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Old 04-16-2016, 06:40 PM
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Time For Bodywork/Paint

So, I'm thinking about getting the bodywork/paint done on the '78. The wheel wells will probably have to be replaced since the rust is pretty bad. Replacing all the molding(race track) will be $3000 just for the parts. Everything else is in pretty good shape, other than peeling paint.

I will get estimates in the near future. I would like to do this myself, but am unsure of my capabilities. I did have one body shop tell me that if I could remove the trim myself, it would make a big difference in price.

There are a couple body shops that I have in mind, one in Miles City that specializes in older restorations, and one in Glendive. The Glendive shop sold a restored black '78 on Ebay several years ago, because of a non paying customer. It looked REALLY good.

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Old 04-16-2016, 06:50 PM
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Which one in Glendive?
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It's fairly easy to take the trim off...I would leave installation to the body shop though.

Don't cheap out..and I don't mean that in a disrespectful way at all.
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I seem to Remember Bob's, but it was several years ago......

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It's fairly easy to take the trim off...I would leave installation to the body shop though.

Don't cheap out..and I don't mean that in a disrespectful way at all.
Agreed, and I understand what you are saying...."you get what you pay for"...
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Exactly Doug.
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