H & R Classic Restorations
Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:34 PM
If you are looking for an absolutely first class restoration or just an accident repair then talk to Hardy Kuhn at H & R Classic Restorations in Lilydale, Vic.
Hardy specialises in Austin Healy's (mutiple international Concours' winners) and has moved onto Datsun Roadsters and now dabbling with Zeds. Hardy is a first class fabricator (he hates the term "panel beater") and can frabicate any part from scratch if the need arrises. His work is certainly the best I have ever seen with his eye for detail that surpasses most others.
My Zed went from this
Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:38 PM
Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:45 PM
The Grill was almost destroyed in the prang, this was completely dismanteled and every slat straightened and the vertical joiners re-made from scratch ...............and mounted so solidly you could use the grill as a tow point !
Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:46 PM
Zed looks as good as new Alan
Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:02 PM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:32 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:41 AM
what price tag comes with the quality work?
His work is certainly not cheap (my repair was claimed through Shannons and was around $8.5k)...........but like all things you get what you pay for. If you a want a faultless finish that you will be 100% satisfied with then it costs money........I would not suggest he is for every body and every Zed, but if you want more than a average job then he is worth considering.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:44 AM
I'm assuming that Shannons paid for the repair? Another reason to pay their higher premium!
Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:23 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:14 AM
yep ...........Shannons coughed up with no issue, the assessors always try and knock 10% off the price so the there was some "up lift" in the quote to allow for the knock down.
All repairs were made by pulling out the front panel on a jig and then straightened with a hammer and dolly......no cut and shut welding going on here........hence the labour intensive price......$800 in parts (bonnet and r/h headlight surround) .............and the rest in labour and paint.
The whole car was then cavity waxed (again) to ensure it will remain rust free for another few years
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