Car Type and Model:
Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk 3
Project start and completion dates:
May 2015 to present day
Sold at a Bonhams auction after sitting in the previous owner's garage since 1973, the restoration process began with carefully removing all parts from the car, detailing what could be salvaged and what needed to be replaced. Once this was completed, the body was removed and chassis loaded onto the global jig for reference data before being sent away for chemical dipping to remove all rust.
Once back it was reloaded on to the global jig and fabrication and replacement of bulkhead was carried out as was most suspension mounting points that had deteriorated beyond salvage. Once fabrication work was completed, the chassis was sent back for a second round of chemical dipping to get rid of the burns that had been left by the welding and oxidisation that had taken place in the box sections.
The chassis has had any minor imperfections taken care of and any pitting left from the rust removal sorted prior to high build primer. It was then block sanded , given a coat of epoxy wet on wet primer then given 3 coats of two pack satin polyurethane topcoat. A new aluminium fuel tank was fabricated and painted in the same product.
The front and rear suspension has been removed and dis - assembled for sandblasting and has been completely overhauled and repainted and is now re united with the chassis. We started on the doors first by peeling the edges of the skins away to leave just the frames , logged all measurements and data before slowly dismantling each individual panel and remaking.
We are currently remaking the bulkhead / A post / Sill section at present, every individual panel and tube that makes up this complex structure is beyond salvage and has been remade in house.