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Hi guys i picked up a VR Calais a while back for a grand. Always on the lookout for nice Holdens and these are probably starting to get into the 'old' category now! Car is actually in immaculate condition apart the dodgy repair job on the right rear quarter panel and a bit of the rear door as well, but I thought it was worth saving.

Looking for someone who can fix that up for me and thought there might be someone on here? I'm in Adelaide but travel to Melbourne every few months so could always bring the car there as well. Also looking for a motor trimmer in Adelaide region for my HZ. Cloth seat option but there are tears that need attention.

Any suggestions to the above would be appreciated, cheers.

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Good looking bus for a grand

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Yeah looks in good condition,interior looks great!...

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Cheers Al!.
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what a great car for the price - I had a Statesman ver of the VR and it was a good car. I live in the Western suburbs of Adelaide and have found it difficult to get a trimmer or panel repairer that is either available ie not booked out for the next six months, affordable eg quoting $4000 to recover a HR bench seat or interested in working on an old car. Re some rust and panel work for my WB I have just gone down the path of doing myself and I found a semi retired guy on Port Road at Queenstown next to Prince of Wales hotel who did an ok affordable repair on my HR bench seat. Good luck. I think there is more choice in the outer suburbs. PS in SA and it may apply to other parts of the country we seem to have a real disconnect between supply and demand for trade services. We have high unemployment for young people, growing demand for services by the ageing population but not the suppliers. So the training pipeline isn't working. I can understand why a provider who is making good money may not be motivated to train more people to be in competition. 30 years ago the gov in railways, electricity authorities, shipbuilding the military and large companies like Holden etc trained 1000s of apprentices - more than they needed...but many of these institutions have gone or their training is very specific and limited so the trade training is no longer there. Admittedly 30 years ago a lot of people left trades because if you didn't work for yourself you often just made a living - so we need a balance and something in between what we had then and now.

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Andrew

Thanks guys.

Dirdsme i think i have found a guy at Gawler, hopefully his work is decent. Have you got a number for him or the name of the place? Cheers

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sorry i didn't see your Q earlier - the Trimmer I used to repair my HR bench seat was Harris Marine 0408826859 223 Port Rd Queenstown. He used to be at North Haven which caught my interest as I work at Osborne but he moved his business to Queenstown into a work shop that was an auto electrician for ages..As I mentioned a couple of others that I visited were incredibly busy and/or quoted very high prices...I just wanted my old original seat repaired it had a few broken springs, was sagging badly and they had started to tear the vinyl.. I dropped the seat off to him - he stripped it right down - repaired some of the rips, transplanted some springs from the centre, put in some additional foam to bolster it all up = overall its much better...it was about $300...he had an old mate that could do some vinyl welding which would have finished it off real well for an extra $50 but he was on holidays so I did that myself with a vinyl repair kit I had

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