VW Karmann Ghia Convertible

Exciting work required, when the floors and sills are rusted on a VW Karmann Ghia Convertible.

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1939 Bare Metal Strip

A beautiful 1939 Chevrolet Coupe, stripped back to bare metal, getting ready for its next life.

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Life back after 40 years

Left side is 40 year old paint, our client wants to maintain. Right side is carefully paint corrected to bring another lease of life back to this classic. 

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11/10/2019 Kombi, VW 1 Comment

Out with the old, in with the new

New engine installed and it fired up the first time too. Few more tests and we are not far away from a test drive.

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NZ Detailing Conference

No rest for us this weekend, as John prepares for the weekend in Christchurch to attend the 2019 NZ Detailers conference. Staying up to date with all the latest developments in the detailing industry, allowing the team at the Surgery to deliver our clients the best results.

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Round 4 – The Surgery Sprints – Hosted by the Capri Club

A huge turnout today, I think the count was 72 vehicle. Many of our regulars and lots of new faces too, which is great to see. What started out a bit overcast, soon became light showers which carried on for most of the day. That didn’t spot anyone getting out there to try and set some great lap times. See you at the next one, for the final round of the 2019 Surgery Sprints.

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Motorbike Fuel Tank Restoration

A fully restored fuel tank, oil tank and cover panel for a 1976 Yamaha RD400c. Love that colour, we can’t wait to see the motorbike when the owner puts it all back together.

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Old and older

Two very different cars getting the final touches as the get closer to leaving the workshop. 

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Ready for a New Engine

A Kombi’s freshly painted and prepped engine bay, with all new running gear and reconditioned gearbox, ready and waiting for its new motor. 

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Another Kombi back on the road

Another Kombi ready to leave after some small rust repairs. Repairs complete, and undersealed, ready for many more kilometres in NZ

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Classic Kombi makeover

We almost replaced one entire side of this split-screen VW kombi, due to poor quality old repairs. Large panel replacements can be tricky, a good clear plan and regular measurement checks will see the job done right. Next step is to metal prep and epoxy etch all new panels.

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19/08/2019 Alfa Romeo 0 Comments

Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Another classic leaves our workshop. This Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV was not in for a full restoration, but after many years in the garage, it’s not far from being back on the road once again.

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FJ Cruiser, coming back together

Another Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 starting to come together, get close to the end. #toyota #toyotanewzealand #toyotafjcruiser #toyotafj40 #classicrestoration #classiccars #thesurgerynz

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Round 2 – 2019 The Surgery Sprints – Manfeild

The second round of The Surgery Sprints was hosted by the Fiat / IMC Committee. The weather didn’t really know if it was coming or going, light showers on and off all day. Regardless of some wet patches, it was another great turnout for round 2 of The Surgery Sprints As far as motorsport goes it is fairly low-key, so is a great entry point for those who want to try their hand at motor racing. The format is simple: a pair of cars are

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