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Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« on: August 13, 2021, 02:16:06 PM »
Greetings All-

I'm just starting a resto project on my 67 RS Coupe, and I'm having a devil of a time finding a shop to do sheet metal and paint.  I've talked to a few shops already and none are currently taking on new work. I've got the car pretty much completely stripped down to a rolling chassis with the engine/trans still in it (327/sag).

The car needs new floor pan, trunk pan, quarters, repair of doors (lower corners), right side cowl, right side rocker, windshield and back glass gutter repair, probably trunk filler. Fenders are likely toast, so i bought a set of Dynacorns, but if they're too much of a PITA, might pick up some NOS at HBC.

I'm in the DC burbs (Kensington), and would like to find a shop within a couple hours drive (DC, MD, PA, WV) if possible. 

Anyone have any leads?

Thanks!
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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 02:36:32 PM »
There are a couple of shops in PA which have done nice work on Camaros before..  Maybe Chick can guide you to one of them??
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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2021, 09:13:33 PM »
You should consider taking it to one of the dynacorn certified shops and letting them do the sheetmetal work, it's about 13k or so and it's all done on a jig and done quickly. Local guy had his 69 pacer done there, they did trunk, quarters floors cowl sides dash top etc. Nice job, IIRC less than a month and then he final aligned it and had a local production shop spray it white.
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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 09:51:46 PM »
Never heard of a Dynacorn certified shop. Spent a little time googling, and came up empty. I've seen that there's an AMD installation shop down in GA.

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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 07:14:21 AM »
That's what I meant, that's where the guy took his pacer hmm last summer I believe.
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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 01:00:20 AM »
Be careful about what a shop claims they will do. Every bodywork job I took in from another shop for the past 15 years cost the owner a minimum of $10K to fix mistakes. That was just panel replacement  and fabrication. No way were these ready for paint. Some of these places are just basic panel replacers with no concern about gaps and panel fit. You better specify exaclty what you want. If you don't know jack about bodywork you'll most likely get screwed.
Just looked at another job and the owner is going  to crack open his wallet to pay me to fix the other shop's errors.

 


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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2021, 01:12:09 AM »
does that mean you'll take on mine?   ;D

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2021, 12:34:25 PM »
The last car I had done the shop had it media blasted and then revised their estimate. More rust appeared after the blasting and we were able get a better parts list and time estimate. The shops owner recently retired so I really don,t have anyone to recommend. Good luck.
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Re: Restoration Shops - Body and Paint in Maryland
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 03:19:45 PM »
does that mean you'll take on mine?   ;D
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