Car Type and Model:
Aston Martin DB5
Project start and completion dates:
September 2016 to present day
The vehicle came into us in what some called Pink, some called Mink others called Gold; all we knew was it was going to end up Silver Birch.
The engine and running gear had already been removed from the car by another garage for mechanical overhaul. We began the restoration as we do all our restorations before removing any brightwork or panels by measuring all gaps and fitment and logging all the information.
All external fittings were removed including bumpers, grille, lights and glass etc. We then documented all the items removed for replacement or overhaul etc. All the underseal was then scraped from the underside of the car including the engine bay all the way back to the original red oxide primer for corrosion assessment. All external paintwork was then removed by DA sander exposing problem areas that needed addressing before other key stages could be carried out.
Panel fit was the biggest issue with this car and not corrosion as is often the case with the exception of the bottoms of both doors needing replacing. Once we were happy with the panel gaps the exterior was then levelled for shaping then polyester primed.