Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

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Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door whoops » 14 sep 2018, 18:51

Hey guys,

I went for a rust inspection in preparation for a rust treatment the other day and my rear wheel arches was sadly in a worse condition than they would be able to handle. The arches has been widened (or possible corrected after a accident) and his recommendation was that the whole quarter panel had to be cut away, rust removed, a new piece fabricated and welded, however his estimate was that this was going to be really expensive. To me the rust doesn't look that deep, but I'm not a professional :tong:

Knowing this I'm looking to collect some quotes on what it would cost to have it fixed and thereby I'm interested in knowing about some body shops and/or welders that have experience of this kind of work and know what they're doing :) Preferable in Zuid-Holland but for the right place I'm willing to travel.

The car in question is a Skyline R33 GTST.

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Riceaux » 14 sep 2018, 18:54

The Rustmonkey in I believe Dordrecht.

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door tomgtr » 14 sep 2018, 19:42

Hans makes fun of Allen but you pull it to whole a new level Rico. :kikker:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door JP » 14 sep 2018, 20:11

Never mind the clowns above 🤡

Welcome whoops, love to see some pictures of your R33 :love:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door allen » 14 sep 2018, 20:14

:wtf:

Rust monkey is located in Bergsenhoek.

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door whoops » 14 sep 2018, 20:34

hahaha you guys :lollerdelol:

I will definitely look up the rustmonkey! Seems like the waiting list is running until November, but hey, the one who waits for something good, right?
JP schreef:
14 sep 2018, 20:11
Never mind the clowns above 🤡

Welcome whoops, love to see some pictures of your R33 :love:
Thanks! I've attached a picture, hoping to show up on some trackdays :D
Skyline R33 GTST.jpeg
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Bericht door JP » 14 sep 2018, 20:38

That’s awesome !!! I had a Nissan too, a Qashqai, so i feel a bond..... :tooth:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door tomgtr » 14 sep 2018, 20:59

Nice. Very nice!

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Bericht door allen » 14 sep 2018, 21:08

Lovely car! More photos, more information!

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Niels » 15 sep 2018, 12:24

Within three post getting familiar with the DF culture, that might be a record :lol: Nice car! :df:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door whoops » 15 sep 2018, 22:25

Thanks guys, I write up a introduction thread instead. I dropped by the rust monkey today but he wasn't there, will try next week.
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15 sep 2018, 12:24
Within three post getting familiar with the DF culture, that might be a record :lol: Nice car! :df:
Thanks man! It certainly feels like it's a culture that is right up my alley :blink:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Riceaux » 15 sep 2018, 23:22

tomgtr schreef:
14 sep 2018, 19:42
Hans makes fun of Allen but you pull it to whole a new level Rico. :kikker:
:lol: Not even deliberately this time. :tooth:

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Enzo » 18 nov 2018, 21:24

For what it’s worth... stay away from ‘The Rust Monkey’. Is an amateur. Zero quality. Just stay away.

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Riceaux » 18 nov 2018, 21:32

Please enlighten us Enzo.

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Enzo » 19 nov 2018, 14:27

My e46 M-Tech Touring had some serious welding work to do. Went to the Rust Monkey via an online recommendation. Missed the car for 4 weeks. Picked the car up: NOTHING was done. Literally. Bill was 350€. Now, it even gets better. On way home to Amsterdam, the battery light comes on: dynamo broken. Girlfriend used the car next day for her work, it did ‘t do anything anymore 70km from home. Called the Rust Monkey, maybe he noticed anything? Reply was: ‘oh crap... forgot to disconnect battery before the welding... I had this 8 times already, silly me...!’

Next APK checkup (I had seen it already): jackup point on the right backside needs fixing.

THIS WAS WHAT I SENT THE CAR IN FOR AT THE RUST MONKEY!

So, a recap:

- car was at the garage for maintenance and should have been picked up immediately after maintenance by The Rust Monkey to fix the welding... well that took 3 weeks
- 1 week later, still heard nothing: I called... ‘yeah, the wrong part numbers were delivered. Need more time’
- 1 week later get the message my car is ready
- go to pick up the car. Guy says nothing. Zit. Zero. Niente. Nada. Just points at the car. I see the right sideskirt is not mounted. He did not have time for it. So I need to mount it. Great, living in Amsterdam city centre, that should not be a hassle.
- Car on the inside is ONE BIG F****N mess, filthy, no more gas in the tank. Great.
- Before I’m at the gas station, battery light comes on.

Then, a discussion back and forth starts. Admitting he forgot to disconnect a few things, making my dynamo now useless and got the battery drained, but still asking for payment of his 350€ bill.

Later, when I had a look at the car and saw really (and I mean really!) nothing that I had sent it in for was done, I asked him about this gently.

His reply: ‘You’re just like the others, trying to destroy me!’

Wait what? What others?

Did not pay for anything as his ‘work’ doesn’t give result other than headache.

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Re: Recommendation for welder/bodyshop (rust removal)

Bericht door Sander-E46 » 19 nov 2018, 20:04

Conclusion: Bmw e46 rust fast. Without jokes, sad story.

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