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Old 10-31-2011, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by da34guy
Brian, Your so right.
Labor is $$$$$
The N&N's are straight, Minor pin holes (as with all fiberglass
bodies and the mold seams).
Usually takes me less than 1 day to get a roadster up in epoxy.
Next dat block and prep.
3rd day - Pull the trigger.
Door and deck lids line up great on N&N's
Add 1 1/2 days labor for a coupe.
I'm speaking from 40 + years experiance.
Done many steel 32's over the years.
The last STEEL Brookville roadster I did (a year ago)
I had over 20 hrs in each 1/4 panel, and around 6 -8 hrs in each door and decklid,(the black 1 below)
Just buildin what the buying public wants and can afford.
Ya ever build a glass car?
A couple many years ago, a T bucket and a 36 Auburn replica. They were HORRIBLE. I know they have gotten a lot better and I have looked at the bodies available today and they are VERY nice compared to the ones I did.

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