The CRAFTSMAN Team of Wanganui Panelbeaters
You can Trust.


of the Craftsman.

We don’t just repair cars, we live and breathe cars. We believe every car is a work of genius, including yours, and we give your vehicle the same loving attention that we give our own.

From the smallest collision repair to the biggest restoration, we’re devoted to bringing your vehicle back to its former glory. Our attention to detail is second to none and we want your car looking like it just came off the production line.

At Tom Ditchfield Panelbeaters we always go the extra mile to ensure the repair of your vehicle is of the highest standard, with customer satisfaction being absolutely paramount. If you’re not satisfied, neither are we.

Want your car looking as good as new?
Contact us today.


Had an Accident?
We can help!

Most insurers will push YOU towards their "preferred panelbeaters" but YOU can choose your own repairer. Just follow this process:

  1. Call your insurance company to report the accident.

  2. Tell them you want your vehicle repaired by Tom Ditchfield Panelbeaters.

  3. If it's driveable, bring your car to our Hatrick Street premises for initial inspection. If it's not, call us and we'll arrange a tow truck for you.


Bringing your bodywork back to life: it’s what we do.

We take care of the full range of panelbeating services, from minor dings and scrapes, to major collision repairs, to custom bodywork and restorations. Come and join our large, loyal customer base, and experience the feeling of being properly looked after by Tom and his team.

Keeping you in the loop.

For every job we take multiple images of the repair process and we make these available to you so you can see the repair and restoration of your pride and joy happen step-by-step.

An easy, step-by-step process.

Should you have a need for our collision repair services, please contact us so we can:

  1. take you through the insurance process,

  2. take photos of the damage,

  3. book in your repair,

  4. give you an indication of the time it will take.



Chassis Repairs


Plastic Bumper Repairs & Welding


Custom & Race Car Repairs


Sandblasting Cabinet


Pre Purchase Inspections



Keep up to date with all the action at Tom Ditchfield Panelbeaters by liking our Facebook page. We regularly post updates on restorations so you can follow the progress of some amazing vehicles coming back from the grave!