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Central Florida Based Mini/MINI and automotive shops.

Postby 1fastmini » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:32 pm

Noticed this Sticky on Tampa's forum, (Sticky: Tampa Based Mini/MINI and automotive shops.) Lets start one for Orlando!

Heres one to start,lets get this list going!!!!

E² Services
Servicing all of Central Florida
New Mini Service,Mods,and Repairs.
M7 Authorized Dealer/installer
407-595-4469
Located in Winter Park Just off I-4
We Accept All Extended Warranties
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Postby MiniMize » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:50 am

Here's another one:
Downtown Mini
Corner Orange and Jefferson
Downtown Orlando
407-835-2727
Factory service and good coffee...
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Postby James » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:05 pm

My dad works for a body shop in Maitland.

Excel Autobody, Inc.
1121 North Avenue
Maitland FL 32751-4588
Phone: (407) 830-1007

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Postby 2phun » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:00 am

James wrote:My dad works for a body shop in Maitland.

Excel Autobody, Inc.
1121 North Avenue
Maitland FL 32751-4588
Phone: (407) 830-1007

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James, thanks for the recommendation!

Had the fender on my pickup resprayed at Excel. They took the time to research the metallic color (a true trivial pursuit, as the color was a UK Ford color, and the local Ford dealerships had no clue what it was) and get everything right. From what I can tell so far, they did a great job with it. The color is damn near a perfect match, which with metallic paint is a hard job to do. The price was cheaper than other quotes I had been given, too. Based on this experience, when I have more paintwork to do, I'll use them again in a heartbeat.

Met James' dad there at the shop and he was doing some bodywork. Very detail oriented and has close to 40 years experience. His work looked quite good. Hopefully I'll never need it, but if so I'll probably call on him as well.
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Postby Glimpse Auto Body » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:17 pm

We are body shop servicing quite a few minis from the sunshine minis group.
So far of you group we've done MiniLisa, TampaMCS, Bohne, Swarley and a few others. We do everything body wise to collision repair, body kit, suspension, to full custom. We've just recently finish Rodney's Marshalls twin mini show car with a full custom paint job. I will post some photos soon of Rodney's twin mini. We give free estimates.

We are about two blocks from the citrus bowl on Chruch Street.

Phone: (407)426-7303 Fax:(407)426-7608
Email: glimpseautobody@bellsouth.net

Owner/Manager: Luis Quiles
Glimpse Auto Body Inc.
2112 W.Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805
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Postby TampaMCS » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:30 pm

Oh yeah, Glimpse is where it is :) Have no fear Luis will take awesome care of you!
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Postby Glimpse Auto Body » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:25 am

We just posted the pictures under the forum of Mini Service under Glimpse Auto body- Orlando. Theres the link. Hope you like what we have done.

http://www.sunshineminis.org/forums/vie ... php?t=9606
Glimpse Auto Body Inc.
2112 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805

Phone:(407)426-7303 Fax:(407)426-7608
Email: glimpseautobody@bellsouth.net

Owner/Manager: Luis A. Quiles
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Specializing in BMW, MINI, Mercedes, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and all other high line cars
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Central Florida Based Mini/MINI and automotive shops.

Postby BA » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:11 pm

I just had E & L do a fluids renewal (oil, coolant, brakes) and alignment on Wednesday.
My S is at 46K miles and I also wanted everything checked out one last time by a knowledgeable mechanic before the warranty expires.
The service went well (my car is healthy ;)b ) - except the alignment took a lot longer than expected (he outsources that to another shop - I guess they had to do it twice - but it seems to track just right).
Eddie knows his way around a MINI very well and is great to work with. I intend to return in the fall for scheduled maintenance - unless the mod bug bites me before then :wink:....Note that E & L is also an ALTA dealer.

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Postby 2phun » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:00 am

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Re: Central Florida Based Mini/MINI and automotive shops.

Postby Kayla » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:42 pm

BA wrote:I just had E & L do a fluids renewal (oil, coolant, brakes) and alignment on Wednesday.
My S is at 46K miles and I also wanted everything checked out one last time by a knowledgeable mechanic before the warranty expires.
The service went well (my car is healthy ;)b ) - except the alignment took a lot longer than expected (he outsources that to another shop - I guess they had to do it twice - but it seems to track just right).
Eddie knows his way around a MINI very well and is great to work with. I intend to return in the fall for scheduled maintenance - unless the mod bug bites me before then :wink:....Note that E & L is also an ALTA dealer.

Brian



I'll second E & L. I'm an idiot and let my brake pads get suuuuuper destroyed which of course took its toll on my rotors. I posted about it and he instant messaged me the next day and took me in the following day and worked on Daisy after he had closed. He did an amazing job, replaced both pads and rotors, and spent about 30 minutes just pushing the calliper back in when most places would have just made me pay to replace it.

Im very happy and will be back anytime my car needs him!
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Postby 2phun » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:48 pm

Took my Mini to http://www.imaginationengineering.com/ today from a recommendation by Big Norm. I have to say the guys there are top-notch. Jeff was able to quickly diagnose a few different issues and previous botched repairs and had me finished up in less than an hour with the car running beautifully. He didn't mind me craning over his shoulder and actually walked me through just about everything he was doing. Of course we sat around and gabbed for another half hour or more afterwards, but I didn't mind a bit. Great guys and highly qualified. If you have issues with your classic and need a qualified tech, Jeff at Imagination Engineering is your man.

They have a few awesome Healey and Jag restorations at various stages of completion as well. It's like walking through a candy store. :)
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Postby Alpha-6 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:54 am

I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the shop mentioned above by Steve as well!!! Great gentlemen and quite speedy service I may add!!! You can tell these gentlemen really LOVE what they do!!! :D ;)b
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Postby FlaDude » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:56 am

2phun wrote:Took my Mini to http://www.imaginationengineering.com/ today from a recommendation by Big Norm. I have to say the guys there are top-notch. Jeff was able to quickly diagnose a few different issues and previous botched repairs and had me finished up in less than an hour with the car running beautifully. He didn't mind me craning over his shoulder and actually walked me through just about everything he was doing. Of course we sat around and gabbed for another half hour or more afterwards, but I didn't mind a bit. Great guys and highly qualified. If you have issues with your classic and need a qualified tech, Jeff at Imagination Engineering is your man.

They have a few awesome Healey and Jag restorations at various stages of completion as well. It's like walking through a candy store. :)


They have done a great job for me as well. Jeff and Richard both really know their stuff. They have been an incredible help in getting my mini sorted out mechanically. Norm did an awesome job on getting my mini in shape body=wise "orlando restoration" and imagination engineering has really helped mechanical-wise.
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Postby mlmotorsport » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:41 pm

2phun wrote:Took my Mini to http://www.imaginationengineering.com/ today from a recommendation by Big Norm. I have to say the guys there are top-notch. Jeff was able to quickly diagnose a few different issues and previous botched repairs and had me finished up in less than an hour with the car running beautifully. He didn't mind me craning over his shoulder and actually walked me through just about everything he was doing. Of course we sat around and gabbed for another half hour or more afterwards, but I didn't mind a bit. Great guys and highly qualified. If you have issues with your classic and need a qualified tech, Jeff at Imagination Engineering is your man.

They have a few awesome Healey and Jag restorations at various stages of completion as well. It's like walking through a candy store. :)


I just called them and they said that they could not work on my '03 because it's too new. Just a heads up.
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Postby FlaDude » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:28 pm

[quote=I just called them and they said that they could not work on my '03 because it's too new. Just a heads up.[/quote]

You are right, they just do classic british cars.
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Postby CARdiac » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:02 am

I think those that know me would say I am a bit of a demanding customer (PITA) and I have been happy with 1FastMini
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Downtown Mini has moved

Postby ronnie948 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:24 am

Downtown Mini is now Orlando Mini and moved west of town off of the John Young Parkway. The new address is:
8901 Futures Drive
Orlando, Fl. 32819
The phone # remains the same.
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Maitland Importers, Inc

Postby Superpete93 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:18 am

I just wanted to recommend a place I just used, Maitland Importers, Inc.. I got a new magnaflo exhaust but they sent the wrong year. The guys down at MII where able to fabricate everything I needed to fit it on AND stuck with the quoted price of 1 hour even though it wasn't their fault! They also solved a problem with my tire wear that has had me going through front tires every 6-8K miles! This was after taking it to the dealer and a few other shops. Ian knew what it was the second I mentioned the problem. Very honest and professional, I highly recommend these guys if your looking for a good mechanic!

Here is their contact info:

Maitland Importers, Inc.
1008 W. Church Street
Orlando FL. 32805
Ph.407-425-0545
Fax 407-422-2981
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Postby Kayla » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:51 pm

Daisy has been broken for about 2 years now and I have not had the time or $ to get her fixed. :(

Now she's almost perfect! :D

I went to Chris Mackenroth in Winter Park :gotidea: and he is fixing her up in 2 sessions for me. I got her back yesterday after session 1 and she looks amazing! I literally paid half of what my estimate was for Glimpse.

Chris is at 1888 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park. 1.407.394.5403. ;)b

I have to dig up some before pics then Ill post them along with the after. :)
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Postby exhaust depot » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:57 pm

Exhaust Depot
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Orlando, FL 33028


Exhaust, intercooler plumbing, intakes, frame stiffening, metal fabrications and all types of other goods. My kewl mail boxes ive made. :)

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