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Old 11th January 2019, 22:58   #11
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Tom Hobbs is your man, I had my 51 plate 75 done by him, I don't think you will find better to be honest, and to echo what Brian has said, unless you are very lucky, once you can see rust like yours it's too late, they rot from the inside out,

https://www.tjhobbs.com/photos.html#

If you click on the photos section the photo on the top row fourth from the left is my 75, if you want more before, during and after pics message me.
I too totally recommend Tom Hobbs and have photos of the nearside will I can email if you wish, just message me if you require any.

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Ps. He will do a side in a day, I went in to Ilkeston for the day. £100 a side but I had mine painted black.

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You have to choose carefully when employing someone who is experienced, competent, and takes care and pride in what they do ... It is exactly this type of inattention to detail that lead me to carry out repairs of this nature myself.........properly
I could have written that Brian, but in respect of mechanical or electrical repairs and maintenance. Can I therefore rely on your support rather than opposition when that subject next arises?

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Old 12th January 2019, 13:01   #13
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Many thanks for all the responses. I shall have to wait and see. Can't do anything about it at the moment. It depends on the seriousness of the situation and if other repairs are needed elsewhere then it may become a non-viable repair.

I hope not as I mentioned previously everything else about the car is going well. 'Rodrigo' (yes, it has name, sad isn't it?) originally started life being a company car registered in Manchester where it did the bulk of its miles before being bought by a guest house owner in Lytham St Annes. (So yes, Scott, it was near the coast but not right on it) It did not occur to me to be a problem, indeed coastal roads may not need salting as much as inland ones do, but accept there is salty air.
Back tracking, after going to the 2014 Club meeting at Gaydon and talking to possibly some of you, we decided a 75 was what we had always wanted but could not afford. The search was on to find a good one in Copperleaf or Moonstone. Autotrader came up trumps and in October 2014 I asked via the club and Ken Lions agreed to check it out for me, which he did and reckoned it was worth a punt. It's a long drive from Hereford but after a drive around and a bit of haggling bought it. Far from concourse condition but pretty good, it had done 101,500. It has now completed 136,500 having had it serviced and some replacement bits by Jules it is now in Italy awaiting it's return drive back in March.
It certainly turns heads here even today, after all the Italians did vote it 'The most beautiful car in the world' when it launched.
I was going to try a car breaker here to see if there were a few desirable bits to be had, still might.
Sorry, got carried away. Amazing what an emotional hold a car like the Rover 75 can have!
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Old 12th January 2019, 13:47   #14
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They are amazing cars and well worth spending money on to keep them in good order. I also like your taste in colours as I have a Copperleaf & Moonstone both really nice colours.
Look at the cost to fix it and what else could you buy for your money that won't need work doing.
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I could have written that Brian, but in respect of mechanical or electrical repairs and maintenance. Can I therefore rely on your support rather than opposition when that subject next arises?

Simon

Yes Simon, but coming from Brian it is more authoritative. As it always will be!
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Thanks Steve (not! lol) I have given things a good prod and it seems pretty firm, though no doubt there will be worse to find if I could get the pad off.

If possible I'd like to get it repaired as the car is running extremely well and generally in good condition. MOT passed in October.

So if a decent repairer is known, if possible around Hereford, I'd like to know. Got to drive it back from Italy before then though!
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I took my car here,,,,,can recommend them and they are in Hereford :-

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A Local Family Run Business Specialising in Car, Commercial Accident and Body Repairs. Unit 4, Sweetmans Yard, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0EE tel .
How much did it cost per side? I presume he has the advantage of spraying it the right colour for you as well? I believe Tom Hobbs just does black.

Did you get a photo history of the work, because as Brian says, for a keeper, you really want to know its done to the sort of standard the Hobbs threads show.

I need mine doing and your recommendation is a bit closer for me, so would be good to see the same kind of picture report, if the op decides to go there.
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How much did it cost per side? I presume he has the advantage of spraying it the right colour for you as well? I believe Tom Hobbs just does black.

Did you get a photo history of the work, because as Brian says, for a keeper, you really want to know its done to the sort of standard the Hobbs threads show.

I need mine doing and your recommendation is a bit closer for me, so would be good to see the same kind of picture report, if the op decides to go there.

Worth enquiring about cost. Discount for two cars perhaps!? Can't do anything about it at present unfortunately. Ray
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How much did it cost per side? I presume he has the advantage of spraying it the right colour for you as well? I believe Tom Hobbs just does black.

Did you get a photo history of the work, because as Brian says, for a keeper, you really want to know its done to the sort of standard the Hobbs threads show.

I need mine doing and your recommendation is a bit closer for me, so would be good to see the same kind of picture report, if the op decides to go there.
I went there on a recommendation from another member on here.They had the car for 4 days and painted the sill in the same colour (Copperleaf).Although I did not have a series of pictures as to what and how they did it The finished article did look good but time will tell,It has been 18 months now and all looks perfect so far...They also loaned me a courtesy car for the 4 days,,.
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