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    Midlands Useful Company Sticky Type Thread

    After quite a few posts recently regarding places for bodywork, spraying, powder coating etc. I thought it might be useful to have a sticky with recommended companys for doing work etc.

    If you post in this thread, me and Matt wil do our best to update this post with details so its all lovely and nice and in one place

    Please include Name, Contact Details and Location please

    Name in Brackets by company name is who first recommended, names at end are further recommendations

    BodyShops

    1) Hinckley Car Bodies (Midlands Si)
    Hinckley

    2) Body & Tuning (lee75)
    Unit 2, 134a
    Chesterfield Road South
    Mansfield
    Nottingham
    NG19 7AP

    andyS14 07968788542
    binnsey 07976597818

    3) Davlyns Bodyshop (turbo-tastic)
    Unit 1c Hudson Road
    Saxby Road Industrial Estate
    Melton Mowbray
    Leicestershire
    LE13 1BS
    Tel: 01664 562000
    Fax: 01664 562000

    4) Sutton Crash Repairs (Error404)
    Sutton Coldfield

    5) Wrighton's (JONXLR8)
    Unit 57
    Weights Farm Business Park
    Weights Lane
    Redditch
    Worcestershire
    B97 6RG

    Tel - 01527 58 50 10
    Mob - 07737 170 490

    He also does car restoration to a very high standard.

    Security Window Tints:
    Tint FX Midlands Ltd (iparkes)

    Unit B4
    Maypole Fields
    Cradley Enterprise Centre
    Cradley
    West Midlands
    B63 2QB

    Tel: 01384 569 694
    http://www.tintfx.co.uk/contact.html

    Members will need speak to Tag and mention the "sxoc.com forum".


    Welders / Fabricators
    1) Mecweld Services (Jeffers S13)
    189 Bell Green Rd
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV6 7HA

    Tel: 024 7666 2383

    As name suggests, they do MOT failure type welding repairs, 30 a patch, do a nice neat job, its not worth faffing with the welder for the job they do. Couple of old boys run it and always seem to be busy, but able to squeeze another job in somehow. Ive had my sills done there and some patchwork on the inner arches and chassis rails.

    2) Progress Fabrications Ltd (Jeffers S13)
    90 Nelson Lane
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 5JB

    Tel: 01926 419526

    Fabrication place where I used to get ali welded, but they are quite slow i.e. 2 week turnaround, so see Davian for this service. HOWEVER they have got all sorts of other gear such as a laser cutter set-up, if you supply a CAD drawing they can cut it, can do up to 10mm stainless and a bit thicker in mild steel. Bit of a funny place and mind where you park your car or it may get reversed into... but if you need some stuff fabricating they are local and do a good job.

    3) Davian Environmental Engineering (Jeffers S13)
    Unit 2
    Princes Drive
    Coventry Rd
    Kenilworth
    Warwickshire
    CV8 2FD

    Tel: 01926 850210

    Dont be fooled by the name ! Top bloke called Dave that owns/runs the place is a $hit hot ali welder, Ive got lots of bits and bobs done by him, not particularly cheap but then not many people have the gear to tig ali and can do as good a job. If hes about he may do small jobs while you wait or else he can always get stuff done on short notice, always very helpful and friendly.

    MOT Station
    1) Bayton Vehicle Services (Jeffers S13)
    22 Bayton Rd
    Bayton Road Industrial Estate
    Exhall
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV7 9EJ

    Tel: 024 7636 5425

    Again, friendly bloke that does the MOT's, I take all my cars to him, even the Nissan gets through on emissions somehow... poor selection of magazines though !

    2) BR Motors (Knight)
    192 Melton Road
    Leicester
    LE4 7AN

    0116 2665668

    3) Heathcote Autos (Stoofer)
    Leamington Spa

    (Jacko, Midlands Si)

    Alignment

    Tuners

    Engineers
    1) Chesman Engineering (Jeffers S13)
    Myself, Jeffers and Stoofer have used them, they do a lot of work for Jag and really know their stuff
    very happy with advice and workmanship from there. They adopt an "open house" type thing on a sat
    morn til 12 where you can go in and use the machines yourself (within reason)
    Good on price too
    Chesman Engineering
    54 Edgwick road
    Coventry
    CV6 5FQ
    http://www.chesmanengineering.co.uk/

    (Jacko, Stoofer, Turbo-tasic)

    2) IB Engineering (Jacko)
    293 Heath End Road
    Nuneaton
    Warwickshire
    CV10 7HQ
    Tel: (02476 382465)

    Quite a small firm, not had any work done there, but they are very friendly and gave good advice.

    (Ryan)


    Powder Coaters / Finishers / Cleaners
    1) Midlands Finishing & Powder Coating (Jacko)
    Northampton.
    Contact Jacko
    About 2 mins from where I work, so I can get there in lunch easily, have
    had a few things done there now, and they seem pretty good. I've
    explained that I may be able to put some SXOC business his way, so he's
    gonna do a good price.

    2) KN Wheels (russ200)
    Telford

    3) GEM Rewinds Ltd (Jeffers S13)
    4 Welton Rd
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 5PZ

    Tel: 01926 497778

    Adjacent to where I work, they are primarily an electric motor specialist but have the useful advantage of having an aqua blast cabinet, which uses glass beads in water. This does the most excellent job of cleaning metal parts up to say sump size stuff. Aluminium comes up like new, like it just dropped out the mould. Ive had lots of stuff cleaned, like brake calipers, a whole head, throttle body etc. Go to reception and ask for a guy called John Derry (think thats his surname...) its cheap as chips to get stuff done, and cash only I can supply before and after pics of stuff if you're interested.

    Metal Sales
    1) Metal Supermarkets (Jeffers S13)
    Unit B Bayton Rd
    Bayton Rd Industrial Estate
    Exhall
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV7 9EJ

    Tel: 024 7636 6567

    Again as name suggest, stock all sorts of metals, bar, sheet, tube angle etc. Top friendly blokes that work there and open Saturday mornings aswell. They will cut ANY length, i.e. no length too short. Most metal stockists will have a minimum order of like 10m or something

    (Jacko, Stoofer)

    General Sales
    1) Spa Fasteners (Jeffers S13)
    Unit 26
    Hurlbutt Rd
    Heathcote Industrial Estate
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 6TD

    Tel: 01926 883671

    Nuts and bolts of every conceivable style, again friendly peeps that work there.
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    any chance of putting some addresses up as well please

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    will do
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    thats great, does andy chesman still work there as in my pinto tuning days he did a lot of work for me, and they were into power boat racing if i remember right

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    top idea lots of people seem to recommend CJ tallis in hinckley for Bodywork - no experience myself though.
    Just tyres in kenilworth are good for swapping tyres/punctures etc on the cheap, and i'm sure they would hypothetically not be averse to doing stuff cash-in-hand even cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midlands_si
    top idea lots of people seem to recommend CJ tallis in hinckley for Bodywork - no experience myself though.
    Just tyres in kenilworth are good for swapping tyres/punctures etc on the cheap, and i'm sure they would hypothetically not be averse to doing stuff cash-in-hand even cheaper

    AFAIK only Ade (stokes) has used CJ Tallis but he says they are good
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    i am going to use a local company to repaint my wheels in white some time soon, they call themselves kn wheels based in telford i got a quote to paint them white at 30 a wheel can get more details if needed

    whey have not got website but here is a link to phone number address
    http://www.businessmagnet.co.uk/comp...0Ltd-49128.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyGee
    AFAIK only Ade (stokes) has used CJ Tallis but he says they are good
    I think david Reid (maybe? sorry if i'm wrong david!) said they doa good job, and someone at work had a panel resprayed by them and the work looked top notch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-ctr
    thats great, does andy chesman still work there as in my pinto tuning days he did a lot of work for me, and they were into power boat racing if i remember right
    Dont believe so. The Boss man is called Steve, and i dont the impression Power Boats are high on the agenda !

    In fact Steve told me he kinda hates motorsport aswell

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    he hates motorsport ? i think hes in the wrong job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacko
    Dont believe so. The Boss man is called Steve, and i dont the impression Power Boats are high on the agenda !

    In fact Steve told me he kinda hates motorsport aswell
    it was 24 years ago

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    I've got one for the bodyshop


    Body & Tuning
    Unit 2, 134a
    Chesterfield Road South
    Mansfield, Nottingham
    Ng19 7AP

    Tell: andys14 - 07968788542
    Tell: binnsey - 07976597818

    i've had some work done by them and it was top notch
    so have a few others, friendly helpfull, anything from a bumper respray to a full custom job
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    thanks lee

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    My advice is also for a bodyshop:

    Davlyns Bodyshop
    Unit 1c Hudson Road
    Saxby Road Industrial Estate
    Melton Mowbray
    Leicestershire
    LE13 1BS
    Tel: 01664 562000
    Fax: 01664 562000

    They did superb work on my old Saxo, and my mate took his 106 there, and it won paint job of the show at Max Power a couple of years back. Not everyones cup of tea, but it shows the quality of work they do.

    People from Leamington might have seen the Red Splat Escort XR3i, again, not to everyone's tastes, but it shows the level of skill that Dave has.

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    I can personally recommend IB Engineering. They skimmed a warped manifold for me for only 14 and did a quality job.

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    plume tyres in rugby are good and cheap.
    talk to shane there and that you know me (jody) and he will sort out a decent deal.
    also if you want a proper mint paint job or panel repair or modifictation, go to QVR quality vechicl refurbishment in Daventry, they arent cheap, but their quality is the best around.
    for cheap body repairs, i suggest Halfrauds, and P38!!!!!!!!!! lol

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    Mecweld Services
    189 Bell Green Rd
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV6 7HA

    Tel: 024 7666 2383

    As name suggests, they do MOT failure type welding repairs, 30 a patch, do a nice neat job, its not worth faffing with the welder for the job they do. Couple of old boys run it and always seem to be busy, but able to squeeze another job in somehow. Ive had my sills done there and some patchwork on the inner arches and chassis rails.

    Metal Supermarkets
    Unit B Bayton Rd
    Bayton Rd Industrial Estate
    Exhall
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV7 9EJ

    Tel: 024 7636 6567

    Again as name suggest, stock all sorts of metals, bar, sheet, tube angle etc. Top friendly blokes that work there and open Saturday mornings aswell. They will cut ANY length, i.e. no length too short. Most metal stockists will have a minimum order of like 10m or something

    Bayton Vehicle Services
    22 Bayton Rd
    Bayton Road Industrial Estate
    Exhall
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    CV7 9EJ

    Tel: 024 7636 5425

    Again, friendly bloke that does the MOT's, I take all my cars to him, even the Nissan gets through on emissions somehow... poor selection of magazines though !

    Davian Environmental Engineering
    Unit 2
    Princes Drive
    Coventry Rd
    Kenilworth
    Warwickshire
    CV8 2FD

    Tel: 01926 850210

    Dont be fooled by the name ! Top bloke called Dave that owns/runs the place is a $hit hot ali welder, Ive got lots of bits and bobs done by him, not particularly cheap but then not many people have the gear to tig ali and can do as good a job. If hes about he may do small jobs while you wait or else he can always get stuff done on short notice, always very helpful and friendly.

    Progress Fabrications Ltd
    90 Nelson Lane
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 5JB

    Tel: 01926 419526

    Fabrication place where I used to get ali welded, but they are quite slow i.e. 2 week turnaround, so see Davian for this service. HOWEVER they have got all sorts of other gear such as a laser cutter set-up, if you supply a CAD drawing they can cut it, can do up to 10mm stainless and a bit thicker in mild steel. Bit of a funny place and mind where you park your car or it may get reversed into... but if you need some stuff fabricating they are local and do a good job.

    GEM Rewinds Ltd
    4 Welton Rd
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 5PZ

    Tel: 01926 497778

    Adjacent to where I work, they are primarily an electric motor specialist but have the useful advantage of having an aqua blast cabinet, which uses glass beads in water. This does the most excellent job of cleaning metal parts up to say sump size stuff. Aluminium comes up like new, like it just dropped out the mould. Ive had lots of stuff cleaned, like brake calipers, a whole head, throttle body etc. Go to reception and ask for a guy called John Derry (think thats his surname...) its cheap as chips to get stuff done, and cash only I can supply before and after pics of stuff if you're interested.

    Spa Fasteners
    Unit 26
    Hurlbutt Rd
    Heathcote Industrial Estate
    Warwick
    Warwickshire
    CV34 6TD

    Tel: 01926 883671

    Nuts and bolts of every conceivable style, again friendly peeps that work there.


    Also, regards Chesman Engineering, prolly the place we'll all use the most. I cant recommend them enough, Ive told lots of people about them now and all have been pleased with the work they do. If you get there early enough on a Sat you may even get a bacon butty, and you always get a cup of tea ! all top blokes and always interested in what your up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-ctr
    thats great, does andy chesman still work there as in my pinto tuning days he did a lot of work for me, and they were into power boat racing if i remember right
    I think power boating is where the business stemmed from, Ive never met Andy Chesman, the shop supervisor/manager bloke is called Andy, but I reckon he'd have still been a nipper in them days !

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