TR6 chassis repair

We had a Triumph TR6 come in with a drooping near side front suspension. The cause of the drop was due to the upper wishbone mount breaking away from the chassis. Once we got it apart it was apparent why. The polyurethane bushes that had been fitted to the upper wishbones were totally dry. No grease what so ever. The upper wishbone had seized leading to the eventual fatigue and fracturing of the chassis. We had to remake this part of the chassis from steel and weld it into place. The bushes on both sides were lubricated with rubber grease before the whole lot was put back together and the car could be put back on the road.

MGC thorough service.

One of our customers has recently purchased this very nice MGC. The car will be stored with us as he lives abroad but he plans to do some driving in Europe with it so a thorough inspection and service was required. We’ve replaced the head gasket, rear spring shackle bushes, coolant hoses and fuel hoses along with some other items. It was missing a spare wheel so a new one was ordered along with a matching Firestone F560 tyre.

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This week at CCK

A varied range of tasks in the workshop this week. The E-type is coming along beautifully and now has paint underneath, the top will be painted over the course of the week. Dave Griffith’s Vanguard is getting repaired after an off at Mallory Park, but is also getting a new engine, larger and more powerful ready to take on the competition next season. A fresh engine build for for a classic Mini as well as some fibreglass products for a BMW CSL Batmobile.