MR ROBERTSON

YOUR PERSONALISED UPDATES PAGE

Dear Mr Robertson

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.

COMPLETION

This week sees the project finished. Final checks are carried out.

REFIT 

This week sees the car moving to the final stages of the refit. We carry out a road test, draw up a snagging list of final checks to carry out and fit the hardtop to the car.

REFIT AND TRIMMING

This week sees the refit continue and we retrim the tonneau cover.

REFIT AND TRIMMING

This week sees the refit continue as the interior is fitted with a new carpet set, the front and rear seats are retrimmed and fitted.

REFIT AND TRIMMING

This week sees the refit continue. The hood is now fitted to the frame,new door card are assembled,the interior sees the carpet started to be fitted. The boot boards are covered with new carpet and the boot is fitted out.

REFIT

This week sees the refit continue as doors and bonnet are fitted to the car along with many trim items.

HOOD FRAME REFURBISH

While the refit continues we carry out a refurbishment of the hood frame. Firstly the sections that were bent are removed and straighten out, any damaged bolts are replaced and finally it is prepared and sprayed.

REFIT AND TRIMMING

The refit of the car continues. We also start the trimming work. Firstly the T bar has the foams and vinyl cover replaced before being fitted to the car. The rear seat is next as the rear squab has a new vinyl cover fitted. The wood of the dash is replaced and also fitted to the car.

REFIT

This week sees the start of the refit of the car. The engine and the gearbox are fitted. The brightwork including the rechromed items are fitted. Any items that are refitted are refurbished fist if required.

PAINTWORK

Following the respray of the shell it receives a full flat and polish. The panels are then sent to the booth to have the top coat applied.

PAINTWORK

This week sees the shell visit the booth to have the top coat applied.

MECHANICAL

This week sees us install the diff and run through new fuel and brake lines.

PAINTWORK

This week sees more paintwork carried out.

ENGINE BAY AND SUSPENSION

This week sees the suspension being assembled on the shell. The shell also viits to booth to have the engine bay painted.

PAINTWORK AND MECHANICAL

This week sees the finish of the engine build. The doors are the first of the panels to be coloured up on the inside.

UNDERSIDE PROTECTION

This week sees the underside of the shell seam sealed and coated with RAPTOR underbody coating tinted with the body colour.

PRIMER AND PAINT

This week sees the shell and panels have the primer applied. The inside of the tub is then coloured.

FILLER WORK

This week sees filler work continue to the shell and panels of the car. Once happy the car visits the booth to have a coat of spray filler applied. This is then sanded to prepare for primer. While this is done parts for the engine are cleaned and blasted ready for refitting.

FILLER WORK

This week sees filler work continue to the shell and panels of the car. This stage can be quite frustrating as a customer as pictures may not show much change as different layers of filler are applied and sanded to achieve the perfect finish for primer.

BODYWORK AND REFURBISHING

This week sees repairs carried out to one of the chassis legs. An area around the rear floor pan is also removed and replaced. A section of the boot floor is replaced around the exhaust hanger area and new exhaust mounts fitted. Filler work to the shell continues. While this work is being carried out the rest of the suspension items are stripped down sand blasted and painted.

BODYWORK

This week sees a new door skin fitted to the near side door. The inside of the door and the new panel are painted for rust prevention before the skin is fitted. The door is then trial fitted on the car. Filler work continues to the rear quarters and the rear valance. While this work is being done we start to strip down and clean the suspension.

MECHANICAL

This week we strip the engine ready for the machine shop.

PREP AND FILLER WORK

This week the welding repairs to the bootlid are completed.We prepare the engine bay and start the filler work beginning with the rear quarters.

WELDING

This week sees the start of the reconstruction of the boot lid. Firstly it is bare metalled to see what we are working with. Rotten areas and previous poor repairs are corrected.

WELDING

This week sees the completion of the welding of the floor pans and surrounding areas. The areas are now primed for protection.

WELDING

This week sees the near side front floor pan welded in and primed for protection. A previous bad repair is cut out and a new section let into the near side screen scuttle area. Repairs around the off side front floor pan to sill area are carried out and a section of the floor removed a new section will be fabricated and welded in.

WELDING

This week sees the off side rear quarter panel welded on after repair work to the supports. The near side front floor pan is removed and a new item trial fitted before welding in. The outriggers are repaired and the cavities treated. Repairs are also carried out to the A post and door step.

WELDING

We start the welding around the engine bay area. Fitting a replacement top front panel, replacing the area of the bulkhead for the servo with the correct panel, a section of the offside front inner wing is also replaced to look factory. The gearbox tunnel that had been modified is also replaced. We then remove the offside rear quarter panel and prepare to fit a new panel.

RETURN AND INSPECTION

The shell returns from the blasters and is epoxy primed. An inspection is carried out and a list drawn up of panels and work required.

STRIP DOWN AND NEW SHELL

Firstly we start to strip the shell down. As discussed with Andy a replacement shell has now gone off for blasting.