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Posted: 3/14/2006 4:53:01 AM EDT
My father in law has a 1969 Firebird that I am helping him restore. This thing is a rust bucket and will need extensive work. While in the process of searching for parts on Goodmark Industries I noticed that they have in house installation so I figured lets see how much they would charge to get this done .

Labor Parts

L&R Quarter Panel 1300.00 799.90
L&R Outer Wheelhouse 350.00 300.00
L&R Trunk Drop Off 250.00 59.90
Deck Filler 210.00 109.95
Full 1 piece Floor 895.00 399.95
R&I to Floor Jig 300.00 -0-
L&R Seat Base 150.00 59.90
L&R Rocker Skins 500.00 179.90

Subtotal 4555.00 2149.40
Materials 318.85
Tax 150.46

Total $7173.71

Keep in mind this is only sheet metal work with no paint being applied, no finished car to drive!
Luckily I know how to do bodywork so the labor will be paid in beer, fod, and small cash donations!

It is very easy to get deep into a muscle car if you want it solid and rust free!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:26:51 AM EDT
Mmmmm, fod.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:38:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Mmmmm, fod.

Yeah that's pretty much what we were thinking.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:47:32 AM EDT
Youch. Hate that - I'm looking at six to seven grand for paint and body on my rusty '68 Coronet. Not fun.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:58:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:59:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:49:00 PM EDT
And this, gentlemen, is why you see so many restorations that take years and years while the owner saves money to pay for it, or restorations that end up unfinished and abandoned.

That's why I stick with motorcycles.Good luck with the project. If you've never done it before it's real easy to get overwhelmed or (if the money's not an issue) burned out. Take your time and do it right and it will be something of which you can be very proud.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:16:27 PM EDT
IIRC, Goodmark's installation is just a few tack welds. You have to do the major welding, grinding, bondo work, and so forth.

Our detailed frame off restorations can be up to eight times more than that quote.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:02:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 6:02:48 AM EDT by UH_SALT_RIFLE]
I wouldn't call it a full restoration. A full restoration to me would include paint , bodywork, interior, and drivetrain. Which like most of you said would be many times the amount quoted.

This is a good reason why I went to school to learn how to do body work. I work on cars enough to were it was beneficial for me to save money by being able to do as much of he work as possible. The only thing I won't touch are transmissions and rear ends!

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