We do not repair cars, we restore them.
Restoration and repairing services are very different things. The restoration to the factory appearance, with correct surface treatment and a new car’s functionalities, is time consuming, taking normally 3 to 4 times longer than just repairing the parts for the time being.
Body work is done with the motto that restorations of body shells will be done with a factory appearance and functionality, and if spot welds are used by factory, we will use them too. Sometimes we also restore factory faults; actually, they are not as much faults as original errors. We try to save the original sheet metal as long as we can, this may sound strange if you can buy a cheap reproduction and just replace the part, but in the long run the current market offers no easily fitted reproduction parts and, sometimes, the time spent on fitting the reproduction parts exceeds restoring the original ones. All car have different needs for their body shells, but we must not forget that it is the most vital part of the car on which the most money will be spent during restoration, so do it right and correct, and the car will keep its value and you don’t have to start all over again in couple of years.
In restoring a car’s outside appearance, the paint is not an easy work as well. Porsche 356 and 911 have complicated lines going from the front to the back, and several surfaces based on the sheet metal work must line up perfectly, parts must be assembled, with all the weather-strips in place, parts must be chosen, restored and adjusted to that specific car. We cannot paint a car without securing and testing all the elements which later will be fitted to the painted body shell. This takes time but eliminates the errors which, sooner or later, show up anyway.
We use modern paint materials which also enables us to achieve our high demands. We have put cars on the roads with many years of use, and they still look perfect.
Urbans Garage Ltd
Unipiha tee 5, Reola,
Tartumaa 61707, Estonia
Tel: +372 53 4444 74