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78 450SEL BODY RESTORATION

Started by jbrasile, 12 February 2011, 03:40 PM

Casey

Damn this is beautiful.  I don't even normally like gold paint but it's REALLY gold on here!  I dream of doing such a job on my car some day, but probably never actually will.

How much investment did this take?

jjb-w116-hu

wow - this one looks amazing thus far also Joe... !

jbrasile

Casey,

Paint, body work and window installation were about $15k in labor

Parts: Maybe another 5k - you know this well since you are buying basically everything I did, hehehe....

So total about 20k,  BUT, remember I took it apart and put it back together myself ,  I estimate at least 200 hours in the process. So if you figure a top shop at $80-100 /hour that's another 16-20... oooouch....

Tks,

Joe

jjb-w116-hu

(and if it were a MasterCard advertisement - " the satisfaction of putting it together yourself - priceless" ;)
great job Joe !