E.J. Holyoake, Shropshire Commercial Body Builders

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CLASSIC VEHICLE RESTORATION

WHY CHOOSE US?

Finding the right company to faithfully restore an old vehicle can be a challenge. At E.J. Holyoake we pride ourselves on restoring vehicles to the highest standard while maintaining the look and feel of the original vehicle. We undertake a wide variety of projects from restoring classic cars to steam wagons and from vintage commercial vehicles to horse carriages.

LONG EXPERIENCE

Our 65 years of experience in this field means that many of the vehicles we restore were built at the time that we were founded. The knowledge and construction skills from these eras have been passed down ensuring that traditional construction methods can be carried out with the greatest possible accuracy.

Left, Morris Steam Sentinel Wagon. Top right, Comprehensive restoration of classic BMW. Bottom right, Restoration of classic quarry vehicle.

RESTORATION PROJECTS

We have completed a wide number of restoration projects over the years. A selection of these restorations are below:
  • BMW CSL 3.0 COMPLETE RESTORATION

    This car was brought in with an extensively corroded chassis and bodywork. The car was stripped, new sills and panels welded were welded into place and our bodyshop is in the process of filling and painting the chassis. It can be seen partially refitted above.

  • GALLIERS' TRUCK

  • MORRIS' DELIVERY VAN

    A new carpentry body and cab was constructed on top of the existing chassis. Pictures below.

  • CLASSIC BUS

    A 1970's bus with rusted portions of chassis and heavily corroded body work was repaired and now participates in meetings.

  • MORRIS' HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE

    Extensive carpentry work was undertaken to restore this carriage to its original state.

MORRIS STEAMER

This was an extensive restoration project of a DG4 Sentinel Steam Waggon built in 1931. We completed significant chassis repairs along with building an entirely new cab and cab body work before painting. It was featured in an episode of the Channel 4 series "Salvage Squad" and starred our now retired foreman Bob Brown, and our painter Barry Thomas.

The episode split into four sections can be seen below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4