front outrigger and weld in the replacement front floor pan. Areas are metal finished and coated in epoxy primer. The outer sill is then trial fitted and trimmed. While that work continues on welding we finish filler work to the bootlid and bonnet and coat with spray filler.

Welding

This week sees removal of the near side front wing giving access to the front of the sill. A new section is fabricated and welded in to the bottom of the A pillar area. The near side rear arch is removed and we weld in a new inner arch repair panel. Welding repairs are carried out to the rear of the inner sill. We then brace the body and remove the near side rear floor pan. A new section is fabricated for the end of the centre outrigger. While the metal work continues we also start the filler work on the panels that do not require welding repairs.

Welding

The project starts with work to the near side door. The old skin is removed, repairs carried out to the door frame and a new lower door repair panel welded in. The inside of the door and reverse of the door skin is then painted before the new skin is fitted. The door is trial fitted to assess panel gaps which will be corrected as new panels are fitted. Bare metal areas are painted with epoxy primer.