Chassis Align & Fabrication
Phil d’Archambaud, our master fabricator, has over thirty years experience of all types of chassis repairs, fabrication techniques and production of one off.
Whether it be an aluminium fuel tank designed to fit or an oil catch tank to an irregular shape, Ashridge Automobiles can help. Fabrication of spring hangers and engine mounts are easily manufactured and tricky design problems overcome.
Phil now builds the Riley Specials we produce from design of the chassis upwards until ready for panelling. His attention to detail is a joy to behold and the photos below are examples of his recent work with Ashridge Automobiles.
Photograph of an original Riley Imp chassis. It was four inches out of true alignment so cut and shut with new metalwork let in to maintain originality. Finished chassis was realigned to within 1/8th inch over its entire length!
A Riley chassis adapted from a dismantled Riley Falcon, repaired where necessary and drilled for lightness with triangulation to preserve its inherent strength. The image above shows the ventilated air intake on the Riley backplate.