Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Rates are a hard one to compare as I know Adrian, hence he lets me do the grunt work rather than sticking the apprentice on it! He is quite reasonable though from others I know that have used Impact Panel Works. As mentioned before he has the good gear in there, new booth, rack, etc and a pretty good time management setup. I spotted a big LCD with a barcode scanner in the workshop. Apparently for accurately recording project and staff time. I was impressed by that. There is a pretty high end Merc, etc restorer (SB) over the back fence and I heard they want to use Impacts booth as it is much better than theirs.
I have always been hesitant in recommending friends' businesses just because you tend to have a biased view, but Adrian is a professional with very high standards for his staff's work and big goals for the business. He'll give you an honest opinion and quote. He used to work in a prestige paint/panel shop and was always the one entrusted with the big dollar cars. I've seen a few classics going through his shop lately, he loathes the rice racer stuff as much as me, and is keen to do more of the real classics!
If you are talking rolling the duetto in a couple of months hopefully you can have my spot! PM sent with my phone number if you want a chat.
Derek Entesano 1966 Giulia Super(Biancospino) 1967 GT Veloce(Rosso) 1972 Montreal (Arancio) www.alfa-male.com