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    • Started by BanditAlex Sep 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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    1. #1 Sep 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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      http://www.mo...nt-shop-26066

      there she is
      lemme know what u think!
       

       

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    2. #2 Sep 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm

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      Wow, it is basically at the same stage as mine! I'm hoping too that mine will be done in 2-3 weeks. All the glass is coming out Monday so hopefully things will start moving along quick now!

      Good luck and can't wait to see your finished product.

      Check out my garage for my resto pictures! wink image
       

       

    3. #3 Sep 20, 2010 at 7:07 am

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      Originally posted by SeeYa  Wow, it is basically at the same stage as mine! I'm hoping too that mine will be done in 2-3 weeks. All the glass is coming out Monday so hopefully things will start moving along quick now!

      Good luck and can't wait to see your finished product.

      Check out my garage for my resto pictures! wink image



      yeah it looks good, i hope to have mine done 2-3 also,

      i noiced you have a dodge ram, i started a group called Dodge Ram Enthusiasts, you should join smile image
       

       

      "Oh I love the suits. It must be a Bitch getting a size 68 extra fat. and a twelve dwarf."
    4. #4 Sep 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

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      Hey B-A.are you or the paint shop going to remove all the lights and flairs before you paint her?just curious..........someone is in for alot of block sanding biggrin image .what color?........brown, green again, blue, red, or the favorite among T/A owners, the "starlight black" and what kinda paint is going to be sprayed.please dont tell us its a maaco paint job frown image if your gonna do it, do it right, the first time, and you will have a long lasting great looking trans am......best of luck, cant wait to see it.......
       

       

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    5. #5 Sep 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

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      Originally posted by chumbrother  Hey B-A.are you or the paint shop going to remove all the lights and flairs before you paint her?just curious..........someone is in for alot of block sanding biggrin image .what color?........brown, green again, blue, red, or the favorite among T/A owners, the "starlight black" and what kinda paint is going to be sprayed.please dont tell us its a maaco paint job frown image if your gonna do it, do it right, the first time, and you will have a long lasting great looking trans am......best of luck, cant wait to see it.......


      the paint shop is going to do all of the tear down to her, its going to be black, i dont know what type of paint, but the guy whos painting it owns a 78, so im sure he knows what type to spray, and we were originally going to take it to maaco, but we found a much better place, and we ordered the bird kit from phenoix graphics,(spelled that wrong) but yeah
       

       

      "Oh I love the suits. It must be a Bitch getting a size 68 extra fat. and a twelve dwarf."
    6. #6 Sep 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

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      Go for the Delorean look, sand it to bare metal and clear it! Congrats on the start. I know you'll be ready to get it Back In Black.
       

       

      Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!
    7. #7 Sep 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

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      Originally posted by solargold  Go for the Delorean look, sand it to bare metal and clear it! Congrats on the start. I know you'll be ready to get it Back In Black.


      yeah me and my dad went to the shop yesterday to check up on it, and it was in the exact same spot that it was a week ago. originally he said it would take 2-3 weeks, now hes saying 3-4, sure seems like were getting screwed. were going back today to see if anything is done, and if not, were bringing her back home to look for a new shop frown image
       

       

      "Oh I love the suits. It must be a Bitch getting a size 68 extra fat. and a twelve dwarf."
    8. #8 Sep 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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      Originally posted by BanditAlex  yeah me and my dad went to the shop yesterday to check up on it, and it was in the exact same spot that it was a week ago. originally he said it would take 2-3 weeks, now hes saying 3-4, sure seems like were getting screwed. were going back today to see if anything is done, and if not, were bringing her back home to look for a new shop frown image[/quote

      My painter said 6 weeks, took 12 months and the estimate for $4K ended up being $5K. I was told about the increase midway and given the option to stop and bring car elsewhere but no one likes going behind someone else's work so I had little choice. Get the cost and time frame in Writing. If not find someone else before he begins the work. 3-4 weeks should be doable for paint and body but I think more like 5-6 weeks unless doing a full restoration then longer. Depends on how many they work on at a time.
       

       

      Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!

      Edited Sep 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    9. #9 Sep 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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      Originally posted by solargold  Quote:
      Originally posted by BanditAlex  yeah me and my dad went to the shop yesterday to check up on it, and it was in the exact same spot that it was a week ago. originally he said it would take 2-3 weeks, now hes saying 3-4, sure seems like were getting screwed. were going back today to see if anything is done, and if not, were bringing her back home to look for a new shop frown image[/quote

      My painter said 6 weeks, took 12 months and the estimate for $4K ended up being $5K. I was told about the increase midway and given the option to stop and bring car elsewhere but no one likes going behind someone else's work so I had little choice. Get the cost and time frame in Writing. If not find someone else before he begins the work. 3-4 weeks should be doable for paint and body but I think more like 5-6 weeks unless doing a full restoration then longer. Depends on how many they work on at a time.



      we went by today, and the whole front end was in primer, so the road is starting to get better
       

       

      "Oh I love the suits. It must be a Bitch getting a size 68 extra fat. and a twelve dwarf."
    10. #10 Sep 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

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      Painting the car is the easy part, its all the prep work in getting the body ready, numerous coats of primer, block sanding, primer again, more sanding, more primer, then working out all the high and low spots, sanding, more primer, more sanding.all in all if you dont have about 8-15 coats or more on primer , then you may not get a great looking car.....body shops like new cars, not 30 year old ones, as there no way to put a price on all the work needed to make a old car look new again.....5-6 years ago I spent 3600 on my blue turbo car just on the body prep, then another 2400 on the paint,and thats doing it cheap.....and I removed all the flairs, glass, spoilers,and lights myself....and re-installed them..way before my older son started working in a body shop. ..thats why some restoration shops charge insane prices on restoring a old car,they know what there in for and cover there A$$es on the labor time with high prices......in either case, be patient, if you make your painter upset, then he wont do a good job, bring him a chicken biscuit, a cup of his favorite coffee, and maybe he will take some pride in your doing your car, otherwise its just another job.............best of luck..............
       

       

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