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Old 01-27-2021, 10:48 PM
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Yep, hope your dads car is running well.
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Old 01-28-2021, 09:47 AM
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Yep, hope your dads car is running well.
Currently it's up on the lift waiting for me to replace the leaking fuel pump I had rebuilt
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A friend just had his 993 fixed and painted at Euro Pros. Were going to pick it up tomorrow, so well see on quality, but agree on delays and communication aspect. He was quoted 2-3 months and its been 6 and it was hard at times to figure out what the hold up was.
I doubt there would be an issue on the quality. They have all the right equipment, along with the experience and training to know how to use it and get it right.

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Yeah, I have a handful of close friends who've experienced the same. They seem to be thorough, but not terribly well managed.
I think the issue here is that Euro Pro's is a collision shop that also does/has the experience, proper equipment, and knowledge to provide restoration on older Porsche models. However, that's not the primary business, they're a collision shop with insurance work, which means they're kinda bound to get those cars in & out fist in the shortest amount of time.. and that's where the focus is.. in other words, that's what keeps the lights on. They are also "the" bodyshop for several dealerships that don't have they're own and are not interested in the related cost and hassle of doing so.

Euro Pros is also "Porsche Certified" which means they perform repair (primarily structural)on later model Porsche cars which other bodyshops, and some dealerships, are not allowed to do by Porsche. Based on the lack of that "certification," Porsche will not even sell the others the parts to make the repair. Then there are the specialty cars - read factory cup car.. Euro-Pros has repaired most of the damaged cup-cars this side of the Mississippi

On the other hand, the other shops mentioned (Karosserie & Schebish) are primarily restoration shops that can do collision, and are quite capable of both.. I've known Louie and the Schebish guys for years.. good people, excellent work.

Sorry to be so wordy, but it seems really easy toss around complaints based on "well I've heard" etc.. without nothing the full Monty.

So, "I'm just say'n.."
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:40 AM
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I doubt there would be an issue on the quality. They have all the right equipment, along with the experience and training to know how to use it and get it right.



I think the issue here is that Euro Pro's is a collision shop that also does/has the experience, proper equipment, and knowledge to provide restoration on older Porsche models. However, that's not the primary business, they're a collision shop with insurance work, which means they're kinda bound to get those cars in & out fist in the shortest amount of time.. and that's where the focus is.. in other words, that's what keeps the lights on. They are also "the" bodyshop for several dealerships that don't have they're own and are not interested in the related cost and hassle of doing so.

Euro Pros is also "Porsche Certified" which means they perform repair (primarily structural)on later model Porsche cars which other bodyshops, and some dealerships, are not allowed to do by Porsche. Based on the lack of that "certification," Porsche will not even sell the others the parts to make the repair. Then there are the specialty cars - read factory cup car.. Euro-Pros has repaired most of the damaged cup-cars this side of the Mississippi

On the other hand, the other shops mentioned (Karosserie & Schebish) are primarily restoration shops that can do collision, and are quite capable of both.. I've known Louie and the Schebish guys for years.. good people, excellent work.

Sorry to be so wordy, but it seems really easy toss around complaints based on "well I've heard" etc.. without nothing the full Monty.

So, "I'm just say'n.."
All fair points, but none of which really change which end of the scheduling totem pole I'd find myself on if I went with them
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I doubt there would be an issue on the quality. They have all the right equipment, along with the experience and training to know how to use it and get it right.
Yes, saw the car and it looks great. It was a deer strike repair, and then some upgrades were done since it was being repaired anyway, and it looks mint. So no complaints about the work from Euro Pros .

Thanks for the other insight. Im still debating converting my car to a widebody using factory parts, and it sounds like I should go with them and just expect to not see my car for a year. Which makes me not want to do it because I cant go without driving this car for a year.
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