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Old 01-22-2021, 09:14 AM
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Hello All -

I'm looking for a quality shop to take my father's 72T in for some rust repair & repaint as needed. I've seen a number of recommendations for Euro Pros but also have a few friends who've used them with mixed results (in terms of delays and lack of communication). Any other shops the group would recommend?

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Old 01-22-2021, 09:27 AM
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What level are you looking for? Amelia island or good/done well ?
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:49 AM
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What level are you looking for? Amelia island or good/done well ?
The car is an honest driver in original condition. I'd like repairs befitting the current condition (e.g., looks original, not concours).
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Schebish Brothers in Manassas might be of help (https://www.schebishbrothers.com/ ) . Greg used to work at Karrosarie (Lewis Housler's ) shop. He's got all kinds of old cars.. 911's, Z cars, Mercedes too. Does really good work and appreciates older cars.

And, like home construction, expect it to take twice as long as quoted, unless its insurance work. Sometimes tracking down and doing things right on a 50 year old car takes longer than you want.
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Schebish Brothers in Manassas might be of help (https://www.schebishbrothers.com/ ) . Greg used to work at Karrosarie (Lewis Housler's ) shop. He's got all kinds of old cars.. 911's, Z cars, Mercedes too. Does really good work and appreciates older cars.

And, like home construction, expect it to take twice as long as quoted, unless its insurance work. Sometimes tracking down and doing things right on a 50 year old car takes longer than you want.
Thanks, Dave. I took a look at their site and it looks promising. I will reach out.
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Schebish Brothers in Manassas might be of help (https://www.schebishbrothers.com/ ) . Greg used to work at Karrosarie (Lewis Housler's ) shop. He's got all kinds of old cars.. 911's, Z cars, Mercedes too. Does really good work and appreciates older cars.

And, like home construction, expect it to take twice as long as quoted, unless its insurance work. Sometimes tracking down and doing things right on a 50 year old car takes longer than you want.
Nice, they are 5 minutes from me and look promising. I’ll have to check them out too. I wonder if they can handle a sunroof delete properly.

A friend just had his 993 fixed and painted at Euro Pro’s. We’re going to pick it up tomorrow, so we’ll 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.
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although i don't have any knowledge about prices, but if were contemplating what you seem to be looking for, i would talk to Lewis Hauser at Karroserie in Merrifield, Va. Also note that the rust you can see isn't all the rust. Good luck, sounds like an intriguing project.
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A friend just had his 993 fixed and painted at Euro Pro’s. We’re going to pick it up tomorrow, so we’ll 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.
Yeah, I have a handful of close friends who've experienced the same. They seem to be thorough, but not terribly well managed.

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although i don't have any knowledge about prices, but if were contemplating what you seem to be looking for, i would talk to Lewis Hauser at Karroserie in Merrifield, Va. Also note that the rust you can see isn't all the rust. Good luck, sounds like an intriguing project.
Thanks Richard. This is not my first rust rodeo, fwiw. Just the first case I'm not comfortable fixing myself or ignoring.

I reached out to the guy who does our MFI work and he also recommended Karosserie & Schebish. I'll be reaching out to both. Between them and a shop a friend works at (Pro-Speed in Chantilly), I think that should be sufficient for quotes. Appreciate the responses, gents.
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I reached out to the guy who does our MFI work and he also recommended Karosserie & Schebish...
Smart move, he and his dad did a lot of work with with them over the years. All three of them know 356 and longhoods inside and out
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:35 AM
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Smart move, he and his dad did a lot of work with with them over the years. All three of them know 356 and longhoods inside and out
Hey there friend. I did not know you were on this forum as well
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