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Classic Car resto in Dublin / Kildare area

  • 06-09-2017 10:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4 Discodec


    Hi Boarders,

    New member here, looking for your recommendations for car restoration folk in Dublin / Kildare area. Porsche 928 needs a bit of love, but it really isn't a vehicle to work on in a driveway, so I'm hoping to leave it in to get it back to its original glory in exchange for some beer tokens. Needs a respray and some very light panel work.

    Dec


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    OOps just seen your beer token quip.

    I imagine you,ll get **** all work done on a porsche, for a few cans.

    Unless they're gold cans


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Discodec


    Yeah, that seems to be the general vibe, but they're not hard to work on in any way. Mechanicals are all good, it;s just impossible to work on something with 6 foot long doors in a semi detached driveway - lack of time and facilities, same ol story for many a classic, but I don't want this one to dissappear into a mossy grave. It doesn't need a porker specialist, just someone good with classics.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Seriously, you are gonna need something more than beer tokens to get some level of resto done.

    Its not fair to expect someone to supply all their facilities, tools, knowledge ins for a couple of beers.

    You are going to have to cough up denaries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Discodec


    There seems to be some confusion entering the discussion here. I'm not looking for anyone to do work for free or loose change, I used the term beer tokens as a light hearted term for payment - I know the bill will be a few grand and I'm willing to pay for the work. I wasn't aware that beer tokens were a real currency that were associated with budget requests.

    I am looking for recommendations based on other users experience as I don't want to leave my vehicle with someone I don't know with absolutely no knowledge of their pedigree. Also - even though it's a Porsche, it is just a classic car, the same as a Ford, Mini, MG etc. Because it's a Porsche doesn't mean the actual labour involved should warrant additional $$$ - OK the parts are more expensive, but I already know and accept that.

    I can do this work myself, but I don't have a lift and I have a wall on one side, so simple tasks like doing fuel lines or even brakes involve working on one side of the vehicle before reassembling everything just to swap it around to work on the other side, I don't have the time and I was hoping that someone somewhere would be able chime in with some helpful advice.

    I know there's dozens of small operators that are only known in secret circles - that don't have websites or appear on search engines that do fantastic work - that's the kind of info I was hoping to find.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    A buddy has just had a stunning respray done on an old Merc, a garage in Stonybatter. I'll get the details if you're interested.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭ jippo nolan


    Discodec wrote: »
    There seems to be some confusion entering the discussion here. I'm not looking for anyone to do work for free or loose change, I used the term beer tokens as a light hearted term for payment - I know the bill will be a few grand and I'm willing to pay for the work. I wasn't aware that beer tokens were a real currency that were associated with budget requests.

    I am looking for recommendations based on other users experience as I don't want to leave my vehicle with someone I don't know with absolutely no knowledge of their pedigree. Also - even though it's a Porsche, it is just a classic car, the same as a Ford, Mini, MG etc. Because it's a Porsche doesn't mean the actual labour involved should warrant additional $$$ - OK the parts are more expensive, but I already know and accept that.

    I can do this work myself, but I don't have a lift and I have a wall on one side, so simple tasks like doing fuel lines or even brakes involve working on one side of the vehicle before reassembling everything just to swap it around to work on the other side, I don't have the time and I was hoping that someone somewhere would be able chime in with some helpful advice.

    I know there's dozens of small operators that are only known in secret circles - that don't have websites or appear on search engines that do fantastic work - that's the kind of info I was hoping to find.

    Stone Motorsport based in monastevin come highly recommended.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Discodec wrote: »
    There seems to be some confusion entering the discussion here. I'm not looking for anyone to do work for free or loose change, I used the term beer tokens as a light hearted term for payment - I know the bill will be a few grand and I'm willing to pay for the work. I wasn't aware that beer tokens were a real currency that were associated with budget requests.

    I am looking for recommendations based on other users experience as I don't want to leave my vehicle with someone I don't know with absolutely no knowledge of their pedigree. Also - even though it's a Porsche, it is just a classic car, the same as a Ford, Mini, MG etc. Because it's a Porsche doesn't mean the actual labour involved should warrant additional $$$ - OK the parts are more expensive, but I already know and accept that.

    I can do this work myself, but I don't have a lift and I have a wall on one side, so simple tasks like doing fuel lines or even brakes involve working on one side of the vehicle before reassembling everything just to swap it around to work on the other side, I don't have the time and I was hoping that someone somewhere would be able chime in with some helpful advice.

    I know there's dozens of small operators that are only known in secret circles - that don't have websites or appear on search engines that do fantastic work - that's the kind of info I was hoping to find.

    Sorry for the confusion. I took the term in a literal sense, coming from a forum that uses that, and means that.:)

    Jon White VW spares in Castledermot


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ mk1esc


    kadman wrote: »
    Sorry for the confusion. I took the term in a literal sense, coming from a forum that uses that, and means that.:)

    Jon White VW spares in Castledermot

    you will not be disappointed with this guys work, his attention to detail is next to none, he is a bit more expensive than other guys, but you pay for what you get...he is also a porsche lover from what ive seen....nice guy to deal with and no bs with him...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Discodec


    Thanks guys. I actually know of Jon, oddly never thought of him. I'll do some phoning.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,897 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Any more info on your 928? And pics? :)

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    mk1esc wrote: »
    you will not be disappointed with this guys work, his attention to detail is next to none, he is a bit more expensive than other guys, but you pay for what you get...he is also a porsche lover from what ive seen....nice guy to deal with and no bs with him...


    Think you meant second to none there:)

    Jon would have a great laugh over that typo:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ Tommyboy40


    Ben at Lichtenberg classics is your man

    http://lichtenberg-classics.ie/wp/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    sorry was it mechanical or bodywork you wanted done or a bit of both. as you mention if bodywork, and not rust, its the same as painting any other car.

    If mechanical they are simple but parts can be expensive !


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