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65racecoupe
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posted 06-01-2002 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65 Coupe - Stock body, no fiberglass.

All rust everywhere is fixed, new fenders, new quarters, new door shells (possibly), hood and trunk need paint off, no interior in car. I will have them install the weather stripping (i will buy it).

How much should a good quailty paint job be. I want it really good, like a new car would look. Probably will be a stock mustang color.

Also, how much would a new front wind shield be?

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johnmustang
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posted 06-01-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new paint job , such as the one you are describing , would run about $4500 to $6500 here on Vancouver Island , possibly even a bit more. The best thing to remember is , you get what you pay for. A Maaco paint job is worth the money , because you pay just a bit , and , you get just a bit. They are great if you need a splash of paint to freshen up an old beater for sale. A new winshield can run you up to $800 to $1000 ( NOS ) here on the Island , but , an after market can be had for around $400 to $600. Hope this helps you out. As more people post , I am sure that you will see a real variance in $$$$$$ amount. Best advice I can give you is " Do it right the first time "

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71RESTO
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posted 06-01-2002 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would agree with John, you get what you pay for. The prices he stated are about the same here in Portland (with US conversion), running in the $3500-$5000 range for a top quality paint job.
Hope this helps!!

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Paul Leonard
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posted 06-01-2002 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Leonard   Click Here to Email Paul Leonard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car just left for the paint shop yesterday. The estimates I got were similar to the above listed prices. I talked to a lot of people in the local Hot Rod & Custom car clubs around here, getting references and looking at paint jobs before I made my decision. The thing that really sold me was a 66 Corvette Convertible that had been painted about 13 years ago. The paint still looked NEW. No cracks, blurs, rust trying to come through are anything. The guy that owned it is the one who turned me on the the paint shop that I decided to use.

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68stang351
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posted 06-01-2002 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Best advice I can give you is " Do it right the first time" "

Never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough to do it again.

Some little saying I picked up somewhere that I thought could apply.

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-01-2002 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably the best advertising a body and paint business can get is the testimonial of past customers along with their car ie 66 Vette. Even more impressive is the age of the job on the Vette. What color are you painting your car? Wishing you the best.

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Paul Leonard
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posted 06-01-2002 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Leonard   Click Here to Email Paul Leonard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im planning to go back to the original '67 red that it was painted, with original parchment interior. I'm not sure off the top of my head what the color name is, but it looks candy apple red to me. Its a good color combination even if the light colored interior is hard to take care of.

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65racecoupe
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posted 06-02-2002 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I am thinking that $3000 is all I can afford, but should get me a good paint job because there won't be much body work.

Color - some kind of blue, or that silverblue, or red mabye. Too many red mustangs, though. I would like a bright color, but I don't want to mess it up and have a wierd looking car.

Window - Are they really that expensive? I just want a replacement, not NOS.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 06-02-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are looking for a clear one and not the tinted type, you can get an aftermarket one for as little as $100. Then all you have to do is get the gasket and install it yourself. It?s not all that difficult; the hard part is removing the old one.

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 06-02-2002 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was talking with a guy that runs the best restoration shop around Frederick Maryland, (everyone has an opinion, and this is just mine- so let's not start a debate) I asked what it would cost to paint my car, which is springtime yellow, to red. Of course I got th disclaimer of how the price depends on what they find underneath the current paint when they prep the body. Ballpark he said $3000-$3500, barring no surprises, and that includes removing fenders, painting jams, trunk, etc. Keep in mind that if you dechrome it yourself you will save $. Hope this helps, Charlie

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-02-2002 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Candy apple red code T. Nice color and goes great with parchemnt.

100 for a new clear w/shield. Where! Glass has gone way up.

Mid Life! That price sounds very fair for all that they're doing.

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 06-02-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey I am painting my car - E9 - the new laser red. I also have parchment interior. Putting on a parchment top as we type

I must be getting a great deal from the local Ford dealership... $850.00 includes paint (3 stages). The car is already cut in EVERYWHERE. All they have to do is shoot the outside. I have seen the painter's work, especially on this 3 stage paint. I was more than please on a 2001 Stang.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-02-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ralph Rebandt:
I must be getting a great deal from the local Ford dealership... $850.00 includes paint (3 stages).

The car is already cut in EVERYWHERE. All they have to do is shoot the outside.


The second part of your post explains the first.

Most cars require LOTS of prep work. That's where the expense comes in.

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-03-2002 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saved some money and got what I WANTED by painting the trunk cmpt, front jambs, back of headlight bodies myself with the same paint PRIOR to going to paint shop. Mid Life's deal sounds good for all they're doing. Going the same route on my 68 if I ever settle on a color LOL!

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jkilroy
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posted 06-03-2002 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On a rust free car, a good paint job will be $3000 to $5500. A guy that does a lot of re-paints has to be careful what he lets out of the booth. It better look good, so on almost any car there will be body work to do. The body has to look and feel *perfect* before paint just to look *good* after you spray it.

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cynot65
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posted 06-03-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me ask this though. I'm going to jamb out my car as well to save on some of the expense. I'll be buying the paint myself and here's my question... Do I buy enough for the entire car so as to ensure EXACT matching when body work is done? or Would a second mixing by the body guy using the same mix code do the trick? How much is paint these days?
Tony C*

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bibbs68
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posted 06-03-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
100 for a new clear w/shield. Where! Glass has gone way up.

There is a company in Texas that I found who offers the windshield for my car at $165. It's not tinted, but it's cheaper than $400-$800!!! I'll try and remember to get the name of the company and post it here.

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