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Full Garage services 
Mg Rover specialists

Bespoke & Individual Vehicle Restoration  

Here at DPL Autos we are North Wales and Cheshire's vehicle paint and body restoration specialists. This is made possible with an enthusiastic team of vehicle Restorers offering a full range of services. We specialize in full body restorations and top quality paintwork for all makes and models of classic motor cars and vehicles specializing in: MG, Rover, Austin and BL. Craig and his team have a great deal of experience, Senior paint and body technician Andy has near on 50 years experience of restoring vehicles and goes by the nickname of the metal whisperer!.If panels are not available for certain vehicles we have the skill and facilities to fabricate them. If your vehicle doesn't need a full restoration then we can still help as we also do part restorations or even smaller paint and bodywork. Even if you do not own a classic we can still help as we are up to date with current repair methods.

Classic Car Restoration Process

  1. Once the initial contact has been made by a customer to us, we will arrange to view your project. This can either be a home visit (a small charge may be applied depending on distance) or pictures can be sent via an email.
  2. It is almost impossible to give a customer a definite costing on a restoration project as each project is different and as the job unfolds new challenges can arise. We therefore try to give the customer a rough guide on the predicted costs involved to complete the project as we know everybody's budget is different.
  3. Once the customer has given the ‘go ahead’, a start date will be given but please bear in mind we have a waiting list 
  4. When we receive the vehicle to start the project, a preliminary strip down (If not already stripped) and a appraisal will be carried out. The customer will be informed of anything out of the ordinary before the full restoration begins.
  5. The vehicle will be stripped of all parts, which will be boxed, bagged and documented. This will then leave only the bare shell.
  6. The bare body shell and panels will now go through the paint removing process. There are various options which will be discussed with the customer once this point has been reached.
  7. After the bare body shell and panels have had the paint removed, the panel fabrication work will be carried out.
  8. On completion of the fabrication work, the body shell and panels will then be prepared for paint and ultimately painted.
  9. The vehicle will now be ready to be re assembled with new or refurbished parts.
  10. We source out the interior refurbishment if required so it is at this point that this would happen.
  11. Once the team are happy with the vehicle, final polishing and a protection coat applied to the paintwork.
  12. The process is now complete and the vehicle is ready for collection or delivery.

The restoration process can take many months but during this time the customer is kept up to date and we encourage at least monthly site visits to the bodyshop to see progress and to discuss the project. We also make sure images are taken at every stage then presented to the owner upon completion either on a usb stick or sent via email. To make it easier to the customer, monthly invoices can be produced for the work carried out to that date also payment terms and all arrangements will be discussed clearly before the vehicle even arrives onsite.

Please view the image galleries and check out our Facebook page for previous projects undertaken.

If you are thinking of having a much loved vehicle restored and brought back to its former glory, please contact us on 01244 660 000