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Old 01-22-2007, 05:44 PM
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1970 Dodge Challenger paint job question....

My Brother has a 1970 RT Challenger (factory 440 4 Spd) that he wants painted and had a guy quote him 15k for the complete paint job. It will require rear quarters,front fenders, floor pans and trunk pan (doors, hood and trunk lid are good). I told him he should have a more thorough job done on a car of that nature (ie. acid dip, painting under carriage, painting engine bay, etc.......like a total restoration) and that to have it done right it would cost 15k just for the paint job excluding panel replacement. What kind of paint job can be expected on a car of that nature for 15k. He asked me to do it but I'm not ready for something of that caliber

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As one of my favorite cars, I agree with you. The car is too valuable to do a band-aid job and should be totally done.
If money is an issue I would park it in basement till I had the money as the car will only go up in value.

Replacing all that sheet metal and a full paint job for $15,000 I don't think he can expect a lot from the finale job except a decent looking car when done.
Just too much labor coming off the top and the cost of replacement sheet metal will eat up a lot of that money alone.
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That is a 150K car ANY way you look at it "if" done correctly. Probbly more.
Should have watched Speed Channel this weekend.
Depends on what he wants out of it.
Keep it and drive the wheels off or resto it and make some $$$.
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Sorry, I just noticed the $15,000 excluded the panels.
Guess I just got to excited and did not read enough.
Disregard my post.
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They usually start as a paint job with some panel replacement but usually end up being much more of a project by the time they are done. There's always extra expenses.
15K for labor to do the bodywork inside and out top to bottom plus parts and materials really isn't too far off IMO. Plan on an extra 2-3K in trim pieces, interior parts, glass maybe-it all depends opn how perfect a restoration one wants.
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Let me tell you, get everything in writing, go to Cuda-Challenger.com and ask this question as I have seen paint jobs with this body work go into 20k.

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