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Progressive

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1,175 posts

74 months

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Tuesday 2nd February 2010 quote quote all
Can anyone recommend a good bodyshop in the Teesside area?

I need 3 panels sprayed. Obviously after a good finish as the car is my P&J but don't want to pay over the odds.

Thanks,

160steve

586 posts

77 months

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Progressive said:
Can anyone recommend a good bodyshop in the Teesside area?

I need 3 panels sprayed. Obviously after a good finish as the car is my P&J but don't want to pay over the odds.

Thanks,
I know a great bloke in Catterick if thats close enough?

Hemingway

529 posts

99 months

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Tuesday 2nd February 2010 quote quote all
Pride & Joy Classics in Middlesbrough - I have used them in the past.

ttcool

296 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 2nd February 2010 quote quote all
Progressive said:
Can anyone recommend a good bodyshop in the Teesside area?

I need 3 panels sprayed. Obviously after a good finish as the car is my P&J but don't want to pay over the odds.

Thanks,
The best place I know is in Middlesbrough. It's called PRIDE & JOY CLASSICS. His name is Terry McKenna and has been in business for a long time; worth a visit.

1, Greta Street
Middlesbrough
TS1 5QS

Tel: 01642-244133

Tell Terry Joe with the Audi TT sent you. Hope that helps.

Joe

Edited by ttcool on Tuesday 2nd February 13:53

1275GT

158 posts

85 months

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Spraytech in Darlo did a very good job on mine.

I can highly recommend!
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WhitbyBodyMan

38 posts

59 months

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Tuesday 9th February 2010 quote quote all
Hi there,
I own a Bodyshop in Whitby, We are ATA approved and boast BMW trained tecnicians, We would happily give you a quote for your car or any help or information you need just let me know

Progressive

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1,175 posts

74 months

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Tuesday 9th February 2010 quote quote all
Can you give mean online diagnosis? lol. 3 series coupe in metallic grey. Keying from the front wheel arch to the rear wheel arch. 3 different affected panels. Wing, door and rear quarter.

Ballpark figure of course.

Thanks,

WhitbyBodyMan

38 posts

59 months

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Wednesday 10th February 2010 quote quote all
Well it depends on a few factors realy, how deep the scratches are, if it needs re-priming and what needs to be stripped, We dont mask any thing, full strip down off all affected panels to avoid laquer peeling at a leter date. Ball point figure on an average car just for the three panel app. £350 or around that mark. Bear in mind tho depending on where the scratch starts and finishes u may have to blend adjacent panel for colour match as different colours can be awkward to match. We have a full paint sceme and spray booth on site so we can accomodate any paint job (pearls etc)

Chris

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
BUMP
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It is time my Triggers Broom MX5 had some winter TLC.

4 wings, inner / outer sills, full respray.
Then that' it - for its life........

Anyway I swung by the various lockups and what not near Greta Street, and could not see PRIDE & JOY CLASSICS.

Is it still there? A couple of others operating around there, but just peeking inside their doors made me shudder and roll on.

Anywhere else to recommend in the region?
I am in Yarm, work Middlesbrough -

Who would you trust to spend enough time and effort in your car (speed of turnaround is not a strict requirement)

Tibs

481 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
After my nightmare in speaking to bodyshops in the area last year, I have to say that they nearly all suffer from the same problem.

That is, bad attitude. If your car isn't a £30k BMW or similar, or if you actually give a toss about quality of the work, then you struggle in our neck of the woods.

Everyone seems to just want to do 'quick-in-quick-out' jobs, or insurance blow overs. The days of the real craftsmen, talented bodywork guys and those with a passion for the actual cars and metal are long gone in the main.

Shame.

I will add that after weeks of speaking to people, Autospray of Darlington were the only ones without having to drive much further, that came across as having a decent attitude. Showing quality work on other cars at point of estimate, a decent knowledge of cars along with a 'passion'.

I have heard good things about a few other places, but they are more of a drive away, and I didn't get round to travelling out to them at the time.

Would be very interested to hear how you get on with the MX5.




Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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I get the similar impression. Everyone wants to look up bits on a Computer. Price it on a computer. Spray it, bake it, invoice it. There is no more 'welding' in body work.

I *know* it is not a Aston / 'collector' etc - I just want someone to do a proper job. No rush for it, but sort it.

Tibs said:
Would be very interested to hear how you get on with the MX5.
Because 4 years ago I though I had someone (from Stokesley) do what I thought was the first line to my post.
I said take your time, do me a nice job.
I picked the car up. The Plastic rear screen was split after they had lowered the roof without unzipping it.
The rust is bubbling through now.
It cost me £2k - no laughing at the back !!!

I want the car sorting so I can keep it for a very long time - maybe even SORN it to make space for another.

Is this Pride and Joy ????
http://goo.gl/maps/qcCfP
Where ? Not many of those places would I leave an old pair of boots to be honest.

Or maybe I am a prissy fanny hehe

duff-man

503 posts

91 months

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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duff-man said:
thumbup

looks a little more inviting !

Chrisw666

22,654 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Let us know how you get on, if I can find someone to cut out and weld in new arches on the back of the Puma I'd be happy to throw a few £ at the suspension and keep it for a few years.

I'm loathe to spend any cash on it that isn't needed unless I can stop it rotting.

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Chrisw666 said:
unless I can stop it rotting.
+1 !

might pop over at lunch.

Tibs

481 posts

86 months

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Known of Pride & Joy for years, they used to be a customer of mine, and their work was always very good.

Hadn't dealt with them for a while, nor seen any work, when I called in for an estimate.

To be honest, I was less than impressed with the workshop, but can see past a bit of mess if the work is right. The main problem I found was the attitude. "Why are you bothering spending money on this old thing?, it's not worth it, is it?".

Poor. Very poor attitude. Whether its a £50 nail or a £1m Veyron, its the customers car and it means something to them. The customer is always right? Obviously not. They don't need, or want, the work. They (and plenty like them) are busy enough, with much simpler work. All unbolt/replace panels, quick turnaround, 'smart repairs' and little scratches removed. Often for traders, rather than public. Those that do prefer public, prefer insurance work, as its easy money, and more can be invoiced through.

Please let us know how you get on with any visits etc, as it seems there's quite a few of us looking for the Holy Grail.....

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Funny enough.

just got back.......
Kind of hit the nail on the head with the "the cost would be more than the car", but I knew that anyway - I never doubted it silly
However, he understood where I was coming from , and said they could or would do as I was hoping.

Seemed canny enough and I suggested easy access to 2 new Fr Wings, two rears, inner and out sills via MX5 Parts - and we guesstimate a cost of 2 grand to do the work.
I recall a detailer in the area (who's brother is on here IIRC with Porker) said he only trust P&J with his Cosworth.

Left 'happy enough' and the proof would be in the pudding - they had a Jag up in one corner looking to have a similar Wing/Sill issue. A new car having a polish of a ding etc.

The 'dilemma' I have is now what to do WRT the fleet.

I want to keep / preserve the MX5. It is worth feck all in the condition it is in, and could fail an MOT.
I just KNOW I would regret getting rid of the MX5 in years to come when I would want it to be an heirloom (I have had it since 1998!) and I have a Pork shaped 911 itch to scratch and need.

I could do with having the MX5 SORN'd and parked up somewhere (any barn storage known around Yarm?) - get the Pork, and have the MX5 done up in due course.


fecking cars eh hehe


ShampooEfficient

3,217 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Paddy_N_Murphy said:
I could do with having the MX5 SORN'd and parked up somewhere (any barn storage known around Yarm?) - get the Pork, and have the MX5 done up in due course.
How long are you thinking of storing it for?

Also, my Omega is going to need some tidying before long, once I get winter out of the way. Might pop my P&J sometime and see what they say.

The ex-RMB place on Low Lane has an excellent bodyshop, first class work - but I can't comment on price since it was done through insurance.

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,163 posts

69 months

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ShampooEfficient said:
How long are you thinking of storing it for?

scratchchin


How long til a MK1 MX5 is a thing of rare beauty ?
Or till I get bored with Pork
Or till I need to scale down and be realistic.


Which comes first?
It could be a long while.

Tibs

481 posts

86 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Yesterday, I called in at Century Auto Refinishers in Middlesbrough for a chat after having them mentioned to me.

http://www.centuryautorefinishers.co.uk/

Very impressed by the attitude first of all, and the work being carried out looked good too.

Invited into the workshop to look around and to view some of the work being done at the moment (Can't tell you the last bodyshop that invited me in or showed me their work....and I've visited dozens of late).

Price was reasonable for the work I want doing, left feeling pretty good, which is a very pleasing thing after the disappointments of the past year or so.

Finances being what they are, work will not be getting done for a while yet, but they are certainly at the top of the list for the job.

Anyone used them on here?
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