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Originally Posted by WmSteed
This thread contains a lot of verbage but not really a definitive answer to the question.... What does body work cost?

Many shops that will work on the restoration and/or repair of an old car and/or Hot Rod are reluctant to commit to an actual price, preferring to avoid a lump sum price. I can state from first hand experience, my most resent project, the '39 Plym Conv Coupe that appears in my masthead, that I had a very difficult time in finding a body shop that would commit to a fixed price contract.

I finally found a shop that would give me a labor rate and estimate for the metal work restoration. The metal work ran over the estimate by 25% but I had no problem with that because I made the decision to proceed because I was only paying for the work as the work progressed.

I had a firm price for the paint work and did not give the shop any money, per our agreement, until the pre-agreed stages of the finish work was reached.

How much did all of this cost?
The body restoration cost was ....... $14,000.
The paint work............................. 7,500.
Well done working out your deal that how it should be done.

I still think you could give a good firm price. I understand the what if deal. but that's simple to say unfound problems, that happen with anything you do. I find if you walk a person through the deal its a hole lot better that saying I don't no there to many what if's make me think you don't know what your talking about if you been in this line of work for so many years.
Now I would think in any quote I have ever done that there is the what ifs area that were not planed on. A time line. a payment base on work done. and an agreement to the what ifs as time and material extra. To me its simple planing and working with the customer.

When someone says how much a round number is cool, I understand what ifs there everywhere part of life.

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