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Bodywork Repairers in North East

PostPost by: GEORDIE » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:03 pm

Hi Guys
Last evening my Plus 2 had rather intimate contact with the rear of an Audi A3, as a result of this I may need a good bodywork repair shop. Is their anyone out there can recomend one in the North East of England. I look forward to your informed responces.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:10 pm

SMS Lincolnshire for the best work
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:05 pm

Speak to Brian Stanners at Formula 1 (Lotus dealer) in Newcastle - he recommended a firm to me who they use for fiberglass work but I can't recall their details
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:57 pm

Not in the North East but highly recommended are Classicar automotive for brake services

http://www.classiccar.net/cdps/cditem.cfm?NID=4395

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PostPost by: elansprint » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:22 am

Sorry to hear that you must be gutted. John you are a cruel sod ?
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PostPost by: GEORDIE » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:30 pm

Yes I am gutted, I got Mr. Pellys irony & I have lots to tell about my experiance with insurance. Please wait for the next instalment.
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PostPost by: GEORDIE » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:32 pm

Sorry to Mr Pelly I meant Mr Clegg.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Insurance....don't get me started on that,they're as bad as politicians...

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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:22 pm

My bid is for SMS,they did my Elan a few years ago and it still looks good :D
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PostPost by: GEORDIE » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi everyone,
Well the insurance co. have written the car off, so can anyone recommend a good supplier of replacement body sections, as I am going to attempt the repair myself.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Geordie,

Sorry to hear about your accident. My S3 started life in your part of the world and, that too, had suffered the same fate !

For a reference point (and I have no connection) SJS Sportscars list repair sections here:

http://www.sjsportscars.co.uk/index.php?mod=10

If one of the "standard" sections will cover your needs, OK.

However, I believe Boss Motors (Norwich) will make sections to suit a particular damaged area.

Without seeing the extent of damage it's hard to advise, but there have been complete bodyshells on ebay like these at the moment. Maybe a more cost effective route?
ebay item # 270696383910
ebay item # 280621759071

Good Luck - rd
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PostPost by: c42 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:11 pm

Bad luck Geordie

I do know that Lotusbits ( http://www.lotusbits.com/ ) have a +2 bodyshell front end but I cannot remember if it is a bonded screen type or the earlier type although it may be of some help.

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PostPost by: GEORDIE » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:35 pm

Hi everyone.
I have been in touch with lotus bits & they are sending me photos of the +2 front end they have. I also rang my insurance company & I am waiting for an offer! Thanks for all the advice it has been very helpfull. I will keep you posted of developments. Cheers Geoff.
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