MR WALLACE

YOUR PERSONALISED UPDATES PAGE

Dear Mr Wallace

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.

REFIT

This week sees the build up coming to an end. We draw up a final snag list, carry out final checks and road tests. A final valet sees the car ready for collection.

REFIT

This week sees us start the fitting of the hood. The frame has new velcros fitted and the frame straightened before we start the hood itself.

REFIT

Refit of the car continues lights and panels are fitted. Chrome work is also fitted.

REFURBISHING AND REFIT

This week sees build up of the car start, plastic wrap protects the panels while work takes place. The engine and gearbox are refitted along with ancillaries. Items are refurbished or cleaned before being put pack on the car.

REPAINT

This week sees the shell and panels go into colour after the primer has been prepared and seams have been seam sealed. The sills and rear tail light panel are then painted satin black.

PRIMER

This week sees the shell and panels put into primer.

FILLER

This week sees the finish of the filler work. Once we have carried out our checks the car visits the booth for a spray filler coat this will sort out any last imperfections. Once applied the car is then sanded down ready to apply the primer.

FILLER

This week sees the start of the filler work. This can be a difficult stage to photograph due to the fillers used being the same colour. The process will be a base filler where required followed by a lighter weight filler to progress to a stage ready for the final spray filler coat which takes out any last imperfections.

WELDING

This week sees us complete the welding to the off side with the fitting of a new rear quarter panel. A section of the lower of the panel is also cut out and repaired. The section of the front wing is then welded on and the areas metal finished.

WELDING

This week sees repairs to the inner sill finished and we weld on the outer sill. The inner sill area and inside of the new panel are painted first.

WELDING

This week sees repairs to the inner sill.

WELDING

This week sees the nearside quarter panel welded in. The off side door has a new door bottom repair panel fitted, other rusted areas of the frame are also repaired. The door is then re-skinned. Panels and areas of the car are also bare metaled as required. The off side sill is also removed ready for the fitting of a new sill.

WELDING

This week sees work moving on with the lower door repair panel welded in. The internal of the door and reverse of the new door skin are painted for rust prevention. A new sound deadening pad is added and the new door skin fitted to the door frame. The door is then trial fitted to the car. Next the near side rear quarter panel is cut out ready for a replacement panel. The new panel is trial fitted along with lining up a new inner arch. The inner arch is then welded in place.

WELDING

This week sees the near side door skin removed and work carried out welding in a new lower door repair panel. 

WELDING

This week sees the new BL sill welded in. All areas exposed are painted for protection, paying particular attention to internal areas that will never be seen again. Once happy the sill is welded in we then fit the sill closing panel.

WELDING

This week sees the interior of the car removed. The near side sill is cut off and work carried out to the inner sill. Areas are painted for protection ready for the new full BL sill to be welded on.

WELDING

This week sees the start of the welding and panel work. We remove the front valance and weld in the the new panel.

STRIPDOWN AND BARE METAL

This week sees the project start. We strip down the car and remove the engine. We then start to bare metal and prep the engine bay and bare metal the shell.