Originally Posted by ap72
I have three cars that I built engines for, did trans work on, suspension, wheels, etc.
they all need body work and I am in the middle of doing one of them- body work is a PITA and takes a lot of time and money. engine work is infinitely easier.
There's also more money tied up in body work than you ever think upfront- a couple gallons of paint, primer, reducer, and maybe bondo are the LEAST of it. I've spent more on stripper and sandpaper alone than all the paint.
Yea my uncle was telling me that materials for the paint is expensive because you have to buy quantities of material and prepping it for paint is the most time consuming and tedious process.