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Ash Frame Reconstruction and Restoration on Vintage and Classic Cars 
a speciality

Last updated 15/08/2017
Website created R.Mizen and managed by P.Boon
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Sunbeam Talbot 4 litre

Welcome to my Website covering all aspects of traditional coachbuilding ( ash Framing ).
Working within the exotic and ordinary veteran, vintage and classic car world for the last 25 years, it is possible to offer all the following aspects applied to ash framing:
          Repair Replacement and Renovation
          Scratch build - from plans, photo`s, or drawings
          Design and build to customers ideas
          Not just Cars but Commercials as well, in fact anything made from wood
Working originally as a sub contractor on exotic vehicles some of the work is illustrated here. Now for a number of years we continue to satisfy customers needs on a regular basis from our own base in Cambridgeshire.
When we take on a restoration of an existing ash frame the first job is to stabilise the structure if possible, assess its shape and fit and then work out a method of replacement. Obviously this is much easier without the outer skin in place and we generally recommend that this is removed carefully so a sound job is carried out.
However this is not always possible and we can usually cope with repairs with the existing skin in place where practical.  New build jobs require the same initial approach but cross sections are made up to design and check either existing or new shapes.
We also have the ability to construct all the appropriate metal brackets that hold these bodies together along with a pre-fitting programme of parts prior to skinning of the framework.
Taking this one step further we can of course undertake the full restoration of any particular vehicle, from strip down to a finished working Vintage or Classic vehicle.
From the Photo Portfolio you can see we have been involved in many different projects over the years and covering a wide range of quite exclusive coach builders like Figoni and Falaschi, Chapron, Castagna, Vanden Plas, etc.
           
          

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1935 MG PA Airline

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1938 Delahaye 135M

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1928-29 Vauxhall 30/98 saloon

Contact:  K Sparkes.  mobile No.  07720 863759  
or email:                   k.c.sparkes@btinternet.com