COACHBUILDING

The Fiennes Coachbuilding department is able to reproduce coachwork from drawings or photographs in the original style, using the traditional coachbuilding skills. In general the coachwork designs are reproduced as they were originally conceived. However with the benefit of many years of hindsight improvements can be made which do not detract from the construction of the coachwork itself. In addition repairs of any magnitude can be handled, ranging from the correction of minor paintwork defects and panel damage to major crash repairs in the unhappy event that these are required.

A major element of coachwork restoration which is often overlooked is the area of coachwork fittings and body furniture. This ranges from door hinges to windscreen mechanisms, window winding mechanisms to sunshine roof equipment. Many of these parts we re-manufacture to original patterns, or refurbish as required. We keep a number of coach fittings in stock to help our restoration work. A number of these can be seen by going to Body fittings.

In addition to the design of the coachwork, in which the line and proportion of the design have to work together to give an aesthetically satisfying effect, the paintwork and final finishing of the car set off and complement the coachwork design. At the risk of stating the obvious, it is the paint finish that sits between the viewer and the car, and is what the viewer sees. For this reason the quality of the paint finish should be of the highest order. This is what our coach-painting specialists endeavour to achieve.

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Discuss a project?
If you would like to discuss a restoration project, whether it be a minor repair or full coachwork reconstruction, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to discuss how we might be of assistance to you.
Contact our office on +44 (0)1367 810438

Restrained elegance

Total restoration of Park Ward saloon
Total restoration of Park Ward saloon

Timber frame reconstruction

H J Mulliner drop head with disappearing hood
H J Mulliner drop head with disappearing hood

Panelwork reproduced

Drophead coupe by Graber
Drophead coupe by Graber