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993Type
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Windscreen Scuttle Repair Reply with quote

Hi,

I’m based in the North but looking nationally for a body shop expert to fix rust in the above and also address 2X broken check straps. I will probably use a windscreen expert to remove / refit the screen.

Any recommendations for recent work please?

I’ve received a great one from the trade for a firm in Oxfordshire and I’m leaning in that direction. Work required November this year.

Always keen to check on latest experiences though.

Many thanks.
 



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in the North are you?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Leeds based but will travel nationally,
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To do that effectively you will likely require that wing to be taken off, so you can see how far down the A pillar the rust has traveled, you may be lucky with just the removal of the rubber trim, but often that does not expose the full extent of the rust, so worth having some contingency in your budget...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some major surgery done at Ninemeister a few years ago. Big bill but excellent work. If they still use the old place for bodywork it's easy walking distance to Warrington train station. Unfortunately the 3 guys that did most of the work have left.
Revolution Porsche at Brighouse have a good reputation but I have no experience of their work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Scuttle repair Reply with quote

That's some serious bubbling! I think that will require metal surgery. There a few good bodyshops around Newcastle. If you search for Ghengis's 964 thread it required some new metal.
 



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninemeister - Warrington
Heritage Classics of Teesside - Middlesbrough

Both very knowledgeable and proficient with air cooled 911 bodywork repairs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies,

I’m budgeting for lots of metal work and possibly both wings off as both check straps require attention.

Do any forum members have recent experience of any Southern specialists as ideally I’ll use a London based glass expert to remove and refit the screen to ensure it’s been done correctly.

Do any body shops offer warranty on this type of work?

Would you discount the OPC network for example other than on cost grounds?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I had mine done at Ninemeister 2 years ago, but it was nothing like as bad as yours!
Also, mine was done as part of a full glass-out bare-metal respray.
As others have said - big money, but absolute top notch workmanship Thumb
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Tycho
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speak to Mark at MW Bodyworks, Elvington just south of York, lots of experience with 993 & scuttles with a good reputation. I am hoping to get to see him soon for some work.
Nice & close to Leeds and I believe he uses a windscreen man who knows 993s
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: scuttle Reply with quote

Glassman has contacts around the country who he will recommend to fit windscreens. He did this for me and the guy was top notch so don't feel you have to go South to get a good job.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tycho wrote:
Speak to Mark at MW Bodyworks, Elvington just south of York, lots of experience with 993 & scuttles with a good reputation. I am hoping to get to see him soon for some work.
Nice & close to Leeds and I believe he uses a windscreen man who knows 993s


Hello Tycho,
Yes good one, I’ve spoken to Mark before.
The catch 22 is trying to save the screen and the £1K replacement cost.
Also to ensure that it’s refit doesn’t generate the usual issues.
I’ll think it through as I’ve left it too long already.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
I had some major surgery done at Ninemeister a few years ago. Big bill but excellent work. If they still use the old place for bodywork it's easy walking distance to Warrington train station. Unfortunately the 3 guys that did most of the work have left.
Revolution Porsche at Brighouse have a good reputation but I have no experience of their work.


Thanks for this, revolution have been mentioned also by others at a local show, I’ll also check them out.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

993Type wrote:

The catch 22 is trying to save the screen and the £1K replacement cost.
Also to ensure that it’s refit doesn’t generate the usual issues.
I’ll think it through as I’ve left it too long already.


I thought a new screen was only about £75 on the insurance Whistling

.....i'm sure mine was Bandit
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark is away this week, back on Monday. I understand that he has done many 993 scuttles and knows all the relevant issues.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Road and Race Restorations Little Hulton, Manchester.
Spesk to Tom Bradshaw or Dave Yeomans.
The only Porsche-approved bodyshop in the North West.
Excellent work and not as expensive as you might think.

Also consider Chartwell near Derby or Shorade in Cannock (Staffs) - both Porsche-approved.
Get it done right first time. I know of people where this nearly always turns into a bigger job than it appears. A cheap estimaye can easily end up in Porsche-approved bodyshop territory.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Road and Race Restorations Little Hulton, Manchester.
Speak to Tom Bradshaw or Dave Yeoman.
The only Porsche-approved bodyshop in the North West.
Excellent work and not as expensive as you might think.

Also consider Chartwell near Derby or Shorade in Cannock (Staffs) - both Porsche-approved.

Get it done right first time. I know of people where this nearly always turns into a bigger job than it appears. A cheap estimate can easily end up in Porsche-approved bodyshop territory once its dismantled and the repairs are underway.
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