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Some years ago we made this bumper set for a 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet. Constructed entirely by referencing a single photograph there wasn’t old one to copy and take templates from! This was part of the reason why we had to made a jig for the overriders as seen in the photograph above.
We have also created a new photo gallery page dedicated to all things Delahaye, so go check out some more snaps of these Delahaye bumpers.
You can even see these bumpers on the car in the flesh at Haynes Motor Museum.
Having added a selection of new photos of a recent non-standard MGA front valance panel (above), I’ve decided to create a dedicated MG photo gallery page accompanying our work on an M-Type in the 1990’s and MG Metro back in the 1980’s. If we do get our hands on any other photos of work we’ve done on MG’s in the past I will be adding them to our new page and of course if we do any more MG work in the future.
We do like to show photo’s of the old panel next to a new one. We often get asked to repair panels that, to be honest, are too far gone and would take longer to make good than to make a brand new one. Sometimes it’s just better all round to plumb for a new one for obvious reasons.
An old client of ours is in the process of building a Jaguar D-Type replica. The plastic screen used on this car is rather weak on its own so it needed some sort of supporting structure. Although not standard, our brass surround looks tasteful and does the job of strengthening up the plastic screen and stops it flopping about.
A fiddly job to manufacture to be honest, you have to be very careful when handling it off the car. The joints have been carefully silver soldered, made entirely in brass and nickel plated to match the plating elsewhere on the car.
You can see more photos of this job in our Jaguar photo galleries, so go check it out.
Although I haven’t had the time to updated this site for a few months, it hasn’t meant we’ve been lazy! In fact we have a number of projects on the go plus we’ve managed to do one or two smaller jobs such as these louvred panels for a single seater racing car and for a Ford Escort Rally RS1700 bonnet (below).
On both occasions customers have contacted us through this website requesting simple louvred panels and sent us templates or drawings. After a chat and an agreed estimate we got on with making them. When they were finished I emailed them photos, after payment via PayPal or Bank Transfer I shipped them off. Everyone’s happy – Panels by mail order!
If you’re after any sort of louvred panelling, please get in touch. We do have a number of louvre tools in stock which may well suit your job perfectly, on the other-hand we can custom make louvre tooling if our stock sizes are not suitable. We of course can work with all sorts of materials including aluminium, steel, brass, zinc and copper. Your panel doesn’t even have to be for a car!
See more photos of these louvred panels in our extensive online photo archive, follow the links above.