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    Body shop for those in the Brum area.

    Auto Refinishers
    Unit 10 Tame Road Industrial Estate
    Tame Road
    Witton
    B6 7MS

    0121 327 5145, ask for Paul.

    I first used them a while ago when my 306 blew several chunks of engine internals through the front bumper and bonnet, they matched a custom pearlescent finish perfectly and repaired the body damage to a standard that it looked brand new.

    The 200 failed it's MOT on rusty sills, and being as the passenger door has faded a different colour to the rest of the car and its covered in scratches the previous owner put all over it, I've had them quote for all the welding work plus a full respray which came back cheaper than almost anywhere else. The work Paul did on my 306 was top notch so he has the 200 to work his magic on. They're busy at the mo so won't be done for a couple of weeks yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacko View Post
    BodyShops

    1) CJ Tallis (Midlands Si)
    Hinckley
    I'm not sure I'd recommend these people to anyone. Had my car resprayed after some malicious damage. Got it back and the paint sank into the scratches so they were visible again, there was also a significant orange peel like effect on the nearside rear quarter. Kudos to them for redoing the work without question, but I kind of think they should have done it right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallers View Post
    I'm not sure I'd recommend these people to anyone.
    in a way i'm glad you said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallers View Post
    I'm not sure I'd recommend these people to anyone. Had my car resprayed after some malicious damage. Got it back and the paint sank into the scratches so they were visible again, there was also a significant orange peel like effect on the nearside rear quarter. Kudos to them for redoing the work without question, but I kind of think they should have done it right the first time.
    Really? I've never had any problems with them at all . Sorry to hear about your problems Paul.

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    Yeah, i was looking at taking my car to Tallis for spray work, and after seeing Wallers' car I'm not so sure
    Now i've got to find somewhere else good for a reasonable price.

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    There's plenty of decent place in Brum! Some guy in Small Heath, can get the address if needed

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    Have a look at mine when it's finally road legal, see what you think of the repaint. Paul has said he'd like to do more work like this rather than accident repairs, so may be worth a word with him.

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    just thought i'd add my opinions on a couple of these places that i have used.

    Chesman Engineering/Motorsport
    (recommended by a classic car restorer and also a cylinder head genius) - mk2 golf 16v engine:-
    i had the block skimmed;
    crank knife edged;
    flywheel lightened;
    pistons, conrods, and crank and flywheel all balanced.

    a very good price, andy was great to deal with, spoke to him about cars for an hour and also got shown a spacer that he was making for a RB26 block (stroker kit).
    top quality work.
    can be seen with crappy phone pics on page 2 of my build thread
    http://www.clubgti.com/forum/showthr...=123028&page=2

    cj tallis
    recommended on here and seen work on david reids old car:-
    had absolutely no problems with thier work.
    did the rear quarter on my golf and the colour match was spot on. needed a quick going over on a very small area that they hadn't quite flatted and polished.
    easily and quickly sorted.

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    Finally got round to having my apex group buy cage powdercoated i used these, they are the same industrial estate as me. Only cost £50 and the finish is very very good.

    Forge Products Ltd
    Unit 9-10, Two Gates Trading Estate,
    Watling St,
    Two Gates,
    Tamworth,
    Staffordshire
    B77 5AE
    Tel: 01827 260387

    Not sure that if anyone would need this service but i they acid dipped my old V8 block for £20

    ThyssenKrupp Services Ltd
    Warwick House,
    Watling St,
    Wilnecote,
    Tamworth,
    Staffordshire
    B77 5BH
    Tel: 01827 281296

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    A couple more recommendations:

    Electrical work:

    Goodwins
    301 Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0BX
    Tel: 0121 778 6339

    Alignment:

    http://www.alineyourcar.co.uk/

    I wouldn't go anywhere else but here, the owner is a great bloke who will talk you through all the options. They do the alignment for the Driftworks cars.

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    Craig At Dyno-Torque(AKA CalSport) in Brum

    Unit 8
    Seeleys Rd
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B11 2LF
    01217530415

    (I think, these are google results - I could drive you there though )

    Craig at DT is a legend. Does a lot of V8 work, and is the man you go to if you want an LS in an RX7.

    The fabrication work he does is top notch - he's recently done some TIG welding for me at very good prices. Friendly, helpful bloke. Thoroughly recommended.

    Also,
    Pyramid Precision Engineering
    Unit 25
    Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate
    Lythalls Lane
    Coventry
    CV66FL
    024 7666 3447

    Old School one man band engineering company.
    The guy at Pyramid bored out the centres of some wheels for me for a good price, at a good turnaround. Top Stuff.

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    ^^^^^^and it just so happens that driftworks is next door! ha ha

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    Stereo Places (ICE)

    Hi all, DY5/ Cradley Heath based, & want a good contact for a bit of 'ICE' work? Not very demanding as it's probs. only a speaker & amp install, but looking for value & quality. No 'show winner' window shaker needed, just good clean sound.

    Ideas & suggestions please?

    Rob.

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    Suggestions?

    Suggestions anyone?

    Ta,

    R.

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    Thanks.

    Cheers Imdi, booked in with him this coming Thursday.

    Ta,

    Rob.

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    As per Imdi's reply to me asking for recommendations for Ice work in the West Midlands, I booked in with his Bro 'Lewis' at www.nvmotorsport.co.uk for a bit of very (to them Iím sure) basic speaker, mounts & wiring upgrade. Top bloke, knowledgeable, helpful, informed, & well priced. Has plenty of Nissan & general JDM experience with a good dollop of VAG group knowhow chucked in.

    Car ready for pick up early as well.

    Will be taking my car back to him v. soon to get my RLTC set up & running at last.

    Happy to add this Co. to our area sticky thread if a Mod can do it?

    Cheers,
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    N V Motorsport
    UNIT 1 MORNINGTON PARK
    MORNINGTON ROAD
    SMETHWICK
    BIRMINGHAM
    WEST MIDLANDS
    B66 2JE
    sales@nvmotorsport.com
    Office: +44 (0)844 556 3545
    Mobile: +44 (0)77 94 34 5483

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    Anyone know anyone in Brum where I can get my car serviced ? oil change etc ? ..I can do it myself but don't have much time at the moment. I don't really trust places like Kwik Fit as I've had to tell them before what to do



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    Only place I know and trust in Brum is Dyno-Torque in Tyseley They're probably very busy though, and it won't be pennies, but you will get top work done

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