Classic Car Restoration

Bodycraft specialise in classic car restorations. Several examples of the many jobs we have carried out can be seen in the "Photo Gallery" section of this web site.

The Process of Classic Car Restoration

When a car arrives at our workshops for its restoration work, it is completely stripped down to reveal all the problems that have to be dealt with.


Each part is systematically cleaned, repaired, and painted with primer.

New body panels are fitted where necessary. All chassis sections are checked for corrosion and new steel sections are welded into place where required.


Axles, steering gear and suspension components are removed and repainted along with any chassis sections or sub frames that need to be removed.


When the body shell, floor pans, door sills and inner panels are in place, the primer coats are applied, before colour paint coats are added inside and out.


The car is then re-assembled into a rolling chassis / shell and moved into the paint shop for the final painting process.


All removable panels such as doors, bonnet, boot lid, etc. are painted separately before being fitted to the body shell.


Triumph Spitfire during final painting process

Triumph Spitfire during final painting process


Triumph Spitfire before retoration

Triumph Spitfire before restoration


Triuph Spitefire rear section before welding

Rear floor pan during welding


Triumph Spitfire chassis in red oxide primer

Chassis resprayed in red oxide primer


Suspension components fitted to chassis after painting

Suspension components fitted to



Repaired body shell re attached to chassis

Repainted body shell re-attached to

the chassis