14 June 2013


We have a Graber Alvis Sport Special (TC21) in the workshop for a few days.  The owner, unfortunately, bent the rear bumper while reversing so Ian has removed and straightened the bumper and it is being re-chromed at the moment.  In the meantime the owners really want to have the car back so Ian has made up a temporary "bumper" to keep the car safe and road legal so that the it can be collected tomorrow.  It will return to have its own bumper refitted once the chroming is finished.

Temporary bumper

1933 AUSTIN HEAVY 12/4

You may remember the on-going restoration we are undertaking on an Austin Heavy 12/4.  It is now back from the paint shop and we are starting to fit it back up.  The owners have chosen blue over black which looks fantastic.  The chrome is all away for re-plating at the moment but we have plenty of things to be getting on with in the meantime.  Ray has been working on fitting up the bulkhead, but first we needed to find something to replace the old boarding/fabric which lined it.  Following lengthy discussions we have found fire-proof boarding and some hessian like fabric which is being treated with fire-resistant spray to give the appearance of the original product (which is no longer available).