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73 Tii
05-24-2006, 05:42 PM
I'm new here, just bought a 73 Tii California car which will be shipped here within the next few weeks. Engine & drivetrain are great, needs paint and some interior work. Can someone recommend a shop in the GTA who can:

-recover Recaros and rear bench to match
-new full carpet install
-headliner
-reskin dash

Thanks and look forward to meeting some local owners!

paul christians
05-25-2006, 02:18 PM
NEW IMAGE on Midland Ave....I do not know the # man......

73 Tii
05-25-2006, 02:25 PM
Got it...thanks


New Image Auto Interiors Ltd
416-752-0883
1630 Midland Avenue,
Scarborough, ON M1P 3C2

igbastian
05-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Could you post some prices from the quote they gave you?

I am also interested in recovering recaros, but I would also be interested in knowing the prices for the other services.

73 Tii
05-25-2006, 02:57 PM
Could you post some prices from the quote they gave you?

I am also interested in recovering recaros, but I would also be interested in knowing the prices for the other services.

Once I get the quote, no problem.

73 Tii
05-25-2006, 04:10 PM
Could you post some prices from the quote they gave you?

I am also interested in recovering recaros, but I would also be interested in knowing the prices for the other services.

I called and Serge quoted me the following:

$1200 Recaros recovered with vinyl
$1500 Recaros recovered with leather
$2000 with back seat as well
$2500 approx with headliner, dash reskin and custom carpet

Seemed like a nice guy, said he owned a Tii "50 years ago". I got the sense that they work on a lot of newer BMW's. I'm going to go check out his shop.

DUBL02
05-25-2006, 04:28 PM
How's it going '73 tii? I've been looking at maybe buying an '02 from the states and was wondering what it would cost to bring the car over to Canada. I live in Hamilton so the cost would be about the same as T.O.
Cheers, Martin.*th-up*

73 Tii
05-25-2006, 05:23 PM
Hey Martin,

It's about $2,000 from San Franciso where I'm getting the car from. I'm using Searail, they send a truck to California and pick up the car and then drive it to Vancouver and rail it from there. It's less than $1000 from Vancouver for rail so if you get a car in the North West US, you can drive it across the border yourself.

The other option is to look for a car in NC, SC, Georgia where you could drive down in 15 hrs with a trailer and pick it up.

If I was more adventurous I'd drive it back from California myself.

Here is the site for what you need to cross the border www.riv.ca

Good luck with your search.

DUBL02
05-26-2006, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll see you at Mosport if you are going.

73 Tii
05-26-2006, 12:34 PM
Update: I found a way to ship from California to Buffalo for half the cost of Searail...about $1000 USD. Should have the car in about 2 weeks. *wiggle*

punnzzells
05-26-2006, 12:40 PM
ya... i used another company... they were about $1400 cnd to Mississauga...

pipebobby
05-26-2006, 03:30 PM
How's it going '73 tii? I've been looking at maybe buying an '02 from the states and was wondering what it would cost to bring the car over to Canada. I live in Hamilton so the cost would be about the same as T.O.
Cheers, Martin.*th-up*


Or...you could buy one locally (don't mean to hijack). I've got a '73tii sitting in georgetown at the moment...just waiting for a tune-up before sale. just did new paint - Agave on tobacco interior. Lemme know if you have any interest.

igbastian
05-26-2006, 04:28 PM
Here is the site for what you need to cross the border www.riv.ca

Good luck with your search.

Actually a car as old as a 2002 doesn't need to go through the RIV program- just pay GST, 6.5% duty (approx) and 100 surtax if the car has AC. American made cars don't have to pay the duty.

73 Tii
05-26-2006, 06:18 PM
Good point, my mistake. No RIV fee, can't believe duty is still applied on a car this old, that sucks.

DUBL02
05-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Pipebobby, I set you a PM.

73 Tii
05-29-2006, 02:39 PM
Actually a car as old as a 2002 doesn't need to go through the RIV program- just pay GST, 6.5% duty (approx) and 100 surtax if the car has AC. American made cars don't have to pay the duty.

I spoke to the Canada Border Services Agency...cars 25+ years old are not subject to duty *par-t*

DUBL02
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Sweet, so it's basically just the paperwork and transportation.

73 Tii
05-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Auto transport from CA to Buffalo for $1100 US...and then a fellow 02'er in Buffalo is lending his driveway. I'm going down with a truck and trailer to pick it up. Searail wanted $2100 CDN.

chevale
05-29-2006, 06:55 PM
For upholstery you can check out this guy: http://www.seamsperfect.ca/

jeremy
05-29-2006, 07:03 PM
new image is pretty good... they have done my old car, windsor318is' and slowred318's car.. don't let them touch your carpet though...they will lay shitty material over your existing carpet and it wont even be one piece..

if they are going to do your carpet... make sure you tell them how you want it done...

other than that.... their work is good...

73 Tii
05-29-2006, 10:17 PM
For upholstery you can check out this guy: http://www.seamsperfect.ca/

Al at Seams Perfect is a great guy - he actually checked my Tii out for me in California before I bought it. I'm ordering a load of stuff from him, carpet set, headliner, seat upolstery kit, he really knows his stuff, too bad his shop is in Surrey.

Figured I would have the guys at New Image do the install. Still looking for a replacement dash though...and to Jeremy's point, I'm going to show them exactly what I want which is this:

http://www.seamsperfect.ca/fullinterior.htm