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Body Shop Recommendation

TonyP Jan 10, 2017

  1. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    So as my 120 approaches its 12th birthday I thought it's about time to treat it to a bit of a refurb.

    Thinking about a general body touch-up, fix a flapping bonnet and also some rust patching under the sills and as l so some sort of chassis rust treatment. Wheels could do with some attention too.

    So can anyone recommend a descent body shop who are not too far from Potters Bar (EN7) area. Willing to travel a reasonable distance, maybe 30-45 miss from me.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Crispin

    Crispin Administrator Staff Member Supporter Guru I am in great_britain

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    Crama Coachworks on the A1000. Don't got there :(
    They're obviously so busy they don't need to call you back, send through the quote they promised and when you do case up, well, you're wasting your time.
     
  3. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Be careful Tony, what may start as a "touch up" might end up like Nathans 100 rebuild. :laughing:
     
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  4. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    @Crispin, yeah no intention of going there following your experience.

    No chance Andy, I just don't think my 120 is worth that kind of spend. I guess my budget is somewhere around £3k including the chassis stuff, which I may use Trev for (I say may as I have not had a proper conversation with Trev m about it).
     
  5. fbnss

    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I went to mikes muscle car garage in Welwyn. He did my rusty bits but I didn't need anything painting. Don't know who they use for that.
     
  6. Brian S

    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Tony, go to your local Tech College, they do a good job, and you only pay for materials
     
  7. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Thanks, I'll look them up

    Interesting, not sure where to even go for that
     
  8. Brian S

    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Where do all the students go when they leave school and do day release for apprenticeships
    Or do a full time course
    If there's not one in your town, there will be one near by somewhere
    '
     
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    ratrace Well-Known Member I am in uk

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  10. Crispin

    Crispin Administrator Staff Member Supporter Guru I am in great_britain

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    The guys who polished my 120 did an amazing job. They do minor dents, painting etc as well. All mobile.
    Revive they're called. Find your local one, they come to you.


    Perhaps give @Ian Rubie a shout? Not sure if he's still in the game?
     
  11. chadr

    chadr Well-Known Member I am in england

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    If you're going to use a mobile operation, then might be better to wait until the weather gets a bit milder; I know these guys have tents/canopies and IR heaters etc but I'm old school and prefer it to be "warm and dry" if any paint is being applied.
     
  12. Ian Rubie

    Ian Rubie Moderator I am in uk

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    Thanks but I've been out of that game for a long time.
     
  13. Crispin

    Crispin Administrator Staff Member Supporter Guru I am in great_britain

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    In the UK? :p

    I thought I heard you were back in.
    The green truck broke you didn't it :)
     
  14. Ian Rubie

    Ian Rubie Moderator I am in uk

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    The green car had a certain lived in quality.
     
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  15. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Preference is to not use mobile guys....
     
  16. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    A bit like my red one, I call it cosmetically challenged. :lol:
     
  17. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    A bit like yourself Chas :kissingheart:
     
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  18. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    You have to expect that when you get to my age Tony.
     
  19. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    If that's what the future looks like, then I'm worried
     
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  20. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Cheeky!
     
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