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Recommended Garage/Restoration

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by pirir, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. pirir

    pirir Guest

    Hi All

    Hope all's well

    Apologies if this is being posted in the wrong place - but am after some help (please!).

    I've got a '97 SL320 & although I've been close to trading in, I can't bear to give this one up so am now wanting to get it back to top condition.

    Aside from wanting to get a full on engine/diagnostics check - it's looking a little tired in parts & there are a few bits (air vents broken/passenger vanity mirror crocked/drivers seat motor buggered) I want sorted.

    I really want to take it to an absolute specialist - so was after some guidance from you all.

    I was looking at Schmitt Motors Ltd; does anyone have experience of these guys or indeed have any recommendations around the North London area (happy to travel though!).

    Thanks in advance for your help...any input much appreciated.
     
  2. brandwooddixon

    brandwooddixon Senior Member

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    I don't recall seeing them mentioned on here, although there are a couple of independent mercedes garages around the North London area.
    I'm sure that someone will post up soon.
     
  3. Mic

    Mic Senior Member

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    If you are seeking to get a lot of work done it may not be in your best interest to confine yourself to ''local''.

    Mic
     
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    pirir

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    Hi Chris/Mic

    Many thanks for the posts.

    Mic - you're absolutely right...and I'm definitely more than happy to travel further (a lot further!) afield.

    I'll happily travel to make sure it's all done properly - so any recommendations very welcome.

    Thanks again all
     
  5. NW_Merc

    NW_Merc Banned

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    Talk to Jay Manek, he's recently had an SL restored, the guys work on all his cars.
     
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    pirir

    pirir Guest

    Cheers NW - much appreciated.
     
  7. Benzworx

    Benzworx Senior Member

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    We are based in Essex and do alot of work for customers in London


    Clive
     
  8. JonnyCJ

    JonnyCJ Senior Member

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    Why not try some of it yourself ? Replacing vents, switches etc is often a DIY job if you're fairly ok with a spanner and I'm sure there would be plenty of useful advice on here if you have any queries.

    It's all part of the fun of owning a Merc if you enjoy that sort of thing.

    Cheers

    Jonny
     
  9. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    We are close enough to help if you would like a quote
     
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    pirir

    pirir Guest

    Cheers all.

    WG - I'll ping you directly - cheers for that.
    JonnyCJ - You are right, it's definitely something I should do myself - but just have horrible visions of the spanner going through the windscreen (somehow) with me at the healm...
     
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    That's because you should have been using a T20 torx at that point !
     

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