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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:20 pm 
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Hi all,

I'll be very soon looking to get my project car's bodywork done.

I need to find someone who isn't afraid of doing PROPER rust repairs,some body modification (as in guard enlargement,door opening spot welding,and floor re-inforcement),and can apply a custom two-tone paint scheme well.
experience with fibreglass is also a must.

I'm not looking for the cheapest guy in town,just someone who will do the job the way I ask for it,to the standard I ask for,and I'm willing to pay appropriately. I want this car done right,the first time.

if anyone can recommend me someone to approach for the above,it'd be appreciated.
doesn't have to be in Sydney,although that's preferred.


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G & S body Works, 81 Larra St. Yennor NSW 2161

Cant go wrong there, i had my S15 resprayed there inside out plus some custom work on my front bar

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the guy loves his job, so you'll have no problem getting competitive quote and quality job, make sure you ask for Sam and tell him john send you, he'll look after ya, i think there is two owners there, Sam and Guss, 02 9681 2686

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Blue_Sil wrote:
G & S body Works, 81 Larra St. Yennor NSW 2161

Cant go wrong there, i had my S15 resprayed there inside out plus some custom work on my front bar

the guy loves his job, so you'll have no problem getting competitive quote and quality job, make sure you ask for Sam and tell him john send you, he'll look after ya, i think there is two owners there, Sam and Guss, 02 9681 2686

good luck.


If you don't mind - could you give us a brief on what was done and how much it cost??
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:55 pm 
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I thought I already replied to this with Bonnyrigg Smash? Meh

They are good. Did a lot of the work on my dad's '29 Buick and as you can imagine, that's mostly very custom work :o

Car is immaculate

So I recommend them (Unless you've found someone already)

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you did,on the other forum I was banned from for saying how I feel about a local importer,so I don't have those details anymore.

thanks all for the suggestions so far. will follow them up soon when I get a chance to get the car onto a trailer and take it around.


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nice job on s15 mate :wink:


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i know a good custom panel beater.

pm me if interested.


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These guys are the best..
http://www.custombodyworks.com.au/
they painted my rx3 and do alot of top level cars including this ferrari
http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q127 ... G_3291.jpg

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q127 ... G_3292.jpg

http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q127 ... G_3300.jpg


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buzzme,your link doesn't work.

please bear in mind I'm after people who can do proper fibreglass and STEEL bodywork mods,not just resprays in hektik colours.

pretty much anywhere can throw five coats of candy blue over the whole car.
I need someone who can fabricate and weld up flared guards without buckling the quarter panels,can replace a rusted out wheel arch/sill edge from scratch,can properly fit and finish fibreglass panels,and can paint an
accurate two tone paint scheme from photos.

I'll most likely end up doing most of the steel welding and rust repairs myself,but there will still be a lot of fiddly fitting and straightening work.

my car is an old 80's model that's not even remotely straight in the panels,has a bit of rust,and is getting altered in a major way. this isn't a rub back,high-fill,and paint on kind of job.

If you KNOW someone who can do all of the above,please let me know.


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fergo308 wrote:
buzzme,your link doesn't work.

please bear in mind I'm after people who can do proper fibreglass and STEEL bodywork mods,not just resprays in hektik colours.

pretty much anywhere can throw five coats of candy blue over the whole car.
I need someone who can fabricate and weld up flared guards without buckling the quarter panels,can replace a rusted out wheel arch/sill edge from scratch,can properly fit and finish fibreglass panels,and can paint an
accurate two tone paint scheme from photos.

I'll most likely end up doing most of the steel welding and rust repairs myself,but there will still be a lot of fiddly fitting and straightening work.

my car is an old 80's model that's not even remotely straight in the panels,has a bit of rust,and is getting altered in a major way. this isn't a rub back,high-fill,and paint on kind of job.

If you KNOW someone who can do all of the above,please let me know.


Justin...

Custom body works did alot of panel work on my rx3 and not just a candy colour infact i got a standard colour spray(subaru deep forest green)
he weleded all the holes in my engine bay,cut and welded new panels in for the rusted parts,did alot of exstensive body work and thats what makes them number one..so i tried to help you out and your sarcasm doesnt help i was just trying to show you examples of how good their panel work and spray jobs are...not everyone can spray well either..
some have to cut and polish and buff to get all their bodgy runs out...


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there wasn't any sarcasm there mate. I appreciate any leads people can give me for finding someone suitable for the job.

most show cars are not as custom as their owners like to think. the fact is that many start out with a perfect late-model body,and just add-off the shelf bits,then spray the lot in a different colour. that's not exactly custom,and far from what I need.

you didn't give me links to any photos of your rotary,and the link to their website timed out. I had a look at the ferarri pics,and it looked pretty std to me,wheels and flashy paint aside. there wasn't any custom work done to it's body. at least nothing along the lines of what I'm looking for.]
if you have any other pics you'd care to post,I'd be interested in seeing them.


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fergo308 wrote:
there wasn't any sarcasm there mate. I appreciate any leads people can give me for finding someone suitable for the job.

most show cars are not as custom as their owners like to think. the fact is that many start out with a perfect late-model body,and just add-off the shelf bits,then spray the lot in a different colour. that's not exactly custom,and far from what I need.

you didn't give me links to any photos of your rotary,and the link to their website timed out. I had a look at the ferarri pics,and it looked pretty std to me,wheels and flashy paint aside. there wasn't any custom work done to it's body. at least nothing along the lines of what I'm looking for.]
if you have any other pics you'd care to post,I'd be interested in seeing them.


Justin...

i only got these pics of my rx3 on the computer and mind you this paint job at time of photo's is 6 years old...and hasn't shown any signs of bad work..as for body work,as i said they did exstensive cutting,weling and painting and i was quite happy with the job but each to their own,i wish i still had the photos of the stages of body work and precision taken...it was thoroughly documented to ensure the job was done right,mind you alot of trades people dont like you coming in all the time but it's your car and your money right?if i were you i'd go visit him and see what he can offer.at the end of the day it doesn't bother me who you go to but you as i don't get anything out of it apart from when i am looking at the pics of your finished project car( i like seeing build ups turn into masterpieces)..you asked the forum for opinions and i gave you mine.
without any further adue heres pictures of my old rx3
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try their site again it works when i click the link :-?
www.custombodyworks.com.au

heres a mx5 that rolled out of their shop
http://www.carsales.com.au/used-cars/pr ... Make=MAZDA
and a rx7...

http://www.carsales.com.au/used-cars/pr ... e+matchany
custom body works does and did alot of the pac cars like GEEUPS R100
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Danny is the guy you want to see at custom body works and their contact CUSTOM BODYWORKS
Unit 27, 94 Bryant St, Padstow NSW 2211, Australia
Ph: (02) 9773 4339 Fax: (02) 9773 1429



another guy that seems to do great work is Drago ostric the guy who built that green gemini wagon that won summernats if i remember correctly he owned a smash repairs called sefton smash repairs..maybe worth pay him a visit too?
89-91 CARLINGFORD STREET, SEFTON, 2165
Specialising in: Custom painting & bodywork
Phone: 02 9644 7559


and lastly maybe visit Paul bennet i know he played a major role in the build up of HNDBLT(peter jacksons) austin a30 featured in fast fours..

one more you can visit is 2freakuout customs.. they did PLEEZN RX7 and also WLDRX2 which especially with these older top dollar cars they need alot of body work to get them straight and perfect to make the paintwork show off well..

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http://www.2freakuout.com.au/index2.html
2-3/12 arnott place wetherill park nsw 2164
(02) 9604 2470


if you are not satisfied with my personal experience(i personally reccomend custom bodyworks and sefton smash as i have seen their work and experienced it through custom bodyworks,none the less if your not satisfied with any of the ones i have posted)
check out the reccomendations from House of kolor on the hok website.
http://www.houseofkolor.com.au/automotivepainters.php
custom bodyworks and sefton smash are on there for the record....
hope that helps buddy..i know how hard it is to find a good painter that you can trust,kind of like when you find a good place to get your hair cut you never leave and well you get the drift.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:21 pm 
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steve at mischief motorsports.

Specialises in metal body work fabrication (metal wide bodies and parts etc)
Specialises in fiber glass body kits (does his own moulding and builds his kits from scratch)
His an awesome painter has done repairs to a few of my cars Including the XR6 ute and the GTR.

His currently completing a chop top metal wide bodied soarer. Check him out Justin his work is top shelf and not overly expensive.

0401 753 057

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another guy to consider and just finished a guys car on the ausrotary forum is
Gary at PANELCORP
Panelcorp (blacktown) Autobody Repair Centre
46 Tattersall Rd, Blacktown, NSW 2148

Phone: (02) 9621 4270
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Looks like every panel got some sort of repair - she has been blocked once to get rid of the ripples and was then undercoated i would assume


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