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Classic Car Hood Frame Pantographs

Classic cars, regardless of their age, share similarities with newer models. Despite variations in materials and styles, there are commonalities among vehicles that are 20, 50, or even 100 years old. This holds true even when considering features like classic car pantographs.

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Looking for Classic Car Pantograph Specialists?

There are some specialist areas of classic car restoration that just can’t be tackled by your average mechanic, this is especially the case with a hood frame pantograph, which is where we at Carrosserie are able to show our true quality. Fiendishly complicated in some cases and often designed bespoke for each vehicle, hood frame pantographs are designed and built only by the most dedicated and resourceful craftsmen, like the ones primed to breathe new life into your classic car in our workshop.

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Classic Car Hood Frame Pantograph Service Overview

Get in touch with our team today by giving us a call or requesting a callback. Here’s how our service works in regard to hood frame pantographs…

Initial Inspection

Our mechanics will usually inspect the hood frame pantograph of your classic car to identify any visible signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.

Functional Testing

Our skilled team will then test the operation of the hood frame pantographs to determine if they are functioning properly. They will check for smooth and consistent movement when opening and closing the hood of your classic car.

Classic Car Repair or Replacement

Depending on the severity of the issue, our dedicated craftsmen will then proceed with repairs or replacement of damaged or worn components. This could include straightening bent parts, replacing broken linkage, lubricating moving parts, or installing new bushings.

Alignment and Adjustment

After repairing or replacing components, our team would ensure that the hood frame pantographs are properly aligned and adjusted. This involves adjusting the tension and positioning of the linkage to ensure smooth operation and proper fitment of the hood.

Final Inspection and Testing

We will perform a final thorough test of the pantograph, as well as a visual inspection to verify that the repairs or replacements were successful and that the hood frame pantographs are in good condition.

What is a Pantograph?

A classic car pantograph refers to a mechanical device used in some vintage cars for various purposes, such as adjusting headlights or windshield wipers. It typically consists of hinged arms that allow for flexible movement or adjustment of specific components. A hood frame pantograph is a mechanism used in some classic cars to assist in the opening and closing of the hood or bonnet. Hood frame pantographs are designed to allow for smoother and more controlled movement when accessing the engine compartment.

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Why is a Hood Frame Pantograph Needed For a Classic Car?

Repairing the hood frame pantograph on your classic car is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures the smooth operation of opening and closing the hood, allowing easy access to the engine compartment for maintenance and repairs. Secondly, a properly functioning pantograph helps maintain the structural integrity of the hood, preventing misalignment or damage that could occur with a faulty mechanism.

Why Choose us For Your Classic Car Pantograph Needs?

At Carrosserie, our craftsmen specialise in creating, restoring, and repairing classic car pantographs, including hood frame pantographs, for a wide range of vehicle models like Open Tourers and Drop Head Coupés. Many rare cars are custom-built to unique specifications, requiring meticulous research and problem-solving abilities to ensure our work aligns with the original design. This might entail referencing existing examples, utilising original photographs or schematics, or innovating entirely new solutions. Though this necessitates your vintage vehicle being in our workshop throughout the project, it guarantees the most precise and authentic replacement, constructed to the original standards and specifications.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, our classic car specialists will be happy to help. Feel free to give us a call or request a call back to discover more about our classic car hood frame pantographs.

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