Services that DA7C members have personally used


Classic & Vintage Restorations, The Old Coachworks, Station Rd. (off the A343), Over Wallop, SO20 8HU. Tel. 07831219484 Email:  Highly recommended by Julian Wilde and David Whetton. A highly professional job at an excellent price only charging for their time and materials; and no VAT.

Christchurch Bodywork Centre, 221 Barrack Road,Christchurch, BH23 2AX Tel. Russell on 01202 567801.  He has the threaded tool for removing the pins holding the doors, and is able to undertake bodywork repair and preparation. 

Phoenix Metal Finishers,
Unit 2, 23 Balena Close ,Creekmoor Industrial Estate ,Poole, BH17 7EB. Tel. Steve on 01202 696365. Used by George Mooney and also used by Nick

Multi-Surface Polish  Churchcastle Limited 6 Castleham Road  St. Leonards-on-Sea  East Sussex TN38 9NR  Tel: 01424-797700  01424-797501 or E-mail:  Used by Paul Billington, Guernsey

foam suppliers:
Polyfoam, 380c Ringwood rd Poole. BH12 3LT. Tel: 01202 924144. If you take in your pattern they will cut to shape. Gary Munn

Cut'N'Cover for their very good job of making a new hood for my A7 and also recovering the seats. They are based in Spetisbury, 3 miles south of Blandford Forum. Contact Wayne on 01258 857755. Peter Bryan


Engineering and Developments (Lymington) Ltd, Gosport Street, Lymington, SO41 9BB Tel 01590 673729  Tony Townsend, Commercial Manager

MD Tooling Precision Engineers , 12a Carvers Trading Estate ,Southampton Road, Ringwood, BH24 1JS ,Tel 01425 489945.  George Mooney used for removal of broken studs or sheared taps


Terry at A1 Weldone Mobile Welding , 3 Gaulter Cottages ,Kimmeridge ,Wareham, BH20 5PF ,Tel 07889380760.  Used by George Mooney

Martin at Ringwood   Tel 01425 477713   07881915418   Used by Ian Mason-Smith

TIG welding in aluminium, titanium, stainless steel, steel and more.  Dave Bliss, Rapid Welding Repair Service, based in Yeovil  Contacts:  Tel. mobile no. 07773572715   Richard Cressey

David Lindley-Adseth , Aerotech Precision Sheet Metal Ltd.,
4 Brook Road ,Wimborne, BH21 1 HB    Tel. 01202 848 485      Used by Roger Bateman




Colour Right Paints Ltd., 4 Townsend Business Park ,North Street ,Bere Regis, BH20 7LA.  Tel. 01929 472255   Provides primers & paint straight away, but leave a painted part for colour matching.

Rainbow Paints. 25 Telford Road ,Ferndown Industrial Estate, Ferndown, BH21 7QS .  Tel 01202 896458.

Kustom Kolors.  5 Airfield Road, Christchurch, BH23 3TG.  Tel Colin on 01202 480801

K & L PAINTS (Ken and Lyn Burdekin, Buxton, Derbyshire) still offer cellulose & primer/filler at very competitive prices. Postage extra.   Tel 01298-814813 mob 07778165966. Gary Munn


 VACUUM WIPERS (sales, repair & service)
Don Breakspear.  
4 Buchanan Drive, Wokingham, RG40 4EF.  Tel 01189733568

elasticated, profiled, car dust covers, trading as QCC in Cheshire. We rang him on 01606 557728 and he told us he could make a cover for an Austin 7 ( or indeed for any other make and model of car). All covers, which are machine washable and can be tumble dried, are made to order. We placed an order and he said “ if you are completely satisfied with the cover when it arrives, you might like to send me a cheque”!  Two days later the cover arrived and is indeed just perfect. What an excellent service.   Des and Bridget Gauntlett

OUTDOOR COVERS: Hamilton Classics, Berkshire. Tel: 0118-973-7300. A company specialising in classic car covers. Moltex 5-layer for indoor and extreme outdoor use.Tim Parry

HOSES AND FITTINGS  Hyphose at 18 Abingdon Road, Poole, BH17 0UG 01202 673333

PROPSHAFT SERVICES (a division of Bailey Morris ltd) Just off M25 near Heathrow They did excellent job refitting hardy spicers and balancing the shaft. They will repair or fit new yokes and sliding splines & also make bespoke shafts for specials and racing.  Good website: Tel: 02088442265  Bob Birkett

VILLIERS. They offer brake relining service bonded any size shape or material. Send by post with details. 7 day service and return post free £19.95 pair including vat. Website: Email: Tel: 01384 265797  Bob Birkett.

 NEW HEADLIGHT SHELLS Stuart Joseph can supply new headlight shells for most A7 models, either in chrome or black, including clips and fittings.  A very effcient and knowledgeable service. Stuart can advise on the correct style for each model/year.
Contact: Tel: 01785850916; email:  David Whetton

WHITE METAL BEARINGS.  John Kirkby, Rear of Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6PQ  Tel: 020 86682127.  Cheaper than most and an excellent postage service.  Bernard Cowley and Roger Ballard   


K-SEAL PERMANENT COOLANT LEAK REPAIR (Halfords) - —Why? It’s a rad sealant that isn’t affected by antifreeze! And it does what it says on the tin.  Used by Jeff Bridge and tested by David Whetton

Colin at Feltham Radiators 02088980064 offer petrol tank repairs and also will cut tank in half, shot blast re-tin and reinstate - no more dirty tank carb probs! They also offer original A7 rad cores and modern cores.


Accumate multi-stage charger/maintainer. These battery trickle chargers are ideal for Austin Sevens and other, not regularly used, cars, motor bikes, ride-on mowers etc. They can be obtained from ProBike Ltd in Northampton, tel: 01604 660555 []. Probike provide a fast, efficient service. Des Gauntlett

6 VOLT TRICKLE CHARGERS: “The XC 800 is the battery charger that can give your old car a new lease of life. The XC 800 is easy to use. You do not need to make any settings. The charger adapts the charge to suit the battery and switches to pulse maintenance charging when the battery is fully charged.” from Parc Fermé Limited, Unit 2, 28 Black Moor Road, Ebblake Industrial Estate, Verwood, Dorset BH31 6BB Tel: 0845 4740162 or go to their website Gary Munn

starter motors, dynamos ,generators or electrical units
A.C.W, Electrics, 220 Liegh Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2BZ. 07738609804. Charles Tazey

DYNAMO & GENERATOR RE-BUILDERS:  Chris Gould,: Bransgore Tel: 01425-672886  Used by Nick Moffat


Ethanolmate by Flexolite. Each bottle of Ethanolmate will treat 250 litres, i.e. about 4.8p extra per litre!  And, as a bonus, Flexolite is a company owned by our wheel man James Wheildon’s wife, Sue, and they live round the corner from me (David Whetton).  So, as well as delivering wheels, I am willing to buy bottles of Ethanolmate for members and bring them to clubnight. However, you can order them directly by post by ringing 01722-712829.  See for more details.


NGK AB6 plugs. Discount CarProducts at Bangor. Tel. 02891 871199, email


Nick Mouat (New address)  Workshop 5, The Business Park, Sarson Lane, Amport, Andover SP11 8DY.  Tel: 07717 570814

INNER TUBES. When looking for a replacement inner tube and tape I popped in to Gear Box Poole 162-164 Stanley Green Road, Poole, BH15 3AH 01202 683 900 and found them very helpful and reasonably priced. They are principally a motor bike shop. They do 3.50x19 and 400/50x17 and also inner rim tapes 17" and 19". Bernard Cowley

INNER TUBES: Burnout Bikes near to the traffic lights and The Bull in Downton on the A338 (SP5 3HH Tel: 01725 510288) have all the inner tubes suitable for our Sevens and will fit them to the wheel.  Friendly blokes who like to chat! David Whetton

I have just had two wheels cleaned and painted by Wey Blast Ltd. Graeme Gill made a good job of them and charged only £50 per wheel. Here is the address, Wey Blast Ltd, Unit C , Littlesea Industrial Estate, Lynch Lane, Wey-mouth, Dorset, DT4 9DN. The website address is:
John Legg


Bournemouth. Westbourne DIY and Hardware, 15 Westbourne Arcade, Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9AY. Tel 01202 764295

Brockenhurst. Streets Ironmongers, 13 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RR.    Tel: 01590 622386

Dorchester. Dodgsons, 5 South Terrace, Dorchester, DT1 1DE. Tel: 01305 262918

Maiden Newton. Amber Hardware, Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, DT2 0BD.Tel: 01300 320271

New Milton. Milford Surplus, 112 Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6SJ  Tel: 01425 611036

Poole. W.E. Boone & Co Ltd, 91 High Street, Poole, BH15 1AW. Tel: 01202 674010
           CJ’s Hardware, 125-127 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 9HR.  Tel: 01202 740712
           Blakes Domestic Stores, 98 Sandbanks Road, BH14  8DA. Tel: 01202 748723
           Upton Home Hardware, 8 Moorland Parade, Moorland Way, Upton, Poole, BH16 5JS. Tel: 01202 632267  

Sturminster Newton Hart & Sons (Dorset) Ltd, Station Road, Sturminster Newton,  DT10 1BD Tel: 01258 472420 

Swanage Nixons Home Hardware, 26 Station Road, Swanage, BH19 1AF   Tel:  01929 426377

Wareham Amber Hardware, Dorchester Road, Wareham, BH20 6EJ Tel: 01929 462291

Weymouth Gimblett Hardware, 79 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, DT4 0AQ   Tel: 01305 786444                

Wimborne Jack Of All Trades 38 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HT. Tony Yates. Tel 01202 888738.  Very helpful for both buying and selling good old-fashioned hand tools of almost any kind for both wood and metal working. Dale Johnson.


Latex or vinyl gloves used for medical purposes are of little use in the workshop, and specialist gloves such as Black Mamba nitrile gloves, as recommended by Roger Bateman, are well worth the internet price of about £16 for a box of 100 (50 pairs).

ADHESIVES I have used Toolstation (similar to Screwfix) quite a lot. They offer 3 makes of BLACK silicone. For many years I have struggled to get black, which I find useful for several jobs in car restoration. Not least either on its own for glazing or in conjunction with rubber. To get a clean edge, mask off areas you do not want coated and remove the tape before the product dries. Gary Munn