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Offline fb_rider

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« on: January 31, 2006, 10:19:38 PM »
Approximately how much does it cost to have a 77 TA repainted?  Not necessarily a show paint job, but a very nice one?

Also, any ideas on buying a car in Canada.  Is there any kind of tariff for bringing it into the US?
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Offline TAbird79

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 10:24:39 PM »
A guy painted mine in his garage, w/ application of decals and minor body work for $1500, but that was a steal. If you want a decent one, and there isnt much body work, you're talking around $2,000-$3000
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 12:09:14 AM »
I can doo all of the paint and decals for about $3500
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Offline Sopcich04

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 04:42:45 PM »
how much would a show quality finish be?? with one maybe 2 little dings on the body

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 06:44:00 PM »
Show Quality is such a braod term, but I can do an great paint job for the $3500 (no flaws or anything), I can do a awesome deep paint job for $5500, and I can do a jaw dropper for $9500.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 11:35:54 PM »
haha unfortunatly u live in OH. i guess i just want a flawless job done becuz i still want to drive it around and if i get a jaw dropper done to it then id be anal about taking it out. i just need it to shine with a smooth finish

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 12:06:46 AM »
Here is an example of the $3500 paint job:

http://www.taspecialties.com/rick79a.htm

Where are you located?
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 12:54:04 AM »
i am located about 30min south of chicago IL
that paint job looks decent, is that just dust all over the car in some of the pics?

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 08:16:40 AM »
yes, that is just dust.  Chicago is not bad... only about 5 hours or so away.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006, 07:16:36 PM »
It's not a big deal to drive to Ohio and fly home.  You can get a flight for a few hundred dollars.  Then fly in and pick up your car and drive it home.  For me, it would be about a three day drive.

Or, Brett can put you up in his house for the couple of months he takes to paint it.  :shock:

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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2006, 11:07:30 PM »
Yes, I would gladly share my haouse as long as when you fly or drive back you take my kids with you.   :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2006, 12:45:11 AM »
Do the kids know their way around a toolbox yet??? :lol:  I might take you up on that offer. I could use the dependants and the extra pair of hands in the shop would save me from crawling out from under the cars and fetching tools :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2006, 10:10:50 PM »
Quote from: "Sopcich04"
i am located about 30min south of chicago IL
that paint job looks decent, is that just dust all over the car in some of the pics?
where at? im about 40 min south southwest of chicago

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2006, 11:00:39 PM »
joliet area

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2006, 11:30:30 AM »
Hitman about how far of a drive are you from Michigan?
I live about 15 - 20  minutes from the michigan ohio border
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