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Old 11-29-2021, 12:30 PM
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Hello all,
I am getting ready to finally restart my project, a 67 Camaro, and I have a couple body related questions.
The car is currently stripped pretty far, it does still have a subframe and rear end just for mobility reasons, but they can be removed easily enough.
I am currently between places to do any actual long-term set up and work steps so I figure it would be a good time to outsource some body work.
The car needs:
  • drip rails
  • trunk gutter (I have the replacements already)
  • front passenger quarter patch
  • some tulip panel patches
  • rear passenger floor
    plus whatever other surprises show up once digging starts

I also want to add minitubs while I'm at it.

My questions are what would be a general ballpark for cost for this given back in a good sealer primer vs cost given back in color?

And what is everyone's opinion on painting before any other steps? I know the level of caution when building out the rest will skyrocket, but it seems like it would eliminate the need to blow everything back apart and give the car another sentence in paint jail (I may have a bit of a wait before I have an adequate working facility given the time frame of new construction). The car will really be mostly a "catalog" build with very few really custom areas, if that helps sway any opinions.

Also, does any one have any solid recommendations for a shop in the Austin, TX area for this kind of thing? I am pretty ignorant about the whole process, from getting a quote to starting the whole process.

Thanks everyone for all the help and inspiration from these sites,
Carson

p.s. I am going to cross post this a couple places, sorry if you get tired of seeing me pop up everywhere.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:55 PM
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Pictures would tell a lot of what other surprises are there.

mini-tubs are 40 Hours

the rest of what you described would be at least that

the surprises could be all that & more
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wild guess 100 hours x shop rate. Could be more depending on what is uncovered, plus the "while I'm here BS". For Austin area you have JCG and Hammerfab.
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:30 AM
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Yeah, I know it's a pretty broad range of time/cost. Just trying to get started and decide how much I am willing/need to have outsourced.

When its time for the "quoting" portion what is the best way? Load the car up and take it in for a visual quote or just rely on detailed pictures?
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:11 AM
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I believe you will be better served by two trips to paint jail:
Please consider mocking everything up after sheet metal work
but before final paint. Down to engine install and everything.
I am friends with Kyle Tucker and he insisted I mock everything up in primer down to A/C relays.

Think about it..,
You make one mistake with final build, and then paint repairs..,
Back to paint jail anyway.

Thanks for listening
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:56 PM
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I think you are right, and two trips would be the safer option. I have been weighing the pros and cons of each, and putting that against the fact that I am about to lose my place to work on it until a new house/shop is built and "storing" it at the body shop. But I am not uber concerned with a high end show car level paint job when finished, really just more of a clean driver.

Any other recommendations for a shop in the Austin area? I'm not sure that I am quite to the JCG or Hammerfab level. I would really like some first hand experience before I commit to anyone.
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colour house of texas is another. he used to run the paint shop at best of show in ca. You can call SW at elite and ask who he uses. If you want to look in the DFW area I can rattle off several more.
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If you post some pictures of the underside interior trunk etc you will get better help on guessing what needs to be done probably.
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