Restoration abroad

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Karllemar, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Karllemar

    Karllemar New Member

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    Hi All, I have been trying to start restoring my car, and thanks to other forum members providing names of body shops which I have been enquiring. I was wondering if any one has been trying to, or already have restored their cars abroad ie Poland etc? Some of the quotes I have been getting are astronomical to say the least, making the restoration near impossible. I am under no illusion that restoring these cars cost a lot, but looking at a cost effective way of restoring the car.

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    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Karllemar

    Karllemar New Member

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    Thanks Flyinspanner! I do recall seeing the program a while back, but it was over 10 years ago, I was wondering if some one had a recent experience of restoring abroad, and if it is cost effective?
     
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    Marku Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Know someone who had their car completely rebuilt in Poland. Stripped right down to the shell parts replaced etc. Looks a really great job took time obviously but said it was much cheaper. Certainly looks a first rate finish.
     
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    Karllemar

    Karllemar New Member

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    thanks Marku, was hoping for some one with first hand experience, or a member of the forum going through the experience. Appreciate the reply though.
     
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    Marku Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Karllemar

    Karllemar New Member

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    Hi Marku, I really appreciate the link! Great source of information.

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