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#8021
Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 314
I need to get some repairs/spraying done on my 2 and have been asking about for a good body shop. It turns out one of which that I had my eye on (AC Cars Dublin) is owned by a friend of one of our members (Swagger). AC have been heavily involved in Mini and BMW restoration for years and are well versed in all type of rust repairs, fiberglass, repairs, fabrication and spraying. The work they turn out is very high quality and they seem to have a pretty good reputation around the place.


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I asked Swagger to see if AC might do a club day for us and they said sure... the idea would be that we could meet there, get a feel for how the bodyshop works/what is involved in repairs and spraying, maybe also get to see some work being done and then also talk to the guys to get a rough estimate on any work that we might need doing.


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I'm presuming that by participating, maybe AC might feel inclined to offer our members some incentive on future work (i.e. car club discount etc).


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So just putting this out there, who would be involved in a body shop day - possibly to be held in May but open to suggestions?


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#8022
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 59
Where are they based mate? Its usually very hard for me to get to any of these days being so far north but I'll make an effort if I can. Won't put my name down just yet though.
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#8024
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 314
Hi Dan,

Sorry, my mistake I should have written it in there. They're in Dublin. I know it's a bit of a hike for you.

If you're interested in setting up a west coast meet then put some thought in to it and let me know if you need any help/ideas etc..
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Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 137
I would have liked to go as well but my car is in pieces and I don't know when it will be back on the road.
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#8039
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 23
Interesting call, I'd be up for this

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#8087
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 148
Guys,

Alan (owner, my mate) is a bit busy at the moment, so this would likely be mid May.
He can give a few demos on the day, they have a few buildings all beside each other. One is body shop, one is main office and service area and there is a second service garage just opened with four more ramps etc and he is now putting in a laser 4 wheel alignment system. They could nearly demo a couple of things concurrently, ie, brake disk skimming which they can now do with the disk still on your car!!

Yes they are BMW specialists first and foremost, but they are quality. BMW send cars over that they cant fix themselves!

Address: White Swan Business Park,Donore Avenue, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

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www.accarsales.ie/

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#8093
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 19
This is so wierd. I was reading through and i was thinking, that name sounds familiar. Then i saw the address. Turns out this is the place that will be fixing my 2 for me! Havent seen any of their work yet but i feel alot more confident that a great job will be done now
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#8098
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 314
Cool! maybe they can work on your car and we can watch
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Now theres a thought! That would be cool and im up for it
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Count me in too
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the baby is gone in today for some tlc, finally
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#10953
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great stuff mate, would be good to see some pics of the quality of work they do if you get the chance.
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#11245
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Right, we are back on track.

I called in to AC today, Alan has been up to his eyes for the last few weeks, but he has hired a guy dedicated to running the performance shop and organising events etc. They are keen to work with clubs and forums etc, and already work with several BMW and other forums. The guys name is Stephen and he is dead sound and couldnt be happier to work with us.

So...they have just opened yet another building in the same business park, with laser wheel alignment and FOUR MORE ramps. This building also houses the new performance parts shop. Its predominantly BMW but starting do more and more. They are K&N agents now and also are the sole Irish distributors for Drift Performance parts. They will be getting in parts for other cars and univseral things such as seats, steering wheels, gauges, pods, oil catch cans and so on and so on.

We can have a day there just for us. The format can be whatever way we want it. He will try to have MR2 specific parts there on the day, such as some K&N stuff. We can have the day for free, no fee and they will provide coke, orange, crisps etc, or we can pay 5-10quid a head and they will do a BBQ or order Pizzas or whatever we want. We can have the event whenever, but it would be a Sunday and I recommend maybe in 3 or 4 weeks time. It would be great if it was this Sunday as they are currently doing a massive repair and FULL respray on a green MK2. Apparantly it was well worked over by a 40 foot truck. They pulled the chassis, sorted it right out and its almost finished. I saw it today and it looks perfect! Serious job they guys did on it, brand new (also has a nice pair or Recaros)

Anyway, I said I would gauge interest in what Sunday, what foot etc and get back to him. They will offer us a club discount on anything. On the day, they will do a demo of the paint/bodyshop, brake disc skimming and they will do a special offer on laser 4 wheel alignment for us. Get this, laser alignment is normally well over a hundred euro. Depending on numbers on the day, they will give us a big ass discount, for example, 10 cars, we can all get our wheels laser aligned for only 55 euro each (cash)

They can be done on one building, while the rest of us are watching the body / skimming demos. The guys here can do anything, whatever you need done, they can do, from basic to serious service, body, wheel/tyre/alignment, paint, bodykits and repairs and everything in between. They are quite central with Luas and bus routes close by. The have a courtesy car and great friendly, helpful staff.

Whether you need / buy anything or not, I think its a great idea/theme for a Sunday meet and you will get your alignment done for 55euro. You will learn something im sure, have a laugh and a chat, meet the crowd and have some lunch. Whats there to lose? Whether you think you need it or not, its worth getting the alignment done, it can make a difference to your handling and tyre wear and even with the slightest adjustment, at least you know its right. Someone may also get their disks skimmed for free in the demo!!!
Anyones disks in particularly bad shape?
Nasty lip?
Anyone interested in a full respray?
A bodykit, spoiler, bumper sprayed and fitted?

Whos up for it?

Feel free to ask questions and make suggestions, what would you like to see on the day etc?

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Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 102
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#11248
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Hey Mikey, just ready back over the thread, must be your car in there at the moment? You will be a happy camper!!

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#11256
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might be up for this as an educational day if nothing else. Any ideas on dates? once decided then myself or mnixon can stick it on the OC site to try and get some more interest from OC members
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#11257
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Good idea, thanks. The more cars the better it will be and yes, if nothing else, we could all learn how things are done etc, nice to see it. Dates are open to suggestion. It will be a Sunday and I suggest the 3rd or 4th Sunday of this month. It that is too soon for a lot of people after the big Antrim run, we can of course defer this to July.
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#11259
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 137
I don't think I can make it (not in my car anyway), but I do know that I definately cannot make it on the 3rd Sunday of this month.
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#11263
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How bout the 2nd sunday of next Month, 11th of July, that way it gives everyone a good chance to book or reserve some morning or afternoon (or both) off from work or family Commitments?! Thats Roughly 6 weeks away.......???????
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Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 314
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#11293
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Hey yeah it is my car in at the moment.. didnt hit a truck though thank god lol, was a wee wall. damage wasnt that bad . But im looking forward to seeing her now!! she must be minted

id deffo be up for the open day anyway as i will be wanting to show her off a bit now!
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#11304
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Oh I heard a truck, but a wall can be just as nasty. Regardless, its looking well now Mikey. Ill add your name to the list.

Claire, no prob, im happy leaving it for a bit, if that suits most people.

So I will provisionally set the date for 11th of July unless anyone has any issues with that.

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Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Spidey, slipslider, surely of interest? Im just trying to get min 10 names and I will book a date, then after than, if we have more than 10, we can select who wants to get the alignment done on the day, still need 10 for that to make it as cheap as 55euro...

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#11316
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 314
Count me out for the alignment, I had mine done a month or two back...

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#11322
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 102
No alignment for me either


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#11328
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 328
I will go purely for the experience, not interest in getting alignment done, I got it done after the suspension re-build a couple of months ago and will be getting it done in a couple of days when the new tyres go on the back.

Oh and now I can't get the circus theme out of my head, thanks. da da da dadadada

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#11345
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Off on hols that day - hope it goes well. Get pics of their work and organise discounts
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#11347
Re:Body shop day 10 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 148
Date is only provisional Spidey, it may change based on input and availabilty of you lot. Im open to move it, just trying not to clash with other events (vintage show) and not overload any one month as some people have kids and stuff and cant get away too often.
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