AM I WAY OFF BASE ?

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  1. Big_John

    Big_John In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if a good pro shop quoted $3k per side to do that job.

    As said, stay away from that guy... Some customers aren't worth it and he sounds like he's never going to be happy.
     
  2. Bobacuda

    Bobacuda Well-Known Member

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    I’m paying $65 hr. Going rate quality work by a perfectionist in this part of the world. Price is the same for a minor mechanical or any body work. I’m way over budget, but this one is for my wife, and eventually our daughter. 67 Barracuda Vert.
     
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    • Bobacuda

      Bobacuda Well-Known Member

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      You can go to the AMD website for installation, plug in the body panels and it will generate the price quite Generally take the panel price and multiply by 2.25 for a ballpark figure without using their estimator.

      But you have to bring them the shell, blasted and ready to go. When done, the body guy will still have to make everything smooth and paint ready.

      Whenever I get to my 70 Vert and my 74, I am looking at them for the metal work...but that’s no time soon.
       
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      • SLOPAR72

        SLOPAR72 Well-Known Member

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        Run OP, run.......

        JW
         
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        • YY1

          YY1 Well-Known Member

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          My friend with a mechanic shop just raised his rates from 75 to 90 an hour.

          That's a mom and pop place.

          Bet an hour's wage AMD charges more than that.
           
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          • 67Dart440GT

            67Dart440GT Seriously Long Member FABO Gold Member

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            3k wouldn't even cover the materials to do that job......
             
          • cawley

            cawley 383 Bcuda

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            that's with him buying the quarters, trunk floor, uotter wheel wells & hinges
             
          • 67Dart440GT

            67Dart440GT Seriously Long Member FABO Gold Member

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            Gotcha, I didn't read the post well enough I thought you were including body and paint.
             
          • jimharvard

            jimharvard JimHarvard FABO Gold Member

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            LOL! i owned and ran a body shop for almost 4 years one time - like 1972-76. back then, PPG paint was around $20/gallon and lacquer or enamel thinner was about $3.50/gallon. masking tape was like .50 cents a roll and Dupont lacquer primer was about $12.00/gallon - and that stuff was so thick that a gallon lasted several months. when i restored one of my 68 Barracudas 6 years ago, i paid $325/gallon for lacquer paint from TCP Global out in San Diego, California and that was the BEST price i could find for that paint. with primer, glaze, bondo, sandpaper and other misc. items, i had about $1500 in the repaint of my car. if you just wanted to do some minor and basic body work on a car, prime it and paint it - and you did it YOURSELF - you would still be looking at at least $1000.00 in materials. AMD just discontinued their quarter panels for 67-69 Barracudas and the regular price was $625/each. AMD sold what they had left for around $345.00/ea. i sent one of my Barracudas to AMD (a 69 M-Code 440 Cuda) to have the entire OEM floor pan reinstalled as the car had been cut up into a drag car. i provided an additional "donor car" shell that was rust free, but AMD still had to use several of their manufactured pieces. they had the car for a little over a year and my final bill was close to $12,000. so any guy that would be "concerned" over a $3000 body shop repair bill including all the work the above bodyman would have to do - that's a customer YOU DON'T WANT!! here in Pittsburgh, PA, all the body shops i know are at least $100/hr. with a few charging $125/hr.
             
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