Triumph Spitfire Engine Bay Restoration

Triumph Spitfire


What Car: 1971 Triumph Spitfire

Under the Bonnet: Currently it has no bonnet or engine!

The Lowdown:

Some of you may recall the 1979 British racing green Triumph Spitfire project we had booked in for an engine bay restoration  earlier this year, well having seen our coverage of the project on our blog, Ian booked his 1971 Triumph Spitfire for the same restoration treatment and for us to finish the car off by sandblasting and painting the suspension parts and detailing the engine.

The plan:

Suspension: Springs and roll bars sandblasted and powder coated in black,
Bodywork: Engine bay and front half of the chassis sanded back , rust treated and coated in British racing green coloured Raptor.
Detailing: New brake lines, new nuts and bolts, new electric wires.
Work started with us stripping the front end down, removing the engine, gearbox, wires pipes and parts.
Al and Kyle then stripped off all the old paint and rust off of the chassis and shell leaving bare metal
With the worst of the rust removed Al fabricated and welded in some new sheet metal over a number of the holes left by rust.
Kyle has now coated the chassis in rust proofing and green Raptor to match the colour of the body, providing the surfaces with a protective barrier that can withstand the toughest situations, in other words it’s tough as F*%k
The Spitfire has headed over to the garage where the brakes and suspension components have been stripped, sandblasted and painted and have started to be fitted. The strut towers have also been chrome plated and fitted. The project is really starting to come together now, with the engine soon to go back in.
To be continued…….

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