Listing #: 1452249582
Location: Maungatapere
About: Husband and wife team are based in Maungatape­re just 12km out of Whangarei. tradesman of 30 years experience­, certified welder
Services offered: Restoratio­n from small dents to full rebuilds, rust repairs, metal shaping PICK UP AND DROP OFF PLEASE VIEW OUR WEB SITE LINK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
Areas serviced: Most of our work comes from Auckland and Whangarei New Zealand wide
Availability: Monday to Thursday 7am-5pm, Friday 7am-4pm Other times by appointmen­t only. Google Map of our address available on web link.
Working as a team, my wife, Maria ensures that customers are kept up to date with frequent digital photos and communication through e-mails. We consult with owners as we proceed through each restoration step. Establishing understanding and gaining authorization before each step is taken. Owners are welcome to view progress in our workshop.

We offer restoration of English, Australian, American and Japanese cars.

We provide:

Restoration work, rust repairs, fabricated replacement of rusted panels, welding (mig, braising, gas).
Plastic repairs

All rust repairs have the rust fully cut out and replaced. We use zintech steel which has a factory protective coating ON BOTH SIDES for the prevention of rust forming and the area behind the patch is thoroughly cleaned and copper sprayed to inhibit rust. All patch welds are butt welded and fully welded. This ensures moisture and dirt do not get in between panels and the job will last.

Past Restorations:
Jaguar, Cortina,
Escort, Valiant Charger,
Early Holden, Genuine Bathurst LC Torrana
1955 2 door Chevy
Currently under restoration is Escort 1600 Sport, Valiant Safari wagon.

We have a good range of sheet metal tools to enable a professional job

Gillotine, English wheeling machine,
Swager, Sheet metal roller, Plasma cutter,
Welding equipment mig/gas

We give you real value for money. We enjoy the process of taking old classics from a state of disrepair to its former glory or better. We can do anything from small dents to replacing or fabricating wall panels or fire walls and most panels that are not available can be hand built. We can also hand fabricate replacement patch panels as needed, big or small including WOF repairs

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Cedric and Maria did a great job on my Citroen 2CV. As with all renovations, there were more repairs needed than originally anticipated. Cedric worked through each stage of the repair methodically & to a high standard. Their work was outstanding - rebuilding parts of the car but at the same time maintaining the integrity of the original. He installed many of the plates and parts that I supplied. Good use of photos, both Cedric and Maria were very friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended!
right-click (84 84 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2017  Sat 15 Dec
Cedric & Maria restored my Lancia Fulvia, a complex & challenging car to restore & then have done admirably. Cedric has some impressive old school skills in metal shaping, fabrication & welding. They were meticulous in reproducing the original patterns faithfully & the car looks magnificent. Swage lines & shut lines are probably better than when it was made. They are extremely honest with old fashioned values that are rare & are an example of what all tradespeople should be like.
ab095 (346 346 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2018  Fri 30 Sep
What can I say !! The pic. of the Super Minx says he replaced the sills !! He did so much other stuff that you need to see the pictures to understand how good he is at what he does.I wouldn't bother to go anywhere else ! If you are in two minds about what to do, talk to him. Highly recommended by me as I have the evidence as to his craft..........
jetpro (672 672 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2017  Sat 06 Feb
Cedric has just finished major rust and bodywork on my HZ Holden Premier, the standard of finish is outstanding and I would recommend him to everyone needing specialist restoration.The attention to detail, his honesty and integrity combined with a great charge out rate is very hard to find. Cedric & Maria sent a stream of photos to keep me updated on progress continuously. I wish them continued success for there business with the move to Whangarei. I would not hesitate in using them again.
romal (525 525 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2017  Tue 19 May
Cedric done an awesome job on my vl commodore, what sets him apart from the rest is that he takes photos of the repair work at every stage and forwards them on to you via email. He carried out the rust repair work exactly how I wanted it to be done and didn't use any bog/filler to hide anything. I definately recommend Clover Auto Restorer for any rust repair work you may have. Brian
banshee011 (27 27 positive feedback)  Mon 26 Jan
Clover Auto Restorer did major body restoration on my 1938 Chev Master. They removed rust, rebuilt all four doors and perfected each panel to showroom standard. Extremely hard to find someone with the skills like Cedric has. I searched for two years to find someone who would undertake this project. Communication by Cedric and Maria kept me updated on a weekly basis with photos and emails. My Chev is now a show piece. Thank-you Cedric and Maria.
vwdevelopmnt (17 17 positive feedback)  Mon 04 Aug
Clover Auto Restorer has just finished doing some major repairs to my Caravan. I took it to him on a recommendation from a friend. I originally thought there was some rust in the chassis. Turned out way more than I had found and Cedric did a wonderful professional and safe job of repairing it. They kept me well informed though out the whole process. If you have anything tricky to repair and don't want to be charged an arm and a leg, I highly recommend this trader. AAA+++
greatdanes (498 498 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2017  Thu 24 Jul
I recently took my VF Valiant Coupe to Clover Auto Restorer for some rust and panel repairs. I found the work to be of the highest standard and I know the work has been done properly. I received daily email updates with photographs of the work done each day so every hour spent was accounted for. If you are looking for a panel beater that is honest,understands and has had experience with old school cars, then don't hesitate in contacting Clover Auto. Thanks again Cedric & Maria, Kathy & Neil
neil1972 (76 76 positive feedback)  Thu 19 Dec
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