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A letter to the MR2 Club Magazine about our services..........


The Toyota MR2 MK1 Club Magazine, Issue Number 34, March 2004


I have owned my MR2 MK1 (Sherwood 2 tone) from new since May 1985. It has been used in all weathers, but kept garaged and cleaned regularly. Nevertheless the rust had well and truly set in.

The front valance panels (beneath the front bumper) had both rotted through and the wheel arches had holes in them. The rear one especially behind the wheel where the mud flaps fit, had such a large hole you could get your fist through it---and i thought i looked after my car quite well !!!!

It was either the scrap heap or spend some money!

The MR2 was my Honeymoon car in 1986 and it has taken my wife and me to the continent on numerous occasions, and yet has only done 60,000 miles. We both love it, so no decision really necessary!

On taking it to the local repair shop a figure of £3000 was discussed and the idea abandoned! Another garage said they had tried to repair an MR2 before and wouldn't touch it. Then i saw the advert for Dickersons in the back of the MR2 magazine and gave them a ring. They are experienced in MR2 bodywork and it was a pleasure to talk to someone in laymans terms who know how to repair an MR2 and what it will cost.

After several phone calls all was sorted out. I dropped the car at Dickersons outside Baldock, came home by train and went away for the summer to Norfolk, worrying about my car and thinking they would forget something or say the problems were worse than expected. Nothing like this happened and i picked up Mr Rusty four weeks later.

It was immediately obvious he would need a new name! New Toyota front wings, new valance, two new rear wheel arches (part JDG panels, part Dickersons own make and part Mazda) and an excellent job including red/black stripes down the side as original. He was as good as the day i bought him.

Well the best part was the price, staying as agreed with no hidden extras.

I have no connection with Dickersons but am very happy to recommend them for MR2 bodywork at a fair price with pleasant service. They do not have a big showroom or flashy premises, but just do a good job.

How long will a repair like this last? Well thats the 64 thousand dollar question---i will let you know.

Finished Pictures........(Click on thumbnails)