Welcome to Vanguard, we're a small company with a lot of passion, motivation and attention to detail.
We specialise in restoration and fabrication of bespoke parts for both our own and client projects



Along with bespoke fabrication, we offer a range of components that are carefully researched, designed and fabricated to a high quality. Our standard range includes parts for:

  • Bren Gun Carrier

  • Daimler Dingo

  • Wireless 19 System 

  • Bespoke parts, built to your specification



If you're planning a restoration project and need some help, guidance or just some parts manufactured, we'd love to hear from you! Our motto is everything and anything, so no matter what the project, we'll work with you to create the pieces you need.


We regularly post on Twitter and Facebook - If you'd like to see what we're up to you can check out our feeds below for our latest projects to interesting tidbits from history. You can also follow us directly on Twitter or Facebook with the links below. 


Richie Harrison


Vanguard Restorations was conceived from the myriad of years I've spent indulging my passion for doing what I love most, taking what others believe to be damaged or destroyed items from history, renewing them so they can be usable once more. 


Restorations require a keen eye for detail, and over the years I have enjoyed developing this while undertaking work for others on a one-to-one basis. But it wasn't until the umpteenth person told me "You should do this as a job!" that the penny finally dropped. And here we are! Over the years I have been privileged to work on many exciting restorations, from iconic jet hydroplanes and jet cars to WW2 Bren gun carriers, tanks and armoured vehicles, powerboats and sailing boats to historic aircraft, not to mention engines of all shapes and sizes. My experience is thus very diverse indeed.