Putting a good word in for my freind Steve Jones at Old Bones www.oldbonesfabrications.co.uk
They are a great team of guys and will do there utmost to advise you all along the way of your project.
Chassis refurbishment or a custom rebuild, we can do the lot. With our chassis jig we can fabricate a complete new chassis to within fine tolerance. We can box in original chassis frames, install new front or rear clips, air-ride installations, roll-cages and tubular work and so on. Powdercoating or galvanizing we can also arrange.
Most classics 'sail' across our roads, not drive! A common conversion for RWD cars is coilover and 4 link setup with a panhard rod. This improves rear end stability and traction no end! We fabricate all of our 4 link setups in house and we work alongside GAZ shocks Ltd to provide the coilovers suited for the vehicle. The front end is a similar story, we can provide custom shock and coilover conversions when they are not available, fabricate new A arm setups, ARB kits or alternatively mount whole new front suspension clips or cradles.
We can band steel wheels to whatever width you desire, we can also flip the centres or fabricate entirely new centres. Wheel banding involves cutting the original wheel in two, and welding a wider barrel in place. A lot of people shy away from this idea deeming it unsafe, but rest assured it is perfectly safe! Our technician is fully qualified and all welds are completed on a machine to ensure 100% welds everytime. They are always inspected and pressure tested and through all the years doing this we have never had one fail.
We carry out full re-sprays in house, but we only cater to this on full restorations or projects simply because we are so busy. We can do localised touch ups on panel repairs, but if you simply want a colour change or back to the metal re-spray then we work with another company local to us who provide a finish to suit your budget. Get in touch to find out more.
Want to customise or personalise your pride and joy? Many shops will shy away from altering the original aesthetics of a sought after classic, but we love to get involved in something different. We always like to keep in mind when modifying a vehicle that the work could be put back to original if desired too. Custom mods can sometimes lower the value and re-sale market of a classic car.
We work alongside reputable companies such as OMEX, LINK ecu and Vagtronics for our more intensive conversions. We carry out full re-wires in house whether it's 6V or 12V and we can also update and modify your classic with modern luxuries such as alarming, charging systems, central locking, heating and A/C, stereos and GPS etc, etc.
We like to bend the rules! Squeezing power plants where they shouldn't really go. Want to swap that 'A' series for a turbo'd hyabussa?? Why not! We cover motorsport applications, fuel injection conversions, throttle bodies, turbo setups, superchargers and management. We also have a local rolling road for tuning. Failing that we cover standard rebuilds and performance alterations.
There isn't much we don't know about fabrication and welding! And like wise there isn't much we can't fabricate or weld. Fuel tanks, suspension components, brackets even shop and bar installs we have done. We work with mild steel, aluminium, stainless steel and copper and can create final pieces to a polished finish or ready for coating.
Most of the time replacement panels are available for all makes and models, but sometimes they just aren't! We have the skills and the equipment to fabricate and form even the most awkward panels from scratch. Mild steel or Aluminium, we can even form up those compound curves on the English wheel.
Everything from a full ground up, nut and bolt restoration to a simple panel replacement or repair. We have the tools, jigs and equipment to carry out the job correctly and professionally. We can work to your specification and budget, from a full blown concours show winner to a 'shoestring' daily driver, all in a days (or years) work for us.