Body shop for Paint Recommendation?

Stevezx900

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most all shops do insurance work thats how they stay alive , very few just doing custom restorations
That’s what I’m worried about. They will take your car apart then work on it only when they get time.

Fast forward a year later you may still be waiting, parts missing and they collect more than have the cost.

Good luck after that.

Then they can put a mechanics lein and keep your car!
 

Grumpy

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Ahhh the old body shop jail. Went threw that twice for my 427 Cobra. I know a few shops up here in northern mass/NH that do awesome work. I did restorations for a while back in the 70s/80s. NO $$$ in it.. Ins work is where ya make the $$$ and a lot less aggravation.
 

grass doctor

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your best bet is to talk to car guys at shows and find the old man that is a retired 30 year body guy and still does 3or4 cars a year at his own place at his own pace and only does one at a time , I found that guy here and he lives right around the corner from me he, just got done with a 79 Datsun black came out great , but getting him to work on your car is the challenge LOL. but everyone has a weakness , just so happens he loves his yard ;)
 

Stevezx900

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your best bet is to talk to car guys at shows and find the old man that is a retired 30 year body guy and still does 3or4 cars a year at his own place at his own pace and only does one at a time , I found that guy here and he lives right around the corner from me he, just got done with a 79 Datsun black came out great , but getting him to work on your car is the challenge LOL. but everyone has a weakness , just so happens he loves his yard ;)
Hence the name “Grass Doctor”
 

NY Twin Turbo

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your best bet is to talk to car guys at shows and find the old man that is a retired 30 year body guy and still does 3or4 cars a year at his own place at his own pace and only does one at a time , I found that guy here and he lives right around the corner from me he, just got done with a 79 Datsun black came out great , but getting him to work on your car is the challenge LOL. but everyone has a weakness , just so happens he loves his yard ;)
And if he messes up you can always replace the fertilizer in the pump sprayer with Agent Orange when treating his lawn.
 
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your best bet is to talk to car guys at shows and find the old man that is a retired 30 year body guy and still does 3or4 cars a year at his own place at his own pace and only does one at a time , I found that guy here and he lives right around the corner from me he, just got done with a 79 Datsun black came out great , but getting him to work on your car is the challenge LOL. but everyone has a weakness , just so happens he loves his yard ;)
... Www.smacustoms.com
This is my old man's place, give him a call/text. We are in Glocester RI, the NW corner of the state... Mike
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