Welcome to classicmetalshaping.co.uk                            Coachbuilding and bespoke metalwork.                                                     

Here at Clasic Metal Shaping I use traditional skills and tools to provide my customers with high quality workmanship.

I create panels from steel aluminium and brass. My well equipped workshop enables me to produce high quality work efficiently. Traditional methods and a very well equiped workshop ensure that my customers get quality work done as efficently as possible.This coupled with a very reasonable hourly rate ensures value for money. Phone now for Classic car restoration in essex.



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There are many examples of my hand crafted coachwork on this site. Please take the time to have a look at the variety of work I have carried out. I can make any metal part including all the detail parts that go into any project. 


My years of experience with many styles of vintage and classic cars means that I can create coach built bespoke bodies in any style.


If you are carrying out a classic car restoration and need a coachbuilder to create new bodywork or if you need a vintage car body contact me for car restoration in essex.




The  most critical part of any classic car restoration is the bodywork. It is the foundation of the car. The heart of the body restoration is the metalwork. All too often very poor metalwork is covered up by clever use of copious amounts of plastic filler, unfortunately these repairs will not  last very long and are often a waste of money.
I carry out classic car bodywork restoration to the highest standard. I have restored many classic car bodies including several Ferrari's, Aston Martins, MG's, Morris, Talbot, Ford, Alfa Romeo, Maserati Sunbeam, Alvis, Lancia and many other marques. I can create new panels and restore existing panels to ensure high quality. The fit and finish of my panels is second to none.Take a look at the gallery to see some examples.Top quality classic car restoration in essex.




Panel making

Any style of panel can be hand crafted using your existing panels as a pattern. Alternatively I can work from existing coachwork and photos. If you are restoring a classic car or a vintage car and need some panels I can help you. I have made hundreds of panels for Classic and Vintage cars. I can work from your original panels to create accurate replacements; and can provide the panels you need to carry out your classic car restoration. Panels can be made from a variety of materials including steel, aluminuim and brass. 



      Classic car restoration - Vintage car restoration

Traditional skills- traditional values

Some of my metalworking machines

In order to provide my customers with real value for money I have invested in machines which speed up many of the more labour intensive processes, because metalwork is by its nature a time consuming and labour intensive job, I have also built unique tooling and machines which make many of the more time consuming processes much faster and more efficient. My workshop is better equipped than many of my much larger competitors, this combined with my very reasonable hourly rate means high standards of craftsmanship at lower cost.


Started in 1991 I have provided my customers with good value, high quality workmanship for almost thirty years. I feel that I am able to provide my customers with the peace of mind that goes with knowing that they are dealing with an established business that has the experience to get the job done. 




Hand crafted 1912 Sunbeam body

Please feel free to browse the image gallery to see some examples of the work I do. Take a look at my videos to see some of my past work and see how I go about creating parts so that you can see what I can do for you. These videos show some of the inovative machines and tooling unique to Classic Metal Shaping - like my hand held flanging machine, which I developed over several years and now saves me many hours on every project requiring flanges or wire edging or my pnumatic hand held planishing machines which reduce the time taken to smooth out metal dramatically. 





This website is very much a work  in progress please call back and have another look soon.

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