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Old 05-19-2011, 01:51 PM
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Body off frame, what do?

Hey guys, im a little stuck here. I just got my frame powdercoated and looking good. So after i get all the chassis reassembled, i want to get the body painted. I cant do it myself, as its only a 2 car garage. The body also has some dents/rust in it. Do body and paint shops accept shells of cars? Is there a special place to get this done? Im looking to get the interior, exterior, and firewall/underside painted, basically a full body paint. Is this even possible or will i have to put the body back on the frame first? Thanks for the helP in advance!

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:19 PM
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body paint.

Hi,why not finish up the frame,to where it is a roller,roll it outside,cover it with a tarp get about 6 or 8 jackstands,put the body into the center of the garage,do the bodywork and paint ,then reassemble.there are plenty of painters here,that can help you out with painting info,,,
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it can be done but transporting and putting it back on the frame involves risk of damage for a guy like you. i would want it on the frame when painted. why not paint the underside yourself, put it on the frame, then take it to the shop
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Agreed.
You risk buckles and twists in the body with it off the frame;
I'd paint what you need to underneath, and re-mount the
body back on the frame. Much easier to work with a roller...
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:33 PM
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I painted a guys chev coupe with it off the frame. He had the body on a rotisserie and all the rest of parts just loose. Rotisserie made it easy to do body work and prime.
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