Bristol area and around; body work resto or garage recommends?

Discussion in 'VW Services' started by BeulahThe78Bay, May 16, 2021.

  1. Hey guys, think its time to bite the bullet and book the van in for some work. Shes in a good position, engine running well etc but some of the body work has a question mark next to it, namely the classic areas of gutters, a small nasty spot adjacent the window seal and a small spot at the passenger side wheel arch (see pics).

    The issue is that the paint job is still in really good nick and I'm keen to try and salvage that for as long as possible, van doesn't need a full back to metal resto (I think), but the work (particularly the gutters) is beyond my skill so hence looking for a garage or bodywork restorer that anyone could recommend? Looking for a couple of garages in my region (happy to travel for a good garage etc) that I could visit, discuss and look for a quote etc. Likely is back to metal in these areas and possibly a weld or two (not certain whats salvageable etc) and a probable re seal underneath?

    Any recommends guys, to be honest happy to travel anywhere South or Midlands for the right garage?

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  2. Baysearcher

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    I’m in Bristol. The only garage allowed near mine (bodywork / paint wise) is Peel’s Motorkraft on Crews Hole Road.
     
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  3. Is he painting only ? (having looked at his website)
     
  4. Baysearcher

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    Nope, their welding and bodywork is top notch too.
    They do anything from accident repair to full blown restos and custom builds.
    Have a chat with Martin who owns the place. He’s a top bloke.
     
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  5. Thanks baysearcher, will drop him a line today!
     
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  6. Thanks also. I'm now based near Caldicot but I lived in Bristol for 20 years and it is just down the road. I'm looking for someone to do a few bits and bobs for me.

    Out of interest, do you recommend any mechanics in the area?
     
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  7. Baysearcher

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    Yep, flat Martin at Bristol Cherished Cars, in Whitchurch. He’s good as gold, and crazy cheap!
     
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  8. I second this. I had someone take a chunk out of our front bumper and they did a great job on ours!
    CJ motors for us!
     
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  9. Thanks both for your suggestions.. I haven't had the need for one yet, but it is nice to know for when..
     
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