OUR BRISTOL 403 HISTORY

Bristol

White Paint Bristol 403

Our 403 was bought in June 2012 from Dungog, country NSW, Australia. Paul was alerted to its existence by Geoff Dowdle, an authority of the Bristol Club in Australia, It had been sitting unused in a big old shed gathering dust amongst old 2nd hand shop stuff for 32 yrs. Sebastian started it in less than 5 minutes, a testament to the car and the mechanic!

 

 

We decided to completely strip the China Doll white paint off the 403, and have a sexy hot polished aluminium beauty.

Bristol

Bristol

Paul’s son, Jack, stripping the car

 

Bristol

Bristol 403

STRIPPING OF CAR

Bristol 403

To make the 403 comply with P2P regulations, yet remain true to its form, plus sturdy enough to survive road-less Mongolian deserts, Sebastian led the way completely disassembling the car till it was just a chassis, with the engine under rags somewhere, all other parts in boxes, screws, nuts, bolts, washers in various jars and tins spread around the workshop.

By December 2015, the car was finally reassembled having eventually found precious nuts and bolts, bells and whistles, which had been carefully saved in forgotten hidden holes.

PHOTOS OF ENGINE, BITS AND PIECES, SCREWS ETC.,

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