> Jeff, what you have run into is what I call the production shop mentality.
> These shops are production, by that they mean they are basically a get em
> fixed and get em out place so the insurance (guaranteed paycheck) can pay
> them. The fact that your car is over 30 years old means that almost no
> insurance agency would ever repair a car that old, so they are not used to
> doing them. It is easier to replace crunched and dented panels than it is
> to fix rust and do a proper complete repaint. Truth be told, insurance is
> their bread and butter.
Isn't this what I've been talking about? ;-)
And it's the vast majority of mechanics (even the ones who advertise
"Foreign Cars") and shops nowadays.
> There is another type of shop that does this type of work, I forget the
> proper name, lets just say restoration shop. They tend to be very
They are called restoration shops-and they are expensive. They are people
who are usually masters at what they do. (Most 'production shop' guys
be able to get work in these places-and if they do-they don't last long!)
And they are
very devoted to what they do.
>A proper show quality paint job on one of our cars would
> probably cost in the $2500 to $5000 range
> Will you win concourse with it, probably
> only at really small shows, but it will look really nice to you and your
> friends. And you will be happy.
And you be able to ENJOY your car more, I think. I have a beautiful
and VERY expensive paint job on Nigel-and I don't always sleep at night
because of it! Not to mention when I go to the grocery store...I could go
> Patrick Bowen
> Square Tail Spit Owner and PROUD of it!!!
All Right Patrick!!!!!
Laura G.-another Square Tail Spit Owner and PROUD of it!!!!
(Would that be St. Sop? )
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