cost of paint job

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Re: cost of paint job

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Post by cyclonelou » 02 Oct 2018, 21:19

Junior Conway? That could be his last name, but I read of this years ago and didn't put it in my memory bank for me to remember. For a $100,000 paint job I'd have to win the lottery and the chances of that are slim and none and they left the building a long time ago.
But there are people who have $200,000 for a paint job and for them that's simply no money.
A discount for 2 cars? I don't know and don't need to be concerned with that situation.But it would be nice to be nice to be in a position to think about it.

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Re: cost of paint job

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Post by Can68 » 02 Oct 2018, 23:13

BossElim69 wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 07:51
Contact mike Sutton. concourseautobody@yahoo.com or call his shop 330-584-6471 in Beliot OH. Does good work reasonable and he owns a few Cougars. He is a member of the CATS club. Here is a Cougar he paint this spring.
Some one else I will have to meet at one of the CATS events next year. Any idea how long he would need if/when I finally get the next G ready. I could drop it off on the way to Florida some winter ( not this one and at the current rate of restoration not next either :wall: ...) and pick it up on the way back to the Great White North.


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Post by 67429merc » 03 Oct 2018, 05:24

This is a car that we will be starting restoration on in the near future. A true blue 69 eliminator. The first picture is of the car and its 2nd owner in 1975.The 2nd is the car present day. The car is ruff,but has a great story that I will share in the future. With project pictures as we progress!
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Post by C7XR7 » 03 Oct 2018, 15:55

Right around the turn of the last century I paid a bit over $8000 to have the '67 painted. The guy was an independent who painted out of his back yard garage and he did what I thought was a really good job. I wouldn't be surprised if it would be double that 18-19 years later.

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Re: cost of paint job

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Post by NG8264723 » 10 Feb 2019, 09:20

My car is rust free. It has a straight decklid and a Robin fiberglass hood. The hood is perfect. The doors are dinged as perusual. The quarters are wavy. One was replaced in the 80's with those patch panels that were made for a few years. I want it black and perfect. So a lot of the lines need to be gone over. To trip to bare metal and paint I was told 15K

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Post by Al Bundy » 10 Feb 2019, 09:38

NG8264723 wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 09:20
My car is rust free. It has a straight decklid and a Robin fiberglass hood. The hood is perfect. The doors are dinged as perusual. The quarters are wavy. One was replaced in the 80's with those patch panels that were made for a few years. I want it black and perfect. So a lot of the lines need to be gone over. To trip to bare metal and paint I was told 15K
I would assume for that price you need to deliver it disassembled?
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by NG8264723 » 10 Feb 2019, 16:48

Well the interior is out. The wiring and engine are in place. The car is assembled. It runs and drives and the engine is already detailed

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Post by Blitz » 11 Feb 2019, 11:48

NG8264723 wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 16:48
Well the interior is out. The wiring and engine are in place. The car is assembled. It runs and drives and the engine is already detailed
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Re: cost of paint job

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Post by grumpyone27 » 11 Feb 2019, 12:49

found a shop that will do it the way i want without bathing it in bondo then sanding 99 % back off. just where its needed. the car is completely gutted and was media blasted with a light coat of epoxy. then all the metal work was done , now just finishing 1 quarter that needed finished then paint prep and spray, buff. going to keep it around 10k give or take.then reassembly starts.

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Post by mr 580 » 11 Feb 2019, 12:55

My car was repainted in the fall of 2017 and the price reflected me doing the disassembly and install of all the exterior pieces. This saved some $$$ and I had the bumpers, trim, and grille so I could start refurbishing them while paint was being done. My trim and bumpers took 6 to 8 weeks to get done. When I put car back together I took my time and also detailed some areas that a typical shop would probably slap together. It is hard to compare prices on paint and body work as so many variances in labor required. Painter told me he had $1800 in materials for a vinyl top car with no color change. My wife asks me occasionally if I know how much I spent. I tell her I have all the invoices and need to add it up then change the subject. So far that has worked for me.

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