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Craftmanship

Finch Restorations are premier restorers in classic, muscle, vintage, antique and historic vehicles, and highly competent in unique marques and difficult and complex projects and upgrades. Our technical and creative teams are dedicated to offering you the highest standard of craftsmanship within a friendly and personal environment where our expert technicians have the knowledge and expertise to achieve your vision for your vehicle.

Our design office can conceptualise and design a Special or speedster for you based on a variety of chassis with different engine options, or develop customisations for your current vehicle. Our design office can also provide a design package for trim and accessories to provide you with a bespoke vehicle.

As the vehicle is disassembed, removed parts are assessed, catalogued and stored. The body and chassis (if applicable) are mounted onto our workshop dollies. This stage is when many more secrets of the vehicle are revealed with respect to the history of its original manufacture and its subsequent life on the road.

In our timber shop, we can undertake timber coachwork repairs, rebuilds and new-builds. We can manufacture timber body frames using high quality oak, Tasmanian oak, mahogany or ash wood. We have numerous jigs which we use to manufacture specific frames, such as, Jaguar SS100, Morgan, and MG T series.

Rust and body repairs on a Fiat Dino

After stripping old paint, body-shutz and filler, decades of the body's secrets start to emerge including rust, damage, cracks, and poor past-repairs. The most challenging of rust repair projects are methodically processed in our body shop.

 

After decades on the road, vehicles will have different degrees of corrosion, damage or even missing body panels. We can repair or remanufacture such panels using specialist metal-working tools and machinery such as English wheels, shrinker-stretchers and planishing hammers.

Our Paint Shop Team provides a complete solution for refinishing your vehicle with a stunning new finish, can match a vehicle’s existing colours, and can even conserve old patinas. Our painters are highly skilled, qualified, and experienced in painting classic or heritage cars, trucks, motor-cycles, or boats.

Backed by our technical office, original colours can be researched, and sample colour spray-outs prepared for our clients. Our design team and trim-shop can also develop a stunning colour package for the vehicle's paint and trim based on historic schemes or modern alternatives.

Our paint shop staff will hand-spray the vehicle internally and externally using high quality paint systems to achieve a stunning paintwork free of imperfections and consistent across the vehicle.

Often the interior timber trim of old vehicles is degraded by the combined effects of sun, moisture and wear. Sometimes, the timber veneers can be repaired, and othertimes the veneer needs to be replaced. We can repair or replace timber veneers in our workshop.

In our lacquering shop, we can lacquer timber trims with UV stabilised epoxy clear coats to revitalise old timber trim.

We have rebuilt rare inline-eight engines from the 1920s, through to engines in modern classics. This range of engines requires resourcefulness to track down elusive rare parts from around the world.

In our machine shop we have the skills, experience and equipment to repair or remanufacture replacements for broken or coroded vehicle parts.

After with the refurbishment and reconditioning of the chassis, driveline and running gear, the rolling chassis is hand-assembled prior to the addition of bodywork.

In addition to steel and aluminium, our craftspersons also work with other metals such as brass and nickel-silver (German silver) to repair or recreate parts of vehicles that are hard to obtain.

We can look after the trim and upholstery requirements for your special vehicle to add to the motoring experience to restore originality or provide customised upgrades.

Our assembly shop is where vehicles come together as we progress vehicles into the final stages of a restoration project. The assembly shop utilises the combined experience of our staff with skills in body assembly, mechanical, auto-electrical and trim, backe up by our project management office and technical office.

Our dyno shop has experience in tuning and servicing vehicles from the Brass Era thorugh to Modern Classics as well as racing cars. Our shop also undertakes other repairs including general maintenance, engine rebuilds, carburettor overhauls, and distributor calibration and reconditioning.

Motor cycles have their own intricacies and also stimulate great passions in their owners. Our craftspersons can assist you with your motor cycle project from any era, and in any condition.