Licence to thrill

Aston Martin V8

BODY RESTORATION


What Car: 1978 Aston Martin V8

The Lowdown:

In a market where DB models command bank account busting prices the Aston Martin V8 is a genuine alternative. Built to last, goes like stink and wears the same coveted badge but can be bought at a more affordable price it makes a great case for itself. So it’s an absolute pleasure to be given the chance to restore this 1978 V8 back to its former glory.

 

The plan for this particular Aston is take it back to its original factory look. We will start by removing the existing paint and any rot that we discover, prep the body and then re paint the car in its original silver colour that it would have rolled out the factory in.

The plan:

Bodywork: Remove paint, remove any corrosion, prep body and coat in original silver coloured paint
Extras: New rubbers, replace any warn or tired trim.
The strip down begins with the removal of the windows and trim
Al has started to rub down the old paint and fix any dents and rot on the shell. Luckily as the shell is made from Aluminium there is next to no rot.
With the Astons Shell rubbed down and the rot removed it has been wheeled into the booth for a coating of spray putty.
To be continued…….

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