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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North Baltimore, Oh
Re: Small garage for paint and bodywork
I found someone local that I sort of know. He can do what I want in less than 3 months time at a cost of $4000 all in.
Be careful! I went to the body shop that I normally use and he didn't do restorations. One of his guys said that he would do it for $6500 and have it done in 6 weeks. He was a real nice guy, and when he asked for some up-front money, I gave it to him. I had to go get it out of there after 17 weeks because he got into trouble with drugs and stuff. I lost my money. Yeah, I could sue, but he has nothing now and he even moved back in with his mom.
The new guy said that he should get it done quickly. He estimated about 6 weeks and $6500. He has it mostly done, but he just had a baby. His wife is on him to get it done so that he can help with taking care of his family.
I still don't have a car, and it will be a year next month. Both of these guys are really nice to talk to, but their work ethic is really bad.
I have an 86 GMC 4X4 that is a total rust bucket, but it is too nice to give up. I'll probably replace panels and do a Macco job on it. At least it is a business that has a reason to get it done $$$.
'69 Chevelle SS (Almost on the road, and it runs again, but in the body shop for a while.)
Engine parts: (Heads, cam & lifters from Lewis Racing Engines)
ZZ502 Short block
AFR 305 CNC 106cc Chambers 8002 springs
Comp Custom Magnum HR 306/303 Adv dur 246/248@ .050 .680/.647-112LSA-108 ICL (Crap!...ate the cam's distributor gear!)
NEW CAM: Bullet HR ADV Dur 295/297 238/242 @ .050 .680/.650-110 LSA-108 ICL Morel lifters
Holley Avenger MPFI
612HP/594TQ (Dyno numbers with the Comp Magnum Cam)
T-56 Magnum trans with McLeod RST