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CMoon
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« on: July 05, 2015, 09:41:50 AM »

Hi all,

This isn't mini related but British car related.  I ran into a nice woman who has been given a 1962 Sunbeam Alpine by her father.  It has been sitting for the better part of 20 years or so.  She wants to restore it, but doesn't know where to go for a decent mechanic.  It a great looking car on the outside, it just needs to run.  I told her I would reach out and see if anyone knows a place.  The only two I know of here in DFW are Kips, which are too expensive in my opinion or Leyland, which I had a bad experience with so I couldn't recommend them.  Any help you can give is appreciated.  I would love to see that car on the road.

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 11:45:26 AM »

There is also Sportscar Warehouse:

http://sportscarwarehouse.com/index.html

I have been by their place.  They seem knowledgeable in most British cars and appear to do good work.  I have not actually had any work done by them.  (They did the work on a car I was considering at one point.)

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 04:11:41 PM »

In Haltom city there is British Auto Specialists, right off of 121.   Jeff Sloan runs a good shop but tends to have high end cars, so I suspect it won't be cheap.

At the ABCDE I met a gent that does repair in the McKinney, website is www.riverthamesmotorcorp.com 

East of McKinney is Midlife Classics (www.midlifeclassics.com).

Talked to both owners but haven't had any work done by them.

Any idea of where the car is located?   It can towed anywhere, but I'd hate to have to drive 2 hours just to check on things.


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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 08:25:14 AM »

There is a place in Arlington that does British cars. I believe it's the Sports Car Warehouse and Bryan is the guy's name. He used to sponsor the car events at the British Emporium.  Nice guy.


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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 01:37:09 PM »

This past weekend I was visiting in the DFW area and stopped with a friend at Ace Paintless Dent Repair LLC in Lewisville where he was having a dent taken out of his Fiat 500L Viagra Edition. There was a 70s model Mini on a lift and this guy was working on it. Nosey that I am I stopped to chat with the fella and it turns out I met him years ago. He built a replica Monte Carlo Rallye car for an old MOT member who's name is Robert when this Paintless place used to be called British Motor Works. The guy who's name is Will still works on Mini's and said he'd welcome any MOT members to come by and meet him. So for anyone who's looking for a Brit car mechanic in the Lewisville area, Will is the man to see.

Ace Painless Dent Repair
810 N. Stemmons Frwy. (I-35E)
Lewisville, TX 75057
972.567.9547
www.acepdr.com
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 04:18:55 PM »

Will has done all the repair work on my Mini for the last three years.

Paul
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