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Decent bodyshop/restorer in Glasgow area

Can anyone recommend a good bodyshop/restorer in the Glasgow area?

My Lancia is in need of TLC as a small rust patch has developed on the bottom of the drivers door which is spoling the otherwise damn fine body (rust, on a Beta Coupe, who'd have thought!)
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There's a guy behind the B&Q in Motherwell, that's reputed to be very good, and reasonably priced. Don't know the name though.
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McLarens here in Kirkintilloch are excellent. Take it yours is the white Beta coupe I saw both at Hopetoun and up at Chicks. It's a beauty
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Yep, Mclarens are good. Got a nasty scrape on rear wing of my 159 sorted by them last year. Good price & excellent work & I'm a fussy so & so
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McLarens here in Kirkintilloch are excellent. Take it yours is the white Beta coupe I saw both at Hopetoun and up at Chicks. It's a beauty
No, mine's red (check out the gallery for a picture). I didn't make it to Hopetoun but it was at Craigtoun if you made it along there (parked next to the Alitalia Stratos, which got all the attention!)
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Any more recommendations for a garage slightly more central? Someone has knocked into my GT, damage looks fairly minor but I have a feeling the insurance companies chosen garage is going to town seeing as the insurance company is paying. I have a £400 excess and if possible want to avoid making a claim...
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Any more recommendations for a garage slightly more central? Someone has knocked into my GT, damage looks fairly minor but I have a feeling the insurance companies chosen garage is going to town seeing as the insurance company is paying. I have a £400 excess and if possible want to avoid making a claim...
There's a guy in Motherwell seems to be building up a good reputation. If you're intrested let me know and I'll try and get his details for you.
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I've just had my bumber scrape done superbly by A. C. Taylor Coachworks (Linn Park Industrial Estate, nr. Castlemilk) and would recommend them

They were around £150 cheaper than Western's own centre and took care as they do a lot of prestige cars such as Porsche/Ferrari etc. They paint-match on site and turned around in a day. Seemed a very professional service - even giving me a lift to work after I dropped the car off with them!

The estimator I dealt with is a guy called Chris Stoddard (0141 634 8910) who was excellent. I told him there may be others from AO who may need work done in future and he said he'd be delighted to help

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Any more recommendations for a garage slightly more central? Someone has knocked into my GT, damage looks fairly minor but I have a feeling the insurance companies chosen garage is going to town seeing as the insurance company is paying. I have a £400 excess and if possible want to avoid making a claim...
Where are you Des?? AS I said above, McLarens in Kirkintilloch are very well recommended. There is also a wee place in Lennoxtown that does 'cash' jobs did a wonderful job on my mums 09 plate Micra when she scored the bumper down the roughcast. £150
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Hi, I've used Bennetts (Scotland) Ltd in Ayr quite a few times now and their work is excellent. Not the cheapest but their workmanship and paint matching is first class. Had quite a bit of damage on my old 147 after last winters snow and ice but didnt want to bust my no claims or pay the excess so paid for it myself, and the car looked like new after. Think they've got a branch in Glasgow somewhere.
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Thanks all for the suggestions. For convenience I've lined up 'A1 Car Body Repairs' on Lancefield Sreet to do the work, primarily for convenience as they're close to my work and they'll also cover some of my insurance excess. It's taking my insurance company a while to approve the work but I'll report back in due course.
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How much damage is there, and what caused it? Nothing hurts like sitting alongside a big glass building, (like every one in bothwell street!) seeing your reflection when the cars looking a bit rough!
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Jim Frame in Milngavie are excellent.

Very fast service and great results.

My old boy takes his 40 year old e-type and Merc SL 65 there and is always pleased with their results.

Seen lots of specialist suff getting done in there including a Lambo Countach.

Think they are listed as K.J. Frame.
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