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  2. Crazy Cat Lady

    Subframe labour cost

    IIRC Lee charges £35 an hour, i think the labour charge i paid was around £120 When we changed the rear subframe we took the opportunity for a bit of de-rusting underside, and painting, plus application of some dinitrol. But we took our time [ waiting for paint to dry ] so time it took was longer than a straight forward subframe change. If traveling you need to have all your ducks in a line, new or reconditioned subframe, camber bolts, trailing arm all ready to go on for the swop-over.
  3. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I love it Cal. Would love to move there in a heart beat if I could. Still full of its charm, although it has a lot of retired couples from S. England now; as they realise they can sell up, get a house twice the size at half the price and live in a beautiful area. Had to drive over to Turriff aswell; always makes me feel where I went wrong in life when I have to drive back home haha. Of course Ams, it can wait a month. I am just trying to line my options up beforehand. If he can do it I am more than happy to wait.
  4. Today what I done on my celica was finally get my sunstrip put on. Was easy enough but trimming it along the edge I kinda messed up a little but not too visible when looking. I added the club logo with a little bit of a twerk and obviously a little advertisement of the man that made it happen too. cheers mook
  5. Middz3675

    fitting squegge

    I will try see if I can find on there website cheers
  6. CelicaDan94

    fitting squegge

    I seem to remember Halfords had them Sent from my PRA-LX1 using Tapatalk
  7. Middz3675

    fitting squegge

    Does anyone know where you can buy a small fitting squegge for doing my sunstrip. I know you can on eBay etc but was wondering in any shops would stock them
  8. ams

    Subframe labour cost

    If you can wait a month or so, my old mechanic might be able to do it.
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  10. Yesterday
  11. Cal670

    Subframe labour cost

    What Inverness like these days? Used to live near there as a kid.
  12. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    Appreciate the advice Scott. I will check them against he ones I have already tried. I have heard MK banded about on here before ; that's exactly the sort of confidence I was looking for. Thanks Wolfie. I'm finding it hard to select people for restoration, does seem to be an artwork. I'll have a look tonight (plenty of time whilst in stuck on a boat up in Inverness)
  13. Wolfie

    Subframe labour cost

    Hi mate. I’ve just done a google search for “car restoration “ in Manchester and there are a couple of companies that, looking at what they do, might possibly be up for doing it. The reason I thought of it was some years ago I used a local Custom car builders to do some work for me that no garage or engineering firm would take on. Just do a google search for Manchester and you will find them, if you can’t find them, I’ll send you the links.
  14. ScottChester

    Subframe labour cost

    Manchester to Blackburn isn't that far. Drop Martin at mk autos a line, various people on here have used him (including myself many times on many different cars) he's does everything from a full rebuild of a GT4 to a service on a gen7. Him and Scott are brilliant and I'd trust them with any job, I drive over an hour to see them
  15. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    Cheers Sheeple I will give a call around. You hit it perfectly there. Most garages just want to buy a part, make a large margin and do a straight swap. Restoration work they don't want. In the age of austerity there are a lot of people can afford to cherry pick jobs.
  16. Sheeple

    Subframe labour cost

    If I was in your situation and no specialists were practical to get to, then would be looking for a decent small independent engine builder or machine shop type setup. Go speak with them and bring the part and you'll soon get an idea if they are up to the job of restoring the subframe. Unless you need someone to also remove and refit the item, then you're looking at a toyota/celica specialist or a car restorers. Most garages don't entertain restoration work in my experience. John French is an MR2 and Celica specialist just south of Birmingham, near Kidderminster. Quite a way to go for you, but he likes to do things the correct way. Very up front with costings and time too. There is another much further north but the name escapes more now.
  17. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I could work it driving another car down; but taking a step back and being sensible, it isn't the best idea I suppose.
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  19. ESTHAR_CITY

    Subframe labour cost

    and what if we hit an issue? You would be stuck
  20. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I really have a trust issue when it comes to jobs like these. Have been stung in the past by people who aren't all too sure what they are doing. (So called professionals: I would feel safer with a club member) I did asked Ams initially but due to bad timing his man cannot help out. To be honest I have been struggling in general. Only 1 garage came back to me after I posted it online to even consider it; and the 1 refurber I used previously missed the issue completely so wouldn't trust them anymore. I really appreciate you coming back to me though mate, even though you are a wee bit away for me! Just had a though here: My works head office is in Peterborough actually. If I could get the car to you; would you be interested?
  21. ESTHAR_CITY

    Subframe labour cost

    I would imagine half a day labour at least in a garage. Surprised a local member aint offered to help. I would get stuck in over a weekend if you were local. Start plusgasing all the bolts and nuts every night a week before the job. Will make whoevers life much easier when the time comes
  22. It was nothing special, more Old Skool, but I’ve used it in the past and have always been happy with it. It’s “Rustins” Satin Black paint for metal and “Rustins” Red Oxide primer. I like the look of Satin black rather that gloss when I’m painting underneath but they do Gloss is you prefer.
  23. slybunda

    Down on power

    Fiesta used to take a big hit in power when front and rear windscreen demisters are turned on. With grounding kit added the hit is noticeably reduced.
  24. Celia_Alan

    what have you done to your celica today...

    What paint did you use as this is a job I'm planning on doing and still not 100% settled on what paint will give a good long term finish.
  25. Last week
  26. Paulus3476

    Post your 1st celica owned pictures here

    Still one of my favourites - a fully loaded gtr - but not black though
  27. Welcome to Celica Club UK. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  28. thermoacc

    Post your 1st celica owned pictures here

    Sold to a friend, then he sold it on (actually, he took these pics for ebay). 4WS and comedy TEMS suspension, it still showed me how good a Gen5 could be. It popped it's head back up on here a few years ago. Hopefully it's still going...... around corners with huge unpredictable body roll
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