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Steve Edwards

Car & motorcycle accident damage & paintwork repairs, plastic welding, SMART Repairs, TVR & Fibreglass projects
Call Steve on 07980 607017 or email steve@steve-edwards.com

TVR S3 2.9 V6 - Full bodywork renovation.

This TVR S3 came in needing a bit of all-round TLC and had been stored, unused, under an outdoor cover for some time. A brand new fibreglass front end was fitted as the original was showing some damage to the very lower front corner, and although repairable, there were too many accumulated areas of hairline stress cracking over the remainder of the bonnet, all of which would've been very time consuming to rectify.
Although not cheap, It was far more cost effective overall to treat the car to a brand new front end section and devote the time saved into concentrating on the remaining bodywork which was showing general chips, minor scuffs, and a few age-related gel coat cracks here and there. 
The colour was altered to a more modern metallic / pearl green to really show off the cars curves under the sunlight compared to the original flat/solid green.
It was a complete pleasure to breathe new life into this classic TVR and give it the head-turning looks it deserves. 
This car has gone on to win 'Best S3' at the TVR Car Club 'S Club Heaven' national event in 2015 and 2016.
Many thanks to the current owner for providing the pictures of the car on a European tour.
 

 

VAUXHALL VX220 - Minor damage repair.

After a glancing blow with motorway debris, this VX had a minor repair to the lower front valance area and rear wing top. The metallic colour was blended in and the panels re-lacquered.

 

TVR CERBERA - Headlamp bodywork repair.

 

TVR CHIMAERA - Bodywork repairs and full respray.

This Chimaera arrived needing some bodywork attention to some minor areas of cracking. When stripped back, a poor previous repair was exposed which revealed some inferior products and techniques had been used - none of the underlying damage had been rectified, and all of the existing damaged laminate was still hiding underneath the filler.
As can be seen from the gallery pictures, the repair became a lot more invasive than originally expected and required a large section of the front corner to be cut away for repair.
In this particular case, it was much quicker, easier, and more beneficial for the repair overall, to cut away the damaged corner piece, attend to the damage from the reverse side, and re-graft the piece back in, rather than trying to do the whole thing in-situ.
With the damaged section removed, the ease of access meant that all of the internal surfaces requiring attention could be fully prepared/cleaned up and re-laminated properly.
Other work carried out at the same time included fitting lightly smoked faired-in headlight covers, replacement rear light clusters with new tinted covers, the popular Corrado door mirror conversion, as well as the higher opening boot hinge mod.
After extensive preparation, a full respray in the existing Metallic Silver finished it all off.     
 


 

Contact Information

Tel : 07980 607017

Email : steve@steve-edwards.com