Our Classic Car Workshop

Project Shop has been restoring, servicing and preparing vehicles since 2008. The blogs below cover the most popular jobs and services we carry out in our workshop.

Over the last nine years, we have grown a team of experienced staff. Using our own classics regularly means we know what it takes to keep them performing correctly and remaining reliable.

We have a well organised and fully equipped workshop carrying out routine maintenance and complicated restorations to a pristine standard. Every car that enters the workshop is treated with the same care and attention we would expect others to show our own cars.

Our clients have high expectations, so we strive for the very best. It is not just the time spent on the spanners, but also the hours that are spent sourcing the correct parts for your car which we take great pride in.

Whether you are looking for someone to carry out a yearly service, upgrade mechanical or electrical components, or undertake a full restoration – we have the staff and resources to get the job done.

Mechanics

If goes up or down, spins or makes your car go round a corner then our workshop can make it better.  We have four fully qualified auto-engineers with over 70 years of experience between them. We are not make or model conscious, our workshop specialises in fixing the car you love and making it safe and reliable for years to come.

Overdrive Units

If your overdrive doesn’t work, is slow to engage or disengage, thumps going into gear, makes noise or has any other fault, get in touch with Project Shop.

Fuel Injection

Fuel Injection is common on performance cars of the seventies and on most post 1980 cars. Project Shop has vast experience of setting up these systems on modern classics.

Classic Car Inspections

Whether you are buying a car, recommissioning one, or working out how to restore one, then having the best information to hand is paramount.

Classic Car Suspension Geometry

Classic cars more than 15 years old will all benefit from detailed attention to their suspension – both condition, and set-up.

Classic Car Gearbox Conversions

We’ve put LT77 BL gearboxes into MGB V8s, used the Ford Type 9 in MG TF’s and Mk1 Escorts, and are up to speed with the latest conversion techniques.

Classic Car Restoration

Project Shop are experts in the restoration of classic cars. We build them so they are reliable, fun to drive and ‘right’ down to the last detail.

Servicing Classic Cars In Use

Basic servicing of your classic car can dramatically increase its reliability, longevity and performance. Project Shop are expert in servicing all makes and models of cars over 20 years old.

Tune Your Classic Car

When it comes to classic cars tuning is all about getting the right amount of fuel and air and knowing when to set fire to it!

Engine, Gearbox, & Axle Rebuilds

Rebuilding engines, gearboxes and axles can be a daunting at Project Shop we have the space and expertise to deal with these big jobs in a time and cost efficient manner.

MOT Preparation & Testing for Classic and Vintage Cars

Project Shop are experts when it comes to making your classic or vintage car safe to drive, and can ensure an MOT pass.

Carburettor Rebuilds

Project Shop has vast experience of rebuilding carburettors. We can strip and rebuild your carburettor or multiples. This returns them to as-new condition.

Cooling system service, repair and upgrades

Many classic cars have very marginal cooling systems, which can cause all sorts of reliability problems. There are so many modern solutions. No car is beyond help at the Project Shop!

Auto Electrics

Its a dark art, but we have two amazing auto electricians who can sort out your sparks!  The workshop deals with electrical issues every day, replacing whole looms, fitting stereo systems and upgrading fuel pumps, headlamps, starter motors and alternators.  If your classic is struggling with electrical issues Project Shop’s workshop can help.

Re-Looming a Car with a New Wiring Harness

There comes a time when a car’s wiring is past its best. The combined effects of heat and corrosion mean it is cheaper to replace the whole wiring harness.

Classic Car Electrical Upgrades

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Classic Car Security: Alarms, Immobilisers & Trackers

Your classic car is a serious investment. Of your time. Of your effort. Of your cash. Owning and running a classic car is an emotional thing.

Upgrade your Stereo with Project Shop

Classic cars were often fitted with basic Mono radios receiving Long-wave and Medium-wave transmissions. In the 21st Century, this doesn’t cut any ice.

Polarity Changes

Many British cars from the 1940s to late ‘60s were wired Positive earth. This was a polarity switch from the Negative earth system that was in general use.

Dashboard Illumination

If your instruments aren’t working, we can either replace or have them refurbished by specialists so that your own gauges go back into your own car.

Electric Fuel Pump

Modern fuel is not the same as the 2-5 star that many classics were designed to run on. Project Shop is an expert in fitting electronic pumps.

Classic Car Clocks and Gauge Refurbishment

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Wiring Repairs

Often we find there are problems with wiring harnesses and connectors. We get around these problems by ‘re-terminating’ the ends of wires.

Classic Wiring Safety

Many classics, especially if they are British-made cars, have few fuses. Project Shop electricians can create bespoke wiring and additional fuse boxes.

Auto-Electric Repairs

Project Shop engineers inspect wiring resistance as part of our initial appraisal of any car. This allows us to know if power is flowing correctly.

Battery Isolator – Protecting your Electrical Systems

Project Shop can safely add a Battery Isolator to your classic, this ensures your cars electrical system is protected.

Corrosion Repairs

We have an in-house fabricator who cannot only replace panels, but repair them too…

Why you need to Rust Proof Your Underbody

The underside of your classic is exposed to the damaging effects of salt, stones, gravel and dirt. A complete coating of bituminous compound protects.

Why Cavity Waxing Works

Project Shop uses a variety of cavity waxes from established suppliers such as Waxoyl, Tetroseal, Dinitrol, and Wurth to safeguard the inner, unseen parts of your car.

Rust Removal: Clearing Corrosion

Project Shop is adept at treating all forms of corrosion. We’ve seen it all. We can de-rust, then corrosion protect underbodies and internal cavities on bodyshells.

Underbody Detailing – Coating Your Classic

Project Shop is experienced at detailing the underside of cars. With our work, you can win events on a Sunday, then drive to work on a Monday.

Structural Repair – Fixing Weak Spots

While Project Shop isn’t primarily a body shop, we can work with any owner to help repair and complete their project car.

Powder Coating: Protecting Your Investment

When Project Shop restores a car, or any sub-assembly, we like to do it properly. Which is why we offer a full range of coatings for components.

Fabrication Perfection

Whatever your fabrication job, Project Shop has got the skills and will to make your classic car dreams come true.

Trim & Body

There is nothing more annoying than wayward trim, uneven panel gaps and windows that won’t do up. We have the patience to sort them out…

Wheel & Tyre Upgrades

Wheel rims provide countless customisation options, and paired with improved tyres will increase grip levels and provide superior stopping distances.

Convertible Hoods

Project Shop is experienced in hoods! From a simple re-proofing to keep the water out and the material in great condition, to the task of fitting a completely new hood, we can help. When it comes to frames, we’re experienced there too.

Thermal Coatings for Heat Management

Thermal coatings help in the management of engine bay heat and can make a HUGE difference as soon as the weather warms up.

Window Adjustment: Perfection In Motion

It’s imperative to get a decent fit. Otherwise you are liable to get leaks, wind noise, and the inability to roll the window up when driving along!

Sound Deadening

Older cars are noisier than modern ones! One simple way to improve this is to get Project Shop to increase the level of sound deadening you have fitted.

Air Conditioning Upgrades

Keeping you cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter, Air Conditioning is a great upgrade for your classic.

Body Leaks & Panel Seals

Leaks in any car are hateful. Failed rubber seals, torn door rubbers, or corrosion could all be a factor in a damp interior.

Seatbelts & Safety Belts

Project Shop is passionate about enabling owners to enjoy their cars, through the reliability and set up of the car. Having seat belts in your classic makes you safer.

Heater Repairs & Replacements

There’s one simple way to ensure that Britain’s weather doesn’t get in the way of your comfort when you’re travelling. You need a heater that works.

Classic Car Upgrades

Very often we see poorly-fitted upgrades, with no forethought about either longevity or retaining the car’s intrinsic qualities. Here’s what we do better.

Repairing & Replacing Seats

Why put up with anything uncomfortable? Whether you need a simple frame repair or a full retrim, Project Shop can help your seats!

Adjusting Door & Panel Gaps

Owning a classic is all about enjoying the experience, and the first part of that is getting into your car.

If we can help you with any of the above call the workshop on

01869 351 883

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