Upstate NY body shop?

Discussion in 'Dealer/Viper Tech Reviews' started by nturner, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. nturner

    nturner Viper Owner

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    I have a 2001 RT/10. Rear ended a Honda. Fairly minor damage but I'm scared to death of taking it to just anyone.
    Anyone know of a body shop around Rochester NY that is familiar with Vipers?
     
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  3. plumcrazy

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    tator is a heck of a ride from rochester. but id trust his guy and he does have plenty of experience
     
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    INDIAN AUTOS... Seen there work here in the UK ..
    There is a thread here somewhere,, And they have a 09 Roadster in at the moment...
     
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    Rochester is REALLY upstate (as opposed to NYC upstate which is Westchester). I'd also give a call to Dan at Viper Specialty (near Buffalo). No doubt he can steer you to someone good in your neck of the woods.
     
  6. mike & juli

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    nturner, you are certainly more CNY than Upstate. I used to live in Syracuse. As far as what others have said, yep, either Daniel Lesser/Viper Specialty (Amherst/Buffalo area); or Chuck Tator (South Salem--2 hours from us in Albany, probably 5-6 hours for you approx?)
    Private message your VIN# to the administrators (one who responded on here already ;)) lee00blacksilvergts, kcobean or CITYSNAKE (;))...to UPGRADE you to VIPER OWNER. Thinking about joining the VCA? Join now for rest of this year and 2010...1-800-998-1110.
    Good Luck with your repair~~~juli
     
  7. Viper Specialty

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    I am at capacity at the moment and will be for a while, but I do deal with another local shop who handles all of my paint work on Exotic/Super-Exotic customers. I can ask if he has the room, and can work out something with him that will have the work handled specifically by myself and the owner of the collision shop if you would like... no hired wrenches involved short of my Viper tech. I have rebuilt quite a few Vipers, from Near-Totals to fender benders, [including a couple RT/10's... ironically a 2001....... TWICE. LOL]

    Check out this link for one of the cars we have done: VSP SRT Gallery Jerry T.
     
  8. nturner

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    Thanks for the tips Juli,
    I did join the VCA last week and wondered why I wasn't automatically listed as owner. Forgive my newbee lack of knowledge on changing my profile status. I'll get the hang of this eventually.

    Nick
     
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    Hi Nick, and WELCOME to our VCA Region~!!! :headbang: Yeah, the administrators do not always know automatically that one has joined the VCA. It's a good idea as soon as you know your VCA# to private message that to them (lee00blacksilvergts, kcobean, citysnake)!
    THEN upload your gorgeous car's avatar (user cp, edit avatar, upload avatar) as soon as you are listed here as VCA Member. We're delighted to have you onboard!
    ~juli
    **ANY questions, please feel free to email or PM me**:2tu:
     
  10. nturner

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    Circumstances of accident

    Thanks to everyone for all the tips and help.
    Hopefully I can get my sweetheart fixed soon.
    How it happened:
    I was behind a stopped Honda at the entrance to an on ramp and they took off. I looked left, saw it was clear, dumped the clutch, looked up and the Honda had stopped again. Wham. The girl who owned the car kept apologizing that her boyfriend (who was driving) had stopped in the ramp and I kept assuring her that I hit them in the rear so it is always going to be my fault and she says:
    "Yeah, but the only reason he stopped was that he wanted me to check out the cool Viper behind us!". I kinda wish she would have just kept it to herself...
     
  11. mike & juli

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    OMG...ugh, Nick!!!! What a catch-22 there. Hope that you find a place that's feasible for you. Keep us posted!
    ~juli
     

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