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#21 Guest_Gr8White_*

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:09 AM

Anybody with any experiences in the Dallas area? Thanks!

#22 ab0z

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:43 AM

Any recommendations for Michigan shops?

+1 Also interested in MI recommendations!

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:03 PM

RacerX,

Thanks! I live in San Mateo and am looking for a place to paint my 1972 240. Will be talking to William next week!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

Spoke to 3 different shops, including Williams Autobody, (though I only spoke to him on the phone).

Rough estimates ranged between $5,500 to $7,000 for a good quality "driver" paint job. That's for painting the exterior, door jams, wheel wells and engine bay. That's with the car delivered as a rolling chassis with no exterior chrome, windows, interior or drivetrain.

It is a two-color job, but involves only minimal body / rust work, (maybe 3 - 5 hours worth), as the car is really clean & straight.

Even though it's the SF Bay Area, (San Mateo CA), to me this seems expensive for what they have to do. I expected this to cost about $4,000.

Am I being unreasonable in my expectations? Do these estimates sound high to you guys?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:16 PM

Do these estimates sound high to you guys?


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

I was lucky to get my car done for $4000. That is everything, mounting doors, fenders, hatch, hood, redoing all the body work and fixing some fust issues. Also shaved the rear end and emblems. Turned out perfect. On the whole car Ive only found two very very small specs/runs. I was lucky.

Also wet sanded the paint so there isnt any orange peal.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:14 AM

Spoke to 3 different shops, including Williams Autobody, (though I only spoke to him on the phone).

Rough estimates ranged between $5,500 to $7,000 for a good quality "driver" paint job. That's for painting the exterior, door jams, wheel wells and engine bay. That's with the car delivered as a rolling chassis with no exterior chrome, windows, interior or drivetrain.

It is a two-color job, but involves only minimal body / rust work, (maybe 3 - 5 hours worth), as the car is really clean & straight.

Even though it's the SF Bay Area, (San Mateo CA), to me this seems expensive for what they have to do. I expected this to cost about $4,000.

Am I being unreasonable in my expectations? Do these estimates sound high to you guys?

Pm me your number and I can call you up with the best body guy there is. Granted his shop is in West Sacramento. But he's been painting and doing body work for 45 years. As soon as I sell my Rx7 I'm paying him to do all the bodywork and paint on my z. Another thing is he's very motivated and still loves his job. He refuses to jimmy rig anything or to half ass things. On top of that he focuses on one car at a time so it goes in and out of the shop really fast. He's very reasonable with prices too. I'm willing to bet he can do all that for you for the $4000 you thought you'd pay. hehe I watched him fabricate the whole side paneling of a 240sx out of a honda hood and I couldn't even tell which side was damaged.

1971 240Z-Sold due to lack of funding :( Guess I'll just have to wait til after college.


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:11 PM

Do these estimates sound high to you guys?


No. I drove my car to several body shops in the Bay Area for estimates. Estimates ranged from about $6000 to over $12,000!!! That's for taking the car down to bare metal and building it up from there, one color with clear coat. Williams had several Z's there when I stopped by and the quality looked very nice. I took my car somewhere else for significantly less but my car sat for almost 10 months before it was done. My car was very straight as well with no rust and it took them a whole lot more that 4 or 5 hours labor!!! I think the guy lost his shirt on doing my car because he asked not to refer him.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:47 PM

largo fl?
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:07 PM

With the number of Z's here in San Diego county and there's not one body shop recommendation ?

Please don't say 'Earl Scheib' :) !

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:37 PM

Pease any one I LOVE MY Z and dontwant any one that does not have datsun/nissan running thru there blood to touch my baby!!!! I need a shop within a 20 mile radius of LARGO,FL
i think i took to much :ugg: now i feel all funny in my head

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:40 PM

Pease any one I LOVE MY Z and dontwant any one that does not have datsun/nissan running thru there blood to touch my baby!!!! I need a shop within a 20 mile radius of LARGO,FL



I'm not within 20 miles but if you havent found someone yet.... CK Kustoms in Ocala, Florida. I'm an hour north of orlando and half an hour south of g'ville. I love z cars and do any and all custom work including rust repair, major collision, custom body kits... The list goes on. My shop addy is 3040 NW 21st St. Ocala Fl. 34475 Phone is (352) 438-6476. I do alot of high end vehicles but the Z is my passion!
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:51 PM

Sweet thanks man, I'm saving up a little more and I'm doing a complete over haul rust, headers, dialing in those su's and groung effects. I hope it dont break down on the way over there tho Ill keep in touch!!!
i think i took to much :ugg: now i feel all funny in my head

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:14 PM

With the number of Z's here in San Diego county and there's not one body shop recommendation ?

Please don't say 'Earl Scheib' :) !


you can always come up to orange :P

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:10 AM

Any info on the Albuquerque, NM area?

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

West River Collision in Comstock Park, MI.
They did Minor Work on my friend's new corvette.
Also Dubois body shop in Grand Rapids, they redid the rear bumper cover on his girlfriend's mazda3.
It's ok - I had Subway for lunch.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:02 PM

Sweet thanks man, I'm saving up a little more and I'm doing a complete over haul rust, headers, dialing in those su's and groung effects. I hope it dont break down on the way over there tho Ill keep in touch!!!



Looking foward to your visit
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#38 Rimal310

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

This thread hasn't been posted to in a while but i wanted to ask if anyone in the Southern Cali area knows of a good but inexpensive shop that does media blasting? Or any(sand, etc.) blaster in general.

What kind of prices should i expect?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

Anybody know of any good body shops or referrals in the Chicago area? Namely around Aurora? I'm doing a body resto. (rust, dents etc.)

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:50 AM

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