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How much does Mach 1 paint job cost?
#1
I have spent the last 4 years going through a 72 Mach 1 I "accidentally" bought on Ebay.
It was a rusted cowl car. But it's loaded with options.  So...
Now the interior, engine compartment, trunk and suspension are done.
I know it's out of correct resto order, but I didn't know where this project would go 4 years ago when it started.

The car needs a nice paint job now to complete!

Anybody got any thoughts?  Anybody pay for a nice paint job recently? 5k? 6k? gulp, more? 7k?

A Mach 1 is obviously not a Normal paint job.  Especially the hood, using the stencil for the silver argent section, and all that.
I imagine it is going to be hard to locate a shop that has any experience in doing Mach 1's?
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#2
One of the members in Michigan just did a Mach 1 that he crashed do a search it was yellow. 
I can tell you this if you do a ground up restore just the materials to paint and repair one car is around $3,500 just for materials. I have a friend that does really high end restorations and that was his price for just materials. The last car he did was $135,000 and would sell for around $80,000 on a good day. Was perfect in every way but at $500 a day for labor it mounts up in a hurry. He did a 6 cylinder 65 mustang for an original owner and it was $85,000. You get what you pay for. The car the member got done did look great just the hood black was off some. 
BTW the templates are wrong as far as we know right now. 
If you got with a time and materials can get pricey so get a firm quote. A good body man can feel of a car and know how much work to get it straight. They were not straight new. I have a couple originals to show the sorry fit and finish.


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#3
The last car I painted was around $4500 just for materials. But I used good materials.... all PPG.
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-new-...-71-mach-1

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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https://youtu.be/SoW1fhaFPzY
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#4
Price range would be $99.95 to $30k.

All depends on the condition of your car and your expectations, what paint type is used, what shops get in your area and the willingness of a shop to deal with a restoration paint job and the owner.

One phrase you never tell a body shop - "I'm not in a rush, take your time" . If you tell them that, it'll turn into back burner hell and you'll probably have to sue the shop to get it back. You are a paying customer, your money is as green as anyone else's, so you need to be clear that you expect that car back in a reasonable time frame.

If you expect the hood to be painted, supply them with the stencil and EXACT measurements from the front of the hood molding and sides of the hood. Specify the sheen of the paint - do you want a gloss hood paint or the factory matte finish? Print out pictures of the door jambs and rockers so they can paint the lower body color like the factory.

Write up what you expect to be done to the car and let the shop quote off that after looking at your car. Do you expect the inner door shell and jambs to be painted. The underside of the hood and trunk lid? Should all the latches and hardware be removed, or are you okay with them masking those parts off? Who will put the car back together, other than the parts painted on the car, such as bumpers, trim etc. All of that will affect your quote. Leave nothing to chance and assume the shop will screw up or screw you any chance they get. When I had my car painted, it went as a running, driving shell. The painter jambed the body and assembled the car and set the gaps. I supplied him with a notebook full of pictures and information to paint it correctly. He still managed to screw up a couple things, which made it obvious he didn't really read my documentation.


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#5
I agree with Hemikiller on getting things in writing and be specific on what is to be done.   As with anything , prices are going to vary by the area you live in and the amount of work needed. Shops that charge by the hour are more than likely going to cost you more than those that give a fixed price. I currently have mine in being painted now. 

I had strip the car to bare metal and delivered to them in pieces.  They are doing the needed body work and painting the car to the instruction and pictures I provided.  They painted the jams and inside of the hood and trunk lid.  They have reassemble and aligned the body panels and currently are block sanding getting ready for final paint. 

The car will be returned as seen in the bottom picture painted with me still assembling a lot of the painted parts - quarter panel extensions - hood scopes - parking light trim etc.   I was able to get a fixed price due to the work I had done and they could see the amount of body work needed

Total cost $5,500.  Using PPG 2296 and sems hot rod black.


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(09-29-2019, 10:24 PM)Kilgon Wrote: I agree with Hemikiller on getting things in writing and be specific on what is to be done.   As with anything , prices are going to vary by the area you live in and the amount of work needed.  Shops that charge by the hour are more than likely going to cost you more than those that give a fixed price.  I currently have mine in being painted now. 

I had strip the car to bare metal and delivered to them in pieces.  They are doing the needed body work and painting the car to the instruction and pictures I provided.  They painted the jams and inside of the hood and trunk lid.  They have reassemble and aligned the body panels and currently are block sanding getting ready for final paint. 

The car will be returned as seen in the bottom picture painted with me still assembling a lot of the painted parts - quarter panel extensions - hood scopes - parking light trim etc.   I was able to get a fixed price due to the work I had done and they could see the amount of body work needed 

Total cost $5,500.  Using PPG 2296 and sems hot rod black.


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#7
$5500 for a complete is a bargain! Materials alone for that kind of work is $2500 alone. No way i am painting your whole car for $2500! If you have someone who is willing to do that work for that then i say go for it!! My paint jobs start at $8500. Find someone who can do a show finish for that and i will call you a liar?

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(09-29-2019, 11:00 PM)6972boss Wrote: $5500 for a complete is a bargain! Materials alone for that kind of work is $2500 alone. No way i am painting your whole car for $2500! If you have someone who is willing to do that work for that then i say go for it!! My paint jobs start at $8500. Find someone who can do a show finish for that and i will call you a liar?


I completely agree!! $5500 is a steal these days.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

[Image: 044.jpg]

https://youtu.be/SoW1fhaFPzY
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#9
i didn't paint my car.. got it painted.. but with looking at it i can tell the car was disassembled ... hood, doors, trunk, fenders and painted separately. u living in calif i feel the price goes up.. to repaint mine in delaware i say $8k plus.
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#10
Not including sheet metal, mine clocked in at 7k and this was 5 years ago. Based on other quotes, this was in the middle to low range of shops who could do a decent job.


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