Tin Worm Pays a Visit

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Tin Worm Pays a Visit

Post by cuchillo » Wed May 31, 2023 11:14 am

Morning All :)

Looks like it's time to get the wheel arch(es) and maybe the sills done.

Any recommendations for a body shop in Sussex?

I have dropped Bodyworx (Brighton) a call but no response as yet, so looking for a potential Plan B.

Many Thanks :D
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Re: Tin Worm Pays a Visit

Post by g8dhe » Wed May 31, 2023 1:35 pm

I took mine down to Discount Trucks and used the train to get back as they do really know what there doing! Not to say there isn't adequate shops nearer but mine were done 6-7 years ago now but replacement arches and sills are now available specifically for the Bongo from BongoSpares.
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Re: Tin Worm Pays a Visit

Post by cuchillo » Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:49 am

Hi Geoff,

Many thanks for the info :)

My only free day for that length of journey would be a Sunday when they are closed. :cry:

Will start off by dropping by Bodyworx and see what they say as they are close enough for me to get there and back in a morning.

Any ideas as to what it's likely to cost?

TIA
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Post by g8dhe » Thu Jun 01, 2023 3:56 pm

Best to get a current quote, prices are changing upwards all the time, allow for at least £200+ per arch as a minimum and make certain that they will cut out all the old, weld in replacements and re-paint.
See here for the process http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/Paul_ ... he_arches/
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Re: Tin Worm Pays a Visit

Post by cuchillo » Thu Jun 01, 2023 5:14 pm

Thank you so much for that! =D>
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