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#1 olds_kool_lews

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Me and a good friend started up a mini/classic car restoration service last year in the northampton area, were not full time employed in the role, we do it in our spare time (mon, wed, fri evenings and all day sunday) as we both have full time employment elsewhere, but looking at going into it full time when we can afford to pay ourselves a wage.

The work we do is top quality, we can offer any kind of job, from mot welding, a basic service to full ground up restorations and sand blasting!

We currently have in for restoration a splitscreen camper, a v12 jag e type, and several minis (some of the mini owners are members on here!) heres a few pics of the cars we have done, and to show the quality of what we do.

We started with this one, an F reg mini, total strip down and rebuild/respray

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In paint after repair (full length electric sunroof fitted also)

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It ended up like

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My old '73 mini 1000 in paint

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All built up

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I also fitted a new headlining for leaky on here, and also repairing/painting his long term project shell

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Also we have simon nash's clubby estate in for repair/paint and we also sand blasted the outside and engine bay to see what we had to deal with

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The decals we dont sand blast off, causes too much distortion so we remove these after and sand back to bare metal where needed.

A selection of other cars we have in for repair/paint

A left hook V12 jag e-type

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A splitty camper

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We also have several of our own minis Which once restored will be for sale when finished, we have x2 1275gts and a mk2 850 with only 14k miles on the clock :)

We only do this currently in our spare time, so generally takes a bit longer than your average bodyshop/garage, but the wait is worth it! Were fair on price too, so if you would like a quote, leave a reply or drop me a pm :)

We can also offer a collection & delivery service (costs extra, but good rates!)

Thanks for looking!


#2 TylerW53

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Jag looks good. Keep up the good work

#3 olds_kool_lews

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

The owner of the jag has 3 more for us to do! This ones ment to be quite rare, being 1 of 500 left hook V12s made, but then again, it might just be a tall tail lol

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

This is another mini freshly painted by us

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

Looks great
Don't take off more than you can chew as so many new startups do :(
Best of luck and how much for a respray? :D
Pm me :)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

We only take on new work once we got 1 out the door, and we always say we only do it part time, and generally people are fine with it, and if a car comes in for a respray, and thats all, they tend to jump the que so we get it out as quick as possible (my mate does the the prep and painting, while i do bodywork/fitting up)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

Good luck mate :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

Good luck man! I vouch for this guy! His work is amazing!

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Cheers leaky! Ur shell has been started on, hope to have yours and simons all welded up, prepped and painted within a day or so of each other!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Very interested in your work could u pm me please as I may have some work for you :)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:03 AM

Looking v smart. Do you have an accountant?

My significant other has her own practice. Oh and she is a Mini nut too ;)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

We have everything sorted mate :) but thanks for the offer!

Were not just open to northampton mini owners, we have cars/customers from all over the uk, due to our collection & delivery service (costs bit extra)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

Cheers leaky! Ur shell has been started on, hope to have yours and simons all welded up, prepped and painted within a day or so of each other!


Sweet! I better get this garage emptied out ready then!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

Would love to come down and have a chat with you guys. "Poppy" has paint issues with her roof that need sorting, only a quick paint, no rust.

Would it be possible to bring her over to you for your prognosis? There is no rush, as she is a pampered weekend toy :)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

Fantastic - as i am in Northampton as well :highfive:

Were abouts are you?

My Ruby is in good nick but i would like it resprayed soon so wondering how much etc

drop me a pm please

Thanks

Lenny

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