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Would any one know,how many hours,It would take to replace trunk pan,wheel houses,and quarter panel skins on a 66 Goat,I have had answers from 40 hrs to 150 hrs



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very long quarters and trunk,I'D imho would stay away from the 40hrs .really 150 aint ..bad..not going to be cheap regardless couple g"s a side I found kinda a normal quote..Trunk ? Then theres always extra stuff that comes up



-- Edited by Bill shuba on Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 10:51:37 PM

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40 hours is only one work week, I can't imagine anyone doing a quality job in that amount of time. I'm no body man but I've done a little bit of metal stuff with trunk pans, wheel houses etc. It is a slow process if you do it right unless you really have the gift.

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You guys are waaaay off.I have seen the guys on TV do a whole restoration in one week.

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Bill shuba wrote:

stay away from the 40hrs    Then theres always extra stuff that comes up



-- Edited by Bill shuba on Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 10:51:37 PM


 Bang on Bill ! Estimating sucks! Shop won't really know until they dig in. Does this include body/prep? Could spend 40-60 hrs sanding/blocking. Also hrs spent on emblem/trim holes etc. Cheapest isn't always the best..as we all know. If it were me...I'd trailer/drive the car to a few body shops that do restorations and deal with the guy that gives you the best vibe...then ask around...get pics of his work,google them and ask if you can speak to a customer that they've done work for. Also ask how long the job will take and tell them you have a time line. May take a bit of leg work...but may save you $$$$'s in the long run, Too many times friends have taken cars to shops ,get a quote....then it doubles! Your job sounds like a major back end refit..just try not to end up in paint jail( where it takes them 2 years to do the job). Good luck and would luv to see pics of that Goat no matter what the condition!!



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You guys are waaaay off.I have seen the guys on TV do a whole restoration in one week.

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You guys are waaaay off.I have seen the guys on TV do a whole restoration in one week.

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Ya, those tight deadlines and owner ultimatums always drive a build, but in the end they always get the engine started/running with just hours left!!! Amazing!!!



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Good point Hawkeye 5766 too many of buddys have had thier cars in a shop and after 2 yrs of nothing getting done had to take it to yet another shop..its a big commitment and lots of time for a shop to do a major resto ,the in and out jobs pay the bills on a weekly bases major jobs get put on the back burner

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If I ran a resto shop I'd ask for a chunk of money up front. I'd apply that money to parts and labour. When the money runs out- the car would sit until the owner came by to replenish their account. Seems like the best way to do it to me.

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I have experienced paint shop jail several times-it took a long time twice( 4-5 years) both times I was into it,but the end result was awesome.That being said sometimes what you first envisioned going into the paint shop has changed several times before it came back home. Sometimes it is in there long enough that people just lose interest as well-which really sucks.

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I hear you,Wanted to sell it ,Hard to do when all apart,I have everything for it new,So I start AGAIN

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First question. Are these factory or aftermarket parts. At the factory every subassembly was built on tooling with locating pins. You will have none of that to get part locations correct. Next aftermarket parts or notorious for bad build quality. There will be alot of fit up issues. If your parts are rust repair patch panels they will lack attaching points and flanges for spot welding. These will need to be added. Another area of concern is sealing. The factory used a weld through sealer on the flanges and then long wands to access area where flowable sealer would-be applied.will the leaded areas will also need to be redone.
I think even 150 hours is on the light side.

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Maybe 40 hrs a side, then the trunk added in. 150 is more like it.
I'm getting my '72 Nova completely done now, and I'm at $16,000.00 without paint.
Had to do both sides of floor pans, trunk pan, trunk filler panel, passenger quarter, decided to buy new fenders and hood as well. Most of it was from dents that were too hard to get out, but the car is going to be spotless.



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GOOD work ain't Cheap.

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What are the trunk drops like, I had 8 hours just in one side. If I was doing it I would estimate 24 hours each quarter, 8 hours each side wheelhouse and 24 hours for the trunkpan, assuming you buy good repops.But I would round up to 100 hours total but just metalwork.

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I could put you in touch with my buddy in Princeton, he just opened a shop at his house and would give you a quote. I would do it but I am 500 miles away but would charge 4000 for metalwork with you supplying AMD parts.

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Lt1 Burb wrote:

What are the trunk drops like, I had 8 hours just in one side. If I was doing it I would estimate 24 hours each quarter, 8 hours each side wheelhouse and 24 hours for the trunkpan, assuming you buy good repops.But I would round up to 100 hours total but just metalwork.


 the first set I ordered were goodmark I think and they were not even close. Next set were AMD and they were near perfect



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