November 2021: rally 1800E, new suspension set up should make for more confident off road use.
November 2021: rally 1800E having new suspension, slimline sports exhaust and sum guard fitted.
November 2021: a lovely Amazon 122S in for a service and suspension work, love these two door Volvo's!
October 2021: two late green 1800S in for checkover and some mechanical works
October 2021: the 1963 P1800S coming on with the dashboard recovered and going back in
October 2021: new rear wings and door skins going on the Jensen car
September 2021: the 1962 Jensen P1800 bodywork coming on well, inner structure very good.
August 2021: an 1800E in for bonnet hinge mount welding and engine service, although looking scruffy it is actually very well preserved with a great interior.
August 2021: another grey 1966 1800S in for a service and new tyres.
August 2021: a RHD 1963 P1800S, very early Swedish car chassis number 6796 just brought in from France. The car will be finished for mid 2022.
Engine, gearbox with overdrive fully rebuilt
July 2021: a 1968 1800S (rare grey code 98 colour) in for engine works and power steering.
July 2021: bought a 1971 1800E to improve and use as a daily, first time I've had an E or a gold car :)
July 2021: black and silver plates now fitted
July 2021: the left hand drive 1800E stripped down and off for welding and paintwork
June 2021: A 1965 S in for works to it's brakes then strip down for a repaint.
New discs needed as heavily corroded plus wheel bearings, rear wheel cylinders, calipers and pads.....this car has not been used for a while.
May 2021: Another left hand drive 1800E in for bodyworks plus other works.
May 2021: A lovely 1973 1800ES in for injection testing and other works
Ready for delivery back to it's owner.
May 2021: A left hand drive 1962 Jensen P1800 just in for body restoration, going to Envirostrip next week for chemical dip.
On its way to Envirostrip
Back from Envirostrip and being readied for new panels. Its going to need new rear wings, rear panel and door works plus attention to the sills. The aim is to retain as much of the original
metalwork that we can as such an early car (chassis 1858).
April 2021: Another red 1800E in for works, a 1971 car on minilites that is being checked over prior to upgrades for rallying.
Monroe shock absorbers and new springs already fitted so not a lot required in the suspension department.
Axle support arms being replaced and fitted with uprated poly bushes.
Very rusty units, we have seen the smaller arms fail under heavy acceleration.
Dark blue 1967 1800S in for some upgrades before going off to its new home in Hong Kong
Side trims being removed for fixing holes to be filled in, this car is going to be wrapped after delivery.
Bodyshell very solid and rustfree but found the old paint very thick.
Surface has to be smooth for the body wrap.
Epoxy primer coat applied
Two coats of primer filler
I think it looks great in matt finish!
Client looking at spotlight options, may end up with 5 inch units in the grill aperture.
Power steering now fitted, a perfect upgrade for these cars. Change of plans by the owner means strip down and back to paintshop, not going to be wrapped in HK and will be painted here.
Stunning in an Italian silver....
Final polishing before it goes off to have a bespoke airconditioning system fitted.......more news to follow
Colour looks great!
Back from air conditioning installation and now ready for fit up...
Best part of the job, putting the chrome back on :)
Glass back in with interior next
Looking stunning in its Ferrari 60's silver
1970 1800E from South Africa having new brake calipers fitted pre sale
Red with black E's do look good!
1966 1800S in for full body restoration and re paint. Surprising to say that it is going to have 4 new wings plus repairs to the front and rear panel.
Love these in grey with red!
All chrome trim and lights being removed for bodywork
Screens next and then ready for bodywork
Rear wings off first, its going to need inner arch panels as well.
Front of the car not much better with extensive rust to deal with.
New inner arch panels fitted
Replacement wings always need a bit of adjustment at the trim junction with the rear light.
Nearside coming on nicely....
Metalwork finished and now into primer...
Grey top coats next
Paintwork flatted and polished, fit up next
This is the best stage of a rebuild as chrome fittings go back on.....
Screens in next.....
Screens now fitted....
....and newly rechromed bumpers put back on
Grey finish is stunning
1969 B20 1800S in for recommissioning works, starting with the brakes. The calipers always tend to seize when kept in long term storage.
1970 1800E that has been imported from the US and is in for recommissioning works plus UK numberplates
Slowly getting its brightwork back together with new screen and roof gutter trims going on
Nearly ready for collection...
1968 1800S in for new interior and wide steel wheels, ready for sale spring 2021.
New back lights to go on plus the correct square number plate
Navy blue not a factory colour for the 1800 but it does suit it
Now ready for sale..
Race car with mock up stripes
Roll cage painted pre cockpit coatings, technical paintjob this has been!
Shell primer coats going on
Two volvo colours used on this car, looking good with 3 coats of laquer and yet to be flat and polished.
At Race Retro show..
Engine and drivetrain yet to be fitted
Due to be out on the racing circuit at the end of the year
Rob's 1800ES nearly finished
Love the colour of this car!
Steven's 1968 S in for final fit up on the left and Ben's 1963 car in for brake servo replacement