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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Body Shop in the Austin Area

Recently purchased a 96 DGGM and I'm not looking for a frame off custom shop experience, but I'd like to take care of a couple of dings, scratches, and fading. Sure there are plenty of shops in town with good reviews, but I'd like to know if anyone here has personally taken their ride to a local shop or can recommend them. I was an LS1 owner before and on LS1tech was told Berli's is a very good shop with fair pricing. Their reviews say the same. So many shops now just want to do insurance claims for the quick easy $ and getting people in and out while cutting corners. I'm not looking for a simple Maaco job and not something at a custom shop, but at least somewhere that is going to do the job right and not half ass things. I know you get what you pay for and common sense would say I'm not going to get that "love" from a regular non custom shop, but I know there are ones out there that will appreciate the cars that won't charge 8k. Again not looking for a full repaint but small fixes and touch ups.

While I'm here, I'd also like to know of fellow central TX owners and get recommendations for anyone in town who is the said "guru" of these cars and knows them well. I posted more detail in the misc section with a separate thread.

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Wow nice I like what I see. May just stop by these guys on a cruise in the hill country one day. Thanks!
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Scott Williams (HACK) who started this forum is friends with a guy in Cedar Park. I've seen his body work on a '67 Camaro that was really impressive.

Scott had him do his Impala as well. I can contact scott and get the information if you're interested.




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That is one sweet Camaro!

Sure if you could PM that to me I'd appreciate it. Thank you!

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That is one sweet Camaro!
You have NO idea how sweet that car is. That's the owner's car.

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Sure if you could PM that to me I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
https://www.hnrautobody.com/

Plus if you need any Audio work, Scott is the KING of custom audio and custom cabinetry for components.

You can reach Scott thru his F-Book page.
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Awesome I like what I see! Thank you for the info and recommendations. ::thumbs up::

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Also while I have you and see you're pretty familiar with connections in our area, who is the said "guru" of our cars? That guy in central TX who can fix the little quirks and such that we can take our rides to. For example the odometer issue. I see all the do it yourself information, but would rather steer clear doing those things myself. I have a buddy at Capitol Chevrolet and a few other techs at dealerships but I bring up the words "side work" to these guys and the last thing they want to do is mess with cars in their free time.

Would be nice to have a good resource in town that is reliable, honest, and knowledgeable with our cars in particular. That or someone working out of his shop that comes highly recommended. I found your past from 15 years ago that recommended C & G for rear end and tranny work but they aren't around anymore.

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