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Old 01-30-2018, 04:19 PM
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Default Anyone know what happened to Jack Smith?

I'm thinking of getting my hood replaced soon and going on recommendations on here, these guys seemed like a good to place to go. Only problem is their Facebook page says they are permanently closed, anyone know whats going on with them?
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Try calling them, perhaps? 01792 461022
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Post up when you find out please.
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I think they got fed up with fussy S2000 owners, pretend you have an MX5 when you call and they'll pick up first ring
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Last time I was over there (a year or so ago) he had said that ‘moaning’ S2000 owners had put him off the work!
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All his work i've seen over the years seem to be a hit and miss. Some are really well done, other are not finished that well.
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All his work i've seen over the years seem to be a hit and miss. Some are really well done, other are not finished that well.
This, I'd be off to Monsoons if it were me
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I think Jack died many years ago, but Raymond is still at it, someone posted on the Facebook owners page last week
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I booked in with them for March yesterday - I've only ever read decent things, only time will tell
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I finally after many years of a split hood and wet shoulders, I finally got to Jack Smith in Nov 2017. Great Guy - Great Service - Great Hood (and I'm picky).

What I would say after spending a few hours at his workshop, is the phone rings endlessly - he really doesn't need the work (told me he only does mx5 and s2k now) and is not the sort of person who will be messed around. He has a waiting list of 3+ months plus. If you phone up and want to book for an mx5 or s2k and are prepared to wait - all good. Otherwise, it's a short 'no'.

Great Guy (even if some of his views are a bit 'old fashioned'). And the hood replacement was excellent - wish I had done it 3 years earlier.

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