Recommendations for Andy's Auto Barn?

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  1. rossyl

    rossyl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi All,

    I've seen a few recommendations for Tony Fowkes with pictures on the forum. I've also seen Andy's Auto Barn mentioned a few times, mainly by Howard and Nick Mercedes, but not seen any examples of his work.

    Would appreciate if anyone has used Andy's Auto Barn if they could recommend him/describe the work done. Any pics would be great.

    Cheers
    R
     
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    Andy painted and fitted the new bumper of my CLS55 ..

    excellent job. I was 99% happy.
     
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    Coming from Sean 99% is not bad at all.
     
  4. Howard

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    Andy sorted the rust and repainted the rear arches and bonnet of our little A class

    Very happy.
     
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    I got a quote from Andy and thought it was on the steep side so havnt done anything about it yet.

    How much did the bonnet and rear arches cost on your A class Howard if you dont mind me asking?
     
  6. Howard

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    The arches were pretty bad when we got it , and when he was doing it , discovered that the jacking points were bad too.

    All in , it was £600
     
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    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Thats much cheaper than the work he quoted for me...

    Maybe because mine was an insurance estimate??
     
  8. Howard

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    What did you want doing ?
     
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    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    I had someone go into the back of my SL last year - only the tiniest of marks but I didnt see why I should live with it.

    The £2k quote and catalogue of remedial work work put me off to the point of living with the mark on the bumper.
     
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    What was the 1%? :)
     
  11. Howard

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    As you say , probably because it was insurance.
     
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    marks on my porcelain leather driver's seat .. which rubbed off easily luckily
     
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    I have used Andy, nice chap and knows his onions.....
     
  14. BillyW124

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    i always trust members feedback on others work and i shall get into contact with both these chaps for quotes to do extensive work on my coupe.

    i got one from C&N customs....i didnt know if i should laugh or cry!
     
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    rossyl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks Guys
     
  16. clivemercedes

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    Just for the record has anyone used a company called Benzworx ?
    thinking of giving them a call for a qoute
     
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    sorry my pc repeated the post :eek:
     
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  18. Nasco12

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    Yes, Clive (banished from these parts) sorted out my rear arches and some bubbling on and around the sill. It didn't cost a lot and, so far, everything's been fine. He really knows his stuff and you will end up knowing a lot more about corrosion and it's prevention - whether you like it or not!
     
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  20. spanner

    spanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Andys Autobarn are excellent. Andy worked at the Mercedes bodyshop for 27 years before setting up on his own.
    Not the cheapest but you pay for what you get.
     

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