MR SCOTT

YOUR PERSONALISED UPDATES PAGE

Dear Mr Scott

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 and hand over.

Thank you for your initial interest in AM Restorations (UK) Ltd and asking us to carry out the work on your vehicle. We hope you enjoy the ownership experience as much as we did completing the restoration process.

 

ALL THE TEAM

Refit/Ceramic Coating/Final Checks

As we move towards the collection date we complete the final build up. A ceramic coating is applied to the paintwork to provide a deep and lasting shine and protection. We carry out road tests, torque settings are checked and we start our final valet procedure ready for Andy to sign off on his quality control checks.

Refit.

This week sees the refit continue. New membranes for the doors are made and fitted. The carpeting is finished.

Refit.

This week sees the refit continue. A new mohair hood is fitted. The rear lights are fitted along with LED upgrade. The new boot lock is fitted and the boot lid set up. The new number plate is fitted to the rear.

Refit.

This week as the refit continues the major news is the arrival of the newly refurbished wheels.

Refit, gearbox, overdrive, exhaust and start up.

This week sees the refit continue. We fit the rebuilt gearbox and diff and fill the fluids. The drive shafts are coupled up. A new clutch slave cylinder and push rod are fitted and the system bled. The new exhaust system is fitted. Fuel is purchased and we work towards a start up. We adjust the timing, carry out a tune and adjust the jets.

Refit, gearbox, overdrive.

This week sees the refit continue. Fitting of grilles, badges more interior work. Second-hand parts sourced for the seat belt cover. The gearbox and overdrive have also be overhauled. The J type box has been stripped and rebuilt fitting the correct 1st hub and replacing the reverse idler. Welding was needed to the case of the overdrive. Timkin bearings were used on the pinion and quality bearing used elsewhere plus new seals as required. The solenoid was also tested on a jig and was working well.

Refit

This week sees the refit continue. The fluids on the car are filled. Items such as the air vents are refurbished. The gauges are fitted to the dash and the new dash fitted to the car. New door handles are assembled and many other trim items refitted. Bumpers and lights are also fitted and electrical test carried out. Due to the state of the hood frame it has also been decided to get a refurbished frame.

Mechanical, paint and refit

This week sees more refit of the engine bay. The panels for the car are painted, polished and refitted.

Mechanical and refit

This week sees the engine and ancillaries fitted to the car. The new stereo is wired in along with the speakers and aerial. The gauge bezels are refurbish and the seats are re-trimmed.

PAINT AND REFIT

This week sees the tonneau cover taken to bare metal, primed and painted. The wiper motor is cleaned and painted.

POLISH

This week sees the shell having the extensive flat and polish process completed.

REFIT

This week in preparation for the refit to start in earnest we place a large order of parts. We start the flat and polish of the shell for a glass like finish. The rear seat base is painted and seats are sent to the trimmers to be recovered in leather.

REFIT 

This week sees the refit continue. Insulation is fitted. the pedal box refurbished and fitted. The heater box refurbished and fitted. New silicone brake fluid is added and the brake system is bled. Wiring looms are cleaned repaired and fitted.

REFIT AND MECHANICAL

This week sees the start of the refit. The refurbished suspension items are fitted to the car along with uprated half shafts. Brake lines are renewed, new braided brake hoses fitted. The steering rack is fitted.

BODYWORK

This week sees the shell have the primer hand block sanded, seam sealed, masked and sprayed in its top coat. The car is then re-masked and the rear lamp panel and sills are painted in satin black. The gearbox is cleaned and packaged ready to send off.

BODYWORK

This week sees the engine bay painted. The airbox is also refurbished. We now start to block down the primer as we prepare the shell for its top coat.

BODYWORK

This week sees the inside of the tub prepared, seam sealed, primed and painted.

BODYWORK

This week following the preparation of the underside of the shell an epoxy primer is applied, all seams are then sealed followed by a primer coat and the top coat.

BODYWORK

This week sees the shell masked and primed. The shell is then placed on a spit and preperation work started on the underside of the car.

BODYWORK

This week sees the shell have spray filler applied which is then block sanded by hand ready for primer. The panels are also sent to the booth and are primed.

BODYWORK

This week sees the boot lid have welding repairs carried out and we move on to the filler work.

REFURBISHING

This week as the welding to the shell is being completed we carry out the refurbishment of the other suspension and mechanical items. The shell and panels will now move onto having filler applied.

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue. Small repairs are carried out around the engine bay, new panels are trial fitted for alignment and once we are happy we weld in a new radiator support panel, the new near side front wing is welded on and the new front valance is fitted. While this work is completed we also start to refurbish the suspension items which are blasted, cleaned and painted in the booth along with a batch from other cars. 

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue. The near side front wing and front valance are prepared ready for fitting. We replace the near side front inner arch and splash panel after trial fitting the wing for alignment. The old radiator support panel is removed and repairs carried out to the surrounding area.

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue. Repairs to the near side door are completed. The inside of the door and new door skin are then painted for rust prevention before the new skin is fitted. The door is then trial fitted on the car for alignment. Next the near side front wing is removed, the inner wing is cleaned down and a rust prevention treatment applied. The front valance is also removed. Repairs are also carried out to the front of the near side sill area. 

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue. The new skin is prepared for the near side door and reconstruction repairs to the frame.

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue. Firstly we replace the offside door skin, internal areas of the door and the back of the skin is primed and painted for rust prevention. Next the inner front wheel arch is primed and painted along with the reverse of the new wing which is then welded in place, the door and bonnet are trial fitted during the welding on of the wing to check for correct gaps and alignment.

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue to the shell. Repairs are carried out to the inner and outer sections of the upper A post and a new screen gutter panel fitted. The lower section of the A post also has repairs carried out. Our attention then moves to the doors. A new lower door repair panel is welded into the off side door which will also have a new door skin fitted. The internal areas of the door are zinc primed and painted ready for the skin to be fitted. Repairs also start on the near side door. 

BODYWORK

This week sees the welding continue to the shell. Repairs are finished to the offside rear inner arch. The offside rear outer quarter panel is then fitted after the reverse of the panel and the inner arch are painted. The offside sill end cap is replaced. Repairs are carried out to the area surrounding the offside seat belt mount. Rear shock mounts are repaired. The nearside A post and gutter rail see repairs carried out. The floors of the shell are then epoxy primed and sound deadening pads are fitted. Work then moves to the offside A post for repair work.

BODYWORK

This week sees the new boot floor welded in. Repairs are carried out around the near side rear inner and outer arch. A section of the lower quarter panel is removed and replaced and repairs carried out where the inner and outer sills were found had rotted away. The off side has the rear quarter panel removed and a new inner arch repair panel fitted, the inner sill on this side is also repaired where on this side the inner sill had rotted away. A seat belt mount was also found to be week and so repaired.

BODYWORK

This week sees the bodywork continues with removal of the rear valance and boot floor. The areas around the boot floor are fabricated and replaced. Protection is applied to inner sections before the new rear valance is fitted. Next the boot floor will be welded in after trial fitting.

BODYWORK

This week sees the bodywork continues with welding repairs to the off side outrigger, sill to floor repairs. A damaged section of the near side front chassis is removed and a section fabricated and welded in, areas revealed are treated before welding on the new section. The off side rear spring mount is replaced and repaired underneath, again any revealed areas are treated before the replacement panel is welded on.

BODYWORK

This week sees the bonnet and boot lid taken back to reveal any areas that need repair. The offside inner sill has an area removed and new metal welded in.

RETURN OF SHELL

This week sees the return of the shell from the blasters. The remaining media is cleared out and it is sent to the booth for epoxy priming.

ENGINE

This week sees the car leave for the blasters and we strip down the engine for inspection.

STRIP DOWN

As we move closer to getting the shell blasted we remove the suspension and clean off the remainder of the underseal.

STRIP DOWN

As the process of getting ready for sandblasting continues we remove more items from the shell and remove the old underseal which if left on would get hot during the process and simply move around the underside of the car.

STRIP DOWN

Firstly we strip down the car for access to carry out any repairs and the respray. We carry out an electrical check and any items removed are labelled, inspected and bagged for storage. The engine is removed as we work towards getting the car ready for sandblasting.