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Mechanical / lowering / servicing
Bodywork / restorations

Best thing to do is call me for an estimate as there's way too many jobs to list here.  Expect realistic prices and an attitude that's based on finding the best solution to suit you, your priorities and your budget.

  • Type2/25 and T4 full service and inspection with our 30 point check sheet £300
  • Full lowering svs and custom upgrades available
  • MOT preparation and repairs current price for test £65
  • Bodywork and welding to suit your budget

we carry out all manner of upgrades and modifactions using the best parts available on the market ,from steering rack conversions to disc break kits engine upgrades and IRS conversions ,we offer narrowed beams and dropped spindles for both split and bay or practically anything you wish to do to your pride and joy!

We can now offer Split and Bay recon steering boxes for £450 on exchange basis

Also we can offer rebulit gearboxes for Split ,Bays and T25's , on exchange basis

I,m am often asked about the following things so I thought it easier to put a short list to cover them

  • 240 volt mains hook from £250
  • 12volt spli charge and leisure battery from £250
  • 3point seat belts for the rear from £150
  • full under body wax oil from £325
  • full 32 point service and inspection for t2's t25's and t4's from £300
  • interim service from £99
  • 1600cc air cooled recon engine supplied and fitted from £2000

Above ,1962 Split bus ,the latest edition to the Johnson Autoworks fleet,watch this space for progress reports on this new addition .Hopefully we will have it ready for the bus stop over2011(which it was) ,it looks pretty rough but actually its not bad at all but it did need some serious overhauling to be done before it hit the street or the field!

Jan 2010 Engine and Gearbox now removed ready for major overhaul and modifying

that looks better all nice and clean before work begins

Rear chassis rails cut out and torsion bar housing ready for modified rails to go in this is so we can run a more modern IRS style gearbox and rear end

As work is progressing nicely on the 62 this is us setting the ride height for the wheel arches to be tubbed. It has took a lot to get it from the above pictures to this stage there has been countless hours(mainly by our top in house welder /all round super hero Simon).He has completely rebuilt the chassis and floor sections to get it to this stage although the paint looks battered trust me the work underneath is 100% restoration standard with the paint blended in to match the original condition (rat look shouldn't mean rotten),There is till a long way to go but the hard work is over.

oh dear wheres my seat gonna go!lowered cars suck

Nice new wheel arch tubs gong in so we can bury the 17" rims nicely

hmm thats better the   underside is starting to take shape now ,painted in the original turkis green

cut out the rot its the only way

sorting the main structure new inner sills ,cargo floor and side strengthening rails also gives us great access to clean up the rest of the chassis

New lower side panel let in and paint blended to match the original character of the van

same goes for cargo door side thats a new sill that is!

we all love benj

now its coming together the underside is looking pretty cool with as much detail as possible just to show what can done with a little time and effort

if you notice you can see we have boxed the original chassis rails which will give the van more strength and make it more rigid giving it better handling characteristics we have  highly detailed the underside and spent many hours prepping it before repainting it in the original turkish green that it came in from the factory

you can see here the mods that have been carried out which include a healthy 5" narrowed beam ,full disc brake conversion and a steering rack to make it drive like a new motor,its also been converted to dual circuit master cylinder for extra safety

here you can see the addition of a rear disc brake set  up which was pretty much scratch built in the workshop,and the addition of the IRS with fully adjustable spring plates

this is the front brake set up which uses late bay disc brakes, for superior stopping power

now its down on its wheels we know all the hard work was worth it!its still not done yet though

no workshop hack is finished until its a rolling advert,old skool methods for an old skool bus,here top sign writer and pin striper John Leeson AKA The Letter Knight lays down some free hand magic(no vinyl here me duck)

now thats what I call a job well done

still a bit more to do inside but look out for us at a few shows this summer

a big thanks to all the lads in the workshop (especially Simon) and any one who helped along the way  with this project.