Body & Paint Shop Recs

Discussion in 'Texas' started by jsa330, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Looking for good recommendations on a body/ paint shop in Dallas that, beyond having the basic expected integrity and reputation:

    Works on vintage Ferraris and treats them like the collector cars they are.

    Is $$ reasonable - I'm looking for a good quality repaint over existing along with some very minor repairs and a couple of badge installations. I know the realities of working on old Ferraris and I'm not trying to get something on the cheap but this is a freshenup job for a driver, not Pebble Beach stuff.

    Listens to the customer - no prima donna attitude.

    Gets the job done in a reasonable period of time.

    Maybe I'm asking for what doesn't exist, but if anyone has a good referral it would be appreciated.

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  3. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    Other than Bob Smith's in Gainesville, I can't give any vintage Ferrari specific recommendations.

    But the very common recommendation for expensive cars is Stuart's Paint & Body... generally considered the best, but can be slow. I can also recommend Caliber Collision Center in Dallas... they do good work and have experience with expensive Ferraris.
    They did a great job of matching my paint.
  4. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 30, 2001
    Dallas, TX
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    Jim E
    Our very own Jano runs a paint and body shop as well. I know a bunch of guys on the board have used him for numerous repairs, but I don't know that any were 'vintage' Ferrari stuff. I've seen Jano's 348 numerous times though, and I know what he did to it. I'd take my Ferrari to him.
  5. khayes

    khayes Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    Austin, TX
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    Kelly Hayes
    I recently used Ferrari of Houston's new body shop for my TR and thought Steve did a wonderful job. It was worth the effort of driving there and flying back twice. The experience was better than I had expected and the price was inline with bids I had received in Austin. I highly recommend them.
  6. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
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    Thanks for the responses. I'll be making a decision on my next step and now can check out alternates if what I'm doing now doesn't work out.

    Jimpo, I looked on the member registry for Jano, no luck. Could I get some contact info?

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  8. DallasGuy

    DallasGuy Formula Junior

    Oct 29, 2002
    Frisco TX
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    Chris F
    4M Body Works & Paint

    624 South Kealy
    Lewisville TX 75067

    Ask for Jano or his brother Raffi

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