Dear Mr Myers

Thankyou for choosing A.M. Restorations (UK) Ltd to carry out the restoration of your Triumph 2000 MK1 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.







This week sees the car completed. An MOT test, wheel alignment, final checkover and polish and your vehicle is ready for the hand over.






This week sees the refit continue. The car is given a full machine polish and we fit the badges.






This week as the refit moves closer to completion the door cards, internal handles and door cappings are fitted. On the exterior the rest of the brightwork is fitted.






This week sees the refit continue to move forward. Items are refurbished or cleaned as required before refitting. The door internals are built up replacing the door top weather seals. The drop glass and mechanisms are put into all the doors. The rechromed exterior handles are fitted. The operation of the handles and locks is checked. Finally before we look to fit the door cards etc the internals of the doors are given a waxoyl treatment.






This week sees the refit continue to move forward. Items are refurbished as required. We start to refit the chrome trim items, the interior is refitted, we also fit new rubber door seals and start to hang the doors.





This week sees panels for the car painted. The bonnet and boot are fitted to the car. A new console is made and retrimmed for the new speaker and stereo installation. The new radio and speaker are fiited and tested. The wood sections for the dash are refurbished and fitted.





This week sees the refit of the car continue as we move on to interior work. The old headlining is removed and a new one fitted. Sunvisors are cleaned up and refitted. The original carpets are also given and clean and refitted. The original alarm is also diagnosed, fixed and tested.





This week sees the refit of the car continues with ancillaries being refitted in the engine bay. The wood sections of the dashboard were repaired where the veneer had lifted and broken, these were then sanded down ready to be varnished. The steel wheels where sand blasted and then sent to the booth for painting. Now installed the brakes are then bled.





This week sees the respray continue as panels are primed inside and out. The insides of the doors, bonnet and bootlid then have colour applied. The fuel flap and scuttle panel are also painted. 

While the panels are being painted the refit of the shell continues: The engine is assembled with rebuilt carbs, refurbished manifold and the clutch and flywheel are fitted. The engine is then installed along with an alternator conversion, new fuel lines are made up and fitted. The exterior has the indicator and sidelights cleaned and refitted along with the headlamp bowls. Attention is paid to detail as a new air feed pipe cover is made to replace the damaged item.





This week sees the assembly of the car continue. Rear suspension is fitted, brake are overhauled and new brake and fuel lines are installed. Refurbishing of items as discussed is carried out before they are refitted.





This week sees the shell go into the booth, masked and resprayed. The assembly starts with the front suspension which has been refurbished. Other items are then refurbished before they are to be fitted to the car.





This week sees the shell placed on a roll over jig and taken to the booth. The underside is prepared, seam sealed and then sprayed with the Raptor underside protection treatment.





This week sees completion of the filler work. This is followed by a spray filler coat to remove any imperfections. This is then block sanded and a primer coat applied. The boot area is prepared, primed and painted in Sapphire Blue. Next to be painted will be the engine bay.





This week sees the doors bodyworked and filled where required. The insides of the doors are painted and then hung on the car to get the correct gaps. We also attend to suspension items, sandblasting and painting them.





This week sees the wings return from blasting. They are rust treated and then epoxy primed. The insides are then painted before being welded to the car after checking bonnet and door alignment. The door are finished in bare metal and also epoxy primed.

Engine work and bodywork




This weeks sees the engine reassembles with new timing chain, spark plugs, oil pump, gaskets and any other items in need of renewal. On the bodywork side the underside of the boot is prepared, any rusted areas taken back to bare metal and then treated with an anti-rust treatment. The near side rear quarter of the shell has filler applied. We also bare metal the N/S/R and O/S/R doors. The bonnet is given the same treatment as the bootlid, bare metalled in corroded areas with the rust patches ground out then treated.




This week sees the bonnet trial fitted ensuring the lining up to the wings and panel gaps are correct. Filler work is carried out around the front panel. The bonnet also has filler work carried out and then visits the booth to have a spray filler coat applied to take out any final imperfections.



This week sees  a small repair to the near side rear quarter panel. The bulkhead and battery tray are repaired. We also reconstruct the damaged off side headlamp mounting panel. The engine return from the engine shop having had a crank grind, the block surfaced, unleaded seats, the head surfaced, the valves faced, the seats cut and new pistons. The timing cover and rocker cover are also cleaned and painted.



This week sees reconstruction of the near side rear inner and outer arch. The near side front inner arch is also repaired. While this continues we start to strip and refurbish the suspension items.



We now move on to the near side. The outer sill is removed to reveal work that is required to the inner sill. Sections are replaced and jacking points made to replace the rotten items. Repairs are carried out to the inner sill and where the A and B posts meet the sill, then the outer sill is fitted.



A section of the rear lamp panel is now repaired.



While we work on the welding repairs our mechanical department start to inspect the engine and gearbox.



We now start rebuilding the front inner arch. 



The rear arch follows with some reconstruction work, removing rotten areas, fabricating new sections and welding them in.



We start the welding work by removing the off side sill. Reconstruction work is carried out on the inner sill before the outer one can be fitted. Areas that are replaced and any inner sections revealed are treated before new sections are welded in. The inner wheel arch is reconstructed and the outer sill welded in place after trial fitting with the doors for the correct gaps.



The car goes off for sandblasting and on its return areas in need of repair are noted. The delicate areas that may have warped are taken back by hand and then the shell and panels are sprayed with epoxy primer to prevent corrosion while the car is being worked on.


Firstly we strip down the car ready to go off for sandblasting. All removed items are labelled, bagged and stored noting any items that need repair of replacement.