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Body Shop Recommendation in MA

Discussion in 'New England' started by Tigernsx, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Tigernsx

    Tigernsx Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    Hi,

    Could you please recommend a body shop that does a quality work around Boston, MA?
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    6,099
    MA USA
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    Mr. Doody
    you might look into Hatch & Sons in Wayland MA comes up quite frequently. i know they do stupendous paint work (they seem to be doing all of lambo usa's work now). http://www.hatchandsons.com/ . but get ready for sticker shock ;)

    doody.
     
  4. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
    552
    Tyngsborough, MA
    You also may want to look into KTR European Motorsports. They have a good bodyman over there. Dick's Autobody in Sommerville is also good, but be prepared to wait at least 3-4 months to get in. Hope this helps.
     
  5. BigHead

    BigHead Formula Junior

    Oct 31, 2003
    992
    Outside of Boston
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    Dennis
    Hatch & Sons does top, top notch work. They charge top line prices, but that's because they can. Bob Hatch is a great guy and a good friend of mine.

    Dick's in Somerville has a great rep too, but Dick passed away a month ago or so.

    I can also strongly recommend Mike's Autobody in Malden, MA. Mike Noonan is also a very good friend of mine, races a 914-6 in PCA, sponsors BMW CCA events, and does a lot of outsource work for a bunch of BMW/Porsche/MB dealers. Check it out:
    http://www.mikes-autobody.com/

    What kind of car needs the work?

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  6. Papa G

    Papa G Formula 3

    Dec 29, 2003
    1,378
    I can second that for Mike's Autobody. He did some work for me last year and some work this year for my dad. He's a great guy to talk to.

    Papa G
     
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  8. Boston 7777

    Boston 7777 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2004
    37
    I was not 100% happy with Dick's.. I heard Hatch and Sons is amazing!
     
  9. DGS

    DGS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    May 27, 2003
    39,447
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    I had Hatch & Sons do some insurance body work on my 328. I guess I'd say don't hold them to a delivery estimate. They got close to their "end" date, and rushed things a tad. They marred the paint inserting the door lock, and didn't get the alignment quite right on the side lovre, but otherwise it was a pretty good job ... especially considering that they got the insurance company to cover it all.
     
  10. Patentman

    Patentman Formula Junior

    Jan 11, 2004
    516
    Boston/Delray Beach
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    Barry W. Chapin
    Dicks Auto Body in Sommerville does great work. I have had two Porsches in there for major collision work and both came out like new. The first time I went there I thought why would I want to leave a nice car in a so so neighborhood, but when I turned the corner, I saw ferraris, lambos, etc. all parked waiting for repairs. The brig them in a large warehouse overnight.

    Ask for Frank and tell him Barry Chapin recommended you. I had not heard the Dick (Richard) had passed away, that is too bad, my thoughts are with him and he was a great guy.

    Barry.Chapin@techpat.com
     
  11. Tigernsx

    Tigernsx Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    Hi,

    Thanks so much for the recommendations. I put a car cover on my NSX during the winter in the storage. When I took off the cover, I saw fading-like blemishes all over the edges where the car cover tighly covered (I have no idea why). The color of my car is extremely hard to match, and I just need someone who is patient to work on the paint.

    Once again, I truly appreciate your help.
     
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  13. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    May 5, 2001
    6,992
    Groton, MA
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    Verell Boaen
    Have you tried polishing the areas?

    If wind could get into the storage area, it can vibrate the cover. A little fine dust will put in micro scratches & leave what appear to be discolored spots such as you describe.

    Usually polishing with a DA polisher followed by a glaze & wax will clear them up.
     
  14. Tigernsx

    Tigernsx Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    Yes, when I took the cover off, I shampooed the car with Dawn to take off the old wax, clayed the whole car, polished the whole car, and waxed, but no such luck... :(
     
  15. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    May 5, 2001
    6,992
    Groton, MA
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    Verell Boaen
    There's a small custom shop in Groton,MA. Does show cars, rebodies/restores classic cars. Business name is Thunder Road. Small shop (3 people), but beautiful work.
    Do a lot of frame off restorations of antiques.

    They're usually booked up several months in advance tho. I never call, just drop buy, so can't give you a phone#. If you want to look into them, let me know & i'll give you the owner's name & directions to them.
     

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