In the Workshop: The lads are battling the cold weather to push all of our projects forward – these snaps were taken yesterday before the snow came down here in Somerset.
Today the guys are working on the Doom Bar Airstream, both on the exterior and fitting some new insulation to the interior.
In the wokshop today: hard at work fitting the original interior and vehicle electrics into this Airstream now that the new floor has been laid.
In the workshop today – this Airstream Caravel has come in for some repairs. It has a dented roof so Will is fitting a restored panel and then we’ll be buffing the whole trailer to a mirror shine. It’s very sunny down here in Somerset today so he has to keep his sunglasses on!
Here’s half an Airstream in the workshop ready for a project we are working on…
Will works on an exterior Airstream panel:
All smiles at the workshop last week as the film crew arrive back to record how the Airstreams projects have moved forward.
In the workshop today a star light ceiling is being fitted to this Airstream
In this picture (above) Will is attaching the cable and fixing the trim for the starry light ceiling.
Keep watching the blog to see this Airstream transformed!
In this Airstream an original control panel is being fitted to a new interior
…and one of Silver Stage’s Airstreams comes in for repairs….
In the workshop today: Will is working on the exterior of this Airstream for our client, preparing the new hatch for the Airstream toilet cassette to be accessed from.
Here at ARC we have a new dent removal system. Here you can see Will (above) stretching out the Aluminium before completing the rest of the process.
An original panel is removed before a new one is fitted.
Will is the newest member of the ARC team and started at the end of June. He has just graduated from Somerset College of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Will’s work at American Retro Caravans varies but is mainly focussed on fabrication and repairs. He loves working with his hands:
“Anything to do with working with metal really and I’m happy. I like getting my hands dirty”
Will is enthusiastic about working with old vehicles – in his spare time he has been rebuilding a classic Mini and he also likes taking motorbikes to bits. There is usually some kind of restoration project on the go at home in his workshop and so he really enjoys restoring and repairing the Airstreams.
His favourite part about work at ARC is the variation of the work. The job involves working on several different restoration projects at once and there is always something different to do on each Airstream.
Will’s favourite colour is blue.